EV Charging Apps for EVs in Australia

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EV Charging Apps Australia

Best EV charging apps in Australia vary by state. I use 8 apps regularly, they are PlugShare, Tesla, Chargefox, Evie, Jolt, Exploren, BP Pulse and Ampol.
PlugShare app on Apple or Android shows locations of all kinds of EV charging network chargers PlugShare is owned by EVGo Inc.

EV Charging Providers
Below I’ve listed all EV charging networks in Australia I know of.

  1. Ampol AmpCharge EV charging at the Ampol Ampcharge EV network DC chargers. Ampol retired their early AmpCharge App on 30 April 2024. From that date use the Ampol App from Apple and Android https://ampcharge.ampol.com.au
  2. Autel Charge has ev chargers across Australia with an Apple and Android app. The app lets you add your own RFID card. Website at https://autelenergy.com
  3. AXCharge have started to provide EV chargers in 2024 in Qld and NSW initially. The app is Apple and Android and is built off the Noodoe platform. Website is https://axcharge.com.au/
  4. BP Pulse app (Apple or Android) for charging at BP’s EV network DC chargers. BP Pulse also offer an RFID card,  or you can add your own, through their app https://www.bp.com/en_au/australia/home/products-services/bppulse/
  5. CasaCharge EV charging network Apple and Android They have 17 chargers in WA and 5 in NSW as of 24-6-2024 https://casacharge.com.au/ The company is linked to KarChargers which provides EV charging hardware https://www.karchargers.com.au/buy-ev-chargers/alpitronics-hypercharger-50kw-dual-dc-ev-charger
  6. Chargebay Pty Ltd app (Apple or Android) for their EV chargers. They have locations such as Euston and several of their Chargebay branded chargers in Melbourne https://chargebay.com.au
  7. ChargeBoss are a provider of ev chargers and software in Australia. They don’t have an app but have a payment gateway. Website is https://chargeboss.com.au/ev-chargers/ Noodoe use them as their payment gateway on some of the charges listed on Noodoe app.
  8. Chargefox app (Apple or Android) for location and access to the  Chargefox EV charging network of DC and AC chargers https://www.chargefox.com/ Chargefox also provide an RFID card
  9. ChargeNGo Australia app (Apple or Android) have their own branded EV charger network and their app shows some other networks’ chargers  too https://chargengo.co
  10. Charge Hub have an app showing their network (Apple or Android) and offer a free RFID card https://www.chargehub.solutions/
  11. Elanga app (Apple or Android) for Elanga EV charging network https://elanga.com.au and Elanga also provide an RFID card .
  12. Elu is a new network starting up for AC and DC EV charging with sites initially in Qld https://elu.net.au/  apps are Apple and Android is at
  13. EO app for EV charging using the EO charger network https://www.eocharging.com/home-charging on Apple or Android
  14. Evansa EV charging network app on Apple or Android and their website is https://www.evansa.earth/
  15. Everty app, Apple or Android, an app showing public and private electric vehicle chargers for use. https://everty.com.au Everty also provide an RFID card.
  16. Evie app (Apple or Android) for location and access to Evie DC electric vehicle charging network https://goevie.com.au/ Evie also provide an RFID card
  17. EVUp have an AC charger network in Australia and have an app called UpCharge (Apple or Android) for their electric vehicle Chargers https://www.evup.com.au
  18. EVX Australia app for EVX EV chargers in Apple or Android   EVX also allow you to register your own RFID card in their app by visiting a charger and linking it. https://evx.tech/
  19. Exploren app (Apple or Android) for location and access to Exploren electric vehicle charging network https://exploren.com.au/ You can also buy a RFID card with Exploren for $10 which includes postage by ordering at https://evse.com.au/product/exploren-ocpp-rfid-card/. Exploren allow you to reserve a charger using their app.
  20. Jolt app,  (Apple or Android) for location and access to Jolt’s EV charging network DC chargers https://jolt.com.au/  .
  21. Nextcharge have their own branded chargers, list chargers using the Saascharge platform, plus list some other EV charging providers. Their website says they will issue you a free RFID card after you start using their network. (Apple or Androidhttps://nextcharge.app/?lang=en
  22. Noodoe are starting providing a network of EV chargers, most in Qld, some in NSW as at mid 2024, apps are Apple and Android and website is https://www.noodoe.com/noodoe-for-drivers Noodoe seem to use ChargeBoss as their payment gateway. ChargeBoss are a provider of ev chargers and software in Australia https://chargeboss.com.au/ev-chargers/
  23. NRMA app  (Apple or Android) for NRMA EV charging network DC chargers https://www.mynrma.com.au/cars-and-driving/electric-vehicles/charging-network NRMA Road Service also have a Mobile EV Charging Service, currently with mobile charging vehicles serving Sydney and Canberra areas, for EV’s that are so low on charge that they need a top up charge to get them to the local charger https://www.mynrma.com.au/cars-and-driving/electric-vehicles/our-mission/mobile-ev-chargers
  24. OTR EV have commenced their ev charger network with their first charger in SA. Apple and Android apps. Website at https://www.otr.com.au
  25. Seavolt is a network providing chargers at Marinas for both boats and vehicles it invites you to sign up via their website and they will send an RFID card. They don’t have an app. Website https://www.seavolt.io/
  26. Smart Charge app for location and access to Smart Charge EV charging network, Apple or Android. Smart Charge https://smart-charge.com.au/ also provide an RFID card
  27. SolarHub Charge EV charging network AC chargers app ( Apple or Android) and their website is
    https://solarhub.net.au/solarhub-charge/ SolarHub also allow RFID cards to be used. The instructions to add your own RFID card are in their app.
  28. Tesla EV charging network app for DC and AC chargers for Apple and Android https://www.tesla.com/en_au/findus?
  29. Wevolt entered the market in 2023 in WA with its own chargers as well as describing itself as an EV charge point mapping and sharing network. Wevolt app Apple or Android Wevolt offer an RFID Card or you can add your own to their app.https://wevolt.com.au/


Other EV Networking

Including some with only a few chargers, some startup networks and some apps which seem to focus on listing other networks’ chargers.

