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.
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.