Category Archives: EV Charging

How to Solve Parking Challenges and EV Adoption in Strata Buildings?

In the realm of strata buildings, where shared living presents a myriad of unique hurdles, parking challenges often emerges as a primary concern. During a recent podcast interview with Amanda Farmer on Your Strata Property, the spotlight was cast on the evolving landscape of parking issues intersecting with the proliferation of electric vehicles (EVs) within…

The Pros and Cons of EV Charging in Strata Building

EV Cars are lined up to charge in the EV Charging Station.

Australia is currently at the forefront of a transformative journey toward a greener future, by the growing adoption of EVs. As we navigate this eco-friendly shift, challenges faced by strata buildings is the seamless integration of EV charging infrastructure. Unlike individual homes, strata buildings accommodate multiple residences, necessitating a unique approach to address the intricacies…

Future of Parking Stations: A Necessity in the Modern Cityscape

A modern parking station in Australia featuring white cars neatly parked in designated spaces. The sleek design incorporates modern architecture and efficient parking solutions for urban mobility.

The parking industry stands at a crossroads, facing a future teeming with autonomous vehicles, electric, and flying cars. As urban populations swell—an estimated 27% increase over the next 26 years according to UN data—we must rethink our car parks and parking stations to serve not just today’s needs but those of the coming decades. The…

Preventing ICEing: Smart Parking Bollards as a Solution 

Remote Parking bollard installed in EV charging bay

Australia’s electric vehicle adoption rate has surged with sales of new EVs tripling in the first nine months of 2023. This accelerating adoption means increased demand for EV charging infrastructure. But with that come the challenges of ICEing – when Internal Combustion Engine (I.. C.. E) ie. petrol/ diesel vehicles, and even EVs now, park…

$10 million in grant funding to make NSW strata buildings EV Ready – apply now!

Smart parking bollard being installed in EV Charging bay.

This week the New South Wales government finally rolled out details of its EV Ready grant program that was announced in late 2022 to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). This initiative targets residential strata buildings and aims to assist in the deployment of EV charging infrastructure. Why Is the EV Ready Grant Program…

Revving Up the Future of Parking

The outlook conference 2023 panel interview.

On October 11, 2023, Parking Australia hosted our bi-annual Conference, Outlook 2023 in Sydney at the International Convention Centre, alongside National Roads and Traffic and eMobility Live – which attracted crowds of close to 10,000 people. As a board director since 2021 and as current President, I was absolutely delighted with the entire event!  With…

The Advantages of EV Charging at Your Workplace

A white car owned by an employee is charging in the newly installed EV Charging port.

As Electric vehicles (EVs)  accelerate us towards a cleaner and more sustainable world, businesses aim to align their strategies with sustainability. One aspect of their Environmental impact – installing EV charging stations at the workplace is becoming an increasingly popular trend – as it both satisfies ESG goals, while also enhancing employee satisfaction. In this…

The Rise of EVs and the Need for EV Charging Etiquette

Two available charging bays in an Apartment.

Finding an available electric vehicle charging bay when you need it has become critical with the accelerating popularity of EVs.  As the world increasingly embraces sustainable energy, electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly gaining popularity. Today, over 1.8 million publicly accessible charging points are available, 37% increase in 2021 compared to the previous year [1]. However,…

How to be EV ready in your Strata Building


With the rising popularity of EVs, it’s essential for strata communities to create an environment that supports sustainable transportation, including electric vehicles (EVs). In this article we address the key issues that strata buildings need to think about and and step-by-step guide to becoming EV Ready. New Regulations about EV charging in strata buildings Effective…

Fines for Parking in EV Charging Bays in Australia

The three automatic parking bollard is installed in a EV Charging parking bay.

Fines for Parking in EV charging bay without charging is up to $3,200 depending on your location in Australia. To accelerate the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) across Australia, all levels of Government have made it a priority to provide adequate EV charging infrastructure.  So Australian drivers can charge their EVs easily and regularly  without worry….