Gin Gin has been added to the Queensland Electric Super Highway (QESH) meaning low or zero emissions vehicles can comfortably travel the Bundaberg Region from country to coast.
Gin Gin is the fourth Bundaberg location to have electric vehicle charging stations installed and the second to be included in the QESH, following Childers.
Bundaberg Regional Council has also installed charging stations at Burnett Heads, as part of the streetscape redevelopment, and a Tesla charging station at the Multiplex.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was great news for environmentally minded residents and visitors alike.
“The inclusion of Gin Gin on the Queensland Electric Super Highway makes it more feasible than ever for residents to choose low or zero emissions vehicles,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“As part of the electric super highway travellers can visit anywhere from Coolangatta in the south and Cairns in the north and know they can comfortably do so in their electric vehicle.
“This dovetails nicely with our goal to be listed as an Australian eco-destination.
“We know many tourists are looking for sustainable holiday opportunities and the Bundaberg Region offers those in abundance.
“Now you can come to the beautiful Bundaberg Region to enjoy world class environmental experiences – such as the Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, Lady Musgrave or any one of our many natural areas – and you can explore every inch of our region while using this sustainable mode of transport.”
About the Queensland Electric Super Highway
The Queensland Government is supporting low to zero emissions travel throughout the state through the world’s longest electric super highway in a single state.
QESH is made up of 31 fast-charging sites including Childers and Gin Gin.
The fast chargers are conveniently located close to major highways where there are existing amenities, such as cafes, restaurants and shops.
QESH charging stations use green energy either through direct green energy credits or offsets, making them a carbon-neutral and pollutant-free transport option.
For more information head to the Queensland Government website.