Eleven new RAA Charge sites break ground amid surging EV sales

18 March, 2024

Eleven new electric vehicle charging sites are being constructed this month as part of the RAA Charge network, with new data showing hybrid and electric vehicles sales continuing to grow in 2024.

In the latest car sales report from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, battery electric vehicles made up for 9.6 per cent of all new vehicle sales nationwide last month.

RAA Chief Executive Officer Nick Reade expressed optimism that the progress of the RAA Charge network would empower South Aussies to consider buying an electric vehicle.

“The momentum in electric vehicle adoption is growing, as we’re witnessing more charging infrastructure coming online alongside the introduction of cheaper EVs into the market.

“With the RAA Charge network, we’re making range anxiety a thing of the past, making popular South Australian tourist destinations accessible to EV drivers.

“Once completed later this year, the charging network will cover 140 locations with over 530 charging points, with 98% of them will be less than 200 km apart,” Mr Reade said.

The new sites going under construction in March are:

7kW Destination sites:

  • Kangaroo Island Airport, Kangaroo Island
  • Coffin Bay Town Jetty Carpark, Coffin Bay

150kW Rapid sites:

  • Eyre Street Council Carpark, Port Lincoln
  • Corner Richards Terrace and Dukes Highway, Coonalpyn
  • Coober Pedy VIC, Coober Pedy
  • Leigh Creek Town Centre, Leigh Creek
  • Tailem Bend Rhino, Tailem Bend

200kW Ultra-rapid sites:

  • Puma Fuel Station, Port Augusta
  • 21 Frances Terrace Carpark, Kadina
  • Harvey Norman, Renmark
  • Princess Highway Carpark, Meningie

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