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EV Network Coming Soon to Northam

Published on Friday, 24 May 2024 at 2:54:12 PM

The Shire of Northam are excited to be a part of the WA EV Network which provides EV drivers the opportunity to explore regional towns across our beautiful state with confidence.
Works are scheduled to commence on 4 June 2024 at 2 Grey Street, Northam and are expected to take between 14 – 16 weeks. Please note this will not be continuous work throughout this period.
Working hours will be between 7:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday with no night works anticipated.
Synergy have contracted Geographe Electrical & Communications to carry out the infrastructure works. The works will include civil and electrical works including the installation of the assets such as the EV chargers and payment kiosk.
About EV's and WA EV Network:
• 98 new electric vehicle charging stations are being installed across 49 locations along key travel routes averaging less than 200 kilometres apart.
• The initiative is part of the McGowan Government's $24.1 million Electric Vehicle Fund and the State Electric Vehicle Strategy for Western Australia.
• Electric vehicle owners will easily be able to travel the State along these routes, with the average distance between charging stations around 200 kilometres.
• Most electric cars can run between 300 and 500 kilometres in one full charge, with some achieving ranges above 500km. It is expected the technology will continue to improve over the next few years.
• An electric vehicle charged using the State's main electricity grid will generate 30 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions than a conventional petrol vehicle.
• While some EVs have a higher upfront cost, prices are decreasing, and there are various incentives and rebates available. Additionally, EVs have lower operating and maintenance costs, which can lead to savings over time.
• EV batteries are designed to last for many years, often with warranties of 8 years or more. Advances in technology are also making batteries more durable and affordable to replace if needed.
• While battery production has an environmental impact, the overall lifecycle emissions of EVs are significantly lower than those of internal combustion engine vehicles. Renewable energy sources for charging can further reduce their carbon footprint.
• The shift towards electric mobility is supported by significant investments from major automakers and government policies worldwide. EVs are becoming a mainstream option, with continuous advancements in technology and infrastructure.

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