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After two years of planning and negotiations, a Whyalla veterinary surgery in South Australia has become the first to trial carbon credit generation from an EV fast charger Down Under. Evansa and Noodoe have teamed up with Whyalla Vets principal veterinarian Dr. Melville-Smith to create this innovative, sustainable income stream. More than an income stream for the surgery, it will become a service to the community and fits well with their emphasis on sustainability.

The surgery’s EV fleet (comprised of two Tesla Model Ys and two BYD Atto 3s) will be the first to charge, while the service will also be offered to the public. The installation of the DC charger adds to sustainability projects already undertaken. The surgery uses natural light rather than artificial light through the ingenious use of skylights. They also add a levy to their services as a carbon offset, which is used to grow trees. Their aim is to create zero waste.

The 75 kW Tritium charger is on site and it is expected to be commissioned shortly. It will be fuelled with renewable energy that is heavily present in the South Australian electrical grid. In order to generate carbon credits, Evansa will have to register the charger with Verra, the world leading non-profit carbon offset certifying organisation.

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