Coorong powers up with new fast chargers under construction in April

18 April, 2024

Nine new electric vehicle (EV) charging sites are going under construction this month, connecting South Australia’s regional and metro towns through the RAA Charge network.

The new charging sites comprise of three 7kW Destination, four 150kW Rapid and two 200kW Ultra-rapid sites, spanning from Coffin Bay to Leigh Creek, down to Kangaroo Island.

The highly anticipated Rapid and Ultra-rapid chargers under construction this month at Coonalpyn, Tailem Bend and Meningie will pave the way for smoother travel to and from Victoria, unlocking tourism for these key locations.

EV drivers will be able to charge their cars in as little as 10 to 45 minutes at these charging stations.

RAA Chief Executive Officer Nick Reade said the RAA Charge network is helping support EV drivers across the state with 90 per cent of the network now operational.

“As EV uptake increases nationally, the RAA Charge network is enabling SA drivers and visitors to our state to charge in less time, and in more places – making range anxiety a thing of the past.

“The rollout of our Rapid and Ultra-rapid sites is tackling regional charging gaps head-on, connecting South Australia’s metro and regional towns like never before.

“The network saw a record number of EV charging sessions during the Easter and Gather Round fortnight with more than 3,200 sessions recorded – that’s a 48% increase compared to the usual fortnightly average,” Mr Reade said.

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

Sites under construction in April:

7kW Destination Sites

  • Port Lincoln Airport, Port Lincoln
  • Coffin Bay Town Jetty Carpark, Coffin Bay
  • Kangaroo Island Airport, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

150kW Rapid Sites:

  • Eyre Street Council Carpark, Port Lincoln
  • Leigh Creek Town Centre, Leigh Creek
  • Tailem Bend Rhino, Tailem Bend
  • Coonalpyn Silos, Coonalpyn

200kW Ultra-rapid Sites:

  • Puma Fuel Station, Port Augusta
  • Princess Hwy, Meningie

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

Whereas the Rapid and Ultra-rapid charging sites feature a mix of CCS2 and CHAdeMO plugs.

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

To locate your nearest charger, initiate charging and complete payment, download the Chargefox app.

To learn more about the network, visit

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