ARIZONA – Australian electric vehicle fast-charging company Evie Networks and TCRT, a manufacturer of flame-retardant ballistic rubber and products, have chosen Phoenix, Arizona to establish their North American headquarters.
Evie Networks will install electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state of Arizona and expects to have its first US installations up and running within 18 months. The new stations will be strategically located in places where customers work, live and play. The US market expansion, backed by the Brisbane-based St Baker Energy Innovation Fund, will allow both companies to expand their reach and create new jobs over time.
“By expanding our US operations, Evie Networks aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and improve the sustainability of the US transport sector,” said Chris Mills, CEO of Evie Network.
Chris Hay, managing partner of St Baker Energy Innovation Fund, noted that its arrival in Phoenix represents not only an investment in the local economy, but also an important step forward in the global movement towards sustainable energy practices.
Evie Networks was founded in 2017 to build Australia’s largest electric vehicle fast charging network and give electric vehicle owners across the country the freedom to travel anywhere. The company has more than 350 sites under construction and development in Australia. It plans to replicate its successful Australian model in the United States.
“Evie’s North American headquarters, based in Australia, continues the momentum we are experiencing in the ‘Electric Valley’, while TCRT’s investment is proof that our region is a great place for growth. We are pleased to welcome Evie and TCRT to Phoenix, and our teams are ready to support a strong track record,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.
TCRT will also establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tempe to produce world-leading ballistic target systems, acoustic tiles and ballistic panels. TCRT manufactures an innovative range of flame-retardant ballistic rubber products, including its world-leading self-healing targets, acoustic tiles and ballistic panels.
Evie Networks and TCRT join Australian companies such as Arizona Lithium, which in 2022 announced plans to open an advanced research and processing plant in Tempe, creating hundreds of jobs.