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Where can Electric Vehicles be charged in NSW and Australia?

There are a range of interactive maps and apps available to identify public and privately-owned charging station locations in Australia. There are also interactive maps available that serve as tools to guide the development of electric vehicle fast charging in NSW by identifying “optimal” areas for future infrastructure.

Below is a map provided by the Transport NSW of current charging locations:

Visit transport.nsw.gov.au

As part of the NSW Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Infrastructure Master Plan an open-access map is also available to serve as a tool to guide the development of future electric vehicle fast charging rel="noopener noreferrer" infrastructure.

Visit nswmaps.evenergi.com

Who sells Electric Vehicles?

Essential Energy does not sell electric vehicles. However, as a facilitator of electric vehicle adoption, we suggest the following:

  • Do your research upfront through reputable government sources, manufacturers and vehicle retailers. The more information you absorb, the higher the likelihood that the investment you make will be the right investment for the way you expect to live your life now and into the future.
  • If you are looking to compensate any of the investment cost of your electric vehicle purchase through a government or other rebate, check the conditions of these rebates before making your investment decision.
  • Investigate the benefits of owning an electric vehicle and consider these against your other options. Electric cars keep pollution low and improve air quality due to their lack of emissions outside the manufacturing process. While they might come with a higher upfront investment cost, as the technology improves and market increases, over time, the initial price point plus on road costs of an electric vehicle may add up to a better investment than a cheaper traditional vehicle.

The Electric Vehicle Council is the national body representing the electric vehicle industry in Australia. More information can be found electricvehiclecouncil.com.au

Where can I get help if my electric vehicle has a fault?

Electric vehicles, like conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, may experience faults. Essential Energy does not service customer electric vehicles. However, as a facilitator of electric vehicle adoption, we suggest the following:

  • Always read the vehicle manufacturers’ safety instructions and follow these carefully.
  • Ensure all electrical fault and repair work is carried out by an experienced and licensed electric vehicle repairer. Given the nature of the technology within electric vehicles, the capability required to restore a damaged or faulty electric vehicle is different to a conventional ICE vehicle.
  • Your previous vehicle mechanic or repairer may not be trained or certified to handle fuel cells safely and competently. Check this before having your vehicle serviced or repaired. Electric Vehicles are commonly fitted with lithium-ion battery packs which require delicate handling and safety controls.

Who services Electric Vehicles and how does that happen?

Electric vehicles generally require less maintenance than conventional vehicles due to the fact there are fewer “fluids” involved in their operation. For example, in a vehicle sourcing energy 100% from electric supply sources, there is no traditional liquid fuel like petrol, diesel, gas and no engine oil. The battery, motor and associated electronics may therefore require little to no regular maintenance. If regenerative braking is a source of energy production in the electric vehicle chosen, brake wear can also be significantly reduced. To ensure your safety when considering how you maintain your vehicle, we suggest:

  • Always read the vehicle manufacturers’ safety instructions and follow these carefully.
  • Ensure all electrical fault and repair work is carried out by an experienced and licensed electric vehicle repairer. Given the nature of the technology within electric vehicles, the capability required to restore a damaged or faulty electric vehicle is different to a conventional ICE vehicle.
  • Your previous vehicle mechanic or repairer may not be trained or certified to handle fuel cells safely and competently. Check this before having your vehicle serviced or repaired. Electric Vehicles are commonly fitted with lithium-ion battery packs which require delicate handling and safety controls.