The official launch of the State's first
networked Electric Vehicle Charging Station
outside Adelaide's CBD

Thursday 19th April 2012 10:30am
at The Organic Market & Caf
5 Druid Ave, Stirling SA 5152


Check out the photos below...

The Organic Market & Caf at Stirling is nestled in amongst the trees in the hills just west of Adelaide.

It was a beautiful setting on a perfect day.

Those present included the owner of The Organic Market & Caf, Mr Grahame Murray and other leading politicians and dignitaries, as well as many interested members of the public.

At around 10:30am the CEO of Australia's preeminent electric vehicle infrastructure provider, ChargePoint, James Brown opened the proceedings with a short introduction.

James then handed over the the owner of The Organic Market & Caf; Mr Grahame Murray who said a few words.

Then it was time for SA's Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation, Hon Paul Caica MP to speak and then to perform the ChargePoint card swipe to officially open the Stirling charge points.

The Minister, assisted by ChargePoint CEO, James Brown, plugged the J1772 charging connector into one of the 6 Mitshubishi i-MiEVs present to demonstrate how simple it is.
On display were six Mitsubishi i-MiEVs and Jason Garrood's electric conversion which was originally a petrol driven Mitsubishi Lancer. (See photos below)

The installation includes this J1772 connector suitable for many commercially available electric cars and also a standard 240V 15Amp unit as well. The latter is on the left in the photos.

Grahame's staff were continually feeding those present with many different delicacies from the caf and supplying tea, coffee and cool drinks all round.

Thank you Grahame for a great morning.

Eric Rodda, April 2012

The official invitation is available here as a PDF download.

The two Charge Points (ChargePoint Australia)

Six Mitsubishi i-MiEVs arriving...Jason's EV to the right.

Jason Garrood's Mitsubishi Lancer - Rear batteries.

Jason Garrood's Mitsubishi Lancer - "Engine" bay.

ChargePoint Australia's CEO, James Brown opened the proceedings.

The owner of The Organic Market & Caf, Grahame Murray.

SA's Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation, Hon Paul Caica MP.

The Hon Paul Caica MP connecting the ChargePoint J1772 connector
to the Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Chris Beattie and Jason Garrood talk with the Hon Paul Caica MP.

Come and enjoy a coffee or a meal in this delightfully setting.