The Victorian Government has announced four new projects to increase the volume of electric chargers across the state.
Four projects will help to develop electric charging technology as part of the State Government’s Zero Emissions Vehicle Emerging Technologies (ZEVET) program. Once completed, this will add 214 new chargers to the network, including fixed and transportable chargers.
The ZEVET program provides in grant funding to support innovative technologies in electric vehicle (EV) charging, including pilots, trials, demonstrations, and implementation-ready projects.
JET Charge Pty Ltd successfully secured funding for two projects: the JET Charge Battery Backed EV Charging project and the EV Charging Central – Apartments and Buildings project.
The JET Charge Battery Backed EV Charging project will deliver up to four customised transportable stand-alone solar, battery and EV chargers. The first transportable charger will be deployed to RACV Goldfields Resort in Ballarat, the others will be trialled at other sites across Victoria.
JET Charge’s EV Charging Central – Apartments and Buildings project includes 10 EV charging outlets in an apartment carpark and commercial shared car space for fleets in metropolitan Melbourne.
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As part of incoming requirements under the National Construction Code 2022 energy efficiency standards there must be space for switchboards and EV chargers in new builds for 100 per cent of car spaces in apartment buildings.
Intellihub Assets Pty Ltd will deliver a resourceful Street Light Pole Mounted EV Charger, installing 100 EV chargers mounted on street light poles across three inner city local government areas.
Myenergi APAC Pty Ltd willdeliver 100 smart connected EV Chargers in homes and businesses across Victoria that can detect and use surplus electricity generated via rooftop solar to charge an electric vehicle.
Minister for Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio said these projects would contribute to the state’s emission reduction targets.
“The innovative projects will help us meet our 2030 target of half of all new light vehicle sales being zero emissions, and also help reduce emissions to 2045 emissions reduction targets,” D’Ambrosio said.
ZEVET is part of the Government’s $19.21 million Acceleration of Zero Emissions Vehicle Adoption (AZEVA) program, which is accelerating the roll-out of public and fleet charging infrastructure across Victoria.