Esperance has joined the WA EV Network with its first 150kW fast charger now live at Esperance RSL car park, 84 Dempster Street.
Horizon Power’s charging station is the first of eight locations in the Goldfields-Esperance region to be completed.
WA Energy Minister Bill Johnston said there are EV chargers available in 18 different locations, making it easier for EV drivers to explore the state.
The Esperance charging station is the second Horizon Power site, after Exmouth, to be equipped with two DC fast chargers.
The additional charger will allow four EVs, instead of two, to be charged at the same time, in as little as 20 minutes.
The WA EV Network is being delivered by Horizon Power and Synergy and is a crucial part of the WA government’s $43.5 million investment to boost EV infrastructure in Western Australia.
Other WA EV Network chargers are opening soon in Coolgardie, Warmun, Derby, Halls Creek, Norseman and at the Overlander Roadhouse.
There have been more than 3,600 charging sessions along the network since the first charging site went live in Geraldton in April 2023. Last month, Synergy fast chargers in Merredin and Southern Cross came online.
WA Climate Action Reece Whitby said: “The WA EV Network is providing critical infrastructure which will help drive the uptake of electric vehicles. This provides an important pathway towards decarbonising road transport and improving air quality in Western Australia.”
The WA EV Network will be the longest in Australia and one of the largest in the world – with 98 charging stations across 49 locations – covering 7,000 kilometres and stretching north to Kununurra, along the South West coast to Esperance and east to Kalgoorlie and Eucla.