Ampol Rolls Out EV Charging Network across Australia
Australian petrol retailer Ampol has detailed plans to roll out a network of 150kW electric vehicle fast-chargers to its service stations.
Called AmpCharge, the rollout will commence with five pilot sites located in Carseldine Qld, Alexandria NSW, Northmead NSW, Altona North Vic, and Belmont WA, and will come online between June and July this year.
Each station will be capable of delivering charge to at least two EVs concurrently, with power supplied by renewable energy or covered by green certificates. The sites will also feature solar panel systems and battery storage provisions.
Matt Halliday, Ampol Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said the announcement was an important part of Ampol’s future energy and mobility strategy, including its objective to reduce emissions in the transport sector.
“I’m pleased to unveil our full-service electric vehicle fast-charging ecosystem, AmpCharge, leveraging our existing network, skills and infrastructure to provide a diverse and comprehensive charging network that can minimise range anxiety and support the uptake of EVs in Australia.”
“As we begin to evolve our national network, consumers will see AmpCharge in Ampol service stations, depots and terminals right across the country. For the first time, we’ll also be entering homes, workplaces, and shopping centres as we seek to deliver simple and efficient charging solutions at convenient locations to keep people moving.”
The five pilot sites form part of an initial rollout to approximately 120 sites by October 2023.
The Ampol rollout is part of an agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced in July last year, with ARENA providing partial funding through the Federal Government’s Future Fuels Fund.
3 May 2022