Chargefox, Australia’s largest and fastest-growing public electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has expanded with the opening of their 19th ultra-rapid charging station, this time in Cooma, NSW. The location in Cooma opens up tourist areas south of Canberra, including the Jindabyne snowfields region and popular coastal towns such as Eden. Locals and tourists alike travelling between Adelaide and Sydney now 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, CEO of Chargefox said “We’re starting to see some significant environmental milestones as we continue to expand our network across Australia. In December alone, usage across our network reduced carbon emissions by 91 tonnes, avoiding the equivalent of 50,000 kilos of coal-burning.”
“Chargefox Cooma is one of 3 new ultra-rapid sites we are opening this summer. The network already allows easy travel between Adelaide and Sydney, and now we’re building out those critical branches of the map.”
Chargefox Cooma, and others in NSW, were built with investment from NRMA and the other motoring clubs via the Australian Motoring Services (AMS). NRMA General Manager Ops and Motoring, Dan Maranhao, said these new chargers are an important milestone for Chargefox and NRMA Members and will help drive the future of mobility while contributing to the local tourism economies that need our help more than ever.
“Our commitment to building an electric vehicle fast charging network that connects all of NSW has never been more important. We are ensuring the infrastructure is there to support the Great Australian Road trip for generations to come as we make the transition to electric vehicles.” Mr Maranhao said.
It has been a big year for Chargefox, the company now has partnerships with most of the major car manufacturers including Volvo, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Jaguar and Audi.
“Major car manufacturers globally are setting deadlines for when they will cease production of petrol cars. Our network of charging infrastructure, combined with our partnerships to offer free and discounted charging to drivers of select EV models, is helping move Australia towards a cleaner future” Marty said.
Chargefox is the biggest and fastest-growing open charging network in Australia for modern EVs. 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: Chargefox Cooma, Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre, Yulin Avenue, Cooma, NSW, 2630
The Chargefox site in Cooma features two 350kW capable Tritium Veefil PK chargers, each with a single CCS2 plug. Chargefox Cooma also features a Tritium Veefil RT 50kW charger with both CCS2 and CHAdeMO plugs. At an average of 20kWh/100km, the 350kW chargers can deliver up to 450km of range in 15 minutes.
The site is equipped with both CHAdeMO and CCS2 plug types, making them suitable for all current and future DC-capable EVs, including Tesla (some older models may require an adapter).
Chargefox Cooma is located at the rear of the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre & Cafe on the Monaro Highway, Cooma. As their vehicles charge, visitors can experience a flyover of the Snowy Scheme in the state-of-the-art immersive theatre, enjoy a barista-made coffee and light refreshments and explore the interpretive area, which includes information about the Snowy 2.0 project and a three-metre model of a tunnel boring machine.