Electric vehiclesProject National Ultrafast EV Charging Infrastructure Network
This Evie Networks Lessons Learnt Report provides a September, 2020 update on the lessons learnt from the development and construction of at least 42 ultrafast EV charging sites located across Australia.
The Evie Networks project is on track to achieve its major ARENA milestones as planned:
- The first charging site was launched at Coochin Creek QLD in November 2019. The site includes several notable technical features, such as a high-capacity connection directly to the Energex 11kV distribution network via a custom-built isolation transformer, and a shade canopy with integrated solar PV. The site is designed for up to six 350kW chargers in anticipation of high traffic volumes in future.
- As of September 2020, a further six sites were launched at Tarcutta NSW, Avenel VIC, Taree NSW, Townsville QLD, Campbell Town TAS and Tailem Bend SA (Figure 1). These smaller regional sites are designed to host two 350kW chargers and are connected at LV with capacities ranging from 400-500kVA per site. A further five sites are effectively now “power contract complete” and are part way through their build.