RAC_Australia_electric highwayThe Royal Automotive Club of Australia opened the “RAC Electric Highway“; a network of charging stations along the Australian west coast.

The charging stations enable electric vehicle owners to travel anywhere between Perth and Augusta along the coast.

The stations are equipped with 3 types of connectors: 1 DC CSS Combo 1 mode cable/connecto, 1 DC CHAdeMO mode 4 JEVS G105 cable connector and 1 AC Mode3 Type 2 (Mennekes) cable connector for the Tesla Model S.

This system allows charging for almost any electric vehicle model. To get access to the charging stations, you will need a RFID card (existing RFID will work), which will activate the chargers. RAC waives the cost of a charge until 31 December 2015, charges will apply starting in 2016.

The project is the result of a collaboration between RAC and the local government and the stations remain publicly owned.

Here’s a quick video announcing the launch of the project:

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