Ampol and BYD partner to lift EV take-up in Australia 

Ampol and BYD Automotive launch partnership to boost electric vehicle (EV) ownership in Australia, with the two organisations collaborating on charging solutions and integrated offers for new EV customers. 

Under the partnership, Ampol will deliver at-home and business charging solutions as well as subscription services and charging offers at both public and price charting stations for BYD customers, boosting confidence in the availability of convenient charging solutions across the country. 

Luke Todd, CEO and Managing Director of, BYD’s Australian distributor, said the partnership is a natural fit, as both companies lead the way towards a future of increased EV ownership. 

“Ampol is Australia’s leader in transport fuels and has embarked on a strategy to become the Australian leader in EV charging. With the ongoing rollout of AmpCharge across Ampol forecourts and at destinations like shopping centres along with the ability to deliver charging in the home, BYD customers can feel confident they will be able to charge their EV wherever they need.

“Being able to partner with like-minded companies to help everyday Australians and businesses transition to future fuels and energy solutions, is at the very core of BYD’s plans to enable more Australians to have access to and benefit from driving high quality electric vehicles in an affordable and convenient manner.” 

Matthew Halliday, CEO and Managing Director at Ampol, said he’s excited to partner with a leading EV manufacturer as Ampol continues its AmpCharge rollout. 

“The electrification of mobility is one of the megatrends in the energy space, which creates enormous opportunity for our future. The ongoing roll out of AmpCharge is gathering momentum, with an initial commitment to roll out new fast charging infrastructure to almost 140 locations, including both forecourt and at-destination charging sites. 

“We are also developing our plans for a home and business charging offer. We know fast charging at our retail sites and elsewhere is going to play an important role to reduce range anxiety and provide Australians with the confidence they need to transition to EVs, and this partnership with BYD will further extend our opportunity to support the uptake of battery electric vehicles across Australia.”

Initially, the partnership involves a commitment from Ampol to build AmpCharge EV charging stations in almost 140 locations, with 360 charging bays in total. 

The vast majority of the bays are due to be completed by the end of December 2023 as part of an agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), who are providing partial funding subsidised by the Australian Government. 

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