Tesla Owners roll out Australia-wide charging network

An electric vehicle charging network has been built by a group of dedicated Tesla Car owners. This will provide all electric vehicle drivers with a charging route.

This network covers close to 17,000 km with most charging stations being 200km apart.

Image: www.teslaowners.org.au

The progress by Tesla Owners Australia has been short of amazing with a progress from March 20016 to June 2018 shown in images above.

The progress from start to now:

2015 – Electric Vehicle Charging limited to an incomplete East Coast route, and SW Western Australia

2016 – The Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) WA undertakes to create electric vehicle charging routes from Perth to Adelaide and Perth to Broome.

2017 – The Tesla Owners Club of Australia (TOCA) and the Australian Electric Vehicle Association jointly resolve to complete the Electric Highway round Australia, and later the Red Centre, usable by all electric vehicles, to a minimum available charge rate of 100km of range per hour of charging (or 70 km/h on a limited number of pre-existing sites).  The first (and still only) time a Round Australia electric vehicle route has been contemplated.

2018 – As of May 2018 the Round Australia Electric Highway is complete around Australia to 400km max spacing, and only 4 sites off 300km max spacing (200 average).  The Red Centre route is 100% driveable, with slow charging still at 2 points, and full completion expected by the end of 2018.

To find out more about this great achievement you can read the full story here:

Tesla owners roll out Australia-wide charging network – for all EVs : RenewEconomy

For the members of TOCA – who align themselves with Tesla’s mission statement, to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible – the Electric Highway project is all about getting a usable EV charging route in place “right now.”read more at reneweconomy.com.au


 

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