Australian company launches home-made EV charger

A Brisbane-based company that designs and manufactures smart AC electric car (EV) chargers has launched what it calls the first Australian-made unit of its kind.

The EVOS Fleet Home 22 AC wallbox charger costs $ 2200, and can be installed with a single- or three-phase connection. In the latter case, it could deliver up to 22kW of power – which would add about 120km per hour to a typical EV.

The EVOS charger can be purchased from the company, but will soon be available for purchase through the petrol company and investor Ampol – the forerunner in cashing in the EV boom.

Strata companies will be able to buy chargers for the property through a company in that industry called LPE. Appropriately, the electrical service company says, located in Maroochydore, the home of the first installed EVOS charger.

EVOS states that one of the key USPs is its patented ‘energy management software’, which chooses the ideal idle time for the charger to charge EV – overnight during the non-peak period or during business hours. It can control charge rate, speed and power.

The company says the Walbox unit is “designed to be easy to install and uninstall, reducing TCO because homeowners and fleet operators can easily uninstall the charger and move it to a new property or location if their parking conditions change.”

The launch of the EVOS Fleet Home 22AC charger comes at a time when Australia is converting to its EV. A recent Australian Bureau of Statistics motor vehicle census found that there were more than 23,000 electric vehicle registrations, an increase of 62.3 per cent over the previous year.

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Marcelo Salgado, CEO and co-founder of EVOS, added that the recent, dramatic increase in petrol prices has made EVs more visible to consumers looking to buy their next car.

“One of the key benefits of owning an electric vehicle is reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and recharging at home or at work,” he said.

“To make the most of this facility, people need to be able to charge at home faster than a standard home plug and manage when they recharge so they can keep their electricity bills as low as possible. Our charger and its software solve those problems. “

The company said that since the charger was unveiled in November last year, it has already received “significant interest from potential buyers across the country”. To meet the demand, EVOS plans to hire 26 people in the next 12 months, with six roles currently open.

“We are proud to be an Australian-owned, Australian-designed charger made in Brisbane,” Salgado added. “We want people to get involved and be part of something innovative and exciting, in a sector that is going to skyrocket in the years to come.”

EVOS designs and manufactures EV charging products in Brisbane, Australia and has partnered with a Tier 1 parts manufacturer with over 30 years of experience in hardware manufacturing.

The company was founded by three former senior staff at Brisbane-based tech ‘Unicorn’ Tritium, which manufactures DC fast-chargers for the world and resides at NASDAQ.

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