Electric Car Recharge Station – Largest in Southern Hemisphere
For those of us who have been excited at the idea of electric cars, but disappointed that longer distance trips were not a possibility, the news of recharge stations in regional New South Wales towns has certainly renewed our interest. This week Goulburn unveiled their new Tesla car charging station in their town, the largest such station in the Southern Hemisphere. Goulburn was considered the perfect position for commuters as it is situated on the highway between Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. And what’s more, if you have the Tesla Model S electric car, recharging at the supercharger station is free!
Located at the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre, the 8 park facility adds to the only other standalone recharger station in Australia, situated in Sydney, and the 415 other charger stations that Tesla have already established throughout the world. A 30 minute plug in at the station will recharge the car enough to travel another 270kms before having to use an alternate fuel. With plans for more stations in Albury-Wodonga and Gundagai by the end of the year, and along the east coast linking Melbourne to Brisbane also planned, this is the start of a very exciting future for electric car commuters.
Although electric cars have and remain quite an expensive investment, the establishment of infrastructure such as this, the mainstreaming of technology will mean that prices will come down in the future. At present the Tesla Model S retails for about $110,000 in Australia and newer models including an SUV model are planned for release by 2020. In addition, other electric car companies will also have to establish recharge stations with connections for their own cars.
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