Australian companies turning streetside substations into public EV chargers

New South Wales power company Endeavour Energy’s existing streetside substations will double as “free and fast” public EV chargers, via a new deal with Australian startup JOLT.

The deal to connect chargers to the padmount substations is expected to yield more than 230 EV charging sites by 2025 and more than 1000 over the next decade – according to a joint release from the two companies.

Endeavour Energy’s Chief Customer and Strategy Officer Leanne Pickering claims the first charging stations are expected to be operating by the end of this year, and said the company forecasts a quarter of its customers will be driving an EV within 10 years.

The power company’s network covers Sydney’s Greater West, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, the Illawarra, and NSW South Coast.

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