Chargefox deploys Tritium's EV chargers in Queensland

Tritium Pty Ltd

Monday, 13 May, 2019

Chargefox deploys Tritium's EV chargers in Queensland

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in Brisbane now have access to more fast charging infrastructure, after Chargefox has opened its third ultra-rapid charging station in Toombul Shopping Centre. This is the first one in Queensland and forms part of Chargefox’s network of 22 charging sites across Australia.

It features Veefil-PK 350 kW and Veefil-RT 50 kW DC fast chargers from Tritium. The company said it installed two 350 kW chargers for the first time in Australia at the Toombul Shopping Centre. They can charge two cars simultaneously and can add up to 400 km of range in 15 minutes, or 200 km in eight minutes.

“The deployment of the Veefil-PK brings Australia in line with other regions across the globe such as Europe where these chargers are being rolled out by the hundreds across the continent,” said Chris Hewitt, Tritium’s Head of Sales Australia. “This is the next step towards Australia eliminating range anxiety and enabling true range and energy freedom.”

There is also a 50 kW charger which can add 75 km of range in 15 minutes. It is equipped with both CHAdeMO and CCS2 plug types, making it suitable for all current and future EVs, including Tesla when used with an adapter.

The Veefil-RT 50 kW DC fast chargers currently make up more than 70% of the publicly available DC chargers in Australia. Tritium expects this to expand with the NRMA’s network of a planned 40 sites across New South Wales, as well as the Queensland Electric Super Highway.

Chargefox CEO Marty Andrews said, “Chargefox has a vision that one day 100% of road transport will be powered by renewable energy and that our ultra-rapid chargers will be accessible to all Australian drivers. The Chargefox Toombul station opening brings us another step closer in making this vision a reality for all Queenslanders.

“Ultra-rapid charging is the future and a game changer for all EV drivers and Australians who are considering switching to EVs. Since launching, Chargefox has processed over 25,000 charging sessions on more than 350 plugs across Australia and New Zealand, dispensing a total of over 190 MWh of electricity — that’s enough electricity to power the average household for a decade.

“We’re helping Australia transform from being a global laggard in transport innovation to having only the third ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging network in the world. Our new Toombul station is the next stepping stone on our journey to connect Australia’s major cities for the thousands of drivers using efficient, clean electric vehicles.”

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