JOLT and Transport for NSW launch EV charging stations

Executive in suit smiling in front of Tesla charging at a JOLT EV charging site (transport NSW)
JOLT CEO Doug McNamee

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in Greater Sydney will now have access to more free 7kWh, fast streetside charging stations, with JOLT and Transport for NSW launching the first in a series of new charging sites.

Transport for NSW and JOLT have unveiled the first new charging site in Penrith on the Great Western Highway, close to Penrith Railway Station, the TAFE campus, and Westfield Penrith.

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The site is the first to be revealed as part of JOLT’s partnership with Transport for NSW. The collaboration aims to provide EV drivers across greater Sydney with access to more charging stations around key transport locations.

As part of the partnership, JOLT is set to roll out EV charging stations in up to 50 sites across NSW, at commuter car parks and other transport facilities, in the coming months, as it works with Transport for NSW to provide more sustainable transport solutions.

Further chargers will be installed in Cronulla and Oatley in coming weeks. The initial sites are set to be located in metro areas, in close proximity to commuter car parks and other transport facilities, with a multitude of chargers ultimately set to be installed.

JOLT CEO Doug McNamee said, “The roll out of the Transport for NSW chargers represents a fantastic expansion of our growing Sydney network. These state-of-the art, free for 7kWh, and fast charging stations introduce a game-changing solution for EV drivers, resulting in significant cost savings, and allowing them to travel more freely.

“By using JOLT’s free charging top-ups, EV drivers could save more than $1,000 per year on their charging expenses. This significant saving is expected to make EV ownership even more attractive to a range of car buyers, looking for convenience, sustainability on their transport choices and cost-effective vehicles.

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“We’re really encouraging Australians to embrace EV technology, particularly as cost-of-living pressures continue to rise.”

In the past year, EV registrations have risen more than 150% on average across NSW.
Globally, it is expected that battery-powered EVs will make up 20% of overall car sales by 2025 and nearly 60% by 2035.

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