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Five companies will receive a share in almost $25 million from the Government under round one of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) Future Fuels Fund, delivering a total of $79.9 million of investment into Australia’s fast charging network.

The five successful applicants will deliver a total of 403 new stations, all powered by renewable energy and capable of charging at least two vehicles concurrently at 50 kilowatts or above.

This represents a sevenfold increase in the number of public fast charging stations across these regions.

This funding will accelerate the roll out of fast charging stations across all capital cities and key regional centres, including Geelong, Newcastle, Wollongong and the Gold Coast. Each regional location will receive a minimum of eight new stations.

The successful applicants will deliver public fast charging networks, which are listed below:

  • Evie Networks: $8.85 million (across eight regions);
  • Ampol Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd: $7.05 million (across four regions);
  • Engie: $6.85 million (across four regions);
  • Chargefox Pty Ltd: $1.4 million (across two regions); and
  • Electric Highways Tasmania Pty Ltd: $0.4 million (across one region).

The $71.9 million Future Fuels Fund, announced in the 2020-21 Budget, is a key plank in the Government’s Future Fuels Strategy. The Strategy will drive the creation of an environment that enables consumer choice, stimulates industry development and reduces emissions in the road transport sector.

Over $1.4 billion has already been committed by the Australian Government to help increase the uptake of low and zero emissions vehicle technologies, including through the Future Fuels Fund.

Learn more about our plan to get net zero

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