Queensland's Electric Super Highway
The Queensland Electric Super Highway is the world's longest electric super highway in a single state. It has 31 fast-charging sites, allowing Queenslanders and tourists to travel from Coolangatta to Cairns, and from Brisbane to Toowoomba in a low or zero emissions vehicle.
The fast chargers are installed in convenient, safe locations close to major highways where there are existing amenities, such as cafes, restaurants and shops. The sites were identified to allow motorists to easily charge their electric vehicle (EV) and enjoy a short break during their journey, allowing them to prepare for a safe onwards journey.
Phase 2 of the Queensland Electric Super Highway added 13 more fast-charging sites, due for completion before the end of 2020. The new fast-charging site locations include:
- Forest Glen
- Gin Gin
- Gunalda (Curra)
- Mt Larcom
- North Lakes
- Port Douglas
These new sites continue to provide further reassurance for EV drivers that there is appropriate charging infrastructure in place and provide an incentive for future EV users.
Check the status of current and Phase 2 charging site locations on the google map or through the Chargefox App.
How the super highway is powered
The Queensland Electric Super Highway charging stations use green energy either through direct green energy credits or offsets, making them a carbon-neutral and pollutant-free transport option.
More renewables (such as solar and wind) are being added to Queensland's energy generation mix, which means the energy used to charge EVs will become more green and sustainable.
An EV fully recharged by solar can save 2.7 to 3.8 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually when compared to a fossil fuel vehicle (driving 15,000km per year).
Queensland Electric Super Highway recharging
As well as Queensland Electric Super Highway charging stations, there are many public charging stations available in Queensland and around Australia. Further information can be found on PlugShare, a world-wide EV charging station app and online tool.
Charging options along the super highway
|DC charging options||AC charging options|
CHAdeMO and CCS Combo Type 2 cables
Type 2 Mennekes socket (BYO charging cable)
Safety at charging stations
When using the charging stations, follow all instructions displayed at the station including:
- use only as intended and with due care
- only cables and cars which use the charging connections available can be charged at the stations
- for DC fast charging use the cables attached to the charger
- for AC charging use your own charging cable or adapter that supports the Mennekes/Type 2 socket
- connect the cable to your vehicle's charging point
- activate 'charging' on the charging point
- if you are unsure if your vehicle supports AC charging or DC fast charging please check your vehicles handbook before using.