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New electric vehicle charging stations set to be installed in Carnarvon

Jamie ThannooGeraldton Guardian
Carnarvon is joining other regional towns in preparing for electric vehicles, with new charging stations set to be installed.
Camera IconCarnarvon is joining other regional towns in preparing for electric vehicles, with new charging stations set to be installed. Credit: TheWest

Carnarvon is joining other regional towns in preparing for electric vehicles, with new charging stations set to be installed.

The Shire of Carnarvon announced last week it had entered into an agreement with Horizon Power which will see two EV charging stations installed in the town’s centre.

The stations will be on Camel Lane and will be operated and maintained the stations by Horizon Power for 15 years, according to the Shire.

Carnarvon Shire president Eddie Smith said it was important to prepare the town as EVs become a more popular form of transport.

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“We’re really excited at the prospect of collaborating with Horizon Power on this,” he said.

“It will encourage those visitors who have electric vehicles to visit our town and to see what the town has to offer.”

The Shire said it will allocate land to Horizon Power before publishing a timeframe for the project’s installation.

The agreement is part of Horizon Power’s plan to build a EV charging network across the State, which is set to build 98 charging stations built across 49 locations.

Last week, work began on stations in Kalbarri and Northampton.

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