Eighteen new electric vehicle charging sites are under construction this December, following one of the biggest construction phases in roll out of the RAA Charge network.
Last month RAA delivered 75% of the statewide network, with 105 charging sites and 367 charging points now online and operational in South Australia.
RAA Chief Executive Officer Nick Reade said the growing demand for the network is underscored Australians rapidly increasing interest in EVs.
“Recent sales data from the AAA EV Index shows the Australian automotive market continues to break all-time sales records with more Australians taking delivery of electric vehicles (EVs) than ever before.
In the year-to-date, national battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales have reached 80,446 (compared to last year’s numbers of 28,326); highlighting Australians’ rapidly growing interest in low-emission vehicles.
In South Australia, EVs represented 8.4 per cent of all new car sales last month and 6.8 per cent of sales in the year to date.
“With more models available now than ever, we anticipate this momentum will continue, particularly with the expansion of the RAA Charge network and the availability of more affordable EVs for potential buyers,” Mr Reade said.
Once completed in 2024, the RAA Charge network will have more than 500 charging points located across 140 sites, with 98% of charging sites located no more than 200km apart.
RAA Charge sites under construction this month:
7kW Destination sites:
Rapid 150kW sites:
Ultra- rapid 200kW sites:
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 raa.com.au/charge