If you've got an electric car, we've made it easier for you to go further. RAC has built the very first Electric Highway® in Australia, so you can charge up your car while driving from Perth to Augusta – and back.

Why we did it

The RAC has spent more than 110 years working for safer, easier and more sustainable ways for our members to get around their community.

Our priority is to ensure all Western Australians are able to travel around in the safest, most sustainable and efficient way possible. The RAC Electric Highway® also supports our sustainable mobility agenda and work in reducing carbon dioxide emissions from cars in WA.

Where is it?

The RAC Electric Highway® features 11 locations in Perth and the South West with publicly accessible electric vehicle fast-charging DC stations.

    Using the RAC Electric Highway®

    The Highway is open to all electric vehicle users in Western Australia. To use the RAC Electric Highway® charging stations a ChargeStar RFID card is required.

    If you don’t have a card, you can get one by visiting ChargeStar or by calling 1300 661 895.

    Step 1: Plug in

    Plug connector into car and wait for the flashing "charge" light.

    Step 2: Tag on

    Tag on with your ChargeStar RFID card and hit "start" to begin charging.

    Step 3: Tag off

    Tag off to finish charging, unplug the connector and you're good to go!

    How long does it take to charge?

    DC fast charge

    0% to 100% in ~30 minutes

    AC slow charge

    0% to 100% in 4 to 8 hours


    Charging time depends on the size of the battery pack and method of charging, DC or AC. Most car batteries will charge from 0% to 100% in thirty minutes on a DC fast charge. AC charging times range from four to eight hours. Please refer to your vehicle manual to seek clarification about charging times.


    The RAC Electric Highway® charging stations have been funded by RAC but are owned and maintained by local governments.

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