City of Joondalup goes electric for cars

City of Joondalup goes electric for cars

ELECTRONIC vehicles can now recharge in Joondalup, with the City of Joondalup installing two charging facilities in the Reid Promenade multi-storey carpark.

The wall-mounted plug-in charging stations are certified for use with BMWi3, Holden Volt, Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles and operate as part of the ChargeStar network.

Drivers must ‘tap on’ using a ChargeStar card to activate the charging station, but the City can provide temporary access for drivers who have not yet registered or forgotten their card.

Recharging is free and could take from four to eight hours, depending on the size of the battery pack.

Mayor Troy Pickard said the car charging stations were the latest in sustainable technologies in City facilities in a bid to minimise its environmental footprint.

“The increasing popularity of electric vehicles means we must continue to explore opportunities to embrace this technology and ensure the Joondalup city centre is prepared to cater for what will be a rising demand for charging outlets,” he said.