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The Electric Vehicle (EV) is an innovative technology that presents a unique opportunity for the State of Queensland to capitalise on the economic, environmental and social benefits of EVs, whilst supporting the transformation of the State's transportation system. To encourage EV uptake among consumers, a network of EV charging infrastructure is required to allow uninhibited long-distance travel.
By following the principles of the State Infrastructure Plan to develop innovative solutions to future needs, installation of a network of EV charging stations can provide a wide range of benefits to Queensland while utilising existing assets and infrastructure.
This Practice Note explains in Part 1 the principles and general information of how EVs are typically charged and the categories and levels of charging infrastructure.
Part 2 provides a detailed decision making process for the different types of chargers. This considers the various factors which influence the location of EV charging stations.