Hornsby Shire Council is proud to announce the unveiling of a state-of-the-art public electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the Beecroft Village car park.

Hornsby Mayor Philip Ruddock said “This new charging station here at Beecroft provides our residents with greater access to charging networks in our local area.” There are currently 879 EV owners in Hornsby Shire.

The charge station was installed by JOLT Charge, on the Ausgrid substation kiosk at the location. JOLT Charge is powered by 100% certified GreenPower energy and provides EV drivers with free, fast charging. Australian EV users are eligible for up to 7kWh for free across the JOLT network each day, providing 50kms of driving range.

This new JOLT addition sees three fast chargers now available in the Hornsby Local Government Area, with further charging sites planned to be introduced as the interest in EV grows.

Council adopted an Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on Public Land Policy in April 2020 to improve EV charging infrastructure and support the community in reduction of carbon emissions. For more information, visit hornsby.nsw.gov.au/environment/sustainability/electric-vehicles.

To view a map of available EV chargers in Hornsby Shire, visit https://electricvehiclecouncil.com.au/about-ev/charger-map.