Mitsubishi has joined the City of Adelaide and Government of South Australia to open a new fast direct current (DC) Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide.

The first of its kind in SA, the new facility is located in Adelaide’s Central Market Precinct operating eight fast-charging stations, with an additional 11 more to be installed by the end of October.

The DC charging stations offer charging rates that are five to six times faster than conventional home charging.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia CEO John Signoriello stated the company's commitment to the alternative energy program and support for the city's further developments.

“Mitsubishi has provided a fast charger at no-cost to the State as part of our commitment to supporting a public charging network for all-electric vehicle users, we believe electric vehicle technology should be made available to the wider community, not just for luxury car owners.

"Our fast charger is compatible with a wide range of makes and models of electric vehicles which is an important factor in helping to build an equitable electric vehicle market in Australia.”

The Adelaide Central Market charging hub is the latest installment to South Australia’s growing EV charging network, with plans to install a further 25 EV charging stations in Adelaide’s CBD by mid-2018.

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