Tesla announces three more supercharger stops for Australia

Tesla Motors has announced three new supercharger stations for Australia – two connecting Brisbane and Sydney, and one connecting Melbourne and Adelaide.

In an update, the company said it had begun construction on two new six-bay Supercharger stations.

One of the stations is located at at Motto Farm in Heatherbrae, NSW, and one at Macadamia Castle in Knockrow, south of Brisbane.

Motto Farm, located on the Pacific Highway, will be co-located with an on-site cafe, bar and motel.

The Macadamia Castle Supercharger station will also offer drivers a cafe and fine food store.

After just 30 minutes of charging, Tesla’s Superchargers can add up to 270 kilometres of charging, allowing owners to travel for three hours at a time between charging.

Tesla said works will soon begin on a six-bay Supercharger station, located at a Wendouree shopping centre, near Ballarat. The station will act as a stop between Melbourne and Adelaide.

The news comes after Tesla announced earlier this month that owners of vehicles delivered after 1 April 2017 will be charged to use the Supercharger network, though 400kWh of credits (about 1600km of driving) will be included per annum.