Nationwide AmpCharge Rollout Includes Ampol Foodary Carseldine

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EV owners in Carseldine can soon avail of AmpCharge fast charging at the Ampol service station on Gympie Road as Ampol announces plans for a national rollout, after launching the country’s first electric vehicle fast-charging solution, in Sydney.

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Each equipment will be capable of charging an EV at up to 150kw and has the capacity to charge at least two vehicles concurrently. The site will also feature solar panel systems and battery storage provisions.

Charging time using a 150kw ultra-fast charger usually takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes, which equates to roughly 100-200 km.

The AmpCharge on the road charging points have industry standard CCS Type 2 and CHAdeMO connectors attached to charging connectors as required by Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), which means they are generally compatible with most electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles available in Australia.

Ampol Carseldine (Photo credit: Google Street View)

Matt Halliday, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Ampol, said it’s part of their vision to become Australia’s leading distributor of energy, providing mobility solutions for any of the vehicles their customers drive, anywhere and anytime they need it.

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Aside from opening AmpCharge in Ampol service stations, depots and terminals across the country, Mr Halliday said they will also be entering homes, workplaces, and shopping centres for the first time, as part of their plan “to deliver simple and efficient charging solutions at convenient locations to keep people moving.”

Brent Merrick, Ampol’s Executive General Manager, International and New Business said Ampol is looking to establish the leading EV charging network in Australia by 2030. 

“Electrification and electric vehicles will play a critical role in reducing emissions across Australia’s transport sector over the coming years and we have an important role to play in supporting this transition,” said Mr Merrick.

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Ampol is planning to open approximately 120 sites by December 2023. The other three, aside from Carseldine, will be launched in Northmead NSW,  Altona North in Victoria, and Belmont in Western Australia as part of the initial rollout this year.