City of Adelaide charges into electric vehicle age
The City of Adelaide has installed eight fast electric vehicle charging stations within a new dedicated electric vehicle (EV) parking area, adjacent to the Central Market precinct.
The development is a move towards Adelaide's ambition to be the world's first carbon neutral city.
A further 11 charging stations will be installed in the Adelaide Central Market UPark by the end of November.
In a Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partnership, the City of Adelaide and Government of South Australia have collaborated with SA Power Networks, Mitsubishi and Tesla to offer super-fast direct current (DC) charging services.
The Electric Vehicle Charging Hub (the Hub) on Franklin Street, will fully charge a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV providing a 100 per cent electric driving range of 52 kilometres in 30 minutes.
The Hub will also house Tesla Superchargers, which are the fastest charging solution in Australia, providing 270km for Model S and Model X vehicles in just 30 minutes.
The Tesla superchargers are the first of a network of 50 charging points across South Australia, and form part of the agreement between the State Government and Tesla to deliver the world's largest lithium ion battery, to be built at Jamestown.
This addition also allows Tesla owners to travel from Brisbane all the way through to Adelaide.
The City of Adelaide’s charging stations will offer free charging services until the end of November 2017 and provide a central link to electric vehicle charging services on Kangaroo Island, the Fleurieu Peninsula, the Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley.
Tesla superchargers will also be installed at the Clare Country Club and in Keith and Horsham to form an 865 kilometre link to Melbourne and the Tesla supercharger network that currently extends to Brisbane.
A further 25 EV charging stations will be installed in the City’s other UPark and in on-street locations by mid-2018.