September Surge: Six RAA Charge Rapid and Ultra-Rapid sites go under construction

13 September, 2023

After hitting it’s 50 per cent completed milestone, the RAA Charge network is revving up for an action-packed month ahead with six new Rapid and Ultra-Rapid sites going into construction.

The six new charging sites include five 150kW Rapid and one 200kW Ultra-rapid charging location, on the back of 26 sites coming online in August spanning from Mount Gambier in the southeast to Kimba in the northwest.

New charging sites under construction

150kW Rapid sites

  • Churchill Centre, Kilburn
  • Civic Centre, Blackwood
  • Waterfront Carpark, Cowell
  • Railway Terrace Carpark, Morgan
  • Foodland Carpark, Woodside

200kW Ultra-Rapid site

  • Civic Centre, Waikerie

Chief Executive Officer Nick Reade said the highly anticipated Rapid and Ultra-Rapid chargers will enable EV drivers to swiftly charge their vehicles in just 10-45 minutes, connecting our state’s regional and metro areas like never before.

“These new sites will soon bring the total number of charging locations online and available for public use to 77.

“Once complete, the border-to-border network will span across 140 charging sites, with 98% of the sites located well within the driving range of an EV and less than 200 kms apart.

“With 50% of the charging network already complete, we are excited to add these six new rapid and ultra-rapid sites to the network this month.

“Powered by renewable energy, our Rapid and Ultra-rapid chargers are the future of EV charging technology and will help make range anxiety a thing of the past for South Australian EV drivers.

“This summer, these charging sites will help power South Australians through their regional road trips across our beautiful state, allowing for short stops to plug in and grab coffee or a bite before hitting the road again, fully charged.”

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.

Charging sites delivered in August

Ultra-rapid 200kW sites

  • Council Civic Centre, Burnside
  • Mt Barker Homemaker Centre, Mount Barker

Destination 7kW sites

  • UPark Light Square, Adelaide CBD
  • Bowling Club, Kimba
  • LMG Automotive & Flinders Rest, Warnertown
  • Pastoral Hotel Motel, Port Augusta
  • Laura Caravan Park, Laura
  • Gladstone Hall, Gladstone
  • Comfort Inn Flinders on Main, Port Pirie
  • Bentley Hotel, Clare
  • Melrose Caravan Park, Melrose
  • Steamtown Rail Museum, Peterborough
  • Keith Motor Inn, Keith
  • Stirling Hotel, Stirling
  • Myponga Reservoir Carpark, Myponga
  • Grosvenor Gardens, Victor Harbor
  • The Old Noarlunga Hotel, Old Noarlunga
  • Old Chaff Mill, Sellicks Hill
  • Barker Reserve, Victor Harbor
  • Seafront Hotel Penneshaw, Penneshaw
  • Seafront Holiday Park, Penneshaw
  • Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, Kingscote
  • Old Tailem Town, Tailem Bend
  • Kingston Lobster Motel, Kingston
  • Pine Country Caravan Park, Mount Gambier
  • Blue Lake Holiday Park, Mount Gambier

The RAA Charge network, which is being rolled out with the support of a $12.35 million grant provided by the South Australian government, is expected to be completed in 2024.

To use the network, download the Chargefox app for iOS or Android and follow the prompts.  For more info visit: