Jaguar Australia has signed an official agreement with Australia’s biggest public electric vehicle (EV) charging network, Chargefox.
Jaguar is the first manufacturer to sign an agreement with Chargefox to support the infrastructure required to entice people to purchase an EV.
Chargefox is currently rolling out an ultra-rapid electric charging network across Australia. At this stage, Chargefox has three fully operational, ultra-rapid charging stations located in Barnawartha, Euroa and Toombul. By July 2019 it is expected that number will increase to eight locations with 90 per cent of the network planned to be operational by the end of September 2019.
The end of 2019 should see 22 ultra chargers connecting Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. There are also ultra-rapid charging stations planned for Western Australia and Tasmania.
Using a Chargefox ultra-rapid station should allow Jaguar I-Pace owners to fully charge their vehicle in less than 40 minutes to achieve a 400-kilometre driving range.
The best part of the deal though is that Jaguar EV drivers, including those who already own an I-Pace, will get five years free, unlimited charging on Chargefox’s ultra-rapid charging network.
Chargefox Chief Executive, Marty Andrews, said: “Jaguar drivers will be able to drive long distances confident in the knowledge they will have access to free, unlimited charging on some of the world’s fastest chargers.”
To use the Chargefox ultra-rapid charger I-Pace owners need to register their vehicle details with the Chargefox app which will then provide the location of all the free chargers.
Chargefox has been operating charging stations nationally for the past 12 months. It is not only Australia’s biggest open charging network for modern EVs but also the fastest-growing. To date, the company has managed more than 20,000 charging sessions.
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