We’ve reported on Chargefox any number of times now, the company is Australia’s only public ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging network. Today it has expanded into QLD for the first time thanks to the opening of the third ultra-rapid charging station.
It can be found in the Toombul Shopping Centre, Brisbane. This station is capable of charging two cars simultaneously thanks to its 350kW power rating. That means on average 400km of range in 15 minutes or 200km in 8 minutes if just one car is charging.
The station also has an Aussie made first 50kW fast charger, that will deliver 60km in 15 minutes.
CEO of Chargefox Marty Andrews said, “Chargefox has a vision that one day 100% of road transport will be powered by renewable energy and that our ultra-rapid chargers will be accessible to all Australian drivers. The Chargefox Toombul station opening brings us another step closer in making this vision a reality for all Queenslanders.”
RACQ Head of Public Policy Dr Rebecca Michael said the Club, through Australian Motoring Services, was proud to be supporting the new infrastructure.
“Motorists deserve choice and that’s why we’re so happy to be part of this project – we need to ensure EVs are part of the fleet in Queensland now and into the future. While EVs are far better than they used to be, range anxiety is still a barrier for some drivers. We want to help Queenslanders overcome that, so the Brisbane ultra-rapid charging station is going to be critical,”
Australia now has 19 other ultra-rapid charging stations in development. Chargefox has set an ambitious target to connect Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. Plus added stations in Western Australia and Tasmania by the end of this year.
“Ultra-rapid charging is the future and a game changer for all EV drivers and Australian’s who are considering switching to EV’s. Since launching, Chargefox has processed over 25,000 charging sessions on more than 350 plugs across Australia and New Zealand, dispensing a total of over 190MWh of electricity – that’s enough electricity to power the average household for a decade.” Mr Andrews added.
Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.