Evie Networks ready for Easter with 97% of chargers online & rapid response crews with replacement parts ready

Easter school holidays and the days either side of Christmas are traditionally amongst the busiest on Australian roads as people travel to visit friends and family, meanwhile petrol prices often “coincidentally rise” at the same time.

Thankfully Chris Mills, CEO of major electric car charging infrastructure company Evie Networks told Jen Dudley-Nicholson from AAP newswire that:

“Evie Networks has stockpiled replacement parts and will roster staff over Easter to ensure chargers are operational or fixed quickly, preventing unnecessary queues”.

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Since the December 2022 holiday period, Evie Networks has expanded its network to 111 in total and added new sites such as Mararra, Lakes Entrance, Swansea, Bairnsdale, Traralgon, Newcastle, Proserpine and Batemans Bay.

Bernhard Conoplia, Head of Charging at Evie Networks commented:

“Over the last holiday period between December and January, we saw our customers clock up nearly 5 million kilometres. We know range anxiety over long distance travel is a prominent concern for road trip drivers, but it’s great to see that more EV drivers are on the road and benefiting from reliable, infrastructure, which is only continuing to grow.”

“Evie Networks has really focused on network reliability since the Christmas holidays and can proudly share that 97% of our chargers are online, going into this upcoming Easter and school holiday travel period.”

“We know we are about to see petrol prices increase this week and what’s exciting is that Australia is finally in a position that means electric vehicle drivers are benefiting from the consistency of charging costs over long weekends and popular travel periods.”

“Unsurprisingly, what we found over the Christmas period, is our most popular sites were along major corridors and between major cities, with traffic distributed evenly over Friday, Saturday and Sunday as annual leave and public holidays meant more cars were on the road. We predict similar trends this Easter break and encourage drivers to carefully plan their stops, both in preparation for travel and along their journey.

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A testament to how much Aussie’s love a road trip, Christmas 2022 saw Evie Networks record four of the biggest days of charging in its history, peaking on 29 December.

The charging network also revealed their most popular locations across the country during the holiday period.

Evie Networks Most Popular Highways Sites Between December 1 2022 and January 31 2023 (by total kWhs charged)

Seven Hills, NSW

Sutton Forest, NSW

Coomera, QLD

Coochin Creek, QLD

Tarcutta, NSW

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Evie Networks Most Popular Charging Sites Between December 1 2022 and January 31 2023 – By State (by total kWhs charged)




Seven Hills


Brisbane Airport

Sutton Forest


Gasworks Plaza


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Coochin Creek




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