With 35 new EV charging sites under construction this month, South Australia’s statewide EV charging network is set to double in August.
The additional sites include a mix of 7kW, 150kW and 200kW charging sites, adding to the suite of 41 charging sites already installed and operating across the state.
The new locations span from Kangaroo Island, Melrose, Victor Harbor, Robe and Kingston, making popular tourist destinations accessible for EV drivers and significantly reducing range anxiety.
RAA CEO Nick Reade said the roll out of the network is now well underway with half of the network now under construction.
“August marks a significant milestone in the delivery of the network, with 41 sites delivered and more than 35 sites under construction.
“As an increasing number of South Australians opt for electric vehicles, RAA is committed to providing the necessary infrastructure to accommodate them.
“We are proud to be playing a pivotal role in empowering South Australians to now really consider purchasing an EV, by removing one of the leading barriers to uptake – range anxiety.
“Once complete in 2024, all of the 140 charging sites will be well within the driving range of a typical EV, with 98% of them located less than 200 kms apart,” Mr Reade said.
The charging sites going into construction in August are:
Rapid 150kW sites
Ultra-Rapid 200kW sites
Destination 7kW sites
The RAA Charge network is being delivered with the assistance of a $12.35 million grant from 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: www.raa.com.au/charge