RAA Charge launches three new EV charging sites, completing Eyre Peninsula network

9 May, 2024

RAA has this week completed the installation of three new electric vehicle charging sites – at North Sheilds, Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay – completing the Eyre Peninsula stretch of its statewide electric vehicle charging network.

RAA CEO Nick Reade said 14 electric vehicle charging sites are now operational along the Eyre Peninsula, spanning from Whyalla to Ceduna.

“The completion of the Eyre Peninsula stretch of the RAA Charge network is great news for South Aussies living on the west coast, as well as visitors travelling to this remarkable part of our state’s coastline and on route to Western Australia,” Mr Reade said.

“EV drivers can now charge in as little as 10 to 40 minutes at Whyalla through to Ceduna, with 150kW Rapid charging sites located at Cowell, Tumby Bay, Kimba, Wudinna, Port Lincoln, Elliston, and Streaky Bay, as well as several overnight and long stay destination sites in between.”

“Since March last year, we’ve delivered over 130 sites across the state and are on track to complete the planned 140 site network later this year.”

Once complete, 75% of the RAA Charge network will be located in regional areas, with the vast majority of charging sites located no more than 200km apart – well within the driving range of a typical EV.

According to EV sales data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), EV car sales in South Australia surpassed the national figure in April this year, with 8.6% of all passenger vehicles sold in SA being battery electric or plug-in hybrid EVs.

“With EV sales doubling year on year, the RAA Charge network will ensure our regional communities are not left behind when it comes to having the charging infrastructure required to move freely around our great state,” Mr Reade said.

The RAA Charge milestone coincided with the Minister for Tourism’s visit to Port Lincoln this week, as the Premier and Cabinet Ministers met for Country Cabinet on Thursday.

Minister for Tourism, Zoe Bettison MP, said “with 75% of RAA’s charging sites located in regional areas, the RAA Charge network will certainly help open up our regional corridors to tourism, and the economic benefits that this can bring to our regional communities.”

New RAA Charge locations:

  • 150kW Rapid charging site – corner of King and Eyre Street, Port Lincoln
  • 7kW Destination charging site – 134 Esplanade, Coffin Bay
  • 7kW Destination charging site – Port Lincoln Airport, Barry Firth Drive, North Shields

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 learn more about the network, visit