DWELLINGUP has embraced the growing trend towards Electric Vehicle (EV) use with the installation of an EV outlet at the Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre.
Shire of Murray President David Bolt said the 21st century had sparked a resurgence in EVs due to technological developments and an increased focus on renewable energy.
“It is hoped this eco-friendly asset will encourage an increase in the number of EV owners to the town who can charge their vehicles while enjoying its diverse offerings,’’ he said.
The outlet takes about 30 minutes to pull the required 23kW, equating to roughly $3, further mitigated by the photovoltaic cells installed at the centre.
Cr Bolt said the outlet had been logged on the plugshare.com app and website for the information of EV owners.
“The app encourages donations towards power consumption that can be made to the DHVIC,’’ he said.
“The outlet has been a welcome addition by both locals and visitors with several EV owners already plugging in.’’
Plans are underway to install an EV outlet in Pinjarra in the public carpark at the Shire of Murray offices.
The RAC fast charger is expected to be fully operational from April.
Cr Bolt said said the shire would continues to monitor demand as the use of EVs grew and would look for opportunities to expand s network of charging stations into other locations.