EV charging company Evie Networks, in partnership with electricity and gas provider ActewAGL, has been announced as a successful proponent in the ACT Government’s competitive tender process to expand and upgrade public charging for EV drivers across the ACT.
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The new charging stations will provide an additional 35 publicly accessible EV charging stations, incorporating 70 charging points across Canberra.
Locations for new EV charging stations include Civic, Braddon, Jamison, Erindale, Belconnen, Woden, Tuggeranong, Amaroo, Barton, Majura, Casey and Weston Creek, with the first additional site to go live during October 2022.
The EV charging network will include several fast chargers which can get vehicles back on the road in minutes—adding a range of up to 50km with a mere 10-minute charge.
Existing EV charging stations in Civic, New Acton, Dickson and Manuka are also being upgraded as part of the expansion program.
“We are proud to have achieved this result and absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Evie Networks to deliver a bigger and better EV charging network for our local community. ActewAGL remains the trusted energy partner for the majority of Canberrans, and with many expressing a strong desire to do more for environmental sustainability, shifting to emissions free driving represents a logical and practical next step,” ActewAGL group manager (energy transition products) Todd Eagles said.
“With the ACT Government’s proposal to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035, ensuring the ACT has a reliable and accessible charging network has never been more important.”
With Evie Networks, ActewAGL operates the leading EV charging network in the ACT and across parts of NSW. ActewAGL’s EV charging network was established as a pilot during 2016, and has since matured to achieve strong reliability and satisfaction scores, with a key milestone being the technology and infrastructure upgrades which occurred during 2021 following the launch of ActewAGL’s partnership with Evie Networks.
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“With ActewAGL, we are committed to building and expanding our open access fast electric vehicle charging network in the ACT, ensuring a clean, safe, convenient, and dependable service. With our Australian designed and manufactured fast charging stations, drivers spend less time waiting and more time getting to where they need to go,” Evie Networks CEO Chris Mills said.