Electric car recharge station open for business

Posted Thursday 19 September, 03:02pm

Electric cars can now re-charge in Ararat after the Council installed a recharge facility in the centre of town.

Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said the charge station, which is free to use, is located next to the library in the car park on Queen Street.

Dr Harrison said the unit was donated to Council by Tesla, which is rolling out charging stations nation wide.

“Council is rapt that our municipality now has an electric car charge station, and we thank Tesla for donating the equipment,” he said.

Ararat Rural City Council paid for the installation of the unit, and will cover the cost of electricity charges as people charge their cars.

Dr Harrison said while the unit is a Tesla car charger, other makes and models of electric cars can use it with an adaptor, which most owners have.

Telsa will advertise the car charging point on their website, which electric car drivers use to plan their trips.

Image above: a Tesla at the new electric car charger located in the car park next to the Ararat Regional Library.