New electric vehicle charger for Cockburn Central

City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, City of Cockburn Facilities & Plant Manager Ben Roser, Gemtek Managing Director Edward Kestel and donor and local resident Jon Edwards.
City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, City of Cockburn Facilities & Plant Manager Ben Roser, Gemtek Managing Director Edward Kestel and donor and local resident Jon Edwards.

THE number of electric vehicle charging stations in Cockburn has increased by one after a new 80 amp DC Fast Charger was installed on Junction Boulevard in Cockburn Central.

Cockburn resident and retired mechanical engineer Jon Edwards financed the new charger, saying he was passionate about promoting electric vehicles and hoped more people would take them up.

It is the fourth EV charger for public use in Cockburn, with the others located at the Youth Centre carpark in Success and at the City’s administration carpark in Spearwood.

The charger was valued at $44,000, with the City of Cockburn covering the $18,000 installation cost.