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Electrification in mobility is gathering pace, demanding the reinvention of strategies, operating models, and supply chains. The number of electric vehicles on Australian roads has almost doubled over the past year, growing from 44,000 at the beginning of 2022 to more than 83,000, according to research based on sales data released in the Electric Vehicle Council’s yearly recap.
With this uptake, we are still seeing challenges in charging infrastructures. Charging stations were seriously challenged over the summer holidays with long queues for chargers at regional facilities. There has since been some improvement but at a different pace than electric car sales. Public chargers increased from 3,413 in 2021 to 4,943 in 2022, with fast chargers up from 231 to 365 in the same period.
While many have started to embrace eMobility, the successful implementation of charging infrastructure is one of the most crucial aspects of the wider adoption of EVs in Australia. Fitting out more homes and commercial and residential buildings with chargers can help close the gap between available charging infrastructure and EV sales. The Australian government is also taking steps to ensure certain new builds be EV ready. This continual implementation will drive the adoption of eMobolity, which plays a part in helping Australia reach its decarbonization goals.
Paving the way for eMobility with Innovation
There are many areas to look at to take eMobility in Australia to the next level. Considering regional, urban, and household access to charging infrastructure and the overall cost-effectiveness is crucial.
At the household level, there is a particular safety concern for some apartment blocks, which may be unable to currently support the increased demand for electricity. Another concern is the potential implications on the energy bill. For homeowners, the next question is whether solar systems subsidized by the federal government will save them even more petrol costs apart from cutting the household energy bills. It is clear these questions and concerns stand in the way of many making the shift to eMobility but here at Schneider Electric we are all about finding and providing sustainable solutions with value to end-users as well as the broader community.
As a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, Schneider Electric has been committed to accelerating sustainability with its technology and solutions. Its technology will make it efficient, resilient, and sustainable to enjoy the benefits of eMobility and achieve net zero decarbonization in the journey. While solutions such as the EVlink Home make a simple and easy to use charger perfect for carports and garages in single family homes, there’s also EVlink Pro AC. Designed for multifamily, work, and destination applications, the EVlink Pro AC provides reliable, flexible, and sustainable smart charging, with reinforced safety features to maximize uptime. It creates a seamless user experience for EV drivers and installers. On top of these, SE also offers energy management, strategy, and distribution technology, tools, and know-how, with the goal of enabling efficiency and safety and accelerating sustainability.
EVs on the rise
The transportation industry is undergoing an electric makeover that is taking over the globe. The expansion of eMobility depends on both the use of electric vehicles and dependable charging infrastructure.
With more and more people living sustainably, driving an EV is preferable to the alternative. Over time, we might observe a decrease in the number of airborne pollutants and carbon emissions vehicles produce. In cities, where airborne pollution settles and gathers and where many people breathe it in, cars spew nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. As people are becoming more conscious of wellbeing and sustainability, it is about time to switch from internal combustion to electric vehicles.
But as demand of EVs increases, effective and dependable charging is needed. Easy installation of chargers in homes and residential and commercial buildings will become a catalyst to encourage the transition to eMobility. The fact that numerous automakers have already introduced or are about to introduce new EV models suggests that demand will continue to rise in the upcoming years. It is the optimal time for residential and commercial builders to be on the winning end of this trend by installing EV charging stations in new builds, whether apartment structures, single family homes or retail spaces. Altogether we see a huge growth opportunity of EVs in the journey ahead.
Teaming up with Schneider in the eMobility Journey
Australia is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Transitioning into EVs is one of the effective means to achieve this commitment. Are we ready to embark on this eMobility journey?
One thing is sure, there are solutions available today at commercial and residential levels. Homeowners can install charging stations to avoid waiting in line for public fast charging. Builders will also need to fit out buildings with EV chargers to meet the new construction code. At Schneider Electric, we are teaming up with all to ensure a smooth drive toward a decarbonized future.
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