Horizon Power CEO, Stephanie Unwin (right), at the launch of the DC EV charger

Horizon Power has launched Western Australia’s first DC electric vehicle (EV) fast charger in the Gascoyne, officially connecting the region to the state’s EV network. 

Installed by Horizon Power, the latest charging station includes a 150kW DC fast charger and a back-up 22kW AC charger and is located at the Carnarvon Visitor Centre.

Carnarvon is the first of six locations in the Gascoyne receiving Horizon Power DC fast chargers as part of the WA EV Network, which is installing 98 charging stations across 49 locations in Western Australia.

Delivered by Horizon Power and Synergy, the WA EV Network is opening the state up to EV drivers, with the average distance between charging stations around 200km.  

When complete, the $21 million network will stretch over 7,000km from Kununurra in the north, to Esperance in the south and east to Eucla, helping to make clean transportation more accessible to communities across Western Australia.

WA EV Network charging stations are now operational in ten locations across the state including Broome, Albany, Geraldton and in Kings Park, which Synergy opened on 6 September.

Horizon Power EV charging stations are opening soon in Exmouth, Karratha, Esperance and Denham, with construction starting in Warmun, Kununurra and Derby.  

The WA EV Network opened in April 2023 and is part of the State Government’s State Electric Vehicle Action Plan for Western Australia.

Horizon Power CEO, Stephanie Unwin, said the launch of the DC fast charger in Carnarvon was great news for the town and the region and an important milestone for the WA EV Network.

“It is exciting to see charging stations taking shape around the state, with many more due to be installed over coming months,” Ms Unwin said.

Horizon Power is dedicated to delivering innovative projects like the WA EV Network which are providing efficient, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions to our regions.

“We are proud to be partnering with Synergy and collaborating with local governments, businesses, and community organisations to develop the Network, ensuring that it meets the needs and expectations of our diverse regional communities.” 

Featured image: Horizon Power CEO, Stephanie Unwin (right), at the launch of the DC EV charger. Image credit: Horizon Power. 

Related articles

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


©2023 Energy Magazine. All rights reserved


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?