The government is working with Ampol, BP, Evie Networks, Tesla, the NRMA and Zeus Renewables to install the chargers.
“NSW is working with commercial installers to build, own and operate these charging stations,” Kean said.
The government’s long-term goal is to ensure that chargers are no more than 3 miles apart in metropolitan areas and 100 miles apart in regional NSW.
NSW has the second highest uptake of electric vehicles in Australia, with the ACT leading the country at over 9 percent. EVs now represent 3.39 percent of all car sales nationally.
The government last year announced a $500 million electric vehicle package, which abolished the stamp duty on battery-powered cars under $78,000, and outlined a future plan to introduce a road-use tax by 2027.
Once the 2.5 cents per kilometer levy is introduced, the stamp duty on all electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids will be abolished.
Each of the 86 charge points will contain between four and 15 charge points.
The Electric Vehicle Council rated the ACT and NSW highest in the October State of EVs report, while NT, WA and Tasmania were the lowest-ranked states.
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