Electric Highway


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.

News Articles

Businesses keen to plug into charging network


Leading supermarkets, motels, holiday parks and petrol stations are among more than 600 sites that have registered to host electric vehicle charging stations as part of the Marshall Government’s $13.4m commitment to support a statewide Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Network.

Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the Marshall Government’s $13.4 million investment aims to end “range anxiety” with the installation of 530 fast charging stations across the state.

The shift to electric vehicles will lower transport costs, cut emissions and reduce pollution, bringing forward public health, environmental and economic benefits.

RAA Mobility Technology Specialist Mark Borlace said member surveys had shown a lack of regional electric vehicle chargers was a significant disincentive to buying an electric vehicle.

Guidelines on how charge point operators can access funding and connect with potential site hosts will be made available next week.

Property owners and businesses can still register their interest to become site hosts through the Department for Energy and Mining’s website

Media Coverage

Industry Articles

Renewables to drive ultra-rapid electric vehicle network