Jaguar Australia, a founding partner of the Australian Electric Vehicle Council, has signed an official agreement with Australia’s biggest public electric vehicle (EV) charging network, Chargefox.

At this stage Chargefox only has three fully operational, ultra-rapid charging stations operating: two in country Victoria at Barnawartha and Euroa and at Toombul, in Brisbane.

It’s early days yet but by the end of 2019 a national network of twenty two ultra chargers will form a network connecting Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Additional ultra-rapid charging stations are being planned for Western Australia and Tasmania.

Chargefox chief executive, Marty Andrews says that, using a Chargefox ultra-rapid station, Jaguar I-Pace owners will be able to fully charge their cars – giving a 400 kilometre driving range – in less than 40 minutes.

Jaguar I-Pace won the 2019 World Green Car Award, to celebrate the signing Jaguar EV drivers will get five years free, unlimited charging on Chargefox’s ultra-rapid EV charging network. (However, use of other Chargefox-managed EV charging stations will incur a cost.)

Jaguar Land Rover Australia Managing Director, Mark Cameron, said the initiative lays a solid foundation for the long-term future of electric vehicles in this country.

“Charging infrastructure is critical to increasing electric vehicle uptake in Australia and this agreement means Jaguar customers can buy an EV safe in the knowledge it will meet all their expectations,” Mr. Cameron said.

“Not only does this initiative make interstate travel and longer journeys a reality, it also benefits regional areas by extending the ownership and driving experience for our customers living outside capital cities,” he added.

“With 22 station locations open by the end of the year, range anxiety ceases to be an issue. Drivers will be able to travel without concern for the level of charge in their batteries.”

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