Evie Networks and AMP Capital have joined forces to roll out electric vehicle charging stations at 16 major shopping centres across Australia and New Zealand.
AMP Capital is the owner of a significant number of shopping centres in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand, and the partnership with EV charging station company Evie Networks will see its sites fitted with chargers for customers to use for their vehicles.
Seven of AMP Capital’s malls in NSW And Victoria already have the EV charging stations onsite, and the rollout is expected to be completed this month as electric vehicle uptake in Australia continues to grow.
AMP Capital’s head of retail and investment, Marco Ettorre (pictured above, right), says the partnership with Evie Networks is an investment in customer convenience.
“In Australia, EV sales tripled between 2020 and 2022, and while volumes are relatively small, there is an upward trajectory,” he says.
“There’s a need to keep pace with community expectations for charging solutions while achieving our sustainability goals.”
Evie Networks’ fast, universal charging stations are powered by 100 per cent renewable energy and can add up to 150km of EV range after just 30 minutes of charging.
“Making fast charging a seamless part of customers’ shopping experience will help advance our mission to accelerate the adoption of EVs in Australia,” says Evie Networks CEO Chris Mills (pictured above, left).
“Being able to leverage AMP Capital’s centres’ strong ties to their communities across Australia and New Zealand will help create a more sustainable energy future.
“If we want to move towards a cleaner transport future, people need to be confident they can travel with the knowledge they can charge whenever and wherever they need to.”
Evie Networks is backed by the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund’s commitment of $100 million, which is accompanied by a $23.85 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
The company is the most heavily funded EV charging operator in Australia.