Media Release: businesses win as investment in EV charging infrastructure soars.
Increased government and private funding for on-site EV charging stations at commercial and public buildings is seeing a spike in uptake by private businesses, according to Electric Vehicle Charging company, Everty.
The surge comes after the NSW Government announced plans for electric vehicle charging stations every 5kms in cities and a $171m funding package for charging infrastructure in June.
“When NSW announced its plans to transition their whole bus fleet to electric vehicles and released the Electric Vehicle Strategy, we knew we reached a tipping point and that we had to act very fast,” Everty CEO, Carola Jonas said.
Everty turned its attention to scaling up operations on the back of an oversubscribed investment round, which has led to further investment in the company’s software platform, which operates charging infrastructure for commercial and public buildings.
In response to the expansion of the company, renewable energy veteran Oliver Hartley, whose successful commercial and industrial solar business was recently acquired by AGL, invested in Everty and joined the board of directors.
“We believe that property companies will need to partner with expert companies like Everty to manage the rapidly growing demand for on-site EV charging at commercial and retail buildings,” Mr Hartley said.
“A highly effective EV charging infrastructure will be expected from landlords going forward.”
Electric Vehicle Council of Australia CEO Behyad Jafari said he was excited about the job opportunities in renewable charging infrastructure.
“Everty demonstrates our massive potential to create a local EV industry that creates local jobs and supports Australian businesses,” Mr Jafari said. “This announcement will mean customers have even better solutions for installing charging stations in commercial and residential buildings, shopping centres, along highways, commercial car parks and other destinations where EV drivers like to dwell.”
Everty’s management team will also be joined by Tatiana Berseneva, who spent a decade with Volkswagen and Daimler (Mercedes Benz), as well as Duncan Taylor, who has a background in infrastructure investments, and will manage the company’s finances.
Everty is an electric vehicle charging network and charging station management software platform that enables EV owners, businesses, utilities and other organisations to efficiently operate charging infrastructure and create business models to provide charging services for their own fleet, staff or customers.
Media contact: Carola Jonas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0451 280 006.