Tesla has moved closer to establishing a viable charging network on Australia’s eastern seaboard, with the California-based EV maker announcing planning approval a new supercharger station planned north of Sydney.
The new station, planned for the thriving regional centre of Port Macquarie, around 400 kilometres north of Sydney.
Last October, Tesla opened two stations south of Sydney – at Goulbourn and Wodonga – making it possible for Tesla owners to drive between Australia’s two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne.
The new northern station now means Tesla drivers can range up to the popular northern tourist destination of Byron Bay and back to Sydney.
Telsa has plans for around 20 charging stations around Australia, so as to connect all the capital cities.
The superchargers charge Telsa Model S vehicles in minutes instead of hours, delivering 270 kilometres of driving range in around 30 minutes.
Telsa now has 591 Supercharger Stations worldwide.