Charlton is “charging” into the future of motoring with an electric vehicle fast-charging station located at the Caltex Charlton Travel Centre, 10810 Warrego Highway.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey has announced earlier this week the initial phase of the Queensland Electric Super Highway (QESH) is officially up and running.
Motorists can now drive electric vehicles (EVs) all the way from Coolangatta to Cairns, and west from Brisbane to Toowoomba.
“We now have the world’s longest electric vehicle super highway in a single state, stretching all the way up our beautiful eastern coastline,” Mr Bailey said.
Yurika’s Executive General Manager Charles Rattray said the business had delivered the Queensland Electric Super Highway throughout the state and was proud to support the project.
“We know the Queensland Electric Super Highway has the potential to revolutionize the way we travel around Queensland into the future.
"EVs can provide not only a reduced fuel cost for Queenslanders, but an environmentally-friendly transport option, particularly when charged from renewable energy.”
Executive Director of Ray Group, Jack Ray, developer and owner of the Caltex Charlton Travel Centre, welcomed the launch.
“We’re excited to be Australia’s first petrol station owner to host an electric vehicle DC fast-charger, and to offer electric vehicle users high quality rest facilities while they charge.”
In the initial phase, until the end of 2018, locals and tourists alike will be able to use the Queensland Electric Super Highway vehicle charging stations for free.
The fast-charging stations have been installed in Bowen, Cairns, Carmila, Childers, Charlton, Gatton, Hamilton, Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta), Mackay, Marlborough, Maryborough, Miriam Vale, Rockhampton, Springfield, Sunshine Coast (Cooroy), Townsville and Tully.