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JET Charge to provide chargers for EV fleets

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A new way for businesses to access EV charging is set to roll out nationally, with a new business model supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Melbourne-based EV charging company JET Charge has launched the $24.9 million Charging as a Service Project, offering a new way for fleet operators to pay for EV charging infrastructure.

The CaaS model will allow small businesses to fully outsource their charging needs to JET Charge through a monthly bundled payment.

JET Charge CEO Tim Washington said: “We know that fleets are looking for a way to electrify, and that infrastructure is a key barrier.

“Our CaaS project will not only increase affordability, but also demonstrate what running private charging networks will look like at scale.”

ARENA is providing $12 million from the Driving the Nation Fund to support the delivery of the project.

Under the Charging as a Service (CaaS) model, JET Charge will install and maintain EV chargers at the customer’s site, with fleet operators paying JET Charge a subscription fee for the service, similar to how consumers pay for streaming services.

The project is set to run for three years and will see the uptake of more than 3,100 new EVs with supporting charging infrastructure.

ARENA CEO Darren Miller said: “We know that access to charging infrastructure is a barrier for fleet users looking to switch to EVs, so it’s exciting to see JET Charge developing a new way to make charging more accessible.”

Picture: JET Charge

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