There are many electric car fast chargers between Sydney and Melbourne on the inland route via Albury. I’ve used most of the locations that aren’t exclusively for the use of Tesla cars.
Here are my thoughts about each Chargefox, Evie, NRMA etc fast charger location I’ve used between Albury and Melbourne and which ones I recommend.
I also have another guide to all the Electric Car Fast DC Chargers I’ve used between Sydney and Albury.
Unfortunately this single charger was closed permanently in May 2023 after being broken by jerks.
It wasn’t very convenient anyway at the top of a council carpark with no toilet facilities, no distractions for kids and no shelter from the heat or rain.
Chargefox Barnawartha North
This four charger location is a great spot to top up 22km after you leave Albury.
It is a very rare example of an Australian electric car highway fast charging station that has shelter nearby as well as a picnic table. Shade and a place to sit underneath should be made mandatory as part of government funding grants.
It’s also a rare example of a charging station with mixed brands of charging units. The two 350kW ultra fast ones are ABB and the two 50kW ones are Tritium.
The BP Service station a short walk away has fast food options and good toilets.
This charger location was activated in mid March 2023 due to grid connection delays.
This Wangaratta charger removes what was 140km DC fast charging gap between Chargefox Barnawartha North and Chargefox Euroa.
It’s is a great way to reduce range/charger anxiety as it’s 54km South of Chargefox Barnawartha North and 87km North of Chargefox Euroa.
Unfortunately the Wangaratta Evie charger is only 50kW rather than 350kW so a big recharge from a nearly empty battery would take a while.
It’s best used by roadtrippers as a top up while eating in town or emergency fill-up rather than for full refills.
This four charger location is very very popular because there are several cafes and fast food eateries here as well as a service station and good toilet facilities. There are two ultrafast 350kW and 2 50kW.
Unfortunately the chargers are poorly located at the busy entrance to the car park so it’s hard to safely enter and exit. Surely further down the carpark in a quiet corner would’ve been more sensible?
In the middle of the Christmas summer peak driving period I was lucky to get the rightmost 50kW charger, which is the only one shaded by a tree.
Despite the great facilities I would skip this location during peak road trip times of year because of the high chance of a queue and people charging slowly to 100% while eating. My family is self catering from our esky so we don’t need to buy food.
Evie Ampol Avenel
Located 39km south of Euroa this is a good option if there are charging queues at Euroa and you have enough battery capacity left to go a bit further.
This dual ultra fast 350kW charger site has one front on and one side on which means it might be awkward to charge depending on where your charge port is located (left/right/front). Charging front on with a MG ZS EV front charge port was really easy.
The service station has good toilets and there’s a small table partly shaded by a gumtree where I had my own BYO lunch while watching the car charge.
You probably haven’t heard of this 25kW ABB manufactured DC charging location provided by Mitchell Shire Council.
It’s handy as a brief stopover off the highway if someone in your car needs a toilet stop during which your car can top up a bit.
Note the photos below. The charging station is in the council car park circled in red and the council toilet block located nearby in the Memorial Park is circled in blue.
Evie BP Epping
Depending on whether you’re headed North or South this is the first/last ultra fast charger location on the Northern edge of Melbourne.
There are two charging units with space clearly available next to them for several more units in the future if this location is popular.
The service station has good toilets, is modern, clean with healthy as well as traditional fast food cafe options and plenty of seating space.
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