Gunning’s First Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Gunning EV charging station and Wendy Tuckerman MP

The iconic Bailey’s Garage in Gunning leads the way into a new era, with the installation of the town’s first electric vehicle (EV) charging station.

The free charging station is positioned at the front of historic Bailey’s Garage on the main street of Gunning, and is available for locals and visitors to recharge their cars while they visit the shops and cafes in the village and enjoy the historic townscape and welcoming atmosphere.

The charging station is an initiative of the Gunning District Association and was funded through an Acciona Energia grant and funding from the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund managed by Upper Lachlan Shire Council. It is the first fast charging station to be installed in Upper Lachlan Shire.

Wendy Tuckerman MP said “I am very pleased that the NSW Government was able to support this community-led initiative in Gunning. The NSW Government is leading the way in Australia in transitioning to a lower emissions transport future and initiatives such as this are very welcome”.

It is hoped that the EV charging station will help to attract visitors and highway traffic to Gunning over the Christmas period.

Colleen Worthy, General Manager of Upper Lachlan Shire Council said, “Gunning is well positioned in the Shire to attract Hume Highway travellers and visitors from Canberra. Increasingly, tourists are seeing the benefits of stopping and relaxing in local towns to break their journey. It boosts the economy of our Shire villages and makes for a safer, more relaxing and enjoyable journey.”

Gunning’s EV charging station provides free electricity for vehicles for the first two years with the costs being covered by the Gunning District Association.

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