In a huge shift for the future of motoring the Chargefox network is now owned in full by the Australian Mobility Clubs after they increased their shareholding to become the sole owner.
Australian Mobility Clubs (AMS) is made up of the NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, RAA and RACT with NRMA being the largest member of the group.
This sets a path for these motoring groups to lead the way in the electrification of Australia’s highways as they have done already while also creating a commercial model for the future.
NRMA Group CEO Rohan Lund says “Australia is not immune to the global transition away from fossil fuels in transport and towards sustainable energy sources and we must make significant steps now to ensure the nation is not left behind, this is why today’s investment by Australia’s motoring clubs is so important,”
“Between us we represent over 8.5 million motorists nationwide and they are looking to their motoring clubs to show leadership in this space. The acquisition of Chargefox by the NRMA and its sister clubs is just the latest in a series of significant steps taken by the NRMA to help lead this transition.
“The impact Chargefox has already had on Australia’s transport s impressive – over 14 million carbon-free kilometres charged and growing – and this will grow significantly with today’s announcement.
“It is widely accepted that electric vehicles will appear in far greater numbers on Australian roads in the coming years and the NRMA is committed to ensuring the nation has the infrastructure it needs to deliver on this transition.”
With Governments both State and Federal continuing their investments and commitments to highway charging networks, this centralisation of the system will create a force to be reckoned with, though they will never be the sole network.
Just like we have many petrol station brands to choose from the future will see large networks like Tesla, Chargefox and Evie along with smaller independent chargers.
The real challenge is creating a united network for the “cars” and all “apps” to see, so that no electric car is left passing a possible charging station by.