“A huge step forward”: Inner West to receive 136 EV charging stations

“A huge step forward”: Inner West to receive 136 EV charging stations
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The Inner West Council has been granted funding for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Inner West suburbs.

An expected 136 EV charging stations are set to be rolled out over the next 12 months, making it the largest number of stations of any local government area.

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said “Our community will be the epicentre of the largest expansion in EV charging ever seen in Australia.”

The move will make the Inner West “the easiest place in the nation to use an electric vehicle,” he continued.

“This is another huge step forward in making the Inner West the most sustainable municipality in Australia.”

The 75-kilowatt EV chargers will be available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Designed for EV owners without offsite parking, the stations will be installed in local council car parks and kerbsides.

MP for Balmain, Kobi Shetty expressed her support in a statement provided to City Hub, saying “Many of us in the Inner West live in homes without a garage or off-street parking options.”

Shetty also mentioned that the addition of these EV stations will encourage more people to purchase electric vehicles, providing the community with a smoother transition to cleaner transport.

“Our community is desperate to transition to cleaner transport, and many have been put off buying an EV by the lack of publicly accessible charging stations.”

Shetty had previously pushed for the NSW government to favour EV’s and cleaner energy solutions, adding “Since coming into office, I have continued to advocate for state government investment in EV infrastructure, particularly in light of the Inner West Council delaying the roll out of their local EV strategy.”

This win signifies the first of many for cleaner energy in the local Inner West Council.

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