South Australia’s first border-to-border electric vehicle (EV) charging network – RAA Charge – has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Energy as a finalist in its annual state awards.
The RAA Charge network was shortlisted for ‘Energy Project of the Year’, an award which recognises the state’s leading organisations delivering projects that have contributed to developments in energy research, policy, legal, commercial, engineering and construction.
Chief Executive Officer Nick Reade said RAA was proud to be delivering this pioneering project in partnership with the South Australian government.
“Together we are tackling one of the biggest barriers to buying a battery EV – range anxiety – by installing South Australia’s first border-to-border EV charging network,” Mr Reade said.
“We’ve now rolled out more than 50 per cent of the network with more than 74 charging locations installed and operational across the state.
“Once complete in 2024, RAA Charge will comprise 140 charging sites, with 98 per cent of these located no more than 200km apart.
“EV drivers will soon have the peace of mind that they are never far from an RAA Charge site.”
AIE SA Branch Chair, Alistair Fraser said the Institute received a record number of nominations this year leading to a very competitive selection process.
“It highlights the quality of practical and innovative projects such as the RAA Charge network being delivered across South Australia,” Mr Fraser said.
The RAA Charge network, which is being rolled out with the support of a $12.35 million grant provided by the South Australian government, is expected to be completed in 2024.
To locate your nearest charger, initiate charging and complete payment, download the Chargefox app.
For more information about the network visit www.raa.com.au/charge