A new electric vehicle charging station has been switched on in Brolga Place, Coleambally.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor, Ruth McRae highlighted the importance of the new local infrastructure, for supporting current electric vehicle drivers and those considering purchasing an electric vehicle.
“One of the greatest obstacles to owning an electric vehicle in rural areas is the lack of charging facilities and we are very pleased to have implemented this initiative to support the drivers of electric vehicles,” she said.
“Facilities such as these also offer the opportunity for local businesses to attract visitors to come into Coleambally, charge their vehicle and patronise the shops and cafes while in the town.”
Funding for the charging station was made possible by the NSW Government through a grant from Destination NSW.
The charging station, listed on the PlugShare app, is a welcome addition to the NRMA fast charger at Jerilderie.
Mayor McRae said local businesses can also take advantage of the grants available to install co-funded electric vehicle chargers, with Round 2 of the NSW Government EV destination charging grant now open.
Interested businesses can find out more at www.energy.nsw.gov.au.