Queensland's Electric Super Highway
The Queensland Electric Super Highway is the world's longest electric super highway in a single state. It allows Queenslanders and tourists to travel from Coolangatta to Cairns and from Brisbane to Toowoomba in a low or zero emissions vehicle.
The fast chargers have been installed in convenient, safe locations close to major highways where there are existing amenities, such as cafes, restaurants and shops. The sites have been identified to allow motorists to easily charge their electric vehicle (EV) and have a short break during their journey, allowing them to prepare for a safe onwards journey.
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 costs
Recharging at a charging stations is free until December 2018.
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.