Evie chargers impacted by Optus outage, Chargefox and other networks appear to be OK

    Availability of Evie Networks chargers is disrupted at the moment because of an Australia wide outage of the Optus network.

    Looking at the Evie app you can see that while a lot of the charger locations have issues, some locations like Evie Sutton Forest on the Hume Highway must be using another network provider than Optus because they are still working.

    The other major charging networks seem to be mostly OK, Chargefox says only a small percentage of their network is impacted by the Optus outage

    Evie networks just issued this statement:

    We wanted to let you know that some of our sites are temporarily unavailable due to an ongoing Optus outage. We understand this may affect your experience, and we’re working diligently to resolve the issue.

    Please take note of the following:

    You can initiate a charge with your Evie Pass RFID if you’ve used it at a specific site before.

    We are actively monitoring the situation and working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

    We’ll keep you updated with any developments. For real-time updates, be sure to check our app regularly. (if you’re an Optus customer, please use a working Wi-Fi signal to access the Evie App.)

    Thank you for your patience, and we appreciate your understanding during this unexpected outage.

    I recommend that all EV drivers carry an RFID card to use at chargers. You don’t need a different RFID card for each charging network as I have explained here..

    If you’re relying on public chargers to get to your destination, it’s also a good idea to charge every few hours rather than waiting until you’re down to 10-20%.

    Because if you reach a charger site and it isn’t working, you will be stranded without enough battery capacity to get to the next charger.

    Neerav Bhatt
    Neerav Bhatt
    Thanks to his broad general knowledge, research skills and ability to explain complex issues Neerav Bhatt has appeared in the online, print, radio and TV media including: ABC (Online, TV, Radio), SBS (Online, Radio), BBC World Service (Radio), 10 News TV, Sky News TV, Australian IT, Technology Spectator, Ausdroid, iTnews, APCMAG, IDG CSO and a variety of other publications. In 2023 he joined the techAU team and represents them at Sydney events.

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