WA chalks up another first. Brookton Road House installs the first pay as you go charging station in an Australian servo

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WA chalks up another first. Brookton Road House installs the first pay as you go charging station in an Australian servo

Post by E-STATION » Mon, 23 Apr 2018, 11:02

Brookton Road House is the first Australian service station to install a pay as your go charging station. The Liberty Fuel Station is located at Brookton, around 134 km from Perth on the main route to Ravensthorpe and Esperance. The proprietor, Nola Craig recently installed a brand new 30 kW solar PV system on the roof of the Road House and thought that selling excess power to electric car drivers would be a great idea. The charging station is a 22 kW Type 2 AC unit manufactured by Circontrol and supplied by E-Station. It is mounted in a vandal proof bollard designed and made in Australia. The charging station is connected to the Charge Star payment system and will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unmanned. The tariff is 45 cents per kWh. Charging sessions are activated using the NEXTCHARGE smart phone application and/or the NEXTCHARGE RFID card.

Nola believes that service stations on trunk routes will eventually replace petrol and diesel bowsers with DC fast charging stations as the public transitions to electric cars. She thinks that installing AC charging stations is a good way to gauge the market.

Joseph Law becomes the first person in Australia to charge at a pay as you go servo. His Tesla Model S drew 42 kW in one hour and 54 minutes.

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Post by jonescg » Mon, 23 Apr 2018, 11:18

So it accepts credit cards or is it just part of the Chargestar network?
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Post by jonescg » Mon, 23 Apr 2018, 11:49

Is it a double-header or is there only one charge point installed there?
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Post by E-STATION » Mon, 23 Apr 2018, 20:27

No CC reader on station. Connected to Charge Star. Activate using NEXTCHARGE app and/or NEXTCHARGE RFID card.

Double headed bollard wired for 2 * 22 kW stations. Single station present. A second station may be added later.

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Post by jeffthewalker » Tue, 24 Apr 2018, 03:47

That particular service station was already into EV charging a few hears ago. I charged my LEAF there (with an extension lead) in August 2016 on my way from Collie to Beverley Agriculture Show.
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Post by reecho » Tue, 24 Apr 2018, 20:13

Interesting how this site rejected an offer of an AEVA 32A 3 phase socket in favour of a much more expensive bollard.

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Post by rhills » Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 12:45

Well, I for one will do my darndest to support them any way I can. As our WA country travels these days are in our motorhome, I'll make sure I fill it up with diesel there whenever I'm within cooee of them and explain to them why I have chosen to do so.
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