Wellington Shire Council is committed to investing in a sustainable future with a strong focus on reducing emissions. Council has commenced installing charging stations at Council owned carparks in key destination hotspots.
Port of Sale (Wellington Centre Car Park), Grand Canal Road
Two car spaces converted to electric vehicle only with access to a 75kw DC Tritium Destination Charger on the Evie platform.
Yarram Hub, 156 Grant Street
Two spaces converted to electric vehicle only parking with access to a 50kw DC Tritium Charger on the Charge Fox platform.
Planning is underway to secure a location for a public charger in Heyfield.
Planning for charging infrastructure is based on studies undertaken across Victoria and within Gippsland (Charging Gippsland for Future Transport, Charging the Regions Local Government EV Charging Network Study).
By 2040, it is anticipated that 61% of all passenger vehicle sales will be electric.
Yes. The charging stations are open source, meaning they will be accessible to drivers of all electric vehicle models.
There is a small fee of 40c/kwh associated with charging. Payment is through the Evie app. Once you activate the charger via the app:
These parking spots are designated as ‘Electric Vehicles Excepted Only’.
Electric vehicle drivers will need to adhere to any normal parking restrictions that apply at that location.
If you do encounter the wrong vehicle parked in this space, prohibiting EVs to park and charge, you can report it to Wellington Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 366 244.
The electricity grid delivers AC (alternating current) but EVs charge their batteries with DC (direct current). An electric vehicle has an on-board charger to convert AC power to DC.
DC chargers deliver power directly to the battery of EVs at a much higher rate but have a more complex design and cost more. Most home and destination chargers are AC.
PlugShare is an independent register that provides an up-to-date database of electric vehicle charging stations. Visit the Plugshare website to find a station near you. Many EV cars also come with technology showing the nearest charging station.
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