Ampol opens first WA AmpCharge site and sponsors TOCEVA Racing

Ampol has opened it’s first West Australian AmpCharge site and announced a new sponsorship of the TOCEVA Racing Team.

The AmpCharge electric vehicle charging at Ampol Foodary in Belmont is the fifth site Ampol has opened in it’s planned initial roll out of 120 new charging sites on forecourts nationally by the end of 2023.

Brent Merrick, Executive General Manager at Ampol, said Ampol is looking to establish the leading EV charging network in Australia by 2023 and the site at Belmont comes at the beginning of the initial roll out of 14 sites to be delivered at Ampol stores by the end of next year.

“The delivery of AmpCharge infrastructure on our forecourts will be complemented by new at-destination charging solutions in places like shopping centres, and our home charging infrastructure offer to be launched soon. We will also leverage our knowledge and strong relationships across industry to provide charging solutions to fleet infrastructure that will support energy transition.”

Also announced was the new naming rights sponsorship of the TOCEVA Racing Team, that has entered the only EV rally car in the upcoming Perth to Sydney Marathon.

“The sponsorship of the TOCEVA Racing Team reflects our history as a strong supporter of Australian motorsport and connects us with a group of electric vehicle enthusiasts and an event that will help drive excitement and further interest in battery electric vehicles. We wish Jon, Jurgen, Helen and team the best as they prepare the Tesla Model 3 for the marathon event in October,” said Merrick.

The unveiling of the car livery occurred at the event for the new AmpCharge Belmont site, and as main sponsor Ampol AmpCharge has branding presence across the Tesla Model 3.

Jon Edwards, manager of TOCEVA Racing Team, said the sponsorship will help ensure the team is prepared to deliver their best when the event kicks off at Perth Wellington Square on 28 October.

“We are taking on an unprecedented challenge crossing the country in an EV navigating some very remote gravel roads competing in a field of nearly 80 conventionally fuelled rally cars. We are pleased to be promoting the Ampol AmpCharge brand which fits perfectly with our EV racing ambitions and desire to be part in the energy transition.” 

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