Chargefox’s new charging station is 100% powered by renewable energy
Australia’s largest open, electric vehicle network Chargefox has announced the launch of its latest EV charging station which opened in Barnawartha North, in Victoria in New South Wales.
The opening of its second new station, which is capable of delivering 400 km of range in only 15 minutes and is backed up by 100% renewable energy, has expanded the firm’s EV charging network, and allows its customers to travel between Melbourne and the New South Wales province securely.
“The new charging station is a significant milestone, enabling EV drivers to travel from Melbourne to Victoria’s high country, or to the NSW Riverina Murray region without any long charging stops,” said Chargefox CEO Marty Andrews.
The Barnawartha North station was designed and built using local expertise including Shepparton-based Watters Electrical, local Wodonga businesses Excell Gray Bruni and EDM Group for civils and planning, and East Albury’s Enviro Culture Services for landscaping, which Andrews said was one of the greatest pleasures of the project: “They know the area and have brought great skill and expertise to the construction. It’s great that we can contribute to the local economy in this way.”
In a bid to support efforts to bring Australia’s vehicle emissions in line with those of the US and Europe, Chargefox is planning the construction of an additional 20 ultra-rapid charging stations, to make EV charging stations more accessible and to encourage purchases of the low-emission vehicles.
The firm hopes to connect its network to Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as having additional stations in Western Australia and Tasmania.
“The introduction of Australia’s first public charging network is a significant milestone to the broader goal of mass adoption of EVs. Every Australian would benefit from a pivot to electric vehicles. Our cities could have cleaner, quieter roads, drivers could be spared the unpredictability of the petrol bowser and the nation wouldn’t be dependent on foreign fuel imports. Chargefox’s network is a key piece of the puzzle for Australia to accelerate from the back of the global pack,” said CEO of the Electric Vehicle Council Behyad Jafari.
Andrews concluded: “We’re helping Australia transform from being a global laggard in transport innovation to having only the third ultra-rapid EV charging network in the world. Our new Barnawartha North station is the next stepping stone on our journey to connect Australia’s major cities for the thousands of drivers using efficient, clean electric vehicles.”