Toodyay charges into electric fast lane

TOODYAY has officially jojned an ‘electric highway’ from Perth to Kalgoorlie with the formal opening of a new two-bay electric car-charging station in the Charcoal Lane carpark, opposite the public toilets.

Shire President Brian Rayner (above) unveiled the twin-outlet electric car charger during last month’s Targa West car rally, where it was used to re-charge a Tesla Roadster electric car (pictured).

The shire received a $12,891 Federal Grant for the project and contributed a further $1250.

Other electric car charging stations have been installed at Midland, Gidgegannup, Merredin, Southern Cross and Kalgoorlie.