The Tesla Supercharger network is designed to give owners a free charging option while they’re on their way from one place to another. And with a full charge on board, the Model S is capable of more than 500km of electric driving.
Our goal was to travel from Sydney to Melbourne in a day – the first time it had been possible to do so using a public electric car recharging infrastructure.
The route from Sydney to Melbourne has long been a yard stick for the ability of cars in Australia, and now with Tesla’s Supercharger network – which includes rapid recharge facilities in Goulburn and Wodonga – it is possible to do so, for free, electrically.
Supercharger stations are located in places that you might not usually stop to recharge your own batteries means the company is helping push the local business angle. And once we reached Goulburn, we could see that the locals – including the mayor – were excited to see the company’s presence in the city centre, rather than out at the bypass service centre.
A full recharge takes about an hour to complete, and that meant time for lunch.