A step closer to Australia’s longest electric vehicle fast charging network
August 10 2022
- Horizon Power and Synergy award contract to Australian company JET Charge for 98 EV chargers
- Installed at 49 locations across Western Australia creating Australia’s longest EV fast charging network
- First chargers in Horizon Power’s service area installed in March next year
Horizon Power and Synergy have awarded a contract to source the electric vehicle charging hardware for Western Australia’s new electric vehicle fast charging network to Australian company JET Charge, as announced by Energy Minister Bill Johnston today.
JET Charge will deliver 98 electric vehicle chargers for both Horizon Power and Synergy which will be installed at 49 locations across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south, and Eucla in the east connecting to South Australia.
Australian company JET Charge, which has a local office in Western Australia, is a market leader in installing and sourcing high quality electric vehicle chargers and hardware to support and accelerate electric vehicle uptake.
Horizon Power General Manager Commercial and Business Development Darren Hill said the company was excited to work with JET Charge to create the backbone of electric vehicle infrastructure across regional and remote Western Australia.
“Horizon Power and Synergy are building Australia’s longest electric vehicle fast-charging network giving electric vehicle owners confidence they can travel far and wide across our state,” Mr Hill said.
“This is an important step in making sure Western Australians and visitors can access fast charging stations along major transport routes in the regions, town and city centres, and tourism sites across the state”.
“We started JET Charge almost a decade ago to accelerate the transition to low emissions vehicles in Australia by breaking down the barriers to EV charging,” said JET Charge CEO Tim Washington.
JET Charge are so proud to be involved with a landmark EV charging network that features a lot of Australian made innovation, and will absolutely smash those barriers allowing people to drive EV’s all over the great State of Western Australia,” Mr Washington said.
Installation of the charging stations is scheduled to begin early 2023 with the network fully operational by early 2024.
This project is part of the McGowan Government's $21 million Electric Vehicle Fund and delivers on the State Electric Vehicle Action Plan for Western Australia.
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