The City of Newcastle is reportedly getting ready for the transition to electric mobility, adding a solar car park and electric vehicle charging stations.
A 50kW Veefil-RT electric vehicle charger and two 22kW Level 2 AC “destination” chargers will be powered by 44kW of solar panels covering the car park.
According to The Driven the car park will also store energy in 120kWh of batteries that would be enough to power the average Newcastle home for nine days.
The Driven reports that Newcastle mayor Nuatali Nelmes said that electric vehicle ownership was on the rise in Newcastle, and the installation of the EV charging stations demonstrated Newcastle’s acceptance of zero emissions vehicles.
“Installing this E-Transit hub is an important part of demonstrating to our community that Newcastle is an electric vehicle-friendly city where you can be confident the infrastructure is in place to support the vehicles’ growing popularity,” Nelmes said.
All electric vehicle charging stations will reportedly be free for EV drivers for an introductory period.