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The federal authorities is providing $16.5 million in grants to construct public fast-charging stations for electrical vehicles. Vitality and Emissions Discount Minister Angus Taylor mentioned the initiative – a part of its Future Fuels Fund – goals to drive the uptake of electrical vehicles and enhance motorist confidence. He mentioned the goal of the primary spherical of grants will goal websites in regional areas, together with the NSW central coast, Wollongong, Geelong, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. Every regional location is predicted to obtain a minimal of 4 quick charging stations every. “The primary spherical of the Future Fuels Fund will encourage further EV fleet uptake in metropolitan areas and cut back considerations about their capability to journey longer distances in regional Australia,” Mr Taylor mentioned. “This system will make it simpler for customers in regional Australia, in addition to fleet house owners, taxi operators and companies, to entry the infrastructure they should embrace new applied sciences.” Functions for the primary spherical of the Future Fuels Fund will shut on April 6. Mr Taylor introduced the $74.5 million Future Fuels Bundle in final yr’s funds, to assist customers, companies and communities to make the most of alternatives provided by new applied sciences together with hybrid autos, battery electrical autos and hydrogen gas cell autos. Australian Related Press