Charging Networks in Australia

 

Rough draft at present.  Needs some pictures I think.  Will have links to providers

 

Comments welcome to Richard charging@teslaowners.org.au

 

 

DC Fast Charging Networks:  Over 200 km of charge per hour
Network Routes / Area Served Route km Number of locations Pricing Notes
Tesla Supercharger
  • Clare SA to Sunshine Coast via Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
  • Sydney to Tamworth, Dubbo, Cooma, Narooma (4 routes)
  • Melbourne to Warnambool
  • Bunbury WA (stand alone at present)
4,190 29
  • $0.42/kWh
  • Tesla vehicles only
  • No adaptor needed
Chargefox
  • Gold coast to Cairns via Brisbane (Ergon Qld Electric Highway)
  • Brisbane to Toowoomba (Ergon Qld Electric Highway)
  • Torquay to Wodonga via Melbourne
  • Hobart to Launceston
  • Perth, Adelaide (stand alone at present)
2,510 30
  • Need Chargefox App
  • Variable pricing see app
  • Many sites free
  • Model S and X need Chademo or CCS2 adaptor
  • Model 3 no adaptor
  • Chargefox is the billing provider not the owner
NRMA NSW
  • Ever increasing coverage of the area Newell Highway and east at about 150km spacing
2620 15
  • Free at present
  • Will need NRMA membership in future
  • Model S and X need Chademo or CCS2 adaptor
  • Model 3 no adaptor
RACWA Electric Highway
  • Perth to Augusta and Bridgetown
430 11
  • Need Chargestar app
  • Model S and X need Chademo adaptor
  • Note CCS1 on other cable so cannot plug into Model 3
ACTEWAGL
  • Canberra metro
N/A 3
  • Need ACTEWAGL RFID card
  • Model S and X need Chademo adaptor
  • Note CCS1 on other cable (TBC) so cannot plug into Model 3
Chargepoint
  • Melbourne (2)
  • Wollongong
N/A 3
  • Need Chargepoint RFID card
  • Model S and X need Chademo or CCS2 adaptor
  • Wollongong is CCS1 (TBC) so cannot plug into Model 3
  • Chargepoint is the billing provider not the owner

Note: DC Fast charging rates will be typically in the order of 500km/h for superchargers, 300km/h and up for CCS2, and 200km/h for Chademo.

 

 

AC Charging Networks:  Up to 150 km of charge per hour
Network

Routes / Area Served

Route km Number of locations Pricing Notes
Round Australia Electric Highway
  • Round Australia via Highway 1 and Mount Isa
  • WA Shortcut via Southern Cross
  • Qld Shortcut via Rockhampton and Longreach
  • Adelaide to Darwin
16,800 86
  • Up to property owner
  • Note that power in remote locations can be expensive, especially if diesel generated.
  • ALWAYS OFFER TO PAY!

 

  • Joint venture of TOCA and the Australian Electric Vehicle Association
  • 32 amp (a few 20A) three phase Australian Standard industrial outlets are backbone of this route
  • Requires either a 3 phase adaptor for your Tesla Mobile Connector (limited to 16A) or a 32A charging cable (such as Juice Booster 2) with three phase plug.  Extension lead can be helpful.
  • Max charging rate for a 32A 3 phase outlet is 110km/h for a Model S (higher for a Model 3 and lower for a Model X)*
 Tesla Destination Charger
  • From SE SA in a wide arc to SE Qld
  • SW WA
  • Tasmania
  • A few others scattered

Use superchargers 

359
  • Up to property owner.
  • Generally free for customers.
  • Tesla vehicles only (according to Tesla) but a number of other EV's are compatible (depending on charger model and settings), and use is up to the property owner.
  • No adaptor needed for Teslas
  • Max charging rate (at 32A 3 phase) is 110km/h for a Model S (higher for a Model 3 and lower for a Model X)*
  • Note that Tesla Destination Chargers can be wired up to lower currents than 32A and sometimes only single phase and this will correspondingly lower the maximum charging rate.
Chargepoint   N/A  
  • Need Chargepoint RFID card
  • Generally free
  • Typically older style Type 1 (AKA J1772) outlets with cable
  • Need Type 1 to Type 2 adaptor
  • Note 30km/h charging rate max for Type 1 (being only 30 amp single phase)*
Chargefox   N/A  
  • Need Chargefox App
  • Variable pricing see app
  • Many sites free
  • Need Type 2 to Type 2 cable
  • Max charging rate (at 32A 3 phase) is 110km/h for a Model S (higher for a Model 3 and lower for a Model X)*
ACTEWAGL
  • Canberra metro
N/A  
  • Need ACTEWAGL RFID card
  • Need Type 2 to Type 2 cable
  • Max charging rate (at 32A 3 phase) is 110km/h for a Model S (higher for a Model 3 and lower for a Model X)*

*Note your AC charging rate will be the minimum of the following 3 things ...

  1. The maximum charging rate of the charger from the table above.
  2. The maximum charging rate of your car.  Present Model S/X can take only 16A for the 75D and 24A for the 100D which is less that the 32A above.  Upgrades from 16 to 24 are possible.  32A "dual charger" upgrade is available only on older "round nose" model S.  Model 3 TBC.
  3. When plugging into 3 phase industrial outlets you are further limited by your mobile connector to 16A 3 phase unless you buy a 32A Juice Booster 2 or similar.

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