First JOLT and Transport for NSW EV charging stations launch providing 7kWh of free and fast charging for Sydney drivers

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Up to 50 JOLT chargers to be rolled out across key transport locations in Greater Sydney

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in Greater Sydney will now have access to more free 7kWh, fast streetside charging stations, as JOLT and Transport for NSW today launch the first in a series of new charging sites.

Transport for NSW and JOLT today unveil the first new charging site in Penrith on the Great Western Highway, close to Penrith Railway Station, the TAFE campus, and Westfield Penrith.

The site is the first to be revealed as part of JOLT’s partnership with Transport for NSW. The collaboration aims to provide EV drivers across greater Sydney with access to more charging stations around key transport locations.

As part of the partnership, JOLT is set to roll-out EV charging stations in up to 50 sites across NSW, at commuter car parks and other transport facilities, in the coming months, as it works with Transport for NSW to provide more sustainable transport solutions.

Further chargers will be installed in Cronulla and Oatley in coming weeks. The initial sites are set to be located in metro areas, in close proximity to commuter car parks and other transport facilities, with a multitude of chargers ultimately set to be installed.

Transport for NSW and JOLT are committed to enhancing the accessibility and convenience of EV charging infrastructure across NSW. The installation of the first EV charger represents a major step towards building a robust network of charging stations, enabling EV owners to travel confidently and with peace of mind, knowing that charging opportunities are readily available.

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. Charging takes around 17 minutes, making it quick and easy for drivers to power up. After users’ vehicles have consumed 7kWh for the calendar day, drivers will be charged a per kWh rate.

The new JOLT charging station in Penrith and the Greater Sydney roll out comes as more and more Aussie drivers switch to EVs, in light of rising cost-of-living pressures and an increased focus on sustainable alternatives. Chargers conveniently located in Sydney metropolitan areas help to resolve some 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.

“Rolling out the JOLT charging network will give motorists confidence knowing that they can quickly top their charge up when and where they need to.”

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.”

In the last year, EV registrations have risen more than 150 per cent on average across NSW^. Globally, it is expected that battery-powered EVs will make up 20 per cent of overall car sales by 2025 and nearly 60 per cent by 2035.*

JOLT is set to expand its operations across Australia and internationally, having recently partnered with Canadian operator TELUS to roll-out 5,000 EV chargers across Canada and the roll-out of thousands of chargers in the UK. The Transport for NSW contract follows JOLT’s further expansion of charging sites in partnerships with Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy, delivering hundreds of fast chargers in the coming years, and its recent expansion into New Zealand.

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