Get charged in Scone

Michael Johnsen Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced that drivers of electric vehicles will now be able to stop off in Scone to plug-in and recharge thanks to a new fast charger installed in the city’s centre.

Mr Johnsen said Scone was the third regional location to receive an EV charging station as part of a $3 million co-funded partnership between the NSW Government and the NRMA, with another 17 to be rolled out over the next two years.

He said this new charger in Scone is part of the Nationals in Government’s commitment to boost tourism in our regions and deliver the most comprehensive regional charging network in the country.

“These charging stations will change the way EV drivers move around, helping to support tourism in regional centres along the New England, Sturt, Hume, Newell, Barrier and Kamilaroi highways.

"We want people to stop off and explore our regional towns like Scone while they charge their EVs and this initiative will help to drive regional investment and create local jobs.”

NRMA Regional Manager West Gary Carter said the additions to the NRMA’s existing charging network were a great step in encouraging more drivers to start using electric vehicles.

EV drivers can find the new charging station at 167 Kelly Street, Scone.

IMAGE: (L to R) - Gary Carter (NRMA), Michael Johnsen and Scone mayor Maurice Collison.