The Victorian Government has announced $1 million in funding for Chargefox to develop Australia’s first ultra-rapid vehicle charging sites in two sites across regional Victoria.
The project will see Chargefox install multiple stations across the two selected sites in Euroa and Barnawartha North, dramatically reducing charging time for drivers travelling interstate.
The charging stations will be capable of delivering up to 400km of range in 15 minutes, the fastest of any charger currently deployed in Australia.
Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said the company will match the Labor Government’s funding to build the stations, which are expected to be operational by the end of October.
“Electric vehicles are the future, and we’re ensuring Victoria is at the forefront of this transition,” the Minister stated.
“With our Solar Homes initiative and plans for electric vehicles, Victoria is leading the nation in new energy technology.”
Chargefox said the new network of ultra-rapid stations would encourage the uptake of EVs in Australia.
“With many manufacturers bringing new electric vehicles coming to market in the next year, including Jaguar Land Rover, Hyundai and Audi, Chargefox hopes these stations will help Victorians feel more comfortable choosing to buy an EV as their next car, and to take the opportunity to tour regional Victoria as a result,” the company said in a statement.