EV drivers across Greater Sydney will soon have access to 50 more 25kW street side charging stations, at commuter car parks and other Transport for NSW facilities.
Transport for NSW and JOLT today unveiled the first new charging site in Penrith on the Great Western Highway, close to Penrith Railway Station, the TAFE campus, and Westfield Penrith. Further chargers will be installed in Cronulla and Oatley in coming weeks.
This collaboration between JOLT and Transport for NSW aims to provide EV drivers across greater Sydney with access to more charging stations around key transport locations.
Across the JOLT EV charging network, EV drivers have access to 7kWh of free charging which is approximately 45 kms of range every 24 hours, depending on your car.
Once you’ve parked, charging takes around 17 minutes to reach the first 7kWh/day free amount. If they stay connected after 7kWh have been delivered, drivers will be charged a per kWh rate.
In the last year, EV registrations have risen more than 150 per cent on average across NSW.
Chargers conveniently located in Sydney metropolitan areas help to resolve one of the biggest barriers known to EV uptake – the lack of charging infrastructure.
Transport for NSW Acting Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Kurt Brissett, said:
“These chargers will offer commuters a simple top-up option at train stations and other hubs, and we’re confident they’ll be very popular”.
“In the last year, EV registrations have risen significantly across NSW and more than tripled in Penrith. We hope making it easier for drivers to top up charge as part of their commute will encourage the transition to electric vehicles”.
JOLT CEO, Doug McNamee, said:
“The roll out of the Transport for NSW chargers represents a fantastic expansion of our growing Sydney network. These state-of-the art, free for 7kWh, and fast charging stations introduce a game-changing solution for EV drivers, resulting in significant cost savings, and allowing them to travel more freely”.
“By using JOLT’s free charging top-ups, EV drivers could save more than $1,000 per year on their charging expenses. This significant saving is expected to make EV ownership even more attractive to a range of car buyers, looking for convenience, sustainability on their transport choices and cost-effective vehicles”.
“We’re really encouraging Australians to embrace EV technology, particularly as cost-of-living pressures continue to rise.”