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English Español Australia: First ultra-fast EV charging station in Ampol’s retail network

This is the first location of an initial roll out of Evie Network’s ultra-fast chargers across six Ampol sites connecting the east coast of Australia.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

Ampol and Evie Networks opened the first ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Ampol’s retail network at Avenel in Victoria. The Avenel site, which is currently branded Caltex, is the first location of an initial roll out of EV charging across six Ampol sites in New South Wales and Victoria that will be delivered over the next 12 months.

The six sites will form part of Evie Network’s ultra-fast charging network, connecting the east coast of Australia from Cairns to Adelaide. Backed by the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund and accompanied by a recoupable grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Evie’s network will be the largest ultra-fast EV charging network in Australia.

Alan Stuart-Grant, Ampol’s Executive General Manager, Strategy and Corporate Development, said the pilot would provide an opportunity to test how EV charging can be integrated into a traditional service station forecourt.

“We’re proud to partner with Evie Networks who bring strong EV charging expertise and a quality network that will ensure we continue to build our knowledge of services and technologies that will shape our future.”

Evie Networks Chief Executive Officer, Chris Mills, said the partnership with Ampol was a significant step forward in delivering its national network build, drawing on Ampol’s high quality roadside convenience and amenity.

“Partnerships with trusted brands, like Ampol, help us deliver our mission to accelerate EV adoption in Australia. Using Evie Networks’ cutting edge-technology helps our host partners showcase their sustainability credentials as well as returning solid commercial benefits from increased foot traffic and convenience sales while EV customers are on site.”

The Avenel site will have two 24/7 available bays for EV owners, with charging to be delivered in around 15 minutes using Evie Networks’ ultra-fast 350-kilowatt Australian-made, Tritium technology. All electricity delivered through the EV charging site will be 100% accredited GreenPower procured from renewable generators in the market.

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