Driver stories | The Guy from Bondi

By
Guy Turland
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There are now more than 100,000 drivers using the Chargefox platform every month to re-charge their cars. From Sydney's world-famous Bondi Beach to remote corners of Western Australia, people are plugging in an increasingly wide range of vehicles - from Teslas to Taycans, Abarths to Attos, and Niros to Nissans.

Here is the story of owning and charging an EV from just one of the thousands upon thousands of Aussies using Chargefox every month.

Guy Turland

Hey, I’m Guy Turland, I'm a chef and owner of Bondi Harvest & The Depot Cafe in Bondi beach. I've been a proud owner of an all electric Nissan Leaf for the last two years & a fox (i.e A Chargefox user) from the start if my EV journey.

With my love of electric driving, I want to share with you my experience with owning an EV. I feel pretty lucky that my local Chargefox station is located right in front of Bondi Beach. From the carpark, you get an incredible view of the entire beach, Icebergs pool and the ocean straight out to the horizon. In my eyes it's the most beautiful charge station in Australia.

There are two EV charging ports, both part of the Eastern Suburbs Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station Network, a joint initiative by Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils to install public on-street EV charging stations in key locations across the region.

Double rainbow!

What makes these charging stations even more special is that they are powered by 100% renewable energy. That means that every time I charge my Nissan LEAF at Bondi, I am not only saving money on fuel & parking but also reducing my carbon footprint and supporting the transition to a clean energy future. 

Charging my Nissan LEAF at Bondi Beach is not only convenient and eco-friendly, but also enjoyable. While my car is getting juiced up, I can take a stroll along the beach, enjoy the sun and surf, grab a bite at one of the many cafes and restaurants nearby, or simply relax and watch the world go by. It’s a great way to make the most of my time and experience the best that Sydney has to offer.

Chargefox is my preferred charging partner. Driving an EV has not only saved me money and time, but also made me feel good about doing something positive for the planet. If you’re thinking about getting an EV, I highly recommend you give it a try. You won’t regret it!

You can hear more about Guy on Instagram at @chef_guy_turland

A big thanks to Guy for reaching out and telling his story. If you'd like to be featured on Chargefox news please contact us.

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