Electric vehicle owners will be able to recharge in more places after a major electricity firm pledged to install chargers on power poles around the country.
Australian drivers will be able to 'fill' their electric vehicles at up to 30,000 new charging stations by 2029 under a plan by one of the country's largest electricity distributors.
Brian Innes, a management consultant at Partners in Performance, said the trend could remove another hurdle for consumers considering an electric vehicle. "If you're in a city area where you don't have a lot of off-street parking garages, we have to find a way to solve that and pole-charging is something the rest of the world is looking at," he said. "The key question around this space is always who pays (for the infrastructure) and how do they get their money back."