The Andrews Labor Government is backing a local electric vehicle charging company to grow its national footprint, while boosting jobs and reducing the state’s emissions.
Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Ben Carroll announced support for JET Charge to expand operations at its national headquarters in the Fishermans Bend precinct, creating 73 high-skilled jobs in electronics, engineering and logistics.
Established in Melbourne in 2013, JET Charge is Australia’s leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and technologies.
The project has attracted combined public and private investments worth $3.3 million, supporting the company to grow its operations in research and development and production.
JET Charge operates across Australia and New Zealand and is the preferred charging infrastructure provider for property developers, energy providers and 24 EV brands, having installed more than 10,000 charging stations across Australia.
As demand for new EVs increases, so does the need for charging infrastructure, creating opportunities for industry leaders like JET Charge and increasing Victoria’s competitiveness in a growing sector.
The Labor Government has set an ambitious goal for EVs to make up half of all new light vehicle sales by 2030, helping Victoria halve emissions in the same period.
The plan is powered by the Labor Government’s $100 million Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Roadmap, with 20,000 subsidies and fast-charging stations across the state.
Quote attributable to Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Ben Carroll
“We’re backing innovative manufacturers to develop world class products here that help us continue to lead the nation on climate action, while creating more local jobs as we transition to a low carbon economy.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio
“Only Labor is powering Victoria’s ZEV uptake through massive subsidies, installing chargers across the state and boosting business and council fleets to create a second-hand market with the goal that ZEVs make up half of all light vehicle sales by 2030.”
Quote attributable to the Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Nina Taylor
“Jet Charge is yet another example of an innovative company being supported by the Government to expand its operations in the area, generating high-skilled jobs in the local community.”
Quote attributable to CEO & Founder JET Charge Tim Washington
“Expanding our operations in Victoria means we can continue to grow and develop our products, manufacturing electric vehicle chargers for more people across Australia and New Zealand.”
Reviewed 06 October 2022