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Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2019, 13:46
by Chuq
First Evie Networks station has now broken ground! It's at the McDonalds on the Bruce Highway at the Glass House Mountains.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/evie-net ... 64960-VmuP

Evie plans to install 42 of these stations across the country (planned coverage here - https://goevie.com.au/our-network/ ) each with minimum 2 stalls capable of 350 kW each.

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Re: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 05:59
by dgh853
Good pickup!

Don't understand all the secrecy about locations both before and after the sites are built. Surely you'd want to raise the profile of your sites among EV and non-EV drivers alike if you want to build momentum for your services. Let's hope that Evie promote their fast charger network better than others have done recently.

Re: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 09:06
by PiMan
dgh853 wrote:
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 05:59
Good pickup!

Don't understand all the secrecy about locations both before and after the sites are built. Surely you'd want to raise the profile of your sites among EV and non-EV drivers alike if you want to build momentum for your services. Let's hope that Evie promote their fast charger network better than others have done recently.
I can understand secrecy before sites are built, at least for sites that charge money for charging. If another company gets into the location first, it hurts profitability.
Failure to tell people after it is built is just poor marketing.

Re: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 17:37
by Bryce
Victoria misses out ... again. Rival state tourism opportunities for enticing Vic EV drivers to head interstate though ... :)
Cheers
Bryce

Re: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

Posted: Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 10:04
by Chuq
Bryce wrote:
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 17:37
Victoria misses out ... again. Rival state tourism opportunities for enticing Vic EV drivers to head interstate though ... :)
Cheers
Bryce
Victoria certainly does look sparse compared to coverage in Qld, NSW and soon Tas! Interesting since it probably has the best combination of population (economy) and land area to cover of any state. Lily d'Ambrosio MP has also publicly supported many of the Chargefox ultra-rapid installs. I can only assume that Chargefox or another operator has a "stage 2" for Victoria ready to go!

Speaking of Victoria, someone on a Facebook group several months ago said that they were at the Donnybrook Shell servo in their EV (getting snacks) and when the staff member asked if there was any petrol as well, mentioned he was in an EV. The staff member said that they'd had people doing up plans for EV chargers onsite recently! A bit speculative, but if you want to drive by... :) https://goo.gl/maps/HisiuWF8BBFjyuNW8 Evie has a cluster around Melbourne on their map so it might fit their plans....