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Electric car maker Tesla has announced three new locations for its Supercharger stations, which will help to connect Sydney and Brisbane, along with starting the link between Melbourne and Adelaide.

Between Sydney and Brisbane the company has added a site at Motto Farm in Heatherbrae and one at Macadamia Castle in Knockrow.

Located on the Pacific Highway, Motto Farm is the first stop between the two capitals, and will feature a six-bay Supercharger station.

A cafe, bar and motel will open on-site in the coming months to ensure that travelling Tesla owners have an opportunity to rest and refresh at the location.

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Meanwhile, south of the Queensland capital of Brisbane, Macadamia Castle is already a popular family destination thanks to its animal park, cafe, nut bar and fine food retail store.

Now, the facility will also have the ability to charge six vehicles at a time.

The new station is the final stop connecting Sydney and Brisbane for most owners, though the company plans to add one additional Supercharger station to complete the route.

Also announced is a new six-bay Supercharger station at the Wendouree shopping centre near Ballarat, the first connection between Melbourne and Adelaide.

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Above: Tesla Model X

This comes after Tesla announced earlier this month that owners of vehicles delivered after 1 April 2017 will be charged to use the Supercharger network, though 400kWh of credits will be included per annum – which equals about 1600km of driving. Pricing is yet to be confirmed, however.

Supercharger stations have the capacity to add up to 270km of range in 30 minutes of charging, allowing owners to travel for about three hours, take a break, and then get back on the road again.

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