To boost use of electric vehicles along Great Barrier Reef, Australia to build superhighway
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 27-Jul-2017

Canberra, July 27: Australia will soon build superhighway which will have free charging stations with an aim to boost use of electric vehicles. This move aims to cut down the carbon emissions by boosting the use of electric vehicles.

Australia's new superhighway, 1,800-km (1,118-mile) stretch of mostly coastal road alongside the Great Barrier Reef, will be supplied by renewable energy, State Minister Steven Miles said in a statement.

"This project is ambitious, but we want as many people as possible on board the electric vehicle revolution, as part of our transition to a low-emissions future," he added.

Eighteen towns and cities will make up the first phase of the superhighway, which will become operational in the next six months, making it possible to drive an electric vehicle from the state’s southern border to the far north, he added.

More than two million people visit the reef each year, generating more than AUS$2 billion (US$1.53 billion) in tourism dollars, an Australian government report showed in 2016.