Electric Vehicle Charge Point

Buninyong charger artwork
The Project

Officially Opened - on Thursday the January 30th 2020 at Desoza Park, Buninyong!

Buninyong Sustainability made an undertaking to use funds raised at the 2016 Smart Building and Living Expo to have an Electric Vehicle Charging station installed in the township.

Timeline

Project started in 2016 raising initial funds from donations made at the Smart Building and Living Expo.

Extra funds were received from a successful grant application to the Rainbow Serpent Festival community grants programme in 2017.

The final funds for the charging equipment and installation were sought from and awarded by the Buninyong and District Community Bank Community Investment Fund (Bendigo Bank) in 2019.

Final support was requested from the City of Ballarat to complete the civil works to allow installation and connection. This was granted in mid 2019 with the required works completed in late 2019.

Installation was completed on the 18th of January 2020 with the first EV using the charger the very next day.

The ChargerCharge point buninyong

Model: AURIGA

Manufacturer: EVolution Australia www.evolutionaustralia.com.au
Sockets: 3
Socket types: 2 x Type 2 (EV charging)
1 x 15amp general power point (electric bike, scooter etc. charging)
Capacity: 22kW
IP rating: IP55

The Auriga is designed and made in Victoria. It is constructed from recycled materials that will be reclaimed at the end of its life by EVolution though its social enterprise partners PonyUp For Good www.Ponyupforgood.com.au

Power for charging EV’s will initially be provided free of charge however if the usage increases beyond a reasonable level a payment system can be added to the AURIGA to allow payment via credit card or smart phone app.

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