Kwinana: Synergy attempts to break record for most electric vehicles charged simultaneously


Synergy employees Glenn Elliott and Allen Gerber with the Synergy Nissan Leaf.
Synergy employees Glenn Elliott and Allen Gerber with the Synergy Nissan Leaf.

MORE than 80 electric vehicles took part in a Guinness World Record attempt for the biggest electric vehicle (EV) charge in Kwinana on Sunday

The first-of-its kind attempt was sponsored by Synergy.

The aim was to charge the vehicles simultaneously with the intention of setting the bar for the new world record.

The EVs charged through 25 x 3 phase outlets, 40 x 15 amp outlets and 2x 45kw Wilco outlets, all connected to an 800 amp power supply.

The world record is for the most cars and the highest power drawn to charge EVs in a single location.

Some of the EVs on display included the Tesla Model S and Xs, BMW i3s, Mitsubishi i-miEV and Synergy’s own Nissan Leaf.

Synergy chief executive Jason Waters said the event highlighted Synergy’s commitment to an EV framework for WA.

“What better way to raise awareness about EVs in this state than to have 80 EVs charging in the one spot in this inaugural Guinness World Record attempt,” he said.

“EVs are the way of the future and Synergy will continue to work with a number of innovative partners to increase the roll-out of charging infrastructure throughout the SWIS.”

The record attempt result will be published according to the evidence review of Guinness in a few weeks.

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