Australia’s fastest electric vehicle charging stations are set to be developed in regional Victoria with $1 million in state government funding.
Chargefox was awarded the funding to develop Australia’s first ultra-rapid vehicle charging sites in Euroa and Barnawartha North.
The company has made an electric vehicle charge management software platform designed and built in Australia and will create two charging sites with multiple charging stations at each.
“Electric vehicles are the future, and we’re ensuring Victoria is at the forefront of this transition,” Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said.
“With our Solar Homes initiative and plans for electric vehicles, Victoria is leading the nation in new energy technology.”
Chargefox will match the funding to build the stations, which are expected to be operational by the end of October.
The charging stations will dramatically reduce charging time for drivers, with up to 400km of range delivered in 15 minutes, the fastest of any charger currently deployed in Australia.
Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the project will bring more tourist to regional towns as well as drive down emissions.
“We’re bringing the world’s best technology to regional Victoria and supporting local businesses along the way,” she said.