The Victorian Government has announced it will be installing 214 new fixed and transportable EV chargers across the state.
Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy and Resources, announced $2.2 million will be spent across four projects to develop new charging technology, adding to the 116 existing charging sites and helping Victoria reach emissions targets.
“The innovative projects will help us meet our 2030 target of half of all new light vehicle sales being zero emissions, and also help reduce emissions to 2045 emissions reduction targets,” said D’Ambrosio.
The Zero Emissions Vehicle Emerging Technologies (ZEVET) program will see JET Charge Pty Ltd take control of two projects in which it will deliver up to four customised transportable stand-alone solar, battery, and EV chargers.
JET Charge will also install 10 EV charging outlets in an apartment carpark and commercial shared car spaces for fleets in metropolitan Melbourne.
One hundred EV chargers will be mounted on street light poles across three inner city local government areas by Intellihub Assets Pty Ltd, and Myenergi APAC Pty Ltd will deliver 100 smart connected EV Chargers in homes and businesses across Victoria that can detect and use surplus electricity generated via rooftop solar to charge an electric vehicle.
Nick Staikos, Member for Bentleigh, said the projects will build on electric vehicle charging technologies to support the uptake of zero-emission vehicles.
“They’ll also create local industry and jobs as they build skills, capabilities, and services across Victoria.”