The NRMA has announced this that from this week it will implement a user pays system for it’s national network of charging electric vehicle charging stations. This is a strong signal for Fleet Managers and EV early adopters that the party is over, and from now on you’ll need to pay for electricity.
With 100 charging stations on the network the rollout will take several weeks. The first locations have the new system implemented will be Sydney Olympic Park, Picton and Wallsend which means no more free charging for ‘tight arse Tesla’ owners. The full rollout is expected to be complete by the end of October.
NRMA has built a regional charging network in partnership with State Governments and is now rolling out the National highway network in partnership with the Australian Government.
Since its original social investment in 2017, the NRMA Electric charging network has been free to all electric vehicle users. The NRMA prioritised the roll-out of the network before seeking to apply costs to customers to give drivers confidence to consider an EV and get used to the charging process.
From this week costs will vary from $0.54 per kW up to 150 kW and $0.59 per kW above 175 kW for ultra-fast charging.
Once the payment system is rolled out across the whole network, a 10% discount will apply for NRMA members.
In order to charge at an NRMA charging station drivers will need to download the My NRMA app and complete payment through the App. For details on how to pay, visit NRMA or download the My NRMA App at the App store.