Club Assist Commissions New Level 3 Electric Vehicle DC Fast Charge System to be Located at Mitsubishi Motors Australian Headquarters in Adelaide
Adelaide, SA (News4us.com) December 3, 2010
World-leading Motoring Club product & service supply company, Club Assist, has commissioned Australia’s first ever public fast recharge station for electric vehicles, which will begin operating in December.
The new Level 3 Electric Vehicle DC Fast Charge System will be located at Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) headquarters in Adelaide and will service Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicles.
The fast charge system supports the imminent launch of Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV car and demonstrates the commitment of Club Assist and Mitsubishi in Australia to the future of this ground breaking technology.
The Club Assist EV charge station means fast and convenient charging of electric vehicles is becoming a reality, with a charge to 80% capacity taking less than 30 minutes and a 50% charge completed in less than 12 minutes. Previously, an 80% recharge took around 6 hours.
According to Club Assist’s CEO, Stuart Davies, the new fast charge system is an exciting first step in what is a surge in the development and uptake in technology associated with recharging electric cars.
“It’s the first time a dedicated and accessible fast recharge service has been available to the Australian motoring public and we are thrilled to be offering this service to Mitsubishi i-MiEV drivers,” Mr Davies said.
As well as the public system, Club Assist’s New South Wales, Australia Motoring Club partner, the NRMA, has confirmed an order for two Level 2 charging systems, which are designed for domestic and commercial use.
“We commend NRMA’s commitment to supporting the introduction of Electric Vehicles in New South Wales, through the introduction of these charge stations,” Mr Davies said.
“The two 240 volt AC 30 amp chargers will be operated by the NRMA in Wynyard and in North Strathfield in coming months,” he said.
Club Assist anticipates commencing installations of additional Level 3 EV Fast Charging systems around the country at the same time.
“We are working also with our technology partners, Aker Wade, to develop a fast mobile charge unit, which will assist stranded motorists,” he said.
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