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Published on January 11th, 2017 | by James Ayre

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Tesla Finishes Melbourne To Brisbane Supercharger Corridor In Australia

January 11th, 2017 by  


Tesla has finished building a ~1,600 kilometer (~1,000 mile) Supercharger corridor from Melbourne to Brisbane in Australia, according to recent reports. That means that, for the first time, Tesla owners in Australia can easily take a trip between the two aforementioned population centers while using nothing but Supercharger stations for recharging.

The corridor was finished with the completion of 3 new supercharger stations along the route — one in Heatherbrae, one in Knockrow, and one in Coffs Harbour. The stations in Heatherbrae and Knockrow both reportedly feature 6 charging stalls each, while the one in Coffs Harbour, which is intended as a temporary location, only features 2 charging bays. The Coffs Harbour site will, according to Tesla, be replaced by a permanent location somewhere nearby at some point in the “near” future.

Teslarati provides more: “Tesla currently has eleven Supercharger stations opened across Australia, with two additional locations in Ballarat and Keith pending construction. According to the company’s find us map, Tesla expects to have a total of eighteen Supercharger stations opened in Australia, one as far as Perth, by the end of this year. To ensure that the company’s entire range of vehicles, including the upcoming mass market Model 3 sedan, can travel between Supercharger stations without experiencing issues related to range, Tesla has strategically spaced stations no more than 150 miles apart, thereby allowing even its lowest range vehicle to travel comfortably between stations.”

Here’s a copy of the email that Tesla sent to owners in the country announcing the completion of the new Supercharger stations:


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About the Author

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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