Building on its commitment to the role of electric vehicles in the future fuels mix, Ampol have launched its own EV charging brand, AmpCharge. The dedicated brand will see the service station giant delivering EV charging solutions beyond the forecourt, with a national network of destination and home charging infrastructure. 

 Ampol is coming to a home, shopping centre, beachfront or parking lot near you soon.  Ampol CEO Matt Halliday summed up the launch of AmpCharge as a critical step forward for EVs in Australia and a vital part of Ampols commitment to future fuels and emissions reduction.

 “I’m pleased to today 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 BEVs in Australia.

 “We’ve been keeping Australians moving for over 120 years. Today, as energy needs evolve, our vision is to become Australia’s leading distributer of energy, providing mobility solutions for any of the vehicles our customers drive, anywhere and anytime they need it.

 “As we begin to evolve our national network, consumers will see AmpCharge in Ampol service stations, depots and terminals right across the country. 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.”

 AmpCharge is here now, with the first five sites to be online by July 2022 and with the network to expand to more than 120 sites by the end of 2023.  The rapid rollout is part of an agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) with partial funding through the Future Fuels Fund.

 The rollout will commence with five pilot sites at Ampol service stations in Carseldine QLD, Alexandria NSW, Northmead NSW, Altona North VIC, and Belmont WA. These sites will be supplied with renewable energy, or covered by green certificates, and will be capable of delivering charge to a BEV at up to 150kw, with each site having the capacity to charge at least two BEVs concurrently. The sites will also feature solar panel systems and battery storage provisions.

 AmpCharge is amping up the EV charging network bringing it to customers where they are, at home, at work, at the shops or on the road.

Elisha Radwanowski BCom(HRM&IR)