Scentre Group and BMW install electric vehicle chargers in Westfield centres

Scentre Group and BMW Group Australia have teamed up to install 40 new electric vehicle chargers across a selection of Westfield shopping centres.


The announcement:

A new partnership between Scentre Group and BMW Group Australia will see 40 new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations conveniently installed in 10 Westfield shopping centres across NSW, QLD and VIC.

By March 2017, EV drivers will be able to access four charging stations per centre at Westfield Bondi Junction, Chatswood, Miranda, Sydney, Warringah Mall, Carindale, Chermside, Doncaster and Southland. The charging stations can be used by any EV free of charge and will see Westfield centres become the leading shopping destination for EV owners.

There are currently around 8000 EVs in operation in Australia and sales are steadily increasing, with over 35000 EVs expected on Australian roads by 2024.

Together, Scentre Group and BMW Group Australia are at the forefront of delivering infrastructure to accommodate this demand.

Tim Roberts, General Manager Leasing, Scentre Group says, “We’re very excited to partner with BMW Group Australia to bring such a comprehensive network of EV charging stations to our customers.

“This is all about convenience for the growing number of EV drivers in our local communities. EV drivers will be able to identify charging station locations in our centres via the ChargePoint app, online or through their BMW navigation system.”

BMW is leading the way when it comes to innovation and future mobility, offering a range of pure electric and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles in Australia.

Marc Werner, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Australia, is pleased to be part of a program that facilitates this growth and delivers additional EV infrastructure to Australian customers.

“The new charging stations at Westfield locations is another way BMW is providing mobility solutions to our customers as BMW i electric vehicles gain momentum in the Australian market,” said Werner.


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