An Overview of Australia’s Electric Car Charging Stations!

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An Overview of Australia

The fuel-powered automobiles will eventually go extinct as electric vehicles (EVs) become the new standard. This will make room for a network of more specialized charging cables and electric car charging stations.

The type 2 charge cable, also referred to as the Mennekes cable, is the most recent Australian standard cable used at most of the new EV charging points from Schneider Electric. This cable is a high output connector that can work up to 22 Kw and is appropriate for type 2 charging stations for EVs and PHEVs.

A type 2 charging cable manufactured from a 5m cable that has been strengthened and insulated is available from Jucer Charge On. They include a sturdy wire that is simple to attach to your EV or PHEV. Jucer offers a cable bag, a two-year warranty, and quick shipping (7–12 days to New Zealand, 1-2 business days to Australia).

Let’s define what a charging station for electric vehicles is. There are three levels at which EV charging stations can be distinguished.

First class

This works similarly to a phone charger, and the cable is often equipped with single-phase EV connectors capable of giving 10 to 20 kilometers of range per hour. As a result, it is not suggested by Schneider Electric for quick charging.

Second tier

This public charging station for EVs that can charge at 7kW is located in parking lots and shopping malls (single-phase). It produces enough range per hour to charge your EV overnight at a rate of 40 kilometers. You will need a type 2 charging cable for charging your EV at this level.

Third grade

These superchargers or fast chargers produce power outputs between 25kW and 350kW. (Three phases). It adds around 150 km of range per hour and provides a full charge in 15 minutes. But they only apply to Tesla cars, not to any other EV models.

Within Australia, there are many companies offering EV charging station services. An overview of the Australian charging stations is as follows:

South Australia, New

  • 4627 total electric car charging ports
  • 153 DC chargers
  • 630 AC chargers

Victoria

  • 536 total charging ports
  • 86 DC chargers
  • 450 AC chargers

Queensland: Has 31 fast-charging stations along its “electric superhighway.”

  • 395 total charging ports
  • 59 DC chargers
  • 336 AC chargers

The first ultra-rapid charging station in Western Australia is located in West Perth and includes chargers that can cover a 400 km range in less than 15 minutes.

  • 227 total electric car charging ports
  • 25 DC charges
  • 202 AC chargers

Australia’s South

  • 235 total charging ports
  • 19 DC chargers
  • 216 AC chargers

Arctic Territory

  • 13 total charging ports
  • DC charger absent
  • 13 AC charger

Australian Capital Territory

  • 50 total charging ports
  • 11 DC chargers
  • 39 AC chargers

Tasmania

  • 68 total charging ports
  • 4 DC chargers
  • 64 AC chargers

In comparison to other nations like China, Australia has a fairly small number of public charging stations. However, this number is growing due to investments made by the federal and state governments as projected by Schneider Electric SE. Such incentives will be seen to increase the manufacture and import of electric cars in Australia. As such, overcoming the limitations on driving range and car pricing, both of which can be attributed to the expensive cost of the battery, have been significant barriers to further EV adoption in recent years.

Along the roadways, private enterprises have begun constructing charging networks. Local municipalities are adding additional charging stations in public spaces as EV charger demand has grown. This is in an interest to increase convenience and efficiency in charging services, which will increase the use of electric cars.

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