31 Jul '17, 4pm

Australia to Build One of World's Longest Electric Vehicle Highways

To help spur the "electric vehicle revolution," Australia will build a superhighway consisting of a network of free, fast-charging electric vehicle stations. Much of the 1,118-mile route will stretch along the coast of the Australian state of Queensland, near the Great Barrier Reef , Reuters reported. Environment Minister and Acting Main Roads Minister Steven Miles said the highway will be the world's longest in one state once complete and will be powered by renewable energy purchased through green energy credits or offsets. "EVs can provide not only a reduced fuel cost for Queenslanders, but an environmentally-friendly transport option, particularly when charged from renewable energy," he said. Miles said that 18 towns and cities will make up the first phase of the "Electric Super Highway." Once it's up an running in the next six months, EV drivers will be able to coast f...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/australia-ev-highway-2467565804....

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