Sharon and Gene Salvestrin charge their Tesla Model X at the Cairns charging station.
Sharon and Gene Salvestrin charge their Tesla Model X at the Cairns charging station. Anna Rogers

Queensland invests another $2.5m on 'electric highway'

EXTRA charging stations will be constructed as Queensland positions itself among the leaders in electric vehicle technology Down Under, says The Sunshine Coast Daily.

The State Government has committed $2.5 million for another 13 charging points on the Queensland Electric Super Highway - the $3 million 17-station, 1900km fast-charging network that stretches from the NSW border to Far North Queensland via Brisbane and west to Toowoomba.

Since completion last year there have been less than 2900 charging sessions.

Cairns was one of the first charging stations to open and led the way regionally, while the two facilities at Hamilton proved most popular.

Charging has been free since the highway was launched and the cost moratorium will continue until mid-2019.

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