RAPID recharging of electric vehicles is now available at Mood Food in New Norfolk following the recent installation of a 50 kilowatt fast charger.
Supported by a grant from the State Government, the new facility becomes the second official electric vehicle charging station in the Derwent Valley (after the Mt Field National Park visitor centre), although some unofficial sites exist and several tourism businesses offer vehicle charging for their guests.
Despite being operational for only a few days, users have already been posting favourable comments online, particularly in relation to the convenient location.
Mood Food owner Bennett’s Petroleum was last year awarded $35,000 under the State Government’s Electric Vehicle ChargeSmart grants program to purchase an install a direct current (DC) fast charging station for public use.
The “Bolt” rapid charger was installed last week, situated on Mood Food’s Burnett St boundary. A further EV charging station is under construction at Derwent Bridge by Electric Highway Tasmania.