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Question Without Notice No. 603 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 June 2020 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon D.J. Kelly
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

ELECTRIC VEHICLES — CHARGING STATIONS

603. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the Minister for Innovation and ICT:

As highlighted by the WAtoday article of 7 February, ''Chicken or the egg: State broods on electric car report for entire year'', there are now 350 public charging stations in Western Australia.

(1) Where are the public charging stations located?

(2) What proportion is the fast chargers that the report is regarding?

(3) How many are destination chargers?

(4) When will the recommendations by the electric vehicles working group be made public?

Hon DARREN WEST replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. On behalf of the minister representing the Minister for Innovation and ICT, I provide the following answer.

(1)–(3) The PlugShare website provides detailed information on public electric vehicle charging stations located in Western Australia, as well as other locations across Australia and countries overseas. This includes information regarding the location and power level—that is, whether the chargers are fast chargers or slower destination chargers.

(4) The Western Australian electric vehicles working group is preparing a draft state electric vehicle strategy for consideration by government. The strategy is being progressed and will be released when finalised.