Queensland unveils world's longest electric vehicle super highway


Australia's Queensland Government has unveiled the first of many fast-charging electric vehicle stations that will be deployed at various locations across the state’s coast from the Gold Coast to the Far North to form the state’s electric superhighway. 

It is reported to be the longest electric vehicle superhighway in the world. 

The new fast-charging electric vehicle station was first unveiled by the Queensland Energy Minister Mark Bailey at The Esplanade in Cairns. 

The fast-charging stations are reported to be eco-friendly as the power supplied to these stations will green energy purchased through credits or offsets. 

"We are a forward-thinking government, and we know the future is electric."

Bailey said: "This fast-charging station is the first of many proposed throughout the state, which will be announced by the Palaszczuk government in coming months, making it possible to drive an electric vehicle from the state’s southern border to the Far North. 

"We are a forward-thinking government, and we know the future is electric. This project is ambitious, but our vision is to facilitate increased uptake of electric vehicles in Queensland, getting as many people as possible on board the electric vehicle revolution, as part of our transition to a low emissions future.”

Initially, these stations can be accessed by the public for free.

Barron River member Craig Crawford said: "The Queensland electric superhighway has the potential to revolutionise the way we will travel around Queensland into the future."