NSW government plans for electric vehicle charging stations every 5kms in cities, along with a $171m funding package for charging infrastructure is an exciting new development for Electric Vehicle Charging company, Everty.
Everty CEO Carola Jonas says the increased government and private funding for on-site EV charging stations at commercial and public buildings has led to a rise in uptake by private businesses.
“When NSW announced its plans to transition their whole bus fleet to electric vehicles and released the Electric Vehicle Strategy, we knew we reached a tipping point and that we had to act very fast,” Carola says.
“Everty turned its attention to scaling up operations on the back of an oversubscribed investment round, which has led to further investment in the company’s software platform, which operates charging infrastructure for commercial and public buildings.”
In other great news for Everty, due to the state government plans, renewable energy veteran Oliver Hartley has now invested in Everty and joined the board of directors.
Oliver’s successful commercial and industrial solar business was recently acquired by AGL.
“We believe that property companies will need to partner with expert companies like Everty to manage the rapidly growing demand for on-site EV charging at commercial and retail buildings,” Oliver says.
“A highly effective EV charging infrastructure will be expected from landlords going forward.”
Electric Vehicle Council of Australia CEO Behyad Jafari says he’s excited about the job opportunities in renewable charging infrastructure.
“Everty demonstrates our massive potential to create a local EV industry that creates local jobs and supports Australian businesses,” Behyad says.
“This announcement will mean customers have even better solutions for installing charging stations in commercial and residential buildings, shopping centres, along highways, commercial car parks and other destinations where EV drivers like to dwell.”
Everty’s management team will also be joined by Tatiana Berseneva, who spent a decade with Volkswagen and Daimler (Mercedes Benz), as well as Duncan Taylor, who has a background in infrastructure investments, and will manage the company’s finances.
Everty is a technology (software) company in the e-mobility sector and provides EV charging solutions and a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform to companies installing Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
The software allows EV charging station operators to monitor, manage and monetise their charging infrastructure assets and provides an interface to EV drivers for the use of chargers. Everty’s software enables efficient management and operation of physical assets (EV charging stations) as well as the integration of cars and charging infrastructure with the electricity grid.