RAA investment to reduce EV range anxiety

4 July, 2022

We’re investing in emerging technology and infrastructure to remove range anxiety associated with Electric Vehicles (EV).

In a recent RAA survey, 57% of members said a lack of accessibility to charging equipment discouraged them from buying an EV.

Now RAA, alongside other motoring clubs in Australia, through its wholly owned Australian Motoring Services (AMS) is taking sole ownership of Australia’s largest electric vehicle charging network Chargefox.

This acquisition will provide our members with access to a quality network and take the stress out of trip planning.

The network will connect Adelaide to Cairns and—separately—Perth with surrounding southern regions.  

RAA and Chargefox had already established in partnership two ultra-rapid charging outlets at Keith and Murray Bridge. 

Chargefox has an ambitious target to have more than 5,000 EV plugs across the country by the end of 2025, providing greater EV charging options and reducing emissions. 

The charging stations can be used by all modern makes and models of EVs, with some that can charge to 80% or more in 15 minutes.

With all ultra-rapid chargers powered by renewable energy, the network is supported by large-scale solar and battery installations and many sites are GreenPower accredited.

Also, as an RAA member, you can now save 20%* when charging your EV at all Chargefox ultra-rapid charging stations across Australia.

To access the discount, simply download the free Chargefox app from the Apple App or Google Play store. Sign up to create your account, then in the ‘My profile’ section, click ‘Add program’ to add your RAA Member number, and agree to the terms and conditions.

This announcement only serves to further strengthen RAA’s role in accelerating the uptake of EVs in South Australia, as the State’s largest member organisation works with the SA Government to commence the border-to-border rollout of SA’s first EV charging network later this year.