Sunday, February 25, 2024

Strathbogie to vote on EV charging site

Strathbogie Shire Council is seeking community input on three possible locations for an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station in Nagambie.

Charging station company, Evie Networks, has applied to install a 50kw EV charger in Nagambie as part of the Destination Charging Across Victoria (DCAV) Program.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor, Laura Binks said its ratepayers were passionate about reducing the risks of climate change and caring for the environment.

“That is why we are installing an Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Nagambie,” Mayor Binks said.

“As more and more people switch to electric vehicles, we know it is important for both residents and visitors to the area alike.

“Business operators are set to benefit from the new charging station as there will be more electrical vehicle commuters coming to the area.”

Aside from significant tourism and economic benefits, the EV Charging Station will also contribute to an enormous number of environmental benefits, she said.

“It will mean the Nagambie community is contributing to achieving Net Zero Emissions.”

“The stations are powered by 100 per cent renewable energy meaning they will be sustainable into the future as the cost of living and petrol prices increase.

“The stations will be able to service over 90 per cent of the EV market with CCS2 and Chademo charging ports.

“Three location options have been determined for the charging station and one will be selected as the final location. We are calling on the Nagambie community to share their thoughts on their preferred location,” Mayor Binks said.

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