Great Ocean Road opened up for EVs by Chargefox electric vehicle charging network

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Fifth EV rapid charging station from Chargefox opens in seaside village and surf mecca Torquay, Victoria.

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Marty Andrews, Chargefox CEO and Victoria’s minister for energy, environment and climate change Lily D’Ambrosio. Supplied
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The Driven

The fifth electric vehicle rapid charging station by EV network provider Chargefox is now open in seaside village and surf mecca Torquay, Victoria.

Opened this morning by Chargefox CEO Marty Andrews and Victoria’s minister for energy, environment and climate change Lily D’Ambrosio, the latest site in what will be a 22-strong network of ultra-rapid and fast chargers from Adelaide to Brisbane, as well as Tasmania and Perth surrounds, once complete features four chargers in total.

This is comprised of two 175kW chargers made by Swiss automation and electrification giant ABB and two 50kW Veefil-RT fast chargers designed and developed by Australia’s own Tritium, a world leading maker of electric vehicle (EV) fast and rapid charging infrastructure.

With both CHAdeMO and CCS2 plug types allowing for use by current and yet-to-be released (in Australia at least) EVs, the two 175kW chargers can also be combined to provide up to 350kW charging to add as much as 400km driving range in 15 minutes.

Located at the picturesque Torquay Golf Club carpark, the 50kW chargers can add 120km in the time it takes to walk to Jan Juc beach and back.

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