The four new Tesla supercharging stations at the Clare Valley Motel were officially completed last Tuesday, just in time for the powerpack celebration in Jamestown on Friday night.
As part of the agreement with the American automotive company to build the lithium-ion battery in the Mid North, a total of 50 charging points would be installed across SA.
Superchargers were also installed in Keith in the state’s South East, as well as just across the border at Horsham in Victoria to form an 865 kilometre link to Melbourne and further extended the line of superchargers on the way to Brisbane.
SA Power Networks manager of stakeholder relations Paul Roberts said he hoped to see more people in SA make the switch to an electric vehicle now that facilities had been improved throughout the state.
“At SA Power Networks we believe electric vehicles will have an expanding role in transport,” he said.
“We expect to see many more EV charging stations connected to the electricity distribution network in coming years as the number of EVs grows.
“This is a great initiative as drivers will want access to conveniently located and efficient charging stations and particularly fast-charging when they are on the move.”
Already the charging stations have received a hefty workout with a high volume of Tesla drivers stopping in to and from Jamestown.
The four charging stations go along with the two regular chargers already installed at the motel.