The New South Wales Government will chip in $4.1 million to help fund the installation of more than 391 kerbside electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the state.

    First promised leading up to last year’s State Election, the NSW Government will partner with eight EV charger specialists to install the kerbside units across 16 local government areas (LGAs) within the next 12 months.

    The government’s $4.1 million contribution adds to the $8 million investment allocated by those eight specialists to install 671 EV charging plugs across 391 sites.

    Aimed at providing charging solutions to EV owners without access to a private charger, the kerbside units are installed either on existing infrastructure objects such as telegraph poles or on standalone pedestals and kiosks.

    They’ll be capable of charging at rates between 7kW and 75kW, with public access available 24/7.

    Prices are yet to be announced and will likely be set by the charger’s operator, with charging speed also a contributing factor to the cost.

    “This investment will significantly increase the availability of public charging options and give people confidence their next vehicle purchase can be an EV,” NSW Minister for Climate Change and Energy Penny Sharpe said in a media statement.

    “Almost 30 per cent of NSW drivers do not have access to private, off-street parking to charge an EV. That figure is considerably higher in metro areas.

    “We will continue to roll out EV charging grants to further support the NSW goal of being the easiest place in Australia to own and drive an electric vehicle.”

    The announcement forms a part of the NSW Government’s $209 million investment in EV charging infrastructure, which includes $149 million for fast chargers, $20 million for destination charger grants and $10 million to retrofit EV chargers into apartments.

    While NSW no longer offers a cashback rebate on the purchase price of EVs, drivers of battery-powered vehicles are able to drive in the state’s ‘T2’ and ‘T3’ transit lanes until June 30, 2025 as a part of an extended exemption to encourage their purchase.

    The full list of recipients of funding and the LGAs where the kerbside chargers will be installed is attached below.

    Local Government Area (LGA)
    Blacktown City Council
    Burwood Council
    Council Of The City Of Sydney
    Georges River Council
    Inner West Council
    Ku-ring-gai Council
    Lane Cove Municipal Council
    Liverpool City Council
    Mosman Municipal Council
    City of Newcastle
    North Sydney Council
    Northern Beaches Council
    Randwick City Council
    Waverley Council
    Willoughby City Council
    Woollahra Municipal Council
    Funding recipientNumber of sitesNumber of charge portsNSW Government funding
    JOLT Charge6599$180,000
    City of Newcastle1030$270,572
    Waverley Council3151$286,740
    PLUS ES149149$794,979
    Evie Networks2680$800,000
    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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