Council has invested in the charging stations, which will be powered in part by the 612 solar panels on the roof of the Market. The charging stations are compatible with all electric vehicles and models.
With transport accounting for 16.25 per cent of the Port Phillip community’s carbon emissions, electric vehicles, when powered by renewable energy, can significantly reduce this figure. In addition to carbon emissions, traditional vehicles cause air pollution.
City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Louise Crawford said increasing the availability and visibility of charging stations is one of the first steps in encouraging people to embrace the new technology.
“As more and more people opt for electric vehicles, it’s important to provide the infrastructure to support this fantastic environmentally-friendly choice. The installation of the charging stations at South Melbourne Market is a win for residents and visitors, and we hope people will make a day of visiting our City and exploring all we have to offer, while their car charges,” Cr Crawford said.
The two charging stations are located next to the lift on the Market’s rooftop carpark (entry via Coventry Street).
For more information, please visit the Council website.