Goodwin home carers power on with new electric vehicle
Home care workers at Goodwin Aged Care in Canberra will have a new, greener way to get around, with utility company ActewAGL and Council on the Ageing (COTA) teaming up to provide a free Hyundai Ioniq electric car for the next 12 months.
Part of a new pilot program, the car will be used by nurses to deliver home care services in and around Canberra, with an ActewAGL charging station also in the bargain.
According to Goodwin Chief Operating Officer Stephen Holmes, Goodwin is moving towards more environmentally-friendly aged care, including at its Goodwin Village site in Farrer.
Rachael Turner, General Manager of ActewAGL Retail, said the pilot is in line with efforts to promote electric vehicle usage in the capital region.
“We are delighted to work with Goodwin Aged Care on this pilot program to support the community adoption of electric vehicles.