The Organic Market & Café
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 & Café, 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 &
Café; Mr Grahame Murray who said a
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
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.
were continually feeding those present with many different
delicacies from the café 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
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
The owner of The Organic Market & Café,
SA's Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation,
Hon Paul Caica MP.
The Hon Paul Caica MP connecting the ChargePoint J1772
to the Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Chris Beattie and Jason Garrood talk with the Hon Paul Caica
Come and enjoy a coffee or a meal in this delightfully