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Jaguar and Chargefox Agreement - Latest News

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• Jaguar Australia is supporting drivers through five years’ free, unlimited charging on the Chargefox ultra-rapid charging network Australia-wide*

• Chargefox ultra-rapid outlets will charge Jaguar’s I-PACE from 0-80-% in less than 40 minutes
• Three ultra-rapid charging stations are already open and 20 more are under development
• The Chargefox network will connect Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide by year’s end

Jaguar Australia, a founding partner of the Australian Electric Vehicle Council, has signed an official agreement with Australia's biggest public electric vehicle (EV) charging network, Chargefox.

The relationship makes Jaguar the first local manufacturer to formally support EV drivers through an agreement with the ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging network that is currently being rolled-out nationally by Chargefox.

The new partnership helps to ensure that Jaguar owners will have easy access to a rapidly developing major, multiple outlet, vehicle charging network.

Welcoming the agreement, Chargefox Chief Executive, Marty Andrews, said Jaguar Australia’s solid show of support means it will now be easier than ever for customers to buy and charge EVs.

“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,” Mr. Andrews said of his company’s growing network.

Chargefox, Australia’s biggest and fastest growing open charging network for modern EVs, already has three fully operational, ultra-rapid charging stations operating in regional Victoria, one in Barnawartha and the other in Euroa plus the latest site recently opened at Toombul shopping centre in Brisbane. By end July 2019, there are expected to be eight (8) ultra-chargers in operation, with 90% of the network planned to be operational by end September 2019.

By the end of the year a national network of twenty two ultra chargers will be operational forming a network connecting Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide.

As well, additional ultra-rapid charging stations are also being planned for Western Australia and Tasmania.

Mr. Andrews says that, using a Chargefox ultra-rapid station, Jaguar I-PACE owners will be able to fully charge their cars – giving a 400 kilometre driving range - in less than 40 minutes, yet another feather in the cap of the car that recently won an historic 2019 World Car Awards treble capturing not only the coveted 2019 World Car of the Year but also World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car.

To celebrate the agreement that ensures fast, easy travelling Jaguar EV drivers, including those who already own an I-PACE, will get five years free, unlimited charging on Chargefox’s ultra-rapid EV charging network*.

Describing the Chargefox agreement as a move that is nothing but positive, Jaguar Land Rover Australia Managing Director, Mark Cameron, said the initiative lays a solid foundation for the long-term future of electric vehicles in this country.

“Charging infrastructure is critical to increasing electric vehicle uptake in Australia and this agreement means Jaguar customers can buy an EV safe in the knowledge it will meet all their expectations,” Mr. Cameron said.

“Not only does this initiative make interstate travel and longer journeys a reality, it also benefits regional areas by extending the ownership and driving experience for our customers living outside capital cities,” he added.

“With 22 station locations open by the end of the year, range anxiety ceases to be an issue. Drivers will be able to travel without concern for the level of charge in their batteries.”

Chargefox, which has been operating charging stations nationally for the past 12 months, 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.

Using a Chargefox Ultra-rapid charger is easy for I-PACE owners. After registering their vehicle details in the Chargefox app, I-PACE owners will have visibility of all of the free charging available to them when using the Chargefox ultra-rapid chargers.

Jaguar Land Rover Australia is at the forefront of the EV movement with 13 charging stations at its new national headquarters in Mascot, New South Wales and further chargers installed across its national retailer network.

*Five years free charging on the ultra-rapid charging network only. Use of other Chargefox-managed EV charging stations will incur a cost.
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Re: Jaguar and Chargefox Agreement - Latest News

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Chargefox is currently building an ultra-rapid charge network from Adelaide to Brisbane to be completed by the end of 2019.

Their website showed an image of a map with big dots representing their charge network with no information on the proposed new site locations.

Yesterday afternoon I phoned their Help Desk and asked "Adam" about the future sites between Adelaide and the Eastern network. He said that he would get someone to contact me.

At 19:43 last night I received this email:

We are still building a number of Ultra-Rapid sites linking cities on the Eastern seaboard.

To assist customers we are releasing information tomorrow with full details on planned sites and timing via a press release.

We are also going to show "coming soon" Utra-Rapid" sites.

I hope this helps with and addresses your query.

Best regards, Chargefox

Today Chargefox News page was updated. Sep 26, 2019 - Map & Text from link see below. Edit: the Chargefox App now has a zoomable map of all sites :D ... new-sites/

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"Australia’s largest EV charging network announces new sites.

Chargefox, Australia’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has today revealed target locations for all 22 locations in the first phase of their ultra-rapid EV charging network, and announced a target to grow to over 100 ultra-rapid sites around Australia.

With five ultra-rapid stations already open, this first phase will result in 22 stations connecting Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with additional sites in Western Australia and Tasmania. All ultra-rapid stations will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

Marty Andrews, Chargefox CEO, said, “We’re committed to making EV charging simple, fast and clean, and are thrilled to be leading the way in making this a reality for all Australians.”

“Our plans to complete the first phase of our ultra-rapid network are well underway now. From our rapid growth over the past two years, we’re learning how drivers in Australia use EVs, and are now using those lessons in future planning to grow the network Australians need,” Andrews continued.

The next 17 locations in the first phase of the Chargefox ultra-rapid network include:

NSW: Gundagai, Sydney, Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Karuah, Cooma, Shell Cove and Goulburn

VIC: Ballarat, Moe and Horsham

TAS: Central Tasmania

SA: Greater Adelaide and Keith

WA: West Perth and Australind

As well as the 22 ultra-rapid site locations, Chargefox manages over 1,000 plugs across 450 locations, and has processed more than 50,000 charging sessions for EV drivers in the past two years.

Over the past few months, they also announced deals with Nissan, BMW and Jaguar Land-Rover to offer their drivers discounts on the Chargefox network.

Editor’s Notes

Chargefox is the biggest and fastest growing open charging network in Australia for modern EVs. It has been operating charging stations across Australia and New Zealand for 2 years and has managed more than 50,000 charging sessions for drivers via it’s iPhone and Android mobile apps.

The ultra-rapid charging network is an investment by the Australian Motoring Services (RACV, NRMA, RACQ, RAC, RAA and RACT), Wilson Transformers and the founder of Carsales, Greg Roebuck. It is supported with grants from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Victorian Government.

Chargefox’s multiple partnerships with car manufacturers mean that Australians can confidently purchase an EV backed by the Chargefox network.

The freely-available Chargefox app also helps users easily find, use and pay for charging across hundreds of stations in Australia and New Zealand.

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) – Chargefox received funding from ARENA as part of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government, and the Australian Government does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.

Technical Details

Every site in the Chargefox Ultra-Rapid network will have at least two parking bays equipped with 350kW capable Tritium and ABB chargers. Select sites will feature two additional Tritium 50kW chargers. At an average of 20kWh/100km the 350kW chargers can deliver up to 450km of range in 15 minutes, whilst the 50kW can deliver 60km in 15 minutes.

Chargers will all be equipped with both CHAdeMO and CCS2 plug types, making them suitable for all current and future DC-capable EVs, including Tesla when used with an adapter."
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