With fuel prices continuing to surge across Australia, electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist EVOS couldn’t have picked a more opportune time to launch its new home and fleet charger.
The Brisbane-based designer and producer has installed its fleet home 22 AC charger at its Maroochydore site in Queensland, making it the first Australian-manufactured home EV charger fitted in the country.
Delivering up to 22kw of power per hour, which can provide the average EV with enough battery life to run for 120km, the charger has been designed so that it can be easily installed and uninstalled – allowing users to shift the product to a new property or location should their parking situation change.
“One of the key benefits to owning an electric vehicle is reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and recharging at home or at work,” EVOS CEO and co-founder Marcelo Salgado said.
“To make the most of this convenience, people need to be able to charge at home at greater speed than that available from a standard home plug, and also manage when they recharge so that they keep their electricity bills as low as possible. Our charger and its software address those issues.”
The charger comes with EVOS’ patented energy management software included, which instinctively chooses the ideal idle time to charge, reducing the cost of upgrading electrical infrastructure and the general demand for chargers which can lead to wear and tear.
The software can also control the charge's rate, speed, and power, providing owners with the ability to manage their energy output and reduce costs as much as possible.
To keep up with the demand for the charger - which is available to buy via the EVOS Energy website and soon from AMPOL - the business is looking to hire 26 people over the next 12 months.
“We’re proudly Australian owned, with an Australian-designed charger that is manufactured in Brisbane,” Salgado said.
“We want people to get involved and be part of something innovative and exciting in a sector set to skyrocket in the years to come.”
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ most recent Motor Vehicle Census, there were more than 23,000 electric vehicle registrations in 2021, an increase of 62.3 per cent on 2020, but still a tiny proportion of the overall 20.1 million vehicles on Australian roads.
Co-founded by Seshan Weeratunga, Chris Crossman and Salgado in 2020, EVOS raised $1.7 million in seed funding in July 2021 and was awarded more than $800,000 earlier this year through the Australian Federal Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation grant.
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