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The City of Ryde introduced two 100% electric vehicles (EVs) and accompanying charging stations into its fleet in April 2020 as the first step in transitioning away from fuel-based cars. It is a long-term, sustainable and cost-effective investment with significantly lower fuel and maintenance costs.
This initiative builds on Council’s efforts to reduce its own carbon footprint as part of our commitment towards becoming Net Zero Emissions by 2050. The project also supports Council’s pledge under the Cities Power Partnership program towards encouraging sustainable transport use.
The charging stations for the new EVs will be powered by solar energy generated at a Council facility to ensure the process is renewably sourced. This means both EVs will have zero emissions produced from their use and fuel source compared to more than one tonne of carbon emissions that their fuel-based versions would produce per year combined.
Council intends to roll out public EV charging stations in the near future that will complement existing community charging locations at key spots across the local government area.
Find more information about EV charging solutions on our Electric Vehicle Charging page.
Last updated on 19 May 2020