The station has been installed at Adelaide's Central Market car park and can handle two cars at a time.
Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said the station was powered by an Australian-developed fuel cell in what was believed to be a world first.
The fuel cell allows drivers to recharge electric vehicles with power produced with low emissions.
"This project is a sign of things to come as we move towards a cleaner and greener future for our beautiful city," Mr Yarwood said.
The ChargePoint recharging station can produce 12,400 kilowatt hours of power each year.
Excess electricity not used by motorists will be fed into South Australia's power grid.
20 Dec 2010
Another well known government farce, to show the masses that 'something' is done, even though in vein.
An above average, 40 square Australian home, fitted out with the usual modern amenities like heating, cooling, a couple of Plasma TV's, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, a couple of refrigerators, can consume up to 25kw hours per day.
This can equate to 9,125 kilowatt hours of power each year, or approx. 75% of the power the city is offering to motorists.
Hardly a figure worth the song and dance.
Remember to GO GREEN to save the planet.
The government will show pictures of children, to put you into a state of FEAR, that if you do NOT do as the government says, YOUR MOST precious (children) will be endangered.
Another propaganda story brought to you by the mass media.
N.B. Picture of a GREEN car was chosen by corpau to give the readers a subliminal message that this is the way of the Novus Ordo Seclorum.