Electric vehicle charging stations rolled out across Sydney transport hubs

Posted: 28 November 2023 | | No comments yet

Sydney commuters can now enjoy the convenience of electric vehicle charging at transport hubs, as Transport for NSW rolls out up to 50 fast chargers, promoting cost-effective and sustainable transportation choices.

Electric vehicle charging stations rolled out across Sydney transport hubs

Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has announced that it has initiated the installation of up to 50 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at key transport hubs across Sydney. The chargers, provided through a partnership with Australian-owned charge point provider JOLT, are aimed at providing commuters with convenient options to charge their electric vehicles.

Dozens of fast chargers will be deployed in the coming months at commuter car parks and other locations convenient to commuters. The first fast EV charger has already been activated at the Penrith commuter car park, with additional installations scheduled for Cronulla and Oatley in the coming weeks. 

Transport for NSW Acting Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Kurt Brissett said: “These chargers will offer commuters a simple top-up option at train stations and other hubs, and we’re confident they’ll be very popular. It is important that we do what we can to support the transition to electric vehicles and encourage public transport use where possible. In the last year, EV registrations have risen more than 150% on average across NSW and more than tripled in Penrith. We hope making it easier for drivers to top up charge as part of their commute will encourage this transition.”

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The charge point provider, offers drivers a free 7kWh top-up for electric vehicles, equivalent to approximately 45km of fast charging every day, taking around 17 minutes, depending on the vehicle. The chargers use certified GreenPower, ensuring that the energy comes from renewable sources or certified offsets. Once users exhaust the free 7kWh, subsequent kilowatt-hours will incur a cost of $0.46 each. Additionally, an idle fee of $1.00 per minute is applicable to vehicles still plugged in but no longer charging.

The NSW government has invested $250,000 in this charger partnership, supplementing the $209 million worth of EV infrastructure funding allocated as part of the NSW Government EV strategy. This investment underscores the government’s commitment to fostering sustainable and cost-effective transportation choices in the region.