Quite the buzz: City unveils new electric vehicle charge station in Midland


Ashleigh Gambin, Owen Rees and Eleanor Chaos charge their cars.  Picture: Bruce Hunt   d472562
Ashleigh Gambin, Owen Rees and Eleanor Chaos charge their cars. Picture: Bruce Hunt d472562

TO celebrate National Science Week, the City of Swan unveiled its new electric vehicle (EV) charge station at its administration building in Midland on Sunday.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the charging station was a welcome addition to the local area.

“The station is the first fast- charge EV station in Perth’s eastern metropolitan area, the first Delta-branded DC station in the State and is capable of charging our electric fleet vehicles in under an hour,” he said.

“The station charges electric vehicles which produce zero greenhouse emissions, unlike fuel-powered vehicles.

“The station will initially be used to charge EVs in the City’s fleet, but community members who bring their own EVs to the community event will be able to charge them for free.

“Community members will be able to continue to charge their vehicles for up to an hour at a time for free until the end of the year.”

Cr Wainwright said the charging stations supported the City’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

“The City is contributing to a healthier climate and community by moving towards more sustainable transport options,” he said.