Friday, July 8, 2022

New stations charged at Melton

Two free electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at Cobblebank Indoor Stadium, providing residents and visitors with a convenient location to recharge their cars in within the City of Melton.

The charging stations – a 22kW AC dual port charger and a 25kW DC fast charger – are compatible with all electric vehicles and models, and allow up to three vehicles to charge at one time.

City of Melton Mayor, Goran Kesic said with more people opting for electric vehicles, the charging stations provided the infrastructure to support these environmentally friendly choices.

“The installation of the charging stations at Cobblebank Indoor Stadium is a win for residents and visitors alike,” the Mayor said.

“The DC fast charger can add up to 150 kilometres extra range in an hour’s charge, while the AC charger will better suit those who are going to be at the stadium over a longer period.”

The charging stations are powered by about 400 solar panels on the roof of the stadium generating 99Kw of solar power. The stadium also has a 100% renewable electricity contract in place, making Cobblebank Indoor Stadium one of the most sustainable buildings within the City of Melton, the Mayor said.

Electric vehicles can be charged using the Chargefox app, which can be downloaded from app stores.

Allocated bays at the stadium are clearly marked for charging only and instructions for use are on the chargers. 

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