Moreland is a leader in encouraging the uptake of zero-emmissions vehicles and the promotion of zero emissions transportation.
In 2012 we installed Victoria's first electric vehicle 'Fast Charge' station in partnership with the Victorian Government electric vehicle trial.
Following the adoption of a new Vehicle Policy that includes a 'zero emissions vehicle procurement policy', Council is integrating electric vehicles into its own fleet operations to reduce its carbon emissions and operational costs.
This policy is underpinned by an Electric vehicle feasibility study (PDF 3Mb) and feasibility analysis (PDF 316Kb) commissioned by Council in 2014, which confirmed the operational cost and environmental benefits of moving to zero-emission vehicles.
Electric vehicle charging stations
Moreland has a network of 10 publicly available electric vehicle charging stations located at:
- Moreland Civic Centre EV Hub at 90 Bell Street, Coburg, comprising of 3 charging stations including Victoria's first electric vehicle 'Fast Charge' station, which can recharge up to 300 kms of driving range in an hour.
- CB Smith Reserve, Jukes Road, Fawkner, and
- Brunswick EV Hub on the corner of Glenlyon and Sydney Roads, Brunswick.
- Oak Park Sports & Aquatic Centre, 563a Pascoe Vale Road, Pascoe Vale comprising of 3 charging stations, and
- Boundary Road Cul-De-Sac, cnr Boundary Road & Sydney Road North Coburg where Councils second DC ‘Fast Charge’ station is located
Council provides community members who have an electric car with free use of these charging stations to encourage wider uptake of zero emission modes of transport.
Electric bike recharging is also available at the Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg.