16 May 2012 – An electric vehicle charging station outside Holden’s head office in Port Melbourne which started operating today (Wednesday) signalled how innovation was creating more environmentally-friendly transport choices for motorists, the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet said.

Mr Combet joined Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, Holden’s executive director of engineering Greg Tyus and ChargePoint chief executive officer James Brown to plug in a Holden Volt electric car.

“Transport accounts for 15 per cent of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. That means more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicles will play an important role in moving to a low-pollution future,” Mr Combet said.