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BMW opens 40 electric-vehicle charging bays at Westfield sites…

BMW and Westfield have opened 40 electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) public charging bays at 10 metropolitan Westfield shopping centres.

IN A BID TO encourage the growth of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, BMW Australia and Westifeld (the operator locally is known as Scentre Group) have joined forces to install 40 electric-vehicle charging bays at selected Westfield centres in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. They are available to use free of charge (pardon the pun).

Marc Werner, CEO of BMW Group Australia, said: “BMW remains at the forefront of providing e-mobility solutions, the revolutionary BMW i3 being just one example of this,” said Werner.

“This partnership reinforces the BMW i brand’s innovative strength and commitment to smart sustainable solutions here in Australia,” he said.

“We’re pleased to partner with BMW Group Australia to provide such a comprehensive network of EV charging stations to our customers. We’re committed to continually upgrading our facilities to meet new customer needs. This is not only a step in sustainability, but convenience for the growing number of EV drivers in our local communities,” says Greg Miles, COO, Scentre Group (Westfield).

BMW said, “All EV drivers will be able to identify charging station locations in Westfield centres via the ChargePoint app, online or through their BMW navigation system”.

There are charging stations at the following locations:

New South Wales

  • Westfield Bondi Junction
  • Westfield Chatswood
  • Westfield Miranda
  • Westfield Sydney
  • Westfield Parramatta
  • Westfield Warringah Mall

Queensland:

  • Westfield Carindale
  • Westfield Chermside

Victoria:

  • Westfield Doncaster
  • Westfield Southland


3 Comments

  1. Galaxy Being
    March 30, 2017 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    Bwahahaha!!!! As if anyone will actually use them apart councils and rabid electric car nuts.

    • VeCharge
      April 2, 2017 at 6:37 pm — Reply

      Do you realise you are slowly poisoning your children driving an internal combustion vehicle ?

  2. Alan
    March 31, 2017 at 5:31 pm — Reply

    This is going to become a PAIN. My local shopping centre has just marked 2 bays “ELECTRIC CAR PARKING ONLY” – and installed TESLA chargers. They’re always empty (except for a VW Beetle one day!!). I guess in time, there’ll be another 2 taken by BMW, another 2 taken by VOLVO, another 12 by VW, 2 by NISSAN, 2 by RENAULT (when they bring the Zoe here) etc etc.

    This has to be sorted out – I can take my TOYOTA, and fill with petrol from the same Servo as a Ferrari or Model T. Dedicated “BRAND” chargers are just going to become chaos.

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