New partnership will accelerate the expansion of Chargefox charging stations across Australia.
Australia’s state mobility clubs, including RACQ, have taken ownership of the country’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator Chargefox.
RACQ, NRMA, RACV, RAC, RAA and RACT, through their wholly owned company Australian Motoring services (AMS), stepped up their shareholding in Chargefox to become the sole owner.
Chargefox will continue to operate as usual and will refocus on its ambitious target to have more than 5,000 EV plugs across the country by the end of 2025, providing greater EV charging options and reducing Australia’s vehicle emissions.
One of the major barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles is their driving range, so the Chargefox expansion will provide access to a quality network of chargers which will take the stress out of trip planning.
We want to make Australia electric-vehicle ready so car companies will be encouraged to lift supply and give you more choice.
The Chargefox charging stations can be used by all modern makes and models of EVs, with some able to charge to 80% or more in 15 minutes.
As an RACQ member, you can now save 20% when charging your electric vehicles at all Chargefox ultra-rapid charging stations across Australia.
To access the discount, simply download the free Chargefox app from the Apple App or Google Play store.
Sign up to create your account, then in the ‘My profile’ section, click ‘Add program’ to add your RACQ member number, and agree to the terms and conditions.
Chargefox CEO Marty Andrews said the expanded network of chargers would benefit EV drivers and the environment.
“The accelerated rollout of Chargefox’s network has broad-reaching benefits, as it allows for further local and long-distance EV travel, giving more Australian EV drivers better access to world-leading charging technology right across the country,” Mr Andrews said.
“The backing of such a strong, longstanding partner and their investment will help us to deliver on this.”
AMS Group CEO Michael Reed acknowledged the enormous environmental benefits associated with Chargefox’s accelerated growth, and the flow on to members of the mobility clubs and the broader community.
“We are proud to play a role in supporting Chargefox’s growth,” Mr Reed said.
“We share a mutual goal to reduce road transport emissions to zero and support the growing community of EV drivers across the country.
“We continue to see a large number of EVs on the road and the number of Australians who are considering purchasing an EV in the future is growing year on year.
“Combined, we’ll have greater power and opportunity to deliver infrastructure that Australians need to increase the uptake of EVs and therefore reduce road transport emissions.”
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