Last year Tesla outlined their plan for a Supercharger Network which will be available for drivers of the electric car to rapidly charge at stations along the East Coast of Australia
These stations give Tesla owners (and only Tesla owners) the ability to charge their cars for free and will help them get from Brisbane to Sydney and Sydney to Melbourne – with rural stops in between. The cars only need to charge for 20 to 30 minutes to give them another 500km’s of power.
Supercharger locations popped up in Artarmon (Sydney) and Richmond (Melbourne) and now their rural stations have gone in at Goulburn, Wodonga, Euroa and Gundagai will be next.
According to the Tesla Motors Australia Supercharger program manager, Evan Beaver, there are plans to link Sydney to the snow. They are not necessarily looking towards Canberra with plans as “The case for having one in Canberra is not great. But somewhere south of there, to equip the route to the snow, there’s a better argument.”
Given Tesla’s new all-wheel-drive models you can imagine that Mr Beaver is a very busy man planning several sites with many balls in the air at once. He says “We’ve got about 20 sites that we’re working on at the moment, working through that overlay of land, plus on the route, plus ‘can we have electricity’.”