Sydney is set to get six public electric vehicle charging stations by next year.

Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick councils will be the first destinations in NSW to provide on-street charging stations which will be provided by Jet Charge, one of Australia’s leading electric vehicle infrastructure specialists.

Set to be in operation by mid-2019, the six stations will be located at Queen Elizabeth Drive (Bondi Beach), Spring Street (Bondi Junction), Kiaora Place shopping centre (Double Bay), Coogee Beach, Randwick Community Centre and the Silver Street car park (Randwick).

The stations will also be suitable for all vehicles, according to Jet Charge, who says the stations provide open source level 2 AC charge.

Tri-council spokesman, Anthony Weinberg says the project will reduce carbon emissions in Sydney’s east and offer innovative ‘smart city’ solutions.

“One of the major barriers in the uptake of electric vehicles in Sydney is the lack of access to charging infrastructure,” says Weinberg.

Mr Weinberg also stated the new charge stations will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.

“We will continue to support and facilitate use of other low-emissions sustainable transport including walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing.”

Customers using the charging stations will be able to pay via the Chargefox app, which will also show the availability of each charge station.

Mr Weinberg says this project has been more than two years in the making and has never been done before.

“We will monitor use of the charge stations as well as customer feedback as part of any potential expansion at current or to new sites.”

Last month, Chargefox announced at least 21 new charging stations across the country, to connect interstate travellers between major cities.

Source: Drive

December 6, 2018