Tritium, Evie Networks to install more than 300 EV fast chargers across Australia


Fast-charger company Tritium has signed a deal with Australian fast charging network Evie Networks to install more than 300 of its new RTM 50kW fast chargers across Australia.

The 50kW fast chargers, which can add up to 50 kilometres of range to an EV in 10 minutes, are expected to be deployed over the next two years at 158 different destinations across eight regions, with two chargers available at each site.

Backed by the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund’s commitment of $100 million, which is accompanied by $23.85 million grant from ARENA, Evie Networks is the most heavily funded EV charging operator in Australia.

Evie said the roll out will be partly covered with funds recently awarded from ARENA’s Future Fuels Fund ($8.85 million).

Two years ago, the company secured $15 million in funding from ARENA to install 42 renewable energy-powered charging sites at roadside service centres connecting Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane, plus destination charging in Far North Queensland, Tasmania and Perth.

Tritium CEO Jane Hunter said the growing deployment of charging infrastructure in Australia will help reduce range anxiety and encourage electric vehicle (EV) uptake, which ‘is lagging behind other developed countries’.

“We’re very pleased to see federal government support for the rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure,” Ms Hunter continued.

“While the e-mobility industry does not require subsidies to support the transition from petrol cars to EVs, it benefits greatly from governments indicating their support for the change via policy statements, which enables public confidence when buying a new car.”

Evie Networks CEO Chris Mills said the deal with Tritium was a huge vote of confidence for the team.

“This expansion across all of Australia’s capital cities will accelerate access to quality fast EV charging for more Australians,” Mr Mills said.

“Our sites will be prepared for the future with this advanced and upgradeable technology from “Tritium.”

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