Kempower collaborates with JET Charge to fast-track the Australian EV transition
- Kempower will work closely with JET Charge, Australia’s leading turnkey EV charging infrastructure provider.
- JET Charge will market Kempower’s DC fast-charging solutions, accelerating the rollout of electric mobility in Australia.
- Kempower and JET Charge share a mutual enthusiasm for EVs, with both companies providing unique, high-quality solutions to the market.
LAHTI, FINLAND – Kempower and JET Charge, Australia’s largest EV charging infrastructure specialist, are working together to support and quicken the take-up of electric vehicles in Australia. By supplying Kempower’s DC fast-charging solutions, the companies will accelerate the country’s transportation sector to a low cost, zero-emissions future.
Currently, less than 2% of new vehicles sold in Australia are electric. In November 2021, the Australian government announced a new AU$250 million (US$ 185 million) plan to incentivize electric mobility in the country. This strategy includes partnering with private enterprises to accelerate the rollout of 50,000 EV charging and hydrogen refueling stations. The government expects the sale of battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric to increase to 30% by 2030 due to the new plan being successfully implemented.
The ambitious plan requires experienced businesses to drive the transition and supply user-centric products. Kempower’s DC fast-charging solutions will be a vital component of ensuring a quicker EV pick-up in Australia. By working with JET Charge, the companies will contribute to a fast, reliable and economical supply of charging solutions.
The collaboration between the partners started when JET Charge was looking for a movable DC charger with an intelligent design, outstanding quality and robust performance. This search led JET Charge to Kempower’s movable T-Series, which offers 40 kW of pure charging power and has a simultaneous dual charging option providing 20 kW from each channel. Since then, the two companies have expanded their relationship to include Kempower’s C-Series and S-Series chargers, which are now being installed at major charging hubs and bus depots.
Commenting on the collaboration with JET Charge, Tomi Ristimäki, CEO of Kempower, said:
“We’re excited to move into the Australian market and look forward to supporting the country’s EV drivers with our products and services. Our chargers are designed to perform exceptionally well during cold winter months in Finland, but also the Australian heat. With JET Charge, we have found a partner who shares our commitment to EVs and fully understands our value proposition. Being highly dedicated to the electrification of mobility, we will collectively accelerate the transportation sector to a low cost, zero-emissions future.”
Tim Washington, CEO of JET Charge, added:
“Kempower’s chargers are clearly designed by EV enthusiasts. You can see how much thought and attention has been given to details that matter to EV drivers on a daily basis. The quality of the company’s products and ChargEye software is outstanding and a tribute to its Kemppi heritage. We’re thrilled to continue to roll out Kempower’s products and sustainably electrify Australia.”
Tomi Ristimäki, CEO, Kempower, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +358 29 0021900
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Kempower designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. We’re a team of electric vehicle enthusiasts with a deep understanding of the charging market and a hands-on mentality. Our product development and production are rooted in Finland, with a majority of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of transportation, from personal cars and commercial vehicles to mining equipment, boats and motorsports. With Kemppi Group’s 70 years’ experience in perfecting DC power supplies, we set the bar high in engineering and user-experience design. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. www.kempower.com
About JET Charge
JET Charge is Australia’s largest EV charging infrastructure specialist, leading EV charging deployment for vehicle manufacturers, utilities and property groups. Established in 2014, the company has worked to ensure that Australia is ready for the EV revolution. JET Charge offers a range of infrastructure services, as well as in house development of smart charging technology, load management platforms and hardware agnostic payment systems.