Electric vehicle charging

Queensland Parliament charges towards electric future

11 May 2021

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni today charged up an electric vehicle (EV) using one of three new chargers installed by CS Energy at Parliament House.

“These chargers mark another step forward in the Palaszczuk Government’s strategy to encourage greater take-up of electric vehicles (EVs) in Queensland,” Mr de Brenni said.

“With more than a thousand new EVs registered last year, we know more Queenslanders are now focused on the impact their vehicle has on our state’s carbon emissions.

“Queenslanders also expect government to lead by example, and that’s exactly what we have done with the installation of these 7kW AC chargers at the Parliamentary Annexe.”

Member for Logan and proud EV owner Linus Power said the chargers were perfect for workplaces like Parliament House, where users typically need to ‘top up’ their EV by charging it for a couple of hours.

“In 30 minutes, they can add enough charge to drive a typical EV 50 kilometres – comfortably getting me to Jimboomba, Park Ridge or Yarrabilba,” Mr Power said.

“Queensland is also home to the longest electric super highway in a single state, with 31 fast-charging sites getting you from Coolangatta to Cairns."

CS Energy is one of QFleet’s preferred EV charging providers and has completed installations at Queensland Government sites including the AM60 building in Brisbane’s CBD for QFleet and Building and Asset Services at Cannon Hill.

CEO Andrew Bills said CS Energy offers EV charging solutions to its government, commercial and industrial customers.

“We identified a need amongst our large commercial and industrial customers for a simple, low cost charging solution that took the hassle out of switching to electric vehicles for large organisations,” Mr Bills said.

“CS Energy moved into EV charging because we know that we must diversify our business as Australia transitions towards a renewable energy future.

“Uptake of electric vehicles in Australia is gaining momentum as many organisations upgrade their fleets to position themselves for the future, and reduce their costs and carbon footprint.”

Mick, Andrew and Linus

Above: CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills (centre) with Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni (left) and Member for Logan Linus Power, who is using of the three new chargers.