Together with the State Government, the Council has installed an electric vehicle charging station at the Central Market car park that is supplied by locally generated low-emission electricity.
Adelaide Lord Mayor, Stephen Yarwood, said the public charging station is powered by an Australian-developed fuel cell.
This enables city shoppers to recharge their electric vehicles from low emission sources rather than carbon intensive power from the electricity grid.
The new station was free to users and can charge two vehicles at a time.
“This initiative reinforces the City of Adelaide’s role as a leader in environmental sustainability and new technology,” Mayor Yarwood said.
“The project was a sign of things to come as we move towards a cleaner and greener future for our beautiful city.”
The ChargePoint recharging station’s BlueGen ceramic fuel cell will be able to generate at least 12,500 kilowatt hours of clean electricity each year.
Excess power wasn't required for vehicle recharging will be fed into the grid.
According to the Council this was enough to power to the average South Australian home and two electric cars travelling 15,000 kilometres each per year.
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