Tesla's east coast Supercharger network will soon get you and your $100,000-plus electric supercar from Brisbane to Adelaide. Construction has started on two new locations in northern NSW that will extend the fast-charging range of Tesla's Model S and Model X north to Brisbane, and a station between Melbourne and Adelaide will keep South Australian owners (like Simon Hackett) happy.
This article was originally published on 17 November at 5:15PM.
Tesla has just kicked off construction of two new six-bay Supercharger stations at Motto Farm in Heatherbrae and Macadamia Castle in Knockrow, both in the north of New South Wales. Comprising the two halves of a two-stop journey on the 12 hour, 1000km drive between Sydney and Brisbane, the Knockrow/Heatherbrae combo should be enough to get most owners between the two state capitals, but Tesla plans a third Supercharger station for shorter-ranged models and peace of mind.
A third new Supercharger station has also broken ground with construction beginning shortly on a six-bay installation in Wendouree near Ballarat, connecting Melbourne and Adelaide. The completion of all three will mean, as long as it have the time for an extended road trip and to charge your Tesla for between 30 and 75 minutes half a dozen times along the way, you could drive from Brisbane to Adelaide for free.