RACV replacing Tritium with Kempower at Barnawartha, Euroa, Airport West, Ballarat, Horsham, Torquay, Moe

    RACV have committed to replacing their unreliable 1st generation Tritium ultra-rapid charging stations on the Chargefox network at Barnawartha, Euroa, Airport West, Ballarat, Horsham, Torquay, Moe with new more modern Kempower chargers instead.

    I have used most of these chargers during my EV road trips and can say that this news will be greeted with joy by Australian EV drivers who have visited these locations and found that all too often some or all of the chargers were out of order.

    Neerav Bhatt charging media loan KIA EV6 GT-Line at Chargefox RACV Moe

    These upgrades will commence in February 2024 and be completed by the middle of 2025.

    RACV General Manager Energy Greg Edye commented:

    “It is time to replace the first-generation technology with new high-quality chargers of varying speeds”.

    “RACV will be replacing 24 Tritium DC chargers at RACV’s seven public charging sites. These achieve an 80 per cent charge in 15-30 minutes (depending on the EV make/model) for users looking for close to a full charge in a short time”.

    “RACV will also be installing six new fast DC chargers (50KW) at Victorian RACV Clubs and Resorts. These achieve an 80 per cent charge in one to two hours (depending on EV battery size) for users having a day activity at a resort”.

    “In addition, RACV will be upgrading 22 AC chargers (7KW to 22 KW) at RACV Clubs and Resorts. These achieve an 80 per cent charge in about five hours for those with longer dwell times, notably in-house guests”.

    “RACV are also looking to further invest in locations which tie in RACV Club and Resort facilities to customers visiting from all parts of Victoria and will have further announcements to make on this in the coming period.”

    All of the existing and new charging station locations will be connected via the Chargefox App.

    RACV first invested in EV charging nearly 10 years ago via the installation of some slow chargers in its Victorian Clubs and Resorts.

    In 2017 RACV became a significant shareholder in Chargefox. In 2022 RACV became a major Shareholder in JET Charge, a major Australian supplier of charging EV equipment.

    Neerav Bhatt charging media loan Hertz Polestar 2 at RACV Chargefox Torquay
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    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.


    1. Sad- we all love to see an Aussie company doing well, but these things were known as (S)hitium for very good reason.
      I hate to say it, but good riddance.

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