The first of 10 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations has been installed at Broadbeach as the Gold Coast City Council pushes for the normalisation of the technology.
- 10 new electric vehicle charging stations will be installed between Coolangatta and Pimpama over the next year
- The State Government and City of Gold Coast have each spent $350,000 on the project
- Only 2 per cent of cars in Australia use some form of the technology
Mayor Tom Tate said council would charge motorists $5 for 10 minutes at the stations, which would provide about 75 kilometres worth of range.
“It’s the comfort factor that should they run low, we will have these parking stations throughout [the city where] they can top up,” Cr Tate said.