Australia is set see its first network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations under a $15 million investment in Australian start-up Chargefox.
The $15 million in public-private funding will see the ultra-rapid charging stations built throughout Victoria, and will see the stations open to all modern EVs. The company claims that charging times will be quicker, with up to 400km of range delivered in 15 minutes. The chargers will be capable of power output of at least 150kW and up to 350kW, which will be the fastest of any charger currently available in Australia.
"Chargefox is committed to sustainable mobility. Our network of ultra-rapid charging stations will play a significant part in improving the infrastructure of this country and remove one of the major barriers that limits the adoption of EVs. The charging stations will enable all modern EV drivers to confidently drive between Australia’s major cities," said Marty Andrews, CEO, Chargefox.
In the initial rollout, Chargefox plans to secure 21 locations for the network and the first stations located in Euroa and Barnawartha North, Victoria.
"Chargefox has a vision that one day 100% of road transport will be powered by renewable energy and from day one our ultra-rapid chargers will be accessible to all Australian drivers,” Mr Andrews said.