RAA Charge, South Australia’s first border-to-border electric vehicle (EV) charging network, secured a podium finish at the 2023 SA Premier’s Awards in Energy last night.
The RAA Charge network was awarded a Commendation in the ‘Community’ category, which recognises projects that demonstrate excellence in community engagement and creating positive impact; including increasing remote community access, partnering in decision-making, and improving energy efficiency.
Chief Executive Officer Nick Reade said RAA is extremely proud to be collaborating with the South Australian government to deliver this pioneering this project.
“Range anxiety remains one of the biggest barriers to purchasing an EV.
“Regional and rural connectivity is critical, not only to ensure that residents in these areas can access the advantages of owning an EV but also to encourage travellers passing through these regions.
“Together we are laying down the infrastructure to make our state’s regions available and accessible to EV drivers.
“With more than 50 per cent of the network complete and 80 operational sites throughout the state, the RAA Charge network is on track to be finished in 2024.
Once complete, over 75 per cent of charging sites will be in regional SA, with 98 per cent of them located less than 200kms apart (well within the driving range of an average EV).
The RAA Charge network is being rolled out with the support of a $12.35 million grant provided by the South Australian government.
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