Walpole has joined the WA Electric Vehicle Network with a new EV fast charger now operating in Pioneer Park.
The new charger provides up to 150 kilowatts and allows drivers to top up in as little as 20 minutes.
A backup 7.6 kW charger is also available. The charging station is conveniently located on the northern side of the South West Highway, opposite the Walpole Town Centre.
Synergy delivered the EV charger and worked with the Shire of Manjimup to ensure a fast and enjoyable user experience.
The WA EV Network will be the longest in Australia, stretching over 7000 kilometres from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south, and east to the Eucla.
It will feature 98 new charging stations across 49 locations along key travel routes averaging less than 200 kilometres apart. The $21 million Network is part of the State Government’s State Electric Vehicle Action Plan for WA.
Energy minister Bill Johnston said, “The new fast chargers along the WA EV Network are opening up the State for EV drivers.
“This new charging station in Walpole, along with the new fast chargers in Williams, Manjimup, and Albany, ensures EV drivers can travel with confidence from Perth to Albany.
“EV charging stations have also gone live throughout the north of the State, including Geraldton, Northampton, Lancelin, and Broome.
“By easing ‘range anxiety’ for EV drivers, my Government is encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles and supporting WA’s road to net zero emissions by 2050.”
Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie said, “I’m very excited that Walpole is the latest link in WA’s EV Network, which is unlocking the State for EV drivers.
“The new charger will benefit Walpole locals and visitors alike, ensuring EV drivers can visit with confidence.”