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News Tasmanian Energy Minister opens Evie Networks’ third ultra-fast electric vehicle charger in Westbury

Evie Networks is opening its third ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Tasmania, at Westbury IGA, supporting tourism in Northern Tasmania and extending its rapidly growing infrastructure network across Australia.

The partnership with Westbury IGA is one of two Evie Networks sites supported by the Tasmanian Government’s ChargeSmart Fast Charging grants program and the 13th to open in Evie Networks’ 42 nationwide network of ultra-fast sites across Australia.

The funding has supported the establishment of 14 chargers across Tasmania, as well as 23 workplace and destination chargers. Tasmanians will have the confidence to get around in the years ahead while supporting a transition to a low-emission economy.

Evie Networks is pleased to have Tasmanian Minister for Energy and Emission Reductions Guy Barnett open the charging station.

“Evie Networks, powered by 100% renewable energy, is playing a key role in building a state-wide electric charging network capable of ensuring all mid-range electric vehicle models can travel all around Tasmania”, Minister Barnett said.

Evie Networks Chief Executive Officer Chris Mills said Evie Networks is excited to enable EV drivers to travel beyond the city and enjoy more of Tasmania’s incredible scenery by catering for all available EV models.

“EV owners across the country will have the freedom to travel anywhere, with Evie Networks’ Ultra-Fast EV charging now available for all EV models in Westbury, Brighton and Campbell Town – making Tasmania the first state to be completed under our Ultra-Fast Program”, Mr Mills said.

“Westbury has been a rest stop for travellers for thousands of years, from the first Australians to bullock drivers, stagecoaches, motor vehicles and now EV drivers. Westbury has become a unique place for tourists in Northern Tasmania.

“EV drivers can now mix the old with the new in this charming and historic town before hitting the road again. While recharging in 15 minutes with our centrally located 350kW chargers, EV drivers can grab a snack at IGA and explore the beautifully preserved heritage buildings, tranquil gardens, vintage cars, and the largest collection of antique steam engines in the world.”

IGA is an important part of Evie’s growing network of site hosts and partners, which range from Councils, airports, petrol and convenience, and shopping centres. Our partners are front of mind for loyal EV drivers looking for reliable charging sites. They enjoy a range of benefits, including increased patronage and rising driver retail sales.