Ampol and Evie Networks will open the first ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Ampol’s retail network at Avenel in Victoria.

The Avenel site, which is currently branded Caltex, is the first location of an initial roll out of EV charging across six Ampol sites in New South Wales and Victoria that will be delivered over the next 12 months.

The six sites will form part of Evie Network’s ultra-fast charging network, connecting the east coast of Australia from Cairns to Adelaide. Backed by the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund and accompanied by a recoupable grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Evie’s network will be the largest ultra-fast EV charging network in Australia.

The Avenel site will have two available bays for EV owners, with charging to be delivered in around 15 minutes using Evie Networks’ ultra-fast 350-kilowatt Australian-made, Tritium technology. As well as offering first-class amenities and food and convenience products to keep drivers refreshed, the Avenel EV site will be open 24/7 to ensure that drivers can charge their vehicles at any time of the day.

All electricity delivered through the EV charging site will be 100% accredited GreenPower procured from renewable generators in the market.