Ampol has reached the halfway mark of its rollout of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across six sites in New South Wales and Victoria.

The first site opened in June at Avenel in Victoria and Ampol has just opened its third site in Seven Hills, NSW.

Ampol has partnered with Evie Networks to deliver the charging stations.

The six sites will form part of Evie Network’s ultra-fast charging network, connecting the east coast of Australia from Cairns to Adelaide. Backed by the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund and accompanied by a recoupable grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Evie’s network will be the largest ultra-fast EV charging network in Australia.

Alan Stuart-Grant, Ampol’s Executive General Manager, Strategy and Corporate Development, said the pilot would provide an opportunity to test how EV charging can be integrated into a traditional service station forecourt.

“Our national network of retail sites, along Australia’s major highways and close to existing high-traffic road infrastructure in metropolitan areas, makes us uniquely placed to play a key role in the delivery of EV charging.

“We’re proud to partner with Evie Networks who bring strong EV charging expertise and a quality network that will ensure we continue to build our knowledge of services and technologies that will shape our future. We look forward to welcoming EV customers to our Avenel store.”

Evie Networks Chief Executive Officer, Chris Mills, said the partnership with Ampol was a significant step forward in delivering its national network build, drawing on Ampol’s high quality roadside convenience and amenity.

“Partnerships with trusted brands, like Ampol, help us deliver our mission to accelerate EV adoption in Australia.   Using Evie Networks’ cutting edge-technology helps our host partners showcase their sustainability credentials as well as returning solid commercial benefits from increased foot traffic and convenience sales while EV customers are on site.”

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