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Posted in cars, city of fremantle, electricity, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 7, 2018


The new electric car free charging points at Fremantle’s Cappuccino Strip car park are now live.

The four 22 kilowatt charging points are compatible with most electric vehicles, with a one hour charge giving between 18-40 kilometres of driving distance depending on the car.

There are also two standard 240 volt charging points, which means all current electric cars can be charged up using the appropriate cables.

The chair of the WA branch of the Australian Electric Vehicles Association Richard Baird said the new charging points would be greatly appreciated by the owners of electric cars.

“Fremantle has always supported electric vehicles and it’s fantastic that they’ve allocated four electric vehicle charging bays for the Cappuccino Strip and all EVs are welcome,” Mr Baird said.

“Around Perth there are probably about 50 or 60 of these charging points but that’s growing all the time, and as more electric vehicles are sold onto the market we’ll see more charging stations go in.

“Most people charge at home overnight but when you’re out and about doing errands these charging points are fantastic.”

While the drivers of electric cars will still have to pay for parking, charging their cars will be free.

The charging stations are just one of the environmentally friendly features of the new Cappuccino Strip car park, which was built using recycled road materials and also features solar lighting, storm water capture and water-wise native plants.

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  1. Robert said, on August 9, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    We are mugs . I bought my business van for less than $4000. That I also use for personnel use as I have sold my car to pay my debts of part Fremantle rates on my home and Landlords Shop.Whilst this Council is bending over backwards to support its political agenda and by giving a free hand out to those with enough to buy a very expensive car.
    I am so happy with that! Its not unlike building more shops when there are roomed 80 or more empty shops whilst the rest of us are well on the way.

  2. Benjamin said, on August 7, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Is there even a resident criteria?

  3. freoview said, on August 7, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    That is a good point Benjamin. If electric car owners do not have to pay for charging their car can I drive to the work depot in Knutsford Street and fill up my tank with unleaded.


  4. Benjamin said, on August 7, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Gotcha. Ratepayers are now paying people’s fuel expenses. Sometimes I wonder why I work.

  5. freoview said, on August 7, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I assume the City of Fremantle pays for the power, as it did for the charging points.


  6. Benjamin said, on August 7, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Who actually pays for the power though? If not the people using it, is it sponsored?

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