Increasing range confidence and enabling zero-emission transport
To ensure a seamless adoption of EVs, there must be plenty of recharging locations. Chargers allow electric vehicles to draw electricity from the grid, storing it as chemical energy in the vehicle's battery. The availability of public chargers is essential whenever people are unable to recharge at home. Ensuring many chargers are publicly available in places where people park during the day will increase confidence that the growing national EV fleet can charge up on solar energy during the day.
Although EVs require significant power, they also have the capability to return it to the grid when necessary. New chargers support bidirectional charging, allowing EVs to charge with solar during the day and feed electricity back to the grid during periods of high demand. Ensuring many public chargers are available in numerous parking locations will increase confidence in supporting EV infrastructure. This will help balance supply and demand in the grid, enabling more utilisation of existing renewables at a lower cost.
Currently, we have approximately one charging station per 35 EVs, contrasting with the world average of 10. To ensure an adequate number of charging stations as our EV stock expands, Australia must strive to not only match, but surpass the global standard.
Beyond EV promotes the supply of charging stations at places of work, public spaces, individual homes and apartment blocks. The wide spread availability of charging facilities is an important factor in promoting the adoption of electric vehicles.
ChargeFox is an Australian owned and operated company dedicated "to making charging simple, affordable and fast for all Aussies because simpler charging means more EVs on the road".
EVSE's Australian team offers full service, turnkey EV charging solutions with advice, hardware, software, installation, support, stock and parts based locally. Current clients include thousands of families, airports, state and federal government, councils, universities, OEMs, retailers, unit blocks, fleets, developers and more.
Everty provides installation services, management and use of EV charging stations for a variety of clients, from government to commercial property and fleets. They help businesses and organisations maximise the benefits of their EV charging infrastructure.
Evie Networks is rolling out DC fast charging stations around the country, supporting broader uptake of EV adoption nationwide. Evie manage the network themselves to ensure charger reliability and their Australian-made chargers use 100% renewable energy.
Jet Charge offers a suite of EV charger solutions which maximise charger availability and minimise charging times. Their offerings make EVs a compelling choice for consumers, and their clients range from local councils to commercial entitites.
Zero cost, fast charging would make electric transport more accessible to Australians. JOLT are building a large-scale network of EV charging stations, powered by 100% local green energy.
The Cleantech Showcase lists examples of projects that are capable of propelling us towards a prosperous, zero emissions Australia.
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