Ampol has announced its new electric vehicle charging brand, AmpCharge, as part of its rollout of a national fast-charging network across Australia.
The company says the AmpCharge brand is part of its “future energy and mobility strategy” and encompasses its objective to reduce emissions in the transport sector and transition Australia in the uptake of electric vehicles.
The initial AmpCharge rollout will commence in June and July 2022 with pilot sites at five Ampol service stations in Carseldine, Queensland; Alexandria and Northmead, NSW; Altona North, Victoria; and Belmont, Western Australia.
These sites will feature AmpCharge chargers supplied with renewable energy, or covered by green certificates, and will deliver an EV charge up to 150kw. Each site will have the capacity to charge at least two EVs at the same time, and will feature solar panel systems and battery storage provisions.
By October 2023, 120 Ampol sites will feature AmpCharge chargers as part of an agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which is delivering partial funding through the Future Fuels Fund.
“I’m pleased to unveil our full-service electric vehicle fast-charging ecosystem, AmpCharge, leveraging our existing network, skills and infrastructure to provide a diverse and comprehensive charging network that can minimise range anxiety and support the uptake of battery EVs in Australia,” says Matt Halliday, Ampol managing director and chief executive officer.
“Our vision is to become Australia’s leading distributer of energy, providing mobility solutions for the vehicles our customers drive, anywhere and any time they need it.
“As we evolve our national network, consumers will see AmpCharge in Ampol service stations, depots and terminals across Australia. For the first time, we’ll also be entering homes, workplaces and shopping centres as we seek to deliver simple and efficient charging solutions at convenient locations to keep people moving.”
At-home branded charging infrastructure is expected to be developed under AmpCharge, with offers to be made available to consumers as part of Ampol’s broader home energy offer.