In December 2019, WA electricity network provided Horizon Power approached the AEVA asking about EV charging infrastructure.  The state-owned company was buying a couple of EVs for it's fleet, including a Hyundai Kona for the Esperance depot, so the need for charging equipment was apparent.  Horizon asked if the WA branch of AEVA could help get a charger installed in Esperance.

The WA branch decided to raise the stakes - let's build an entire charging network between Esperance and Perth!  

https://chuffed.org/project/evhwy

The goal is to raise enough money to purchase the 50 kW chargers and install them in places like Lake Grace and Ravensthorpe, as well as any toher towns in the southern Wheatbelt keen to host one.  Electricity supplies out here are weak, so network upgrades may be necessary; hence the target of $350,000.  

Since starting the campaign, we had devestating bushfires on the East coast, a global pandemic, economic recession and massive political upheaval.  What a great time to be raising money for EVs hey?  Despite these challenges, we have raised over $65,000 and we are about to purchase our second 50 kW DC fast charger.  The first one was bought for Lake Grace thanks to the generous supoprt of C. D. Dodd Scrap Metals in Forrestfield, and the support of the Lake Grace shire council who are supporting the installation costs.

We would like to thank the following donors to our campaign for their support:

C. D. Dodd Scrap Metal Recyclers $15,000.00
Colin Lorrimar $15,000.00
Ken Hall $5,000.00
Jon Edwards $5,000.00
Harald Murphy $5,000.00
David Smith $5,000.00
Anonymous  $5,000.00
Rob Dean $1,000.00
Anonymous $1,000.00
Richard Chapman $1,000.00
Joseph Law $1,000.00
George Nigg $1,000.00
Tim Devereux $1,000.00
Wigman Holdings Pty Ltd NA $1,000.00
Denni and Matthew Clifton $500.00
Justin Richards $1000.00
Peter Petrovsky $500.00
Toby Pearn $500.00
Gareth Nealon $500.00
TeslaInTheGong  Nash $500.00
Brendon McCarrol $500.00
Jean Cleaver $500.00
James Anderson $500.00
Roy Butler $300.00
Graeme Martin $250.00
David Carter $200.00
Philip Trinham $200.00
Jason Brooks $200.00
William Sinclair $300.00
Ant Day $100.00
David  Cann $100.00
Sylvia Wilson $100.00
Leo Kerr $100.00
Bill Gresham $100.00
Christina Costigan $100.00
Paula Samson $100.00
Joshua Wilson $100.00
Adam Pedley $200.00
Natalya & Galen Townson $100.00
Robyn Edwards $100.00
Kieran Andrews $100.00
David King $100.00
Adrian Dawson $100.00
Ben Rose $100.00
Philip Holliday $100.00
Sam Zacharopoulos $100.00
Gordon Murray $100.00
Kim Wilkinson $100.00
David Letts $75.00
Chris Jones $50.00
Rob Grieves $50.00
Greg Gibson $50.00
Anthony Martin $50.00
James Anderson $50.00
M Ellims $50.00
Brad Plunkett $50.00

 

If you would like to donate to the fundraiser (all donations are NOT tax deductable - we are not registered as a gift-deductable charity) please visit the campaign page and make a donation.  You can make an off-line donation if you like, just send an email to secretary@aeva.asn.au for details.