Boost to EV infrastructure as GET Electric unveils Double Bowser Video Charging Unit


A new state-of-the-art Video Charging Unit, capable of charging two electric vehicles simultaneously, has been unveiled by Australia’s leading provider and installer of EV charging stations and technology, GET Electric.

The Double Bowser Video Charging Unit comprises of two 22kW chargers, housed in a modern and minimalist floor-standing unit constructed from tempered glass unit that features a 55-inch display screen.

The unit is currently located at GET’s user-pay Commercial EV Charging Hub at 30 Prohasky Street, Port Melbourne. Initial feedback from commercial car park operators and shopping centre owners has been overwhelming.

According to GET Electric Executive Chairman and Founder, Srecko Lorbek, the new unit’s ability to display high resolution images and video makes it especially suited to high-traffic locations where advertisers can reach captive and transient audiences.

“This is one of the most technically and visually impressive EV chargers ever introduced in Australia, and with the video capability it can potentially pay for itself with advertising able to be broadcast through the units to a wide audience,” Lorbek said.

“The benefits of having chargers like this on-site, which can quickly and efficiently service two car parks from the one charging unit are enormous.”

As one of Australia’s leading suppliers and installers of EV charging station for residential and commercial applications, GET Electric’s mission is to make EV charging more accessible and convenient.

“With Australia’s share of electric vehicles expected to increase to 1.7 million within the next decade, GET Electric welcomes any measure that supports the proliferation and uptake of EVs,” said Lorbek.

“Electric Vehicles are no longer the future – they are today’s reality. Which is why is essential that our cities and towns gear up for the rapid uptake of EVs by installing public and private charging infrastructure to keep pace with the expected exponential growth in the EV market.

“GET Electric has a wide range of smart chargers for commercial and residential use and is in active discussions with private buyers, car parks, commercial and residential developers, business and state and local governments about public and private installations to support the growing number of EVs.”

Recognising that electricity cannot be given away forever, GET Electric chargers are supported by a proprietary user pays app that allows charging station providers to recover charging costs.
Looking ahead, GET Electric will be bringing even more single and double bowser charging units to the market to ensure Victoria does not get left behind by the rest of the world in one of the most significant transportations in transport.

Electric Car Maintenance Expensive As We Think

Electric Car Maintenance – Is It As Expensive As We Think?    

Electric Car Maintenance Expensive As We Think

What are the maintenance costs for an electric car? And just how much maintenance do electric cars require? While electric vehicles are costlier to purchase than petrol or diesel-powered cars, they are cheaper to run and can even be charged in the comfort of your own home. Contrary to what most people think, electric car maintenance is also much less than conventional vehicle maintenance.

An electric vehicle can save you money continuously through its low, long-term maintenance costs. They do not require regular service, and you do not have to incur charges for things like transmission service, tune-ups, cooling system flushes, or oil changes. This is not to say that electric cars do not need maintenance. It would help if you still had periodic service and checks to ensure everything was in good condition.

The Cost Of Electric Car Maintenance

The maintenance costs for an electric car will vary based on factors like the type of electric vehicle you own. Note that the brake systems, steering, suspension and transmission of electric vehicles are equally affected by day-to-day driving habits, just as with regular powered cars with consumable parts like brake fluids and brake pads.

The electric motor, battery, and other electronics need little to no frequent maintenance. There are also fewer moving parts relative to gas-powered engines. It is worth mentioning that if you own a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, its maintenance needs will be similar to that of a conventional car as it has an internal combustion engine. You will spend an average of $77 on electric car servicing and maintenance for the first three years.

How Often Do Electric Cars Need Maintenance?

Unlike conventionally powered cars, electric cars do not require regular maintenance. Always check your manufacturer’s offering on maintenance. How often your electric vehicle needs maintenance will depend on various factors. If you have a battery-electric car, it will be best to get yearly scheduled service maintenance to ensure that your vehicle is safe to operate. Here is how often electric cars may need maintenance: 

Monthly Electric Car Maintenance

The owner should do monthly electric car maintenance which should involve checking your tyre pressure and adjusting as required. Check your windshield washer fluid and fill if necessary and inspect your tyres for any signs of wear and tear. 

Every 10,000 kilometres

You need to hire a professional to rotate your tyres and check the charger modules, accessory power, power inverter, cabin heater, and battery coolant level. Inspect the brakes, steering, suspension, and visually check for any fluid leaks. You should also check your tyre’s sealant’s expiration date and inspect the gas struts for any damage, wear, or cracks.

Check the accelerator pedals for any signs of damage, binding, or high effort and replace them if needed. Lubricate the body components, check the restraint system, and inspect the driveshafts, half shafts, and power steering for damage, leaks, or excessive wear. 

Twice A Year Electric Car maintenance

Use plain water to flush corrosive materials such as road salt from the electric car’s underbody.

Every 5 Years 

Replace the brake fluid and drain and fill the car’s coolant circuits.

Every 7 Years 

Change the air conditioning desiccant. 

Electric Car Maintenance Expensive As We Think

Electric Car Maintenance Safety Requirements

  • Electric vehicles available for commercial use must undergo stringent safety testing as with any other standard vehicle. They must meet specific safety standards to ensure they are safe on the roads.
  • Manufacturers design electric vehicles with safety features and insulated high-voltage lines that will deactivate the electrical systems when they detect a short circuit or collision.
  • Electric vehicles have a lower centre of gravity, making them less likely to roll over.
  • The battery pack of an electric vehicle meets all the testing standards and is encased in a sealed shell.

