JOLT to supercharge Sydney with 65 free EV chargers

Artist's impression of the JOLT kerbside EV chargers with cars parked along street
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Australian-owned free, fast and clean EV charging network JOLT has successfully secured funding from the NSW Government to install 65 fast and free kerbside public charging sites across seven local government areas in Sydney.

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JOLT’s EV charging stations combine smart city technology with innovative urban design and free, fast charging. The key benefit of JOLT’s proposition is free charging of up to 50km of driving range per day.

The NSW Government funding program is aimed at addressing the urgent problem of a lack of convenient kerbside public charging for EV owners. For many EV owners, such as renters and people who live in apartment blocks, the barriers to charge at home are much higher.

Climate Change and Energy Minister Penny Sharpe, whose ministerial car is electric, said the grants were part of a $209 million commitment into charging infrastructure.

“This investment will significantly increase the availability of public charging options and give people confidence their next vehicle purchase can be an EV,” Sharpe said.

“Almost 30% of NSW drivers do not have access to private, off-street parking to charge an EV. That figure is considerably higher in metro areas. We will continue to roll out EV charging grants to further support the NSW goal of being the easiest place in Australia to own and drive an electric vehicle.”

JOLT CEO Doug McNamee said “Kerbside charging is critical to the transition to electric vehicles in Sydney, and providing fast, free charging to those who do not have access to off street charging is JOLT’s goal for this program. JOLT provides charging infrastructure at zero cost to councils, while providing 7kWh, or up to 50km driving range, free, to EV owners in the community each day.

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JOLT recently announced its expansion to New Zealand, the UK and Canada, where thousands of EV chargers are currently being installed.

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