Sydney councils charge up electric vehicle infrastructure

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Three councils in Sydney’s eastern suburbs – Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick – join forces to install kerbside EV charging stations.

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The three main councils covering Sydney’s eastern suburbs – Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick – have inked a deal that will see kerbside electric car charging stations installed in each of the three councils.

The joint agreements, which has been two years in the making, were signed last week with with electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider JetCharge.

Under the agreement, EV charging stations will be installed at six locations across the three councils, from Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction, Double Bay, Coogee, and two locations in Randwick.

The installation of the charging spots is in answer to the tri-counil’s 2016 survey that showed that 65 per cent of residents said they’d consider purchasing an EV in their next purchase, with 78 per cent citing lack of charging infrastructure as a major barrier to purchase.

All three councils have already banded together to form a regional environmental program that is aimed reducing the carbon footprint of Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The program originally identified 11 sites in the three councils, which has been tipped to become a “cluster” for electric vehicles, 6 of which have been chosen as the first phase of the program.

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