Electric car use in Tasmania will be made more convenient with the announcement of a the state's first ultra-rapid charging station to open in Campbell Town by the end of the year.
The 350 kilowatt station will be able to give an electric vehicle 200 kilometres range in only eight minutes and will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.
The station will be installed by Australian charging network Chargefox.
Chargefox chief executive Martin Andrews said this was a significant development in Tasmania, enabling electric vehicle drivers to more easily explore everything Tasmania has to offer.
"Campbell Town is a very strategic part of Tasmania in terms of driving - it's the midpoint of the North-South route and it unlocks regional tourism in the rest of the state," Mr Andrews said.
Mr Andrews said the new charger is the fastest available in the world which means that people can charge up their car in the time it takes to get a coffee and a snack before getting back on the road.
The Campbell Town charger is part of Chargefox's national roll-out of 22 stations.
"Chargefox has a vision that one day 100 per cent of road transport will be powered by renewable energy and from day one our ultra-rapid chargers will be accessible to all drivers," Mr Andrews said.
RACT Tasmania called on the state government to invest in electric charging stations in the upcoming 2019 - 20 state budget in their budget submission.
RACT executive general manager of membership and community Stacey Pennicott said the introduction of these stations will allow locals and tourists to navigate Tasmania easily without experiencing "range anxiety".
"RACT Destinations properties have charging stations installed but more are needed in cities, on main highways and in rural and regional areas," Ms Pennicott said.
"To be able to have ultra-fast rapid stations across the state, and connect the state particularly for tourism, we need to see the key sites addressed."
Ms Pennicott said there were about 250 electric vehicles in Tasmania.
"Tasmania's take-up rate is not high, but certainly we are seeing some traction," Ms Pennicott said.
"Electric vehicle technology is improving, and becoming more affordable, and it likely that the number of these vehicles in Tasmania will increase in the short to medium-term."
Premier Will Hodgman said the government would work with stakeholders to improve environmental sustainability in terms of transport and that he would have more to say on the budget at a later date.