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The ACT is leading the nation on Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) uptake. 

There are three different types of chargers for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Your charging needs will determine which type of charger and electricity connection is right for you.

Charger types

Level 1 – home charging

Typical for households with one EV which does day-to-day commuting.

  • Charging capacity less than 7kW.
  • Plugs into a standard power point, typically rated 10-15 A (2.4-3.6kW).
  • Average 10-20km of range per hour charged (varies per vehicle).
  • Good for daily use, will not provide a full-capacity charge overnight.

Level 2 – destination/fast charging

Typical for households with more than one EV, or businesses which offer charging for a small amount of EVs not covering high daily distances.

  • Charging capacity greater than 7kW.
  • We recommend you upgrade your electricity connection from single to three-phase power to accommodate this type of charger. This can be done via our basic design application.
  • Average 40-100km of range per hour charged (varies per vehicle).
  • Charges an EV to full capacity overnight.

Level 3 – ultra-fast charging

Typical for service stations or business with a large fleet.

  • DC chargers 25kW to 350kW.
  • Average 150km of range per hour charged (varies per vehicle).
  • Charges an EV to full capacity in 30 minutes.
  • Get in touch with our team at Network.ConnectionApplication@evoenergy.com.au to ensure sufficient network capacity is available at your premise.

Charging at apartment complexes

If you’re an apartment resident and would like to install an EV charger, you will need to approach your Owner Corporation to see if this is an option for your building. Owner Corporations who would like to get in touch with Evoenergy to understand network options for EV charging capacity can get in touch with our team at Network.ConnectionApplication@evoenergy.com.au.

Commercial customers and public charging 

If you are a commercial customer looking to install multiple level 2 or level 3 EV chargers then you may need to get in touch with our team at Network.ConnectionApplication@evoenergy.com.au. This is for timely capture of information needed to facilitate your connection. 

You can also refer to our Network Constraints Map or Annual Planning Report to understand if there are any existing constraints or planned upgrades to the part of the network that you are looking to connect to. 

What will I need for my Connection Application or Connection Enquiry?

  1. The proposed connection address and location, marked on a map
  2. Your expected calculated maximum demand for electricity (measured in Amps)
  3. The type and number of chargers you would like to connect
  4. Details of any existing infrastructure available on the site, such as National Metering Identifiers (NMIs) or existing connections points – which can be located on an electricity bill from your retailer

Where to find public charging

You can find electric vehicle charging stations or points in the ACT using Plugshare or by checking the websites of charging providers who are active in the ACT.

Charge your EV safely

Charging an EV should be treated like an appliance, and you should follow the same safety standards. We have some charging safety tips here.