Private collaboration identified in Australian EV plan

The Australian government has published its National Electric Vehicle Strategy, which includes considering how to ensure charging infrastructure reaches remote and regional locations.

The strategy commits the government to supporting the rollout of EV charging infrastructure across regional Australia “to achieve a comprehensive national charging network”.

As part of this effort, the document suggests this should involve “strategic planning and investment” to avoid crowding out private investment. This should also “complement” existing transport infrastructure to ensure there is sufficient grid capacity to support the network.

The strategy acknowledges that the private sector is already “ramping up investment in EV charging infrastructure” and that the government needs to support this where possible.

Countries around the world are looking at how to enlist the private sector in the development and delivery of EV charging infrastructure, particularly for hard-to-reach rural and remote areas.

To read the strategy in full, click here.