Australia's largest and fastest growing EV charging network.
Hello, we're Chargefox.
We’re Australia’s largest and fastest growing EV charging network, we’re Australian owned and operated, and we’re committed to making charging simple, affordable and fast for all Aussies because simpler charging means more EVs on the road, and that’s a very good thing.
We manage more than 10,000 charge sessions a month, and someone plugs into the Chargefox network once every minute. We’ve got plans to grow our public network to 5,000 plugs, including 2,000 fast charging plugs, by 2025.
Our free Chargefox app is available on the App Store and Google Play, and allows EV drivers to quickly and easily find a charger and pay for a charging session. The app also shows helpful live data including what plugs are already in use, the cost (if any) and what plug types are at each station.
Using the app you can find Chargefox stations all over Australia, from major shopping centres like Westfield to supermarkets like Coles and Woolworths and local council spots.
We’re proud to have partnerships with some of the world’s leading car manufacturers, including Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan. This means Australians can buy an EV with the confidence that they’re never too far from a charger.
We know that corporate fleets have the potential to make the biggest impact on emissions, so we’re working alongside some of Australia’s leading fleet managers to smooth the transition. Find out more about our Fleet offering here.
We understand the demand that EV charging can have on the grid. That’s why we’re future proofing our EV infrastructure by installing state-of-the-art technology and working with energy providers to build the best solutions for customers.
Ultra-rapid. Yes, ultra.
We have built Australia’s first network of ultra-rapid chargers, capable of charging up to 475kW. This means they can deliver up to 400km of charge in 15 mins.
Our wider charging network includes AC chargers (from 5kW), to fast chargers (around 50kW) to ultra-rapid chargers (350 – 475kW).
Our story so far
Chargefox was formed in 2017 from an initial conversation between Tim Washington (Founder and CEO of JET Charge), Mark Wells, CEO of Cogent, and Marty Andrews, who is a Co-Founder of Cogent and was the Managing Director at the time.
Road transport accounted for about 15% of greenhouse gas emissions, highlighting the potential for EVs to make a big dent in Australia’s carbon emissions and make the world a cleaner place for the next generation.
However, there was a chicken and egg scenario – EV adoption was slow, but it wouldn’t pick up unless charging infrastructure was available that allowed drivers to find, charge and pay for sessions easily.
A need for better EV charging infrastructure – and innovative technology to support it – became obvious. Tim had extensive experience in the industry, while Marty had founded and grown one of Melbourne’s leading product led technology consultancies.
In 2018, we received over $17 million of funding to build Australia’s largest network of ultra-rapid chargers, capable of charging a modern EV in only 15min. This funding is a combination of investment through the Australian Motoring Services (The NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAA, RAC, and RACT) group, Wilson Transformers, Cogent Ventures, JET Charge and the founder of Carsales, Greg Roebuck. We are also supported with grants from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Victorian Government.
In 2022, Australian Motoring Services (AMS) acquired Chargefox. The new ownership will accelerate the expansion of Chargefox’s state-of-art EV charging network giving more Australian EV drivers better access to world-leading charging technology right across the country.
The investment sets AMS and Chargefox up for continued success to build out the EV charging infrastructure needed to allow mass adoption of EVs and help create a cleaner backbone for a cleaner future. Chargefox’s multiple partnerships with car manufacturers mean that Australians can confidently purchase an EV backed by the Chargefox network.
In February 2023 Marty handed over the role of CEO to John Sullivan. John is now leading the Chargefox team to continue to grow the network and make it easier for Australians to transition to electric transportation.