Home' Open Road Western NSW : OR1118 Contents The NRMA opens two new electric vehicle fast-charging stations
ELECTRIC VEHICLE motorists will be
able to fast-charge their cars in the
Hunter Valley and Southern Highlands
for the first time, thanks to the launch of
the NRMA’s new fast-charging stations.
The state-of-the-art chargers will
allow most EV motorists to charge their
cars within about 30 minutes, whereas
standard public EV chargers take
between six and eight hours.
The Hunter Valley Gardens station at
Pokolbin and the EV charger installed at
the Mittagong RSL on the Old Hume
Highway bring the NRMA’s number of
electric vehicle fast-charging stations
locations to five. They join other current
sites at Sydney Olympic Park, Wallsend
and Jindabyne. The NRMA has
committed $10 million to build one of
Australia’s largest fast-charging
networks across NSW and the ACT.
“ E V motorists visiting the beautiful
Hunter Valley wine region can now be
assured that they can charge their
vehicles quickly,” says NRMA Chief
Investment Officer Rachel Wiseman.
“ While the station will help the
190,000 NRMA Members who live in
the region, it will also be available to the
four million visitors the Hunter Valley
receives each year.”
The Southern Highlands is also a
popular weekend and day-trip destination
for residents in Sydney, Canberra and
the Illawarra. Ms Wiseman says electric
vehicle motorists will now be able to drive
to and from the region without fear of
having to spend several hours charging
before continuing their journey.
“ We have strategically placed
chargers at sites where people can
stretch their legs and have access to
amenities while charging their cars,”
explains Ms Wiseman.
Mittagong RSL general manager, Craig
Madsen, says the RSL was proud to offer
a site for the charger as a service to its
members and the community.
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THE NRMA NOW OWNS or
manages a total of 44 holiday
parks and resorts around Australia,
after adding six new parks across
NRMA Group CEO Rohan Lund
says the mutual is committed to
boosting regional communities by
encouraging more tourists to visit
these amazing locations and support
“Tourism isn’t just about the
traveller, it’s about the communities
they visit. Regional communities
offer unique experiences for
domestic and international travellers
and the NRMA is committed to
unlocking these experiences for our
Members,” says Mr Lund.
The six exciting new parks are:
NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday
Park (Newcastle region, NSW);
Holiday Park (NSW/Victoria);
NRMA Warrnambool Riverside
Holiday Park (Victoria); NRMA Halls
Gap Holiday Park (Victoria); NRMA
St Helens Holiday Park (Tasmania);
and NRMA Bowen Beachfront
Holiday Park (Queensland).
EV chargers hit the
Hunter and Highlands
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