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Australian EV charging network

Was looking for the outcome of a council meeting on the Blacktown City Council website and came across a proposal that had been made to the council for installation of a number of multi-function poles which include EV charging facilities. That was interesting in itself, but what is more interesting is the list of other councils that they have apparently made similar approaches to across the east coast. There were in the order of 30 other councils listed.

http://bcc.yarratech.com/EBP BlackTown/bccwebpapr.nsf/Public?OpenFrameSet

It is under the last 02/12/15 meeting in the list

Does anyone know anything about the company or the equipment?
 

meloccom

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Based on the 'artists impression', there is no way that the EVSE on these poles can be any more than 10 - 15 Amps.

EVSE_Bondi.jpg



I don't think that 10 - 15 Amp charge stations will be either profitable or well patronised as most EV drivers charge at home.
What councils need to look at is quick charging, that can alleviate situations EV drivers were not prepared for and are more likely to pay for.

P.S. Didn't know that Honda made a Plug-in Hybrid CRV. :wink:
 
The company is serious about incorporating EV charging stations, but it's not their primary business. They are designing "smart" lightpoles with integrated services, and EV is just one of their ideas.

The idea has been put into prototype production by BMW in collaboration with a number of European and US partners, so they're just bringing the idea to Australia.

Will be interesting to see what they end up going with, if anything. 10A/15A is useless IMO.
 

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