Driv­ers get buzz from charge

Midland Reporter - - Opinion -

TO cel­e­brate Na­tional Sci­ence Week, the City of Swan un­veiled its new elec­tric ve­hi­cle (EV) charge sta­tion at its ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing in Midland on Sun­day.

Swan Mayor Mick Wain­wright said the charg­ing sta­tion was a wel­come ad­di­tion to the lo­cal area.

“The sta­tion is the first fastcharge EV sta­tion in Perth’s east­ern met­ro­pol­i­tan area, the first Delta-branded DC sta­tion in the State and is ca­pa­ble of charg­ing our elec­tric fleet ve­hi­cles in un­der an hour,” he said.

“The sta­tion charges elec­tric ve­hi­cles which pro­duce zero green­house emis­sions, un­like fuel-pow­ered ve­hi­cles.

“The sta­tion will ini­tially be used to charge EVs in the City’s fleet, but com­mu­nity mem­bers who bring their own EVs to the com­mu­nity event will be able to charge them for free.

“Com­mu­nity mem­bers will be able to con­tinue to charge their ve­hi­cles for up to an hour at a time for free un­til the end of the year.”

Cr Wain­wright said the charg­ing sta­tions sup­ported the City’s com­mit­ment to en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity.

“The City is con­tribut­ing to a health­ier cli­mate and com­mu­nity by mov­ing to­wards more sus­tain­able trans­port op­tions,” he said.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt d472562

Ash­leigh Gam­bin, Owen Rees and Eleanor Chaos charge their cars.

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