Charging up Queensland's electric vehicle super highway has never been easier with the completion of an extra two charging bays now on the Sunshine Coast.

This innovative charging bay facility is easily accessible off the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen, plugging a key gap in the state's super highway from Coolangatta in the south, north as Cairns, and out to Toowoomba.

This new charging station cements itself as a vital stop along the world's longest electric vehicle super highway in a single state or region, spanning more than 1,782km.

The electric vehicle facility at Forest Glen provides two charging bays with an AC fast charger and a DC charger. For example, you can power up your electric vehicle with the AC charger in as little as 20 minutes to add a further 350 kilometres of range - now that's electric!

The EV stations use green energy, making them a carbon-neutral and pollutant-free transport option. 

The electric vehicle chargers at Forest Glen were delivered by Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with the Queensland Government as part of Stage 2 of the Queensland Electric Super Highway (QESH).

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the number of electric vehicles in Australia has almost doubled from last year (2019) with more than 14,2053 electric vehicles in Australia has almost doubled from last year (2019) with more than 14,2053 electric vehicles registered as at May 2020.

This charging station is located along Mons Road, Forest Glen. A complete list of fast charging station locations can be found at www.plugshare.com

Fast Facts:

  • 14 per cent of Queensland total greenhouse gas emissions come from transport
  • Transport is the second highest emitting sector in the state
  • The average EV produces around 30 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions
  • Electric vehicles can save users 60-90 per cent off what they would pay for a tank of fuel
  • The QESH is the world's longest, electric super highway in a single state, spanning more than 1,782km
  • QESH has charging stations spanning from Coolangatta to Cairns, and from Brisbane to Toowoomba for low zero emission vehicles.