The Australian state of Victoria has unveiled a fast-charging station at Swinburne University of Technology’s Hawthorn campus, which is the first of its type in the state.

The A$38,000 charging station has been delivered, under the Victorian Coalition Government’s A$5 million Electric Vehicle Trial.

Commenting on the development ,Minister for Public Transport and Roads Terry Mulder said the Coalition Government has recognized the long-term benefits that electric vehicles will provide for its transport system and the environment.

"Swinburne University is leading the way with the research they are doing into sustainable transport and this is a perfect fit with the Electric Vehicle Trial.

"It brings together the Victorian Coalition Government, Swinburne University, EV charging network provider ChargePoint and car manufacturer Nissan to share information, promote discussion and foster industry development," added Mulder.

ChargePoint, an electric vehicle charging network provider, has supplied and installed the fast-charger.