Ampol and Yurika to install 34 EV fast chargers in Australia

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Ampol has inked an agreement with Yurika to deploy 34 fast chargers across Australia, signalling a new level of public trust in adopting electric vehicles (EVs).

The deal builds on the Queensland Government’s Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan. According to the State Government, the deal will support the installation of AmpCharge EV charging stations in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia.

Minister for Energy, Renewables, and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni stated that the project was another example of the government, consumers, small businesses, and industry collaborating to offer Queenslanders cleaner, cheaper, and more secure energy.

“Innovation in electric vehicle performance and lifecycle costs have meant more Queenslanders are choosing to make the switch, with over 16,000 electric vehicles now on our roads,” Minister de Brenni said.

According to Minister de Brenni, the initial order is for the design, building, and installation of solar and EV chargers at a small number of service station sites in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia.

“Through the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, we can capture so much more of Queensland’s abundance of natural sun, wind and water to power the industries, the homes, and the transport fleets of tomorrow,” the Minister added.

Ampol Group Chief Financial Officer Greg Barnes stated that Ampol is establishing a national electric vehicle charging network through AmpCharge to assist in reducing range anxiety and support the acceptance of EVs across Australia.

“In 2022, we launched our first AmpCharge site in Queensland at Carseldine, and this partnership with Yurika continues momentum on our ongoing rollout,” Barnes said.

Barnes expressed Ampol’s delight to continue collaborating with the State Government as Ampol implements its energy transition strategy.

Minister for Employment and Small Business, Minister for Training and Skills Development and Member for Bulimba Di Farmer stated that emissions were already being reduced due to the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan.

“Our plan will meet and beat our renewable energy targets while protecting the reef, taking action on climate change, and responding to worsening natural disasters,” Minister Farmer said.

Even better, Minister Farmer added that they’d be exporting the expertise of workers in Queensland’s publicly-owned energy companies throughout Australia.