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Chargefox opens Tasmania’s first ever ultra-rapid EV charging station

Chargefox, Australia’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has expanded with the opening of the first ultra-rapid charging station in Tasmania. The location in Kings Meadows, Launceston, 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, “We decided to continue our roll out of Australia’s largest EV network in Kings Meadows because that location connects Devonport and Launceston in the North as well as Hobart in the South.” 

It gives EV drivers, both local and interstate, the ability to take their EV on a road trip around Tasmania with the peace of mind they can charge quickly.” 

Stacey Pennicott, Executive General Manager, Membership & Community at RACT said “It is pleasing to see the continued rollout of EV charging infrastructure across the state. We see this as a rapidly growing area for Tasmanians and visitors alike.” 

Tasmania is the fourth state in Australia to boast this technology, with South Australia and Western Australia to follow in the coming months. This will make EV charging faster and easier for all Australians and support efforts to bring Australia’s vehicle emissions in line with those of the USA and Europe. 

Chargefox is offering free charging at the Kings Meadows site until the end of March to give Tasmanian residents and tourists alike the opportunity to try out the chargers. 

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 Tasmania is the next stepping stone on our journey to connect Australia’s major cities for the thousands of drivers using efficient, clean electric vehicles.”