The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $15M in funding to Evie Networks to roll out the largest ultra-fast battery electric vehicle (EV) charging network along Australia’s highways.

The funding will support the first phase of the $50.2M intercity highway charging network with 350 kW ultra-fast chargers located along the ‘National Land Transport Network’ and beyond.

A total of 42 charging sites, all powered by renewable energy, will be installed along with roadside service centers, among which 23 sites to be operational in the first year.

Each of the 42 sites be able to charge two cars concurrently and will enable the typical EV available in Australia to charge 100 kilometers within 15 minutes using Tritium chargers. All sites will be open access with charging plugs suitable for all EV models available, including Tesla with an adaptor.