EV sales fuel electric charging provisions in new developments

Market Insights
4 months ago
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As electric vehicle sales in Australia continue to boom, property developers around the country have designed their brand-new apartment projects with EV charger provisions. In this article, we talked to three developers about how they have done precisely that with their developments, backing Australia’s sustainability movement.

According to the Australian Automobile Association, a total of 87,217 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold across the country in 2023 alone. This figure is more than double that of 2022, where 33,140 EVs were purchased.

With more and more Australians turning to EVs as their preferred mode of transport, New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland have set targets for EVs to reach 50% of new car sales by 2030 and 100% by 2035. This, along with the federal government committing to cutting emissions by 43% by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2050.

These forward-thinking approaches necessitate EV charger provisions in new homes. For those looking at off-the-plan apartments, you need not worry, as developers have designed their latest developments to cater to this sustainability movement. Let’s take a look at three of them.


BLVD at Melbourne Square

BLVD at Melbourne Square sits on the fringe of Melbourne’s famous Arts Precinct. Click here to learn more.

Internationally recognised developer OSK Property’s Southbank apartment development, BLVD at Melbourne Square, has been designed with future-proof living and well-being as front of mind. Having already seen demand from residents in Stage 1 of Melbourne Square and responded by retrofitting EV charging facilities, the project team has made sure to include this from the start in the design of BLVD. EV charging provisions are available for its residents, in addition to the latest technology alongside natural and sociable spaces.

“BLVD is one of the first residential projects in Australia registered to pursue WELL Certification,” said Ivy Chen, Sales and Marketing Director at OSK Property Australia.

“As well as being a gas-free, carbon-neutral operation-enabled building with electric vehicle charging facilities, BLVD will offer its residents fresh air filtration in all shared, communal spaces.

“Within residents’ own apartments, customised, curved double-glazed windows and insulated walls and ceilings will provide thermal and acoustic comfort in addition to carefully chosen premium energy-efficient appliances.”

BLVD at Melbourne Square is beautifully designed for tomorrow’s living standards. Click here to learn more.

Located on the fringe of Melbourne’s famous Arts Precinct, surrounded by 3,745 sqm of lush green parkland, Melbourne Square is already an established residential community. The precinct’s full-size Woolworths supermarket on its ground floor further contributes to general well-being through a local neighbourhood feel and easily accessible, healthy food.

Buyers have loved this residential collection, offering one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, with one-bedders priced from $541k.

“We have now sold 50% of the apartments at BLVD in under a year,” Ivy revealed to AD.

“We put this largely down to buyers seeing the quality of what we have achieved already at Melbourne Square.

“Construction is planned to start in Q2 of this year and be completed in late 2027.”


Eden Garden Residences

Boutique living in an idyllic garden precinct. Click here to learn more.

Boasting a desirable location in the Gold Coast’s evolving, vibrant, and established garden precinct, Eden Garden Residences is an exemplar of contemporary design and future-proofed living. Led by award-winning BDA Architecture and its team of consultants, Eden is meticulously designed.

Offering 54 modern and spacious two and three-bedroom residences, Eden is also beautifully boutique – perfect for those seeking privacy in the dynamic Glitter Strip.

“Eden Garden Residences embodies tranquil living in a contemporary boutique building,” Project Director Graeme Cameron affirms.

“Future-proofed, there is energy-efficient glazing and engineering throughout each apartment.

“While, across resident-only amenities, rooftop solar panels will drive two stunning recreational areas, the gymnasium, and luxurious entry lobby areas.”

Entertain loved ones at Eden’s rooftop communal terrace and teppanyaki kitchen. Click here to learn more.

Catering to the EV boom, electric car charging facilities will be provided and fitted in the common area car parking bay.

Further factoring sustainability into the project’s overall design philosophy, Eden will retain two 75-year-old fig trees that frame the building, giving it a unique and unparalleled tranquillity and calm.

“Eden Garden Residences is now 30% sold with a fantastic enquiry rate,” Graeme told AD.

“Completion is slated for mid-2025.”


Caulfield North

Extensive landscaping and floor-to-ceiling windows at Caulfield North. Click here to learn more.

Givoni Projects’ Caulfield North apartment development is a rarity in most modern living spaces, where European modernist architecture comes together with contemporary attributes for spacious, family living.

Architecturally designed by renowned Telha Clarke, Caulfield North boasts generous floorplans – with the opportunity to combine floorplans and customise – and luxurious fixtures and fittings. All this with a fast-powered EV charging bay within the basement parking area.

This is just one of Caulfield North’s many sustainable design strategies. The development also boasts an 18,000-liter rainwater harvesting tank for all units, efficient heating and cooling, solar panels, energy-efficient LED lights throughout the development, and more.

As a result, Caulfield North was awarded an impressive 7.3-star average NatHERS rating.

Come home to warm, generous living spaces at Caulfield North. Click here to learn more.

The development’s quality speaks for itself, where four apartments have been sold off-the-plan in a matter of weeks and several appointments lined up in the coming weeks.

Givoni Projects revealed to AD that the team has seen extremely positive feedback. BCentral is on deck as project builder, having commenced construction in February 2023, with completion slated by mid-2025.

Two and three-bedroom residences are still available, with two-bedders priced from $1,650,000.

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Header image of BLVD at Melbourne Square.