Chargefox extends it’s fast EV charging network to the Queensland Electric Super Highway.

Chargefox, Australia’s biggest and fastest growing public EV charging network, has partnered with Yurika to manage the 17 fast charging sites that make up the Queensland Electric Super Highway. 

Chargefox users can now find, charge and pay for charging sessions at any charger on the Queensland Electric Super Highway, which are capable of delivering up to 60km of range per 15 minutes. 

Today, Chargefox has over 170 public chargers operating, including 40 Fast DC chargers. By the end of 2019, the Chargefox network will have over 100 Fast DC chargers operating. The full public network is growing towards 1000’s of chargers in the years to come. 

Part of that public network of Fast DC chargers is the Chargefox ultra-rapid sites. Chargefox has 5 ultra-rapid charging sites already open, and another 17 in development. All 22 sites will be completed by the end of 2019. These chargers capable of charging up to 350kW and can deliver up to 400km of charge in 15 mins, all powered by 100% renewable energy and featuring solar panels and batteries on site to facilitate charging via solar energy wherever possible. 

Using the Queensland Electric Super Highway as part of the extensive fast charging capability on the Chargefox public network, EV drivers will be able to drive from Adelaide to Cairns without lengthy charging stops. 

Chargefox Chief Executive, Marty Andrews said ‘Extending the Chargefox network to Cairns is a step forward for EV drivers in Queensland and across Australia. It provides further reassurance that EV ownership is a real option for new car buyers, and the connection simplifies charging dramatically for existing EV drivers.’ 

Chargefox is an official partner of Jaguar Australia, having signed an agreement to provide five years’ free, unlimited charging on the Chargefox ultra-rapid charging network. The relationship makes Jaguar the first local manufacturer to formally support EV drivers. The new partnership helps ensure that Jaguar owners will have easy access to a rapidly developing major EV charging network. 

Chargefox continues their holistic view of EV charging. Their network of domestic, workplace and public charging stations has surpassed 4000 sessions a month, and rising at a rate of up to 20 per cent every month. 

In collaboration with our major shareholders, the Australian Mobility Clubs (NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, RAA and RACT) and their 9 million members, Chargefox aims to maintain their leadership position as the primary provider of charging network services wherever EV drivers need to charge. 

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 18 months and has managed more than 32,000 charging sessions on over 800 plugs across Australia and New Zealand, dispensing a total of over 250MWh of electricity for drivers via it’s iPhone and Android mobile apps – that’s enough electricity to power the average household for four decades. 

The network of domestic, workplace and public charging stations has surpassed 4000 sessions a month, and rising at a rate of up to 20 per cent every month. 

Chargefox is an investment by the Australian Mobility Clubs (NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, RAA and RACT) through their subsidiary Australian Motoring Services, 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. 

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