Project snapshot


Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Alignment with RDA strategy

  • Population growth
  • Access
  • Economic development

The Electric Highway project will build on earlier work undertaken on Kangaroo Island with the development of solar arrays and six electric cars for sustainable energy and low carbon emissions travel options for the island particularly for tourists.

Solar Vehicle

Project Summary

This new project will work to establish a similar program on the mainland linking to the existing KI infrastructure through a specialist activity that will be amongst the world’s first regional electric wide highway.

This project provides an environmentally sustainable and innovative approach for tourists seeking a new experience. Both initiatives work to maintain the region’s clean and green image that supports many industries within the region and competitive advantage for our local businesses.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

This project works in the areas of Sustainable Regional Communities, and Comparative Advantage and Business Competitiveness.

Regions covered: Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu, Kangaroo Island.

Media Coverage

The Times article on the Electric Highway launch 30/11/2017

Industry Articles

Renewables to drive ultra-rapid electric vehicle network