Originally published on RenewEconomy.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has unveiled the first location of its regional Supercharger network in Australia, with the announcement that 8 renewable energy–powered supercharging booths will be installed at the Goulburn Visitor’s Centre.
The confirmation of the Goulburn address is the first in what is expected to a country-wide network of Supercharger stations, which will add around 270kms to the range of the Tesla S, for no charge, and in just 30 minutes.
The first stages of the network – connecting Melbourne with Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast – were unveiled last year. Albury Wodonga is also a confirmed site, although the exact details have not been released.
Tesla says the Superchargers are designed for city to city travel, allowing Tesla Model S electric vehicle drivers to travel for about 3 hours, take a quick break, and get back on the road charged up.
Tesla has so far deployed 415 Supercharger stations and more than 2,285 Superchargers worldwide, making it the fastest-growing fast-charging network in the world.
The Goulburn installation will be powered by renewables. The visitor’s centre (pictured below) already has a large rooftop array, but Tesla will be mostly using green power for this particular installation.
Reprinted with permission.
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