Chargepoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, is pleased to announce that 40 new ChargePoint charging bays have opened at 10 Westfield shopping centre sites across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. BMW Australia partnered with Westfield to install free ChargePoint charging stations to enable both full battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivers to recharge for free whilst they shop. The initiative was conceived last year as part of BMW and Westfield’s commitment to sustainability, with ChargePoint chosen as the preferred supplier. All Westfield charging stations are now in operation with a view to expand the network as EV popularity grows. The installation of the charging stations positions Westfield shopping centres as the leading shopping destinations for EV drivers.
ChargePoint is Australia’s leading EV infrastructure supplier and has a network of over 33,000 charging stations globally. There are 340 ChargePoint charging stations located across Australia. “As the number of charging stations grows, it becomes easier for individuals and businesses to choose to drive electric,” says Richard Kelleway, CEO, Visionstream. Chargepoint expects that the initiative will be a key factor in increasing the number of EVs on Australian roads over the coming years. “This should make people sit up and take notice of the EV movement. If businesses and organisations want to attract EV drivers, they will need to provide the necessary infrastructure,” adds Kelleway.
Chargepoint is the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with their Australian arm operated by Visionstream. ChargePoint brings EV charging to more people and places than ever before with the world’s largest and most open EV charging network. We design, build and support all of the technology that powers this network, from charging station hardware to energy management software to a mobile app. Our work transforms transportation and energy use by helping more people choose to drive electric.
Visionstream is the telecommunications division of Ventia. Ventia is a services company created in 2015 through the integration of Leighton Contractors Services, Thiess Services and Visionstream. Ventia was formed by a 50/50 investment partnership between CIMIC and funds managed by Affiliates of Apollo Global Management.