Nope, not talking about the white walkers although our team is really hanging out for GOT season 8.
But, speaking of myths and legends, swirling speculation and downright mistruths there is common sense being spoken, particularly by our friends at Queensland-based Tritium. Here at EVolution, we find this particularly pleasing, because companies like this are finally getting the airtime they deserve given they’ve been working on designing and manufacturing Australian EV charging stations since 2001, now export products to 26 countries and employ over 250 local workers.
Dr David Finn, chief executive and founder of Tritium has shot down in dragon-hot flames some of the bizarre notions coming from Canberra, saying in the article by SMH journo Peter Hannam “…the expansion of EV facilities is happening quickly. It’s now possible to drive from Sydney to Brisbane with two 15-minute fast-charge stops…”
And, as he points out, it’s only going to get better, with “Some 60 new EV models…hit the market in the next three years, up from 11, filling virtually all sectors of the market. They’re all coming.”
Yep, they’re all coming…and so are more shopping centre charge points
But the best part of the article is Tim Weale from developer Mirvac pointing out the economic benefits of installing charging stations in public spaces such as shopping centres.
And we quote:
“Regular shoppers stay in the centre for 46 minutes compared with EV owners who stay on average for 106 minutes. The extra time suggests the investment in chargers – totalling in the hundreds of thousand dollars – is worthwhile.”
Mr Weale is spot on. Our own data strongly shows that EV owners are not only choosing shopping centres based on whether they have charging facilities, but they’re staying longer and, presumably, spending more on long black macchiatos and smashed avo on sourdough.
Which points to one thing…charging stations in public spaces are worth the time, energy and investment. Unlike some media commentary.
While our country prepares to head to the polls, we’ll leave the outrageous comments from our current batch of pro-coal mine ‘leaders’ in the realm of the undead.