Chargefox, Australia’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has expanded with the opening of its seventh ultra-rapid charging station in Moe, Victoria. The location means locals and tourists alike have access to this world-class technology, delivering up to 400km of range in only 15 minutes and backed up by 100% renewable energy.
Marty Andrews, Chargefox CEO, said, “This is the first of seven new locations we will be opening over the summer months. The new charging station in Moe is a significant milestone, enabling EV drivers to travel from Melbourne to Victoria’s beautiful Latrobe Valley region and through to Sale, Maffra and Lakes Entrance without any long charging stops.”
Victoria’s Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio said, “Uptake of electric vehicles will help us reduce emissions and to tackle climate change.”
“More Victorians will be driving electric vehicles in the future, that’s why we’re supporting Chargefox to build the infrastructure needed to meet this demand.”
Nicole Brasz, Executive General Manager, Home and Energy Division at RACV said, “The new charging station in Moe is a significant milestone for Chargefox and our members, allowing more and more Victorians to travel with greater confidence in their electric vehicles. RACV is committed to innovative and sustainable solutions for Victorians on the road and in the home and we are proud to support the development of a reliable and ultra-rapid charging network. We will continue to invest in emerging technology and infrastructure like Chargefox, solar systems at RACV resorts and in our members’ homes to improve the lives of all Victorians.”
The Chargefox Moe site was built with significant support from local Latrobe Valley businesses including Gippsland Solar and Fowlers Asphalting. With an additional 15 ultra-rapid charging stations in development, the Chargefox ultra-rapid network will soon connect Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as having additional stations in Western Australia and Tasmania. This will make electric vehicle charging faster and easier for all Australians and support efforts to bring Australia’s vehicle emissions in line those of the USA and Europe.
Andrews concludes, “We aim to make EV charging as fast and easy as possible for all Australians, and we’re excited to be leading the way in delivering world leading infrastructure backed by renewable energy. This new site in Moe is the next stepping stone on our journey to connect Australia’s major cities for the thousands of drivers using efficient, clean electric vehicles.”
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 55,000 charging sessions for drivers via it’s iPhone and Android mobile apps, across more than 1,100 plugs.
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.
Site location: 211 Lloyd St, Moe, VIC 3825
The Chargefox site in Moe features two 350kW capable Tritium chargers, plus two additional 50kW capable charger. 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.
The chargers are 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.