Australia's largest EV charging network, backed by renewable energy.
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 launched in 2017, and since then have managed more than 50,000 charging sessions on over 1,000 plugs across Australia and New Zealand. Across those sessions, we’ve dispensing over 400MWh of electricity, which is enough electricity to power the average household for five decades.
Right now we have over 400 public chargers on the network, about 10% of which are fast DC or ultra-rapid chargers. We’ve got plans to triple this and grow the full public network to 1000’s of chargers in the years to come.
Our free Chargefox app is available on iTunes and Android, and allows EV drivers to quickly and easily find a charger and pay for a charging session. The app also shows helpful live data like 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 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.
Ultra-rapid. Yes, ultra.
We’re building Australia’s first and largest network of ultra-rapid chargers, and our commitment to a cleaner future means that all our stations are powered by 100% renewable energy, never coal.
Soon, 22 stations will connect drivers in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns, with additional stations in Perth and Tasmania.
Our wider charging network includes AC chargers (from 5kW), to fast chargers (around 50kW) to ultra-rapid chargers (350 – 475kW).
These are the fastest chargers in the world today, and are capable of charging up to 475kW. This means they can deliver up to 400km of charge in 15 mins to a modern EV.
We’re here for good.
“Our vision is that one day 100% of road transport will be powered by renewable energy and from day one our ultra-rapid chargers will be accessible to all Australian EV drivers.”
Marty Andrews, CEO and Co-Founder
Where it all started.
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 by the Australian Motoring Services (NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, RAA and RACT), 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.