Two new electric vehicle charging stations will be unveiled today as part of the ACT Government’s transition to a zero emissions fleet.
The stations, located at the West Belconnen Child and Family Centre building in Holt, are part of a growing ACT Government fleet network of 46 charging stations that will be fully operational in the next few weeks, with more stations set to be installed in 2020.
It comes as the ACT looks to further our climate action efforts ahead of reaching our 100% renewable electricity by 2020 target.
“By 2020 the ACT will be powered by 100% renewable electricity, after which time our biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions – at over 60% – will come from transport,” Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today.
“At a time of climate emergency, the ACT is proudly putting our climate first. As we move away from a reliance on fossil fuels, we’re leading by example in transitioning our fleet to electric vehicles.”
Zero emissions vehicles cause less air and noise pollution, have lower running costs, don’t incur stamp duty and receive a 20% discount on registration fees.
There are over 330 privately registered EVs in the ACT including 90 plug-in hybrids. These owners have access to 29 public charging stations located across the region, one of the highest concentrations of EV vehicle charging stations in the country.