Australian Parliament House energy provider, ActewAGL, is taking the lead installing 58 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the Parliament House precinct, beginning with ten EV chargers in the visitor’s car park.
In partnership with EV charger delivery partner EVSE Australia and local installation partner Shepherd Electrical, the project has provided an opportunity for local businesses to work with the Federal Government in support of the National Electric Vehicle Strategy. Further, the project will support the transition of the COMCAR fleet from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to EVs.
Available to the public from Monday, 13 November 2023, the ten visitor’s car park chargers will contribute to the ACT Government’s Zero Emissions Vehicles Strategy, particularly its target of achieving at least 180 public chargers online by 2025.
The remaining 48 chargers will be located within the Senate, House of Representatives, and Ministerial car parks at Parliament House and are due for completion in 2024.
Seven of the new EV chargers will be installed in dedicated accessible car parking spots and tailored to ensure that the infrastructure and spaces are accessible for all.
ActewAGL General Manager Retail, Rachael Turner, said that the Ocular 7kW and 22kW chargers will be available on the Exploren public charging network, allowing users to tap and pay seamlessly for their charging.
“ActewAGL has already installed more than 100 EV charge points in the ACT and surrounds for the public, ACT Government, Federal Government, local businesses, multi-dwell occupancies and new developments,” Ms Turner said.
“We’re also contracted to install a further 100 charge points within the region across the next 12 months, further demonstrating our commitment to providing EV charging infrastructure in line with current and future demand for the public, business community and visitors to the ACT.”
As emissions-free vehicles accelerate to become the prevailing transport medium by 2035,
ActewAGL is at the forefront of the EV transition. By scaling public charging installation in line with anticipated future demand, ActewAGL intends to future-proof the ACT’s essential EV infrastructure.
In addition to supporting the local charging infrastructure, ActewAGL’s award-winning evHub is helping customers find, finance and charge EVs. Customers can purchase vehicles in stock now and explore EV charging solutions for homes, apartment complexes and businesses.
“ActewAGL is strongly committed to improving transport sustainability, working towards the
community goal of one in four households having an EV by 2030,” Ms Turner said.
“Our continued commitment to expanding public charging infrastructure is designed to build confidence in the community that an EV is a logical and convenient choice for their next vehicle.”