Our latest ultra-rapid station has just opened in Horsham, which means EV drivers in both Victoria and South Australia can now travel between the states without any long charging stops (subject to local travel restrictions). Chargefox Horsham is our seventh ultra-rapid station to open in Victoria, and connects with our recently opened Murray Bridge and Keith stations in South Australia to allow easy travel between the two cities. Whilst it might be a while until we can visit our neighbouring states, we’re continuing to expand our charging network, ready to support more EV road trips in the future.
The world-leading charging technology at Chargefox Horsham is powered by 100% renewable energy, just like our other 15 ultra-rapid stations across the country. Australian EV drivers now have access to charging along the Western Highway and beyond, safe in the knowledge they are supported by Australia’s largest EV charging network. EV drivers can simply download the free Chargefox app to access our network on the go.
‘Our EV charging network is constantly expanding, and our new station in Horsham is an important step on the road to reducing Australia’s road transport emissions. Our size as Australia’s largest EV charging network has allowed us to manage more than 140,000 charging sessions and power almost 2 million carbon-free kilometres. We’re making it as easy as possible for Australians to purchase EVs, in turn helping to create a cleaner future for us all.’
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio also noted the importance of the Chargefox network in supporting the uptake of Electric Vehicles in Australia. “Chargefox’s seven stations across Victoria will help build confidence to make the move to sustainable vehicles and power our electric future.”
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 140,000 charging sessions for drivers via it’s iPhone and Android mobile apps, and has powered nearly 2 million carbon-free kilometres
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: 126 Baillie Street, Horsham VIC 3400
The Chargefox site in Horsham features two 350kW capable Tritium Veefil PK charger and two 50kW capable Tritium Veefil RT charger. At an average of 20kWh/100km the 350kW chargers can deliver up to 450km of range in 15 minutes.
The site has chargers equipped with both CHAdeMO and CCS2 plug types, making it suitable for all current and future DC-capable EVs, including Tesla Models S and X when used with an adapter.