Byron Shire Council supports uptake of zero‐emission electric vehicles with installation of Australia’s only designed and manufactured fast charger – the award‐winning Veefil
* First fast‐charging electric vehicle station in regional New South Wales to service all cars
* First local council in Australia to install locally‐produced fast charger – the award‐ winning Veefil by Brisbane‐based Tritium
* 10th Veefil installed in Australia
Brisbane, Australia 21 February 2017: Byron Shire Council has chosen Australia’s only home‐ designed and manufactured fast charger for electric vehicles (EV), the award‐winning, 50 kW DC Veefil, as regional New South Wales’ first fast‐charging station that can service any electric car.
Located at the Byron Bay Library car park, this is the 10th Veefil fast charger operational in Australia, although Tritium, the Brisbane‐based company that designs and manufactures the unit, acclaimed as the ‘most technologically‐advanced fast charger in its class’, exports the majority of its products globally. Currently Veefil units are being installed on major charging networks and fast‐charging highways in 18 countries.
“We’re very pleased to see the Byron Shire Council supporting the uptake of electric vehicles with this installation of Tritium’s Veefil EV fast charger,” comments Marcelo Salgado, the company’s Sales Manager. “As the first local council in Australia to install one of our chargers, we commend Byron Shire’s progressive approach to e‐mobility and sustainable transport.”
Byron Bay’s 50 kW DC Veefil fast charger will be able to be used by drivers of all electric cars as it supports both CHAdeMO & SAE‐Combo standards. It is around 25 times faster than home charging and can add 50km range to an EV battery charge in just 10 minutes – which would take over six hours using a wall socket.