Braidwood Royal Mail Hotel EV charger

Ended on January 5th 2024

102%
$15,300AU
pledged of $15,000AU
78
pledges

Supporting Canberra EV owners by providing 2 EV charging stations at Braidwood.

Electric Vehicles Canberra


All or Nothing
Environment Australian Capital Territory, Australia

THE TOWN OF Braidwood has always been a welcome and enjoyable break for motorists in our region. In fact, the first horseless carriage rolled into town around 1903, and since then, tourist traffic has been pretty continuous.

 

My family enjoy stopping in the town, letting our dogs out to check their pee-mail in the park, before mooching down the main street into the antique shops, and cafes. We do not travel fast, and enjoy our breaks.

 

These days, all of our road travel is by electric vehicle, and Braidwood is still the perfect place to break our journey to and from the coast.

 

Getting to the coast from Canberra in an EV is a huge amount of fun. They are fun to drive, quiet, and the King’s Highway down to Batemans Bay is an awesome drive with heaps of recovered range in regenerative breaking.

 

However, the drive back up the Clyde Mountain can be taxing on any vehicle, and many EV owners have stated that charging infrastructure in Braidwood is urgently needed.

 

Although the Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council has announced plans to install chargers in Braidwood, at this stage, there is no detailed information regarding timing.

 

In the meantime, Braidwood’s Royal Mail Hotel in the main street has announced it will support a crowdfunding campaign to install chargers at the hotel, but it needs the support of EV owners in the region.

 

The aim is to have the charging station up and ready for the 2023 Christmas period so that the rapidly growing population of EV drivers in our region can charge their vehicles and enjoy the many facilities that Braidwood has to offer.

 

So EV drivers, here is your opportunity to pay it forward by investing in part of Braidwood’s EV infrastructure. In return you will be offered additional EV charging credit for every dollar donated.

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8 comments on “Braidwood Royal Mail Hotel EV charger

R  Rod Boswell

What type of charger? I need Mennekes Type2?

    M  Mark Hemmingsen

    Hi Rod,
    Yes they are type 2. This is the standard for Australia.
    The charging station is dual port and both outlets can deliver 11kW three phase.

M  Mark Hemmingsen

First $1000 achieved!! Thanks everyone. 🙂

M  Mark Hemmingsen

Whoop hoo. Up to $2000!!

D  Denby Angus

Any change we might add a fast charger or two?
One Chademo and one CCS?

    M  Mark Hemmingsen

    Hi Denby,
    Unfortunately this particular site is unsuitable.
    However, we do have the opportunity to supply a “free” DC charging station for a popular destination if you happen to think of one.

M  Mark Hemmingsen

Hi to all the amazing EV supporters that have contributed to this campaign.
I am happy to announce that we have reached our target and the works for the charging station has already commenced.
On behalf of myself, the Royal Mail Hotel and Electric Vehicles Canberra I would like to thank everyone for helping us achieve this monumental goal.
Have a Merry Christmas, Great holiday and however you spend this time of the year and happy electric travels.
Cheers,
Mark.

M  Mark Hemmingsen

Hi everyone,
It is with some disappointment that I have to let everyone know that despite our hard work we have not been able to get the charger installed before Christmas. Unfortunately the weather and time of year was against us. We have the trench dug, the underground conduit run, the concrete slab completed and the mains run from the main switchboard but with the rain and admittedly some exhaustion we decision postpone the installation to early next year.
The Royal Mail Hotel is holding a car and bike show on the 20th Jan and whilst we are hoping to have the charger ready before that I would like to extend an invitation to everyone to swing by with EVs on this date.
Have a safe and great holiday season and all the best wishes from EVC and the Royal Mail Hotel.

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