JOLT to supercharge Sydney with 65 new free and fast kerbside chargers

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NSW Government funds JOLT chargers in seven council areas to help EV owners without home charging access.

JOLT, the Australian-owned free, fast and clean EV charging network, today announced that it has successfully secured funding from the NSW Government to install 65 fast and free kerbside public charging sites across seven local government areas in Sydney. 

JOLT’s market-leading EV charging stations combine state-of-the-art, smart city technology with innovative urban design and free, fast charging for an exceptional charging experience. The key benefit of JOLT’s proposition is free charging of up to 50 kilometres of driving range per day, easing cost of living pressures with approximately $1200 in savings per year, plus access to fast charging, which is more suitable in public areas.

The NSW Government funding program is aimed at addressing the urgent problem of a lack of convenient kerbside public charging for EV owners. For many EV owners, such as renters and people who live in apartment blocks, the barriers to charge at home are much higher. In order to ensure the exponential growth in EV uptake is sustainable, a fast public charging network that is proportional to EV ownership is essential.

Climate Change and Energy Minister, Penny Sharpe, whose ministerial car is electric, said the grants were part of a $209 million commitment into charging infrastructure.

“This investment will significantly increase the availability of public charging options and give people confidence their next vehicle purchase can be an EV,” Ms Sharpe said. “Almost 30% of NSW drivers do not have access to private, off-street parking to charge an EV. That figure is considerably higher in metro areas. We will continue to roll out EV charging grants to further support the NSW goal of being the easiest place in Australia to own and drive an electric vehicle.”

The NSW Government program, funded and administered by the Office of Energy and Climate Change, seeks to provide greater accessibility and equity for a broader cross-section of the community to enable more people to access new technology that has a positive impact on the world.

JOLT CEO, Doug McNamee, said “Kerbside charging is critical to the transition to electric vehicles in Sydney, and providing fast, free charging to those who do not have access to off street charging is JOLT’s goal for this program. JOLT provides charging infrastructure at zero cost to councils, while providing 7 kWh, or up to 50 km driving range, free, to EV owners in the community each day. 

“The forward-thinking decision by the NSW Government is recognition of the value that JOLT plays in the transition to EVs in Sydney.”

 “With this funding the government has prioritised the need for kerbside charging which is going to be a vital component of EV transition in Sydney. For those people who lack easy charging options at home, this gives them the ability to reliably own an EV. JOLT uses 100% renewable energy, helping to achieve net zero targets and contributing to a greener and more sustainable future for our country.”

JOLT partners with businesses, councils, transport authorities and governments across the globe to deliver chargers that provide a best-in-class experience for customers and partners.

JOLT is continuing to expand its operations in Australia, following the roll-out of additional EV charging stations in NSW with Transport for NSW, and a variety of other local council and land owner partnerships in Australia and New Zealand. It has become a preferred EV charging provider globally, with recent expansion to New Zealand, the UK and Canada, where thousands of EV chargers are currently being installed.

Drive Electric NSW EV Kerbside Charging Grants – Office of Energy and Climate Change

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