Electric vehiclesProject Chargefox Future Fuels Public Fast Charging
This is the second lessons learnt report from ChargeFox, providing insights on outcomes and challenges faced during site inspection and design.
Objectives or project requirements
Our proposal to the Future Fuels Fund required Chargefox to identify the sites we wanted to develop and build. We proceeded based on signed letters and assumed that these would lead to licence agreements once the sites were approved by ARENA.
While writing the proposal for the Future Fuels Fund we met with out property partners to get pre-approval of sites, to reduce risk in later phases.When developing a site,we would normally only sign a licence once the design is approved. The landlord wants to know what is going to be built before approving it so the design must proceed the licence. This meant that gaining a signed licence for the proposal stage was Chargefox Future Fuels Lessons Learned| Page 6infeasible, so we tried for a Letter of Intent instead. A non-binding letter that supports the intention of the program and promises to work on a design in future. These were lodged with ARENA as part of the proposal. Upon notification of success in this process we reconnected with the landlords and found that some had moved on.