Tin Dragon Cottages are proud to announce they have won a grant to install a fast electric vehicle charger!
The Tasmanian Government awarded the grant as part of their Electric Vehicles ChargeSmart Grants – Destination Charging program. Grant recipients will set up EV stations in the North, South, North East, North West and East Coast. Locations will include public carparks at councils, businesses and visitor destinations.
What Type of Electric Vehicle Charger?
Tin Dragon Cottages will install a wall-mounted Keba c-series P30 electric vehicle (EV) charger with a Type 2 socket. The charger will have an output of 7.4KW using 32A single-phase AC power.
We have placed the order for the EV charger and two cables (type 1 and 2). The charger will be available before our Renewable Energy Workshop to be held over the first weekend in September. So why not celebrate spring in Tasmania, by driving your EV to Branxholm and attending our workshop. You will lean more about going off-grid, becoming carbon-positive and installing EV chargers!
If demand increases, Tin Dragon Cottages also have plans to install a (faster) three-phase charger. Furthermore, the owners can install AC single-phase chargers next to each cottage.
Who Can Use the EV Charger at Tin Dragon Cottages?
The charger will be available for overnight guests staying at Tin Dragon Cottages. Other visitors to Branxholm can also use the charger for short periods (up to two hours) by appointment (mob 040 750 1137).
Tasmania to Become EV Destination Island
The Tasmanian Government has awarded grants of up to $50,000 to support the installation of Direct Current (DC) electric vehicle charging stations. These chargers will be available for public use.
Fast chargers provide a high rate of charge and are installed where drivers need to recharge and get back on the road quickly. So the good news is that Tasmania will be the tourist’s EV destination of choice in Australia. Furthermore there will be four EV chargers available in North East Tasmania.