This is just poor planning, nothing else.
They don’t have the business skills to coordinate the grid supplier with potential sites.
They’ve clearly just found sites then tried to work out how to power them.
To be fair, a more succinct way to say that is: “poor planning”.This is the standard operation whenever government grants are involved. A company gets chosen to spend it. The criteria of how to spend it are limited and not well thought out by the government bureaucrats who only care about the press sound bites. The companies chosen don’t really want to bite the hands that feed them so they pick the least difficult, cheapest and fastest possible solution even if they know themselves the entire thing is a giant mistake and could be much improved.
Then we all look back and think what a giant waste of taxpayers money that was. Just think of how many times we’ve seen that.
Any site that has a single DC charger should absolutely, without question, have an AC charge point as backup. IMHO, the minimum installation for any rural or small town site along a travel corridor should be two 50kW DC Fast Chargers plus two AC charge points.
The rollout of the DCFC at Maryborough VIC is in preinstallation phase.
The Station Street site near council and the railway, has power connected and paint on the road.
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Waiting for charger to arrive. Expected completion before June 2021.
Electric Vehicle Charge Point
Charging the Regions info:
Council to install EV charging station
Not in either Plugshare or the Evie app yet, though. I assume "first of its type in the world" means it's one of Tritium's new 75kW units, but if so they got scooped by Gold Coast Council!