Moreland is a leader in encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles to promote zero emissions transportation and in 2012 installed Victoria's first electric vehicle 'Fast Charge' station in partnership with the Victorian Government Electric Vehicle Trial.
Council is now integrating electric vehicles into its own fleet operations to reduce its carbon emissions and operational costs. This strategy is underpinned by an Electric vehicle feasibility study (PDF 3Mb) and Feasibility analysis (PDF 316Kb) commissioned by Council in 2014, which confirmed the operational cost and environmental benefits of moving to electric vehicles.
Electric vehicle charging stations
Moreland has a network of publicly available electric vehicle charging stations located at:
- Moreland Civic Centre EV Hub at 90 Bell Street, Coburg (comprising of 3 charging stations including Victoria's first publicly available 'Fast Charge' station, which can recharge an electric car in 40 minutes)
- CB Smith Reserve, Jukes Road, Fawkner, and
- Brunswick EV Hub on the corner of Glenlyon and Sydney Roads, Brunswick.
Council provides members of the public with electric cars free use of these charging stations to encourage wider uptake of zero emission modes of transport.
Electric bike recharging is also now available at the Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg.