/ The Sydney Traveler
Sydney — By Lauren Katulka on May 24, 2010 at 4:50 am
Filed under: environment, featuredarticle, News, technology

Sydney Gets Australia’s First Electric Car Charging Station

Sydney took another step towards becoming Australia’s greenest city today with the opening of the country’s first on-street electric vehicle charging station.

You’ll find the charging station in Derby Place in Glebe. It will recharge a converted plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius in three hours using 100% GreenPower. Currently there’s just one of these cars in the city, part of the GoGet car share scheme, but the company says it will convert more Priuses into electric cars if there is the demand.

Electric vehicles are worth considering as they have zero exhaust emissions and cost significantly less to run than petrol powered cars. Car sharing is another great environmental initiative, and around 3000 Sydneysiders have already seen the benefit and signed up.

Right now the charging station won’t get too much of a work-out, but I’m looking forward to the day when electric cars become common enough for many more stations to be installed.

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