EV drivers in the Greater Sydney Area will soon have more Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations accessible around the key transit hubs, with the launch of a new partnership between Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and JOLT. TfNSW, as a part of the Treasurer’s Office’s EV charging plan, announced today that the JOLT partnership will build a network of free and fast Electric Vehicle charging stations across its locations in the Greater Sydney Area.
More than 50 initial EV charging stations will be installed at train and metro stations as well as bus stops, starting mid 2023, with the number expanding to more than 200 chargers over the next decade throughout the partnership.
Across the JOLT EV charging network, all EV drivers will continue to have access to 7 kWh of free charging every 24 hours which takes around 20 minutes of charging time and provides approximately 40 to 50 km of range, depending on the type of vehicle. Drivers using JOLT can save over $1,100 on charging every year.
NSW Treasurer, Matt Kean MP said, “We want to make NSW the easiest state to own an Electric Vehicle by increasing the number of chargers from 1,000 to 30,000 in the next three years. By 2030 we expect 50% of the vehicles in the state to be electric vehicles and we need to start expanding the infrastructure to make it as easy for the EV drivers as possible now.”
“We want all drivers to be able to recharge whenever and wherever they need to, whether it’s on a road trip, commuting to work or at home.” Mr Kean said this morning.
Matt Kean MP, Doug McNamee and Rory Amon (respectively) in front of JOLT EV charger
JOLT CEO, Doug McNamee, said “the addition of TfNSW Transit Hubs to the JOLT network, will be a fantastic expansion of our growing Sydney Network that enables EV drivers and commuters to be able to travel more freely. It’s exciting to see the government’s support EV drivers even more than before and to be able to contribute to it.”
“JOLT chargers are located in metropolitan areas to help resolve the biggest barriers known to EV uptake. Through the expansion of the fast chargers across the TfNSW network, we aim to provide EV drivers with more convenience, free-of-charge and clean sites to charge their EVs.”
JOLT has recently announced further expansion into the Endeavour Energy network area and Melbourne, delivering hundreds of fast chargers in the coming years.