- Work begins on South Australia’s EV charging network powered by Chargefox.
- It stretches from border to border with 75% being in the regions.
- More than 140 AC and DC sites will be opened by early 2024.
State Motoring Club RAA has begun building its electric vehicle charging network across South Australia, with plans to open more than 140 locations by early 2024.
At least 75 per cent of the public EV charging network is located in regional SA and stretches from border to border, with each site less than 200km apart to fit the full driving range of most models. .
This will include more than 80 slower 7kW AC chargers with Type 2 plugs, as well as more than 50 faster 150kW DC stations offering only CCS2 and 200kW DC stations with both CCS2 and CHAdeMO plugs.
They will be installed and operated by Chargefox – which was acquired by Australian Motoring Services which includes the RAA in early 2022 – with pricing yet to be announced.
The first batch of AC Points are being installed across metro and Greater Adelaide sites, including; Marion, Woodside, Westlakes, Hahndorf, Mount Gambier and Adelaide CBD. They are expected to come online by the end of January.
RAA CEO Nick Reid said, “RAA research shows that 62 per cent of members are considering an EV as their next vehicle, but a lack of available charging infrastructure has put a hold on their commitment to purchase. Is.”
“This network will go a long way to eliminate them. [driving] Relieve anxiety concerns and travel planning stress for EV drivers traveling and holidaying in South Australia.”
The RAA EV Charging Network is supported by a $12 million grant from the State Government.
Currently, most of the state is served by slow AC chargers with a few fast DC stations only in and around Adelaide.
Just 26 Jolt, 19 Chargefox, five Tesla Superchargers, and four Evie Networks sites cover nearly a million square kilometers of the state.