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Kempower and JET Charge to deliver charging infrastructure

Kempower and JET Charge have been selected to deliver the charging infrastructure for 60 new battery electric delivery vehicles that will soon be operating out of Team Global Express’ Western Sydney depot

The final pieces of the Depot of the Future trial are coming together in Western Sydney with the announcement of the infrastructure providers who will power up the project.

Co-funded by Team Global Express and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Depot of the Future is designed to test the viability of operating a large-scale electric vehicle delivery fleet in the inner-city environment.

Team Global Express has already ordered 60 electric trucks and Kempower and JET Charge have come on board to install 63 chargers at its depot – 16 of which will be Kempower’s 120kW fast chargers and the remaining 47 will be JET Charge’s 22kW AC chargers.

The Depot of the Future project aims to cut emissions in the trucking sector and help Australia reach its goal of reducing emissions to 43 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Kempower CEO Tomi Ristimaki says the project offers a chance to continue working alongside JET Charge on electric vehicle programs.

“Having already teamed up with JET Charge on Australia’s longest EV highway in Western Australia, we’re excited to introduce more of the country to the power of e-mobility in Australia’s most ambitious EV trial yet,” Ristimaki says.

“The robust design, dynamic load balancing and high voltage of our chargers make them ideal for this pioneering project.”

Jet Charge CEO Tim Washington says the charging infrastructure has been a decade in the making.

“We started JET Charge almost a decade ago to accelerate the transition to low-emission vehicles in Australia by breaking down the barriers to EV charging, so being chosen to support one of the biggest electric truck trials in the world here in Australia is a real privilege,” Washington says.

“We’re also excited to work with Kempower again as their primary Australian distributor, as they’ve proven to be a reliable partner.

“I’m confident our joint expertise will ensure this project’s success and help prove that a fully electrified trucking industry is possible.”

 

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