  • AGL have an app ( Apple or Android) to show and access AGL’s proposed electric vehicle charging network (only a very few chargers shown as at April 2023) https://next.agl.com.au/ev-subscription
  • Alchemy Charge is a new network starting up for EV charging
    https://www.alchemycharge.com.au/
  • Anelo is a new website https://www.anelo.com.au/ which says it will offer parking and ev charging from an app. Sounds similar to the established operator Parkhound
  • Anzu Charging at https://anzucharging.com.au/ with apps at Apple and Android
  • Autel Charge is starting an EV charging network with an Apple and Android app. The app lets you add your own RFID card. Website at https://autelenergy.com
  • Bow Charging has launched in Feb 2024 with an EV charging service which iit plans to connect homes with chargers to EV drivers who need to charge. Seems similar to Ivygo and Partage below https://www.bowcharging.com
  • CDGEngie have an app called CDG Engie EV on Apple or Android most chargers shown on their app are in SE Qld at present, with one in NSW. https://engie.com.au/home/solutions/for-territories/future-fuels
  • Charge Assist app https://www.chargeassist.app (Apple or Android) is provided by Greenflux a global EV charging provider which shows Jolt and some other networks’ chargers in Australia https://www.greenflux.com/ev-charging-software/charge-assist-app/
  • Chargehound is a service announced by Parkhound to list and charge out to others your home EV charger and parking space. Currently they have an Apple app that allows you to filter their parking space search for EV charging and book and pay for parking spaces   https://www.parkhound.com.au/ev-charging/chargehound
  • ChargePoint
    Due to ChargePoint’s withdrawal from Australia in 2021, ChargePoint chargers here no longer work through the app, you may be able to use their old RFID card if you had one or another RFID card to release the plug. The apps on the app stores (Apple or Android) are due to be removed by 1 Feb 2024.
  • ChargePost City EV charging network https://www.chargepost.com.au and can be operated using the City EV EVopencard apps on Apple  https://apps.apple.com/au/app/cityev/id1525850045 and Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cityev&hl=en&gl=US
  • Charge Star
    Charge Star on its website says it was founded in December 2009 as E-Station, and that Charge Star is Australia’s oldest charging station supplier. Their site says you can use their chargers by credit card or third party apps https://www.chargestar.com.au/about-us/ I note the Nextcharge app, listed above, includes Charge Star stations.
  • Electrona EV chargers, first installed at Bicheno Tasmania, allow you to pay by credit card. A description of how their Bicheno DC charger works is at https://electrona.au/evc/bchno/bchno-001.html and their corporate site is at https://electrona.com.au/ You may also use the Wevolt app.
  • Enevi have several ev AC charger sites in Sydney as of June 2024. They have an app on Apple and Android and their website is https://www.enevi.com.au
  • Get Electric app (Apple or Android) was for location and access to Get Electric DC electric vehicle charging network in 2022 but Apple app not updated for over a year and no longer works – don’t know if still in business.https://www.getelectric.com.au
  • Halo Energy now is starting to provide EV charging in Australia, apps on Apple and Android and website https://www.halo-e.co
  • Ivygo has opened a website where it says it is offering a charging network service so people with EV chargers can charge other EV drivers to use them. Seems similar start up to Bow Charging above and Partage below . Website at https://www.ivygo.com.au/about
  • Kingman EVC app (Apple and Android) for Kingman EVC charging network which has launched in 2023 with chargers in Perth WA. At Feb 2024 app shows only have chargers at their own premises in Perth, haven’t expanded. They also allow you to add your own RFID Card to their app https://www.kingman.com.au/evc/
  • Linga Networks was a provider of electric vehicle charging in regional areas of Vic at Nhill and Rainbow but I noticed in July 2023 their website had closed down. The AC chargers they installed in Western Vic are still installed and listed on PlugShare.
  • Open Charge Map app, this app appears to be an open source aggregator app looking to list multiple EV charging providers, but they don’t seem to be fully populated and launched yet https://openchargemap.org/site
  • Origin 360 EV Charge app (Apple or Android) from Origin Energy for public EV chargers – currently showing Jolt chargers https://www.originzero.com.au/energy-solutions/360-ev-e-mobility/charging/
  • Partage launched their website in 2024, describing their new charge point location and sharing service. Seems similar start up to Bow Charging and Ivygo above https://www.partage.com.au
  • Sasscharge International GmbH
    Sasscharge is a white label ev charging services platform that allows anyone to establish an ev charging network. Several EV charging brands above use a back end of Saascharge platform/data and Saascharge developed apps https://saascharge.com/company/ A number of networks listed above show stations listed on Saascharge.


Other Apps

  • Tesla Owners Club of Australia Use the Member Jungle app which has some tips about EV charging and other info https://www.teslaowners.org.au/
  • ABRP A Better Routeplanner app, in Apple or Android. I don’t use this, but it may help those people who like to plan their long trips

 

RFID Cards
These companies offer RFID cards which are great, as you can keep them in your car and use them to activate the charger without your phone.

Also, Autel, EVX, Kingman EVC and SolarHub don’t have their own card but allow you to add your own RFID card in their app.

Type 2 Cable
For many of the AC chargers, you will need to take your own Type 2 22kW cable, available from Tesla or most ev charging suppliers.


Reserve or Book an EV Charger
Some EV charging networks allow you to reserve a charger using their app. Currently I notice Exploren offer a “Reserve” feature in their app.