Australian public electric vehicle (EV) charging company Evie Networks has expanded its existing partnership with Australian liquor store Dan Murphy’s to install more DC fast-charging stations at select stores.
The companies now plan to install two 75kW DC fast-chargers at the Dan Murphy’s liquor store site in Broadmeadows, Victoria. These EV chargers are scheduled to go live at the end of September.
This latest planned site follows Evie’s installation of EV chargers at Dan Murphy’s stores in Batemans Bay, NSW; Swansea, NSW; Alphington, Victoria; and Oakleigh, Victoria earlier this year.
The Dan Murphy’s Batemans Bay EV charging site was co-funded by funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Evie Networks claims the Dan Murphy’s EV charging sites have had almost 1500 sessions by 650 unique drivers over the past six months.
“We have seen this initiative really gain some strong traction around our existing sites in Batesman Bay, Swansea, Alphington, Oakleigh,” said Dan Murphy’s managing director Agnieszka Pfeiffer-Smith.
“This has been absolutely fantastic so far, but the roll out doesn’t stop there.
“We plan on on introducing more stations over the next 12 months as part of our role to help provide eco-friendly solutions for a healthier planet.”
At this stage it’s unclear how many more Dan Murphy’s stores will receive Evie DC fast-chargers in the next 12 months.
As previously reported, Evie has recently upped the pricing of its public charging.
From July 10, 2023 the company now charges $0.50 per kWh for 50kW DC chargers (up $0.05) and $0.65 per kWh (up $0.05) for 350kW DC chargers.
“The adjustment to our pricing is a direct result of the rising cost of energy and the costs of providing electricity to these chargers,” said Evie in an email sent to customers.
“This adjustment will enable us to continue to invest in operating and growing our network.”
The new prices mean the best-selling Tesla Model Y RWD with its 60kWh battery pack will cost $30 to fully charge using a 50kW Evie charger, and $39 to charge at a 350kW Evie station.