Ampol opens third ultra-fast EV charging station
Australian petroleum company, Ampol, has opened its third ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging site at a service station forecourt in Seven Hills, New South Wales.
Ampol made the announcement in a LinkedIn post, stating “We are pleased to open our third electric vehicle (EV) charging site in Seven Hills, New South Wales – part of a pilot where EV stations are being rolled out to select Ampol-owned locations across Australia’s east coast.”
The launch forms part of a twelve-month pilot program being rolled out in collaboration with fast charging network provider, Evie Networks.
“The pilot – being delivered in partnership with Evie Networks who are building an ultra-fast EV charging network connecting Cairns to Adelaide – provides an opportunity to test how EV charging can be integrated into a traditional service station forecourt.”
The Seven Hills site is the third of six EV charging stations to be constructed across Ampol sites in New South Wales and Victoria.
The site will have two available bays for EV owners, each with 350-kilowatt ultra-rapid fast chargers that can provide up to 350 kilometres of range within ten minutes of charging for compatible vehicles. Charging times may differ based on a vehicle’s capability.
“Ampol’s national network of retail sites, close to existing high-traffic road infrastructure in metropolitan areas and along Australia’s major highways, makes us uniquely placed to play a key role in the delivery of EV charging.”
Chris Mills, Evie Networks Chief Executive Officer, said the partnership with Ampol is a significant step forward, drawing on 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.”
Find out more about the project here.
4 December 2020