A PUBLIC electric vehicle (EV) charging station has been opened in Flinders.
The charging station in the roadside car bays outside the Wood Street shopping centre can charge a standard EV from zero to about 80 per cent charge within one hour.
The station was paid for through the state government’s Destination Charging Across Victoria program and Evie Networks.
Evie Networks has committed to power the charger from 100 per cent renewable electricity sources.
Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor David Gill said the charger at Flinders was a “terrific initiative, with council, community and the state government working together to implement Toward Zero emissions policies to help meet the challenges of climate change”.
“We will continue to advocate for adequate electric vehicle fast chargers in all Mornington Peninsula towns and villages,” he said.
Ed Lynch-Bell, Evie Networks’ head of emerging technology, said the company’s charging stations from Dandenong, Chelsea and Carrum Downs to Sorrento, Hastings and Flinders were “opening up new journeys for EV drivers with reliable charging infrastructure across the Peninsula”.
An interactive map of public charging locations can be seen at: plugshare.com
More information about electric vehicles is available at: mornpen.vic.gov.au/electricvehicles or electricvehiclecouncil.com.au