Ampol unveils electric vehicle charging brand AmpCharge

Ampol has unveiled it’s new electric charging brand, AmpCharge, and announced plans for a nationwide roll out of fast chargers.

Ampol will leverage existing Ampol infrastructure and customer relationships to service customers using AmpCharge at both forecourts and destinations and at home. Ampol is looking to establish the charging network across Australia by 2030.

Matt Halliday, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Ampol, said the announcement is an important step towards the execution of Ampol’s future energy and mobility strategy, including its objective to reduce emissions in the transport sector and support the uptake of battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

“As we begin to evolve our national network, consumers will see AmpCharge in Ampol service stations, depots and terminals right across the country. For the first time, we’ll also be entering homes, workplaces and shopping centres as we seek to deliver simple and efficient charging solutions at convenient locations to keep people moving.”

The rollout will begin with five pilot sites at Ampol service stations in Carseldine QLD, Alexandria NSW, Northmead NSW, Altona North VIC, and Belmont WA, in June and July 2022, before expanding to approximately 120 sites by October 2023.

“We’ve been keeping Australians moving for over 120 years. Today, as energy needs evolve, our vision is to become Australia’s leading distributer of energy, providing mobility solutions for any of the vehicles our customers drive, anywhere and anytime they need it,” said Halliday.

The sites will feature AmpCharge chargers supplied with renewable energy, or covered by green certificates, and will be capable of delivering charge to a BEV at up to 150kw, with each site having the capacity to charge at least two BEVs concurrently.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide partial funding for the expansion through the Future Fuels Fund, following an agreement announced in July last year.

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