Charging Ahead: RAA Charge expands across 12 new locations in February

12 March, 2024

Following a successful first year, the RAA Charge network is continuing to connect SA’s regional and metro areas with 12 new electric vehicle charging sites coming online in February.

The RAA Charge network is the state’s first border-to-border EV charging network with 75% of the charging sites located in regional South Australia.

The new charging sites comprise of four 200kW Ultra-rapid, seven 150kW Rapid and one 7kW Destination charging stations, spanning from Ceduna in the north-west to Renmark in the north-east.

The new charging sites allow EV drivers to recharge their cars within 10 to 45 minutes and bring the total number of operational sites to 124.

Once completed later this year, the RAA Charge network will have more than 500 charging points located across 140 sites, with 98% of the charging sites located no more than 200 km apart.

RAA Chief Executive Officer Nick Reade said the lack of publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure has long posed a hurdle for South Aussies looking at buying an EV, but that is starting to change now.

According to the latest car sales report from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, battery electric vehicles accounted for 9.6 per cent of sales in February nationally.

“South Australia currently has over 5,000 battery EVs on its roads with the number steadily increasing each year.

“With the rollout of the RAA Charge network, we are ensuring that the necessary infrastructure is in place to keep up with the fast-growing demand for EVs,” Mr Reade said.

The new sites delivered in February are:

7kW Destination sites:

  • Council 15th Street Carpark, Renmark

150kW Rapid sites:

  • Glenelg Football Club, Metro South
  • Seaford Shopping Centre, Metro South
  • Ceduna Foreshore Hotel, Ceduna
  • Corner Beach Terrace and Memorial Drive, Elliston
  • Hawker Motors, Hawker
  • Jamestown Rest Stop, Jamestown
  • Wilmington Council Carpark, Wilmington

200kW Ultra-rapid sites:

  • Perry’s Shell Snowtown, Snowtown
  • Gleeson Street Carpark, Clare
  • Brickworks Shopping Centre, Metro West
  • Bordertown Wildlife Park, Bordertown

The Destination chargers support the common Type 2 plug, and EV drivers will need to bring their own cable when charging at these long stay and overnight charging locations.

The Rapid and Ultra-rapid charging sites feature CCS2, and in some locations CHAdeMO plugs.

EV drivers can see which chargers have both the CCS2 and CHAdeMO plugs using the Chargefox app.

The RAA Charge network is being rolled out with the support of a $12.35 million grant provided by the Government of South Australia.

To locate your nearest charger, initiate charging and complete payment, download the Chargefox app. To learn more about the network, visit