Tesla Motors Unveils First Location Of Superchargers In Australia

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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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Giles Parkinson

is the founding editor of RenewEconomy.com.au, an Australian-based website that provides news and analysis on cleantech, carbon, and climate issues. Giles is based in Sydney and is watching the (slow, but quickening) transformation of Australia's energy grid with great interest.

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One thought on “Tesla Motors Unveils First Location Of Superchargers In Australia

  • This is great news! However I think the charging station probably would have been better placed at Marulan as it is about half way between Canberra and Sydney and would have lent itself to allowing other shorter range EVs to charge there. As it is, the current Nissan Leaf can reach Goulburn from Canberra no probs but it would run out of puff by about 30Km in order to get from Goulbourn to the city centre of Sydney. Another charger on the outskirts and approach to Sydney might overcome this problem though. Pity the Model S is so expensive now. At well over $A120K it is out of the reach and only a dream for many. Roll on the Model 3.

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