Chargefox, Australia’s fastest growing electric vehicle network has reached a new milestone announcing the opening of its first ultra-rapid charging station in Western Australia (our eighteenth nationally) and a partnership with Volvo to give owners of the XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid five years unlimited charging at all Chargefox ultra-rapid
sites (up to 350kW) and at participating Chargefox- managed fast charging sites Australia-wide. Chargefox has now delivered this world-leading charging technology to EV drivers in all but one state or territory in Australia and has partnerships with most of the major car manufacturers.
Chargefox also announced that use of their network of chargers is reducing carbon emissions by 50 tonnes every month. That’s the equivalent of more than 25,000 kilos of coal burning avoided in an average month.
Marty Andrews, CEO of Chargefox said “Chargefox has now built 18 ultra-rapid charging stations around Australia on the Chargefox network that are totally powered by renewable energy, with many others using green power where possible. We have almost 10,000 users on our app, and we have powered more than 145,000 EV charging sessions. We are really pleased to see the positive impact our network is having on the environment at such a critical moment in time.”
“Australia’s per capita transport emissions are 45% higher than the OECD average, with transport being our third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Cars are responsible for roughly half of those emissions. Chargefox has powered over 2 million carbon-free kms and, once the state borders open and it is safe to go on driving holidays this summer, we are able to offer EV drivers the opportunity to explore Australia whilst reducing their carbon footprint,” Marty 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.
“Every global car manufacturer now has a deadline for when they will cease production of petrol cars. VW, the second biggest manufacturer in the world, will stop the production of petrol vehicles by 2026. 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.
Behyad Jafari, Electric Vehicle Council CEO said, “our data shows 56 per cent of Australians are now considering purchasing an electric car as their next vehicle, and access to world-class charging infrastructure is key to their decision. The expanding Chargefox network helps drivers feel confident about buying an electric vehicle, knowing they can charge whilst out and about, at work and at home. Australia needs simple, reliable EV charging solutions and Chargefox continues to bridge that gap.”
“Turning on our latest two charging stations in regional Victoria and WA means drivers can now travel up and down the east coast of Australia, and from Melbourne to Adelaide without long charging stops. These sites will further reduce range anxiety and help drive EV adoption in Australia. As all the major car companies focus their efforts on building EV models, we anticipate that 2021 will be the year that we will see the tipping point of EV adoption in Australia,” Marty said.