JET Charge spearheads Perth e-Bus charging project

Male Jet Charge executive stands next to electric bus with federal and state MPs
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JET Charge has been awarded the turnkey contract to provide rapid electric bus charging infrastructure at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, marking a new step in electrifying Perth’s bus fleet and public transportation in Western Australia.

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The project is an initiative that is part of a $250 million collaborative effort between the federal and state governments, that will transform the Elizabeth Quay bus station in Perth, making it capable of supporting new electric buses.

Once the cutting-edge charging infrastructure is in place, it will support the operation of 18 electric buses on the Perth CAT bus service and allow rapid charging during layover windows, meeting operational needs.

JET Charge bus sector lead Alex Bowler said, “Kempower’s DC satellite system charge technology will play a crucial role in the transformation. Its unique modular architecture with dynamic power management allows high output from a compact footprint, so it’s perfectly suited to optimising spatial restrictions at Elizabeth Quay and working among busy bus movements.”

Works are expected to commence in early 2024, with the first of the Perth CAT electric buses schedule to go into service in the second half of the year. The project is a testament to the collective efforts of governments, businesses, and communities to pave the way for a more sustainable, eco-friendly public transportation system in the heart of Western Australia.

JET Charge CEO Tim Washington said, “We’re honoured to play a pivotal role in the journey towards electrifying the bus fleet and contributing to a cleaner environment for the people of Perth.

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“We’re committed to providing the cutting-edge charging infrastructure required to support the electric buses of the future, and we can’t wait to witness the positive impact this project will have on the community, environment, and the future of public transportation in Western Australia.”

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