RAA Charge completes key tourism routes: KI to Coffin Bay

24 June, 2024

RAA added seven new electric vehicle (EV) charging sites to its statewide charging network in May, completing key tourism routes on South Australia’s public EV charging map. 

The completed sites span from Coffin Bay and Leigh Creek, and comprise of a mix of 200kW, 150kW and 7kW electric vehicle chargers. 

RAA CEO Nick Reade said the seven new sites are in addition to two eight and nine bay ‘super’ charging sites that RAA officially opened in Port Pirie and Mount Gambier last month.    

“Since construction began 18 months ago, we have delivered 497 charging points at 134 charging sites out of the planned 140 site network and are now closing in on completion,” Mr Reade said

The RAA Charge super site at Port Pirie

“It’s incredible to see such rapid growth in public charging infrastructure in SA in just over 12 months; to the point where we now have more public EV charging sites per registered EV than any other mainland state – that’s something we can all be proud of. 

“The RAA Charge network is now complete along most of the state including key tourism routes like the Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, and Kangaroo Island, with new sites under construction this month in the far north and south east through to Melbourne.  

“With 75% of the RAA Charge network located in regional areas, and almost all of our charging sites located no more than 200km apart, we are well on the road to eliminating range anxiety.”

According to EV sales data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Australians can now choose from over 82 new EV models, with the average driving range for full battery electric vehicles now 460km, and some variants able to reach up to 626km.  

In South Australia, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid EVs (PHEVs) made up 8.2% of new car sales in May 2024 (1.5% points below the national figure). 

The cost to purchase a new BEV starts at about $43,000.   

EV charging sites to come online in May  

200kW Ultra rapid sites 

21 Frances Tce, Kadina 

150kW Rapid sites 

Eyre St, Port Lincoln 

18 Black Oak Dr, Leigh Creek 

111 Frenchmans Terrace, Penneshaw 

7kW Destination sites 

Coffin Bay Jetty, Esplanade, Coffin Bay 

Port Lincoln Airport, Barry Firth Dr, North Shields 

18 Black Oak Dr, Leigh Creek 

EV charging sites under construction in June 

200kW Ultra rapid sites 

Lot 8 National Highway 1, Port Augusta South  

51 Princes Hwy, Meningie 

150kW Rapid sites 

Cnr Richards Tce & Dukes Hwy, Coonalpyn  

LOT 773 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy 

EV drivers can locate their nearest charger, initiate charging and complete payment, by 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 learn more about the network, visit