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Car charging station welcomed

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The northeast community of Bridport is the latest to hop on board the electric vehicle trend, with local community organisation Bridport Innovations launching a new charging station.

Tasmania currently has around 340 electric vehicles on the roads, the State Govermnent is aiming to have an all-electric fleet by 2030.

Len Gillett, has been the driver of the project, winning support from RACT and the Dorset Council to help fund the installation.

"Registrations of EVs (electric vehicles) increased by 300 per cent from 2018 to 2019."

"Numbers are only small in Tasmania at the moment, but the State Government has committed to a 100 per cent electric fleet within 10 years, which will build confidence and a stronger second hand market for upgrades and trade-ins."

"That relies on a comprehensive charging station network throughout the State," Mr Gillett said.

Bridport Innovations provided about 40 per cent of the installation costs with the remainder coming from Dorset Council and RACT.