Ampol, Hyundai Form Hydrogen, EV Partnership in Australia

By October 13, 2022 News

Ampol and Hyundai Motor Company Australia are partnering to support the transition to zero-emission vehicles in Australia.

Central to the partnership is the goal of improving battery electric vehicle (BEV) customer experience and ownership as well as accelerating the transition to hydrogen.

Hyundai EV customers may benefit from programs that intend to give them access to charging offers Ampol’s growing AmpCharge network, along with potential bundled energy offers incorporating home charging and broader energy solutions.

Furthermore, the companies will also work together to accelerate the transition of fleet vehicles to BEVs with the aim of delivering an integrated offer that will provide fleet owners with the confidence in vehicle and charging infrastructure availability that they need to make the transition to zero-emission vehicles.

Furthermore, the companies will collaborate to explore the development of hydrogen infrastructure and fleets, with the organisations to share knowledge and collaborate on opportunities for public funding of new hydrogen infrastructure.

“Partnerships and collaboration across industry will be critical to accelerate the energy transition. We know our customers have strong purchasing intentions for battery electric vehicles,” said Ampol CEO and Managing Director Matthew Halliday.

“This new partnership will help support uptake of BEVs among Australian consumers and businesses, while ensuring we can together address and capitalise on issues and opportunities as more of Australia’s vehicle fleet transitions,” Mr. Halliday adds.

“Hydrogen also presents the opportunity to deliver decarbonisation in our transport sector. Given Hyundai’s market-leading work in advancing fuel cell electric vehicle technologies, we are excited to partner together and bring our own knowledge and relationships to further explore opportunities for hydrogen across Australia’s economy,” he explains.

“At Hyundai in Australia and around the world, we talk about ‘Generation One’ – the first generation who will benefit from our efforts to achieve carbon neutrality. In Hyundai’s case, we will be carbon neutral globally by 2045 and in Australia we will be a technology leader as we bring a broad range of zero emission vehicles to market,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia CEO John Kett.

“We see partnerships with advanced, highly capable companies like Ampol as critical to driving the uptake of zero-emission vehicles in Australia – and importantly, the infrastructure that will power this transition,” Mr. Kett added.

According to Ampol, an initial roll-out of 120 EV fast charging sites under their AmpChage banner will be available at Ampol stores by the end of 2023.

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