Australia’s first public on-street electric vehicle charging station has been opened in Derby Place, Glebe. It uses 100 per cent GreenPower from Origin.

The station was installed by Visionstream and is managed by ChargePoint. It will be available to customers of the GoGet car rental company which has a converted plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius. The car has an electric motor range of 30 kilometres, 2 kilometres longer than 80 per cent of GoGet trips and can be recharged in three hours.

Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore said “I made a commitment last November at a climate change summit in Copenhagen that we would accelerate the introduction of electrical vehicles into Sydney and that we would deploy our first charging station in 2010.” The Lord Mayor says she wants Sydney to be ready when electric cars start arriving in 12 to 18 months.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Glebe
Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Glebe