Ampol and BYD Automotive have announced a partnership that will build integrated offers for new EV owners to ensure the availability of seamless charging solutions both at home and on the road.
Under the partnership, Ampol will deliver EV charging solutions for BYD customers including AmpCharge home charging, business charging solutions for fleet customers, and subscription packages and charging offers, including bundles for public and private charging.
“The electrification of mobility is one of the megatrends in the energy space, which creates an enormous opportunity for our future. The ongoing roll out of AmpCharge is gathering momentum, with an initial commitment to roll out new fast-charging infrastructure to almost 140 locations, including both forecourt and at-destination charging sites. We are also developing our plans for a home and business charging offer,” Ampol CEO and Managing Director Matthew Halliday said.
“We know fast charging at our retail sites and elsewhere is going to play an important role to reduce range anxiety and provide Australians with the confidence they need to transition to EVs, and this partnership with BYD will further extend our opportunity to support the uptake of battery electric vehicles across Australia,” Mr. Halliday added.
Meanwhile, EVDirect.com CEO and Managing Director Luke Todd expressed excitement as the partnership will provide convenient charging solutions to BYD customers across Australia.
“Ampol is Australia’s leader in transport fuels and has embarked on a strategy to become the Australian leader in EV charging. With the ongoing rollout of AmpCharge across Ampol forecourts and at destinations like shopping centres along with the ability to deliver charging in the home, BYD customers can feel confident they will be able to charge their EV wherever they need,” Mr. Luke said.
“Being able to partner with like-minded companies to help everyday Australians and businesses transition to future fuels and energy solutions, is at the very core of BYD’s plans to enable more Australians to have access to and benefit from driving high-quality electric vehicles in an affordable and convenient manner,” he added.
Ampol has recently committed to delivering 120 EV charging sites nationally by December 2023 as part of an agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). This is part of their goal to deliver AmpCharge EV fast charging infrastructure at almost 140 locations, with 360 charging bays.
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