Final Thoughts

If you are still on the fence about electric cars, it is worth mentioning that there have been over 20,000 sales of electric vehicles in Australia since 2011, and more models are planning to hit the market. Electric cars are only expensive to purchase, but they need little regular maintenance, unlike standard cars.

While electrical systems require less maintenance, you still need to take proper care of your vehicle. Over time, you may have to replace headlamps, hoses, steering, and suspension components, get the brakes serviced and replace the tyres. You also need to consider the battery pack of your electric vehicle, which is by far the most expensive component. The batteries will degrade gradually and lose their ability to maintain full charge.

Although this is not common with the newer models, it will likely happen when you own an electric car for an extended period. When the batteries degrade, you can consider trading in your vehicle for a new one or swapping the battery pack.

Buy Electric Vehicle Chargers At Get Electric

The average Australian spends $29.55 every week on car maintenance, which translates to about$1,536 every year. You would spend way less with an electric vehicle as they don’t require regular maintenance like standard vehicles.

Already have an electric car? Then consider buying electric vehicle chargers at Get Electric. Our charger models are innovative, and they allow you to control energy loads and pricing and generate revenue without lifting a finger. Does that sound like a good deal? 

Please call us today on 1800 GET NOW to learn more about our EV charging and infrastructure solutions or leave an enquiry and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

How Electric Cars Work

How Do Electric Cars Work? 

How Electric Cars Work

As fuel prices continue to hike, many people are switching from regular cars to electric cars. This is because of the numerous benefits that an electric car offers. 

Sure, we’ve all heard that electric cars are great for the environment, but is that all they’re good for? Do they have disadvantages? How do they work? Read on to find out.

What is an Electric Car?

Electric cars, often known as electric vehicles (EVs), are cars that run on electricity instead of liquid fuels like petrol. As a result, they do not pollute the environment. More importantly, they are less costly to use because they use electricity supplied from an EV battery.

Pros and Cons of Owning an Electric Car

The Pros

  • They are Economical to Use

With an electric car, vehicle owners do not have to pay for a gas refill every week. Instead, they can just invest in a high-quality battery pack and have the car charged at public charging stations. Recharging a car is far much cheaper than refilling its fuel tank.

  • Electricity is Renewable

Regular gas fuel is a finite resource because it is made from oil, which occurs naturally on earth. On the other hand, electricity is a renewable energy source making it more reliable. All a car owner needs is an electric vehicle with rechargeable batteries and they are good to go.

  • Requires Less Maintenance

Gas-fueled car owners must do regular servicing and oil changes to ensure that their cars work properly. On the other hand, electric cars require minimal maintenance to keep them working.

  • Can Be Designed to Use both Gas and Electricity

Some electric tesla models can use both gas and electricity to run. These EVs are known as plug-in hybrid power vehicles.

Even though they mainly use electricity, they still have an internal combustion engine. That way, the owner can use regular fuel when they need to.

The Cons

  • They are More Costly to Buy

Despite the cost reductions on gas, electric automobiles are more expensive to purchase than conventional vehicles. 

  • Charging Stations are Not Easy to Find

Normally, electric cars charge at a public charging station. Unfortunately, these stations are not readily available because electric cars are yet to be fully adopted.

Things to Consider Before Buying Electric Cars

  1. Availability of Charging Stations

Before buying an EV, car owners must make sure there is a station nearby to power the electric motor by recharging it. In addition, consider the cost per kilowatt-hour kWh of recharging the vehicle.

  1. Does the Car Fulfill Personal Needs?

Even though electric cars have many benefits, they are not for everyone. Therefore, if the family will still need a combustion engine car as a backup, buying an EV does not make financial sense.

How Electric Cars Work

Key Components of an All-Electric Car

  • Auxiliary Battery

The auxiliary battery supplies electricity to run the vehicle’s accessories.

  • The Charging Port

This component allows the car to link to an external power supply and charges the electric battery pack.

  • The DC converter

This converts DC power from the vehicle battery to the lower-voltage power required to operate vehicle gadgets and recharge the supplementary battery.

  • Electric Traction Motor

This motor moves the vehicle’s wheels using energy from the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery. Motor generators are used in some vehicles to provide both drive and regenerative braking.

  • Power Electronics Controller

This unit controls the speed of the electrical transmission motor and the power it generates. It does this by managing the flow of electrical current given by the battery system.

How Do Electric Cars Work?

EVs work with the help of electricity which is stored in batteries. The electricity powers their engines similar to how petrol or diesel fuels a car.

An EV can be charged at home using either a specifically built in-home recharger or a standard wall outlet. Alternatively, car owners can recharge their car batteries at a public charging station.

Final thoughts

Electric cars are a valuable innovation especially now that the world is running out of oil. More importantly, it is an easy way to go green by reducing environmental pollution. Car owners will also save money by using electricity instead of petrol to fuel their cars. Go electric now!

Buy Electric Vehicle Chargers at GET Electric

Do you have an electric car and are wondering where to find a charging station? Simply buy an EV charger from us and charge your car at home.

Global Electric Transport (GET) is Australia’s pioneering supplier of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging and infrastructure. Not only are our chargers of high quality, but they are also affordable. More importantly, we have a wide variety of options to suit your personal needs and budget.

Please call us today on 1800 GET NOW to learn more about our EV charging and infrastructure solutions or leave an enquiry and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.