Evie Networks, in partnership with Lane Cove Council, has opened an electric vehicle fast charging (EV) station at The Canopy – just in time for Christmas. EV drivers can now conveniently charge while doing some last-minute Christmas shopping at Lane Cove Village, grabbing a meal at Eat Street, or relaxing with the family at the village green.
Partially funded under the Federal Government’s Future Fuels Fund (FFF), it is two of 90 fast chargers to be rolled out across Sydney by Evie Networks in the next two years, and Evie’s first Council FFF partnership to go live in the State. Powered by 100% renewable energy, these fast chargers will provide drivers with up to 50km of driving range in only ten minutes of charging.
Evie Networks CEO, Chris Mills, said that Lane Cove Council is a great example of how local government can take a leadership role in the promotion of electric vehicle takeup in the community.
“Local government plays an integral role in steering residents towards electric vehicles by supporting publicly accessible fast chargers at convenient locations”.
Lane Cove Council’s General Manager, Craig Wrightson, said that with more than 2,000 charging sessions across our 14 existing EV charging stations in the past 12 months, the Council knows that the EV revolution is in full swing.
“The fast-charge solution now available at The Canopy is about providing the latest technology to our community in pursuit of Net Zero emissions. The fast chargers are more than 10 times faster than our existing units, providing greater convenience. Council will also include Evie Networks fast-chargers in our new carpark in St Leonards, opening mid-2022.”
Federal Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, said that EVs will play a major role in the federal government’s 2050 target of net zero emissions.
“Considering an EV is something we can all do when we are looking at buying a new car to reduce our own individual contribution to emissions and charging stations like this will make it an easier choice.”
Backed by the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund, Evie Networks is building Australia’s largest electric vehicle fast-charging network. Evie’s network includes more than 300 metro and highway fast chargers partially funded by ARENA.