Australia’s largest EV charging network announces new sites

Chargefox, Australia’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has today revealed target locations for all 22 locations in the first phase of their ultra-rapid EV charging network, and announced a target to grow to over 100 ultra-rapid sites around Australia. 

With five ultra-rapid stations already open, this first phase will result in 22 stations connecting Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with additional sites in Western Australia and Tasmania. All ultra-rapid stations will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

Marty Andrews, Chargefox CEO, said, “We’re committed to making EV charging simple, fast and clean, and are thrilled to be leading the way in making this a reality for all Australians.”

“Our plans to complete the first phase of our ultra-rapid network are well underway now. From our rapid growth over the past two years, we’re learning how drivers in Australia use EVs, and are now using those lessons in future planning to grow the network Australians need,” Andrews continued.

The next 17 locations in the first phase of the Chargefox ultra-rapid network include:

NSW: Gundagai, Sydney, Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Karuah, Cooma, Shell Cove and Goulburn 

VIC: Ballarat, Moe and Horsham

TAS: Central Tasmania

SA: Greater Adelaide and Keith

WA: West Perth and Australind

As well as the 22 ultra-rapid site locations, Chargefox manages over 1,000 plugs across 450 locations, and has processed more than 50,000 charging sessions for EV drivers in the past two years.

Over the past few months, they also announced deals with Nissan, BMW and Jaguar Land-Rover to offer their drivers discounts on the Chargefox network.

Editor’s Notes

Chargefox is the biggest and fastest growing open charging network in Australia for modern EVs. It has been operating charging stations across Australia and New Zealand for 2 years and has managed more than 50,000 charging sessions for drivers via it’s iPhone and Android mobile apps.

The ultra-rapid charging network is an investment by the Australian Motoring Services (RACV, NRMA, RACQ, RAC, RAA and RACT), Wilson Transformers and the founder of Carsales, Greg Roebuck. It is supported with grants from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Victorian Government.

Chargefox’s multiple partnerships with car manufacturers mean that Australians can confidently purchase an EV backed by the Chargefox network.

The freely-available Chargefox app also helps users easily find, use and pay for charging across hundreds of stations in Australia and New Zealand. 

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) – Chargefox received funding from ARENA as part of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government, and the Australian Government does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.

Technical Details 

Every site in the Chargefox Ultra-Rapid network will have at least two parking bays equipped with 350kW capable Tritium and ABB chargers. Select sites will feature two additional Tritium 50kW chargers. At an average of 20kWh/100km the 350kW chargers can deliver up to 450km of range in 15 minutes, whilst the 50kW can deliver 60km in 15 minutes. 

Chargers will all be equipped with both CHAdeMO and CCS2 plug types, making them suitable for all current and future DC-capable EVs, including Tesla when used with an adapter.

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