Evie Networks opens its first ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging station in South Australia at Tailem Bend today, providing a vital connection in its rapidly growing charging network across Australia.
Just over an hour from Adelaide, Tailem Bend is the first of four Evie Networks’ charging stations planned for South Australia and the seventh to open in the nationwide ultra-fast charging network.
Evie Networks Chief Executive Officer Chris Mills said the site, its second in partnership with Tasco Petroleum, was important to establish Evie’s presence in South Australia and begin to open the highway between Adelaide and Melbourne for EV drivers.
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“Our mission is to give EV owners the freedom to travel anywhere and we’re excited to give drivers of all available EV models the confidence to explore South Australia’s historical and beautiful Limestone Coast,” Mr Mills said.
“Approximately 100 kilometres east of Adelaide, Tailem Bend is a popular rest stop conveniently located at the junction of the Dukes and Princes Highway.
“With our 350kW chargers powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, drivers can be charged and back on the road in 15 minutes or take a longer break and enjoy the iconic banks of Australia’s Murray River.
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“The Evie Networks’ app helps EV drivers plan their trips around our 24/7 ultra-fast, safe and convenient on-site amenities and also provides drivers with a secure payment facility.”
Evie Networks is backed by the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund’s contribution of $35 million, which is accompanied by $15m funding from ARENA as part of ARENA’s
Advancing Renewables Program. This makes Evie Networks the most heavily funded EV charging operator in Australia.
EV drivers will charge for free at the Evie Networks Tailem Bend site throughout October.
To find out more about Evie Networks, visit goevie.com.au.