Plugs replace pumps at car recharging station

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Plugs replace pumps at car recharging station

Updated 22 minutes ago

A hybrid car gets charged on the street

The modified hybrid cars can be charged at the station. (ABC News: Jesse leary)

New South Wales’ first public electric car charging station has been opened in Sydney.

The charging point in Glebe is available to customers of a hybrid car rental company.

Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore says it is part of a pilot program testing the viability of charging stations.

“The city is very interested and supportive of this project,” she said.

“I made a commitment last november at a climate change summit in Copenhagen that we would accelerate the introduction of electrical vehicles into Sydney and that we would deploy our first charging station in 2010.”

The Lord Mayor says she wants Sydney to be ready when electric cars start arriving in 12 to 18 months.

Tags: community-and-society, environment, climate-change, government-and-politics, local-government, human-interest, environmental-impact, australia, nsw, glebe-2037

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