October Construction Update: RAA Charge enhancing EV travel in regional SA

13 October, 2023

The RAA Charge network is opening South Australia’s regions for EV drivers, with nine new Rapid and Ultra-rapid charging sites going into construction this month.  

The nine new charging sites comprise four 150kW Rapid and two 200kW Ultra-Rapid charging locations, spanning from Kingston in the southeast to Wudinna in the northwest.  

New charging sites under construction: 

150kW Rapid Sites 

  • Town Hall, Wudinna 
  • Spud’s Roadhouse Motel, Pimba  
  • Dinham Drive, Ardrossan 
  • Council Hall, Peterborough 
  • Kimba Motel Roadhouse & Caravan Park, Kimba 
  • Roxby Central Shopping Centre, Roxby Downs 
  • Village Green Normanville Council, Normanville 

200kW Ultra-rapid Sites  

  • Snowtown Roadhouse, Snowtown 
  • Marine Parade Carpark, Kingston  

Chief Executive Officer Nick Reade said these highly anticipated Rapid and Ultra-rapid charging sites in regional South Australia will open important regional corridors within our State, unlocking tourism for key locations this summer.  

“RAA Charge is Australia’s first border-to-border EV charging network, connecting the entire state,” Mr Reade said.  

“Once complete in 2024, it will encompass 140 charging locations, with 75% situated in regional South Australia, all within 200 kms of each other.  

“These new sites will soon bring the total number of charging locations online and available for public use to 80. 

“We’re installing these Rapid and Ultra-rapid charging sites along highways and enroute popular tourist destinations so EV drivers can charge their vehicles in just 10-45 minutes.  

“Powered by renewable energy, these charging sites will support South Australians on their regional road trips this Summer. EV drivers will be able to make a quick stop and charge their EV, while they grab a coffee or a snack and hit the road again fully powered. 

The Rapid and Ultra-rapid charging sites will feature a mix of CCS2 and CHAdeMO plugs.  

EV drivers will be able to 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