Chargefox has revealed the proposed locations for all 22 charging stations in the first phase of its ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging network.
With five ultra-rapid stations already open, this first phase will result in 22 stations connecting Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with additional sites in Western Australia and Tasmania. All ultra-rapid stations will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.
Chargefox CEO, Marty Andrews, said, “We’re committed to making EV charging simple, fast and clean, and are thrilled to be leading the way in making this a reality for all Australians.
“Our plans to complete the first phase of our ultra-rapid network are well underway now. From our rapid growth over the past two years, we’re learning how drivers in Australia use EVs, and are now using those lessons in future planning to grow the network Australians need.”
The next 17 locations in the first phase of the Chargefox ultra-rapid network include:
New South Wales: Gundagai, Sydney, Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Karuah, Cooma, Shell Cove and Goulburn
Victoria: Ballarat, Moe and Horsham
Tasmania: Central Tasmania
South Australia: Greater Adelaide and Keith
Western Australia: West Perth and Australind
As well as the 22 ultra-rapid site locations, Chargefox manages over 1000 plugs across 450 locations, and has processed more than 50,000 charging sessions for EV drivers in the past two years.
Every site in the Chargefox Ultra-Rapid network will have at least two parking bays equipped with 350kW capable Tritium and ABB chargers. Select sites will feature two additional Tritium 50kW chargers.
At an average of 20kWh/100km the 350kW chargers can deliver up to 450km of range in 15 minutes, whilst the 50kW can deliver 60km in 15 minutes.
Chargers will all be equipped with both CHAdeMO and CCS2 plug types, making them suitable for all current and future DC-capable EVs, including Tesla when used with an adapter.