Ampol and Hyundai partner to support zero-emissions vehicles

Ampol CEO and Managing Director Matthew Halliday (right) with Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating Officer John Kett
Ampol CEO and Managing Director Matthew Halliday (right) with Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating Officer John Kett

Ampol and carmaker Hyundai have formed a strategic partnership to support the transition to zero-emissions vehicles in Australia.

The agreement includes knowledge sharing and both short and long-term initiatives to support the transition to battery EVs and to explore the development and use of hydrogen in Australia’s transport sector. 

Hyundai and Ampol will collaborate on programs intended to give Hyundai BEV customers access to battery EV charging offers across Ampol’s growing AmpCharge network, along with potential bundled energy offers incorporating home charging and broader energy solutions. 

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Ampol and Hyundai will also work together to help accelerate the transition of fleet vehicles to BEVs, with the aim of delivering an integrated offer that will provide fleet owners with the confidence in vehicle and charging infrastructure availability that they need to make the transition to zero-emissions vehicles.

The two companies will collaborate to deliver integrated solutions to customers looking to operate fuel cell EVs powered by hydrogen. The partnership will explore the development of hydrogen infrastructure and fleets, with the organisations to share knowledge and collaborate on opportunities for public funding of new hydrogen infrastructure. 

Ampol CEO and managing director Matthew Halliday said Ampol was excited to partner with Hyundai to drive the transition to lower emissions energy solutions. 

“Partnerships and collaboration across industry will be critical to accelerate the energy transition. We know our customers have strong purchasing intentions for battery EVs. This new partnership will help support uptake of BEVs among Australian consumers and businesses, while ensuring we can together address and capitalise on issues and opportunities as more of Australia’s vehicle fleet transitions.  

“Hydrogen also presents the opportunity to deliver decarbonisation in our transport sector. Given Hyundai’s market-leading work in advancing fuel cell electric vehicle technologies, we are excited to partner together and bring our own knowledge and relationships to further explore opportunities for hydrogen across Australia’s economy.”

Related article: Ampol launches AmpCharge in Western Australia

As energy needs change, Ampol is transitioning to provide a range of fast and reliable charging solutions for BEV drivers. Ampol recently opened its first sites under the AmpCharge banner, the start of an initial roll out of 120 EV fast charging sites at Ampol stores by the end of 2023. 

This new infrastructure will be complemented by new at-destination charging solutions, a home charging offer, along with an offer for fleet customers connected with Ampol’s market-leading AmpolCard fuel card. Ampol is also exploring the use of hydrogen across key customer segment, working with customers across the Australian economy.

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