Tesla Motors has introduced its destination charging program into Australia, with over 10 charging stations already installed
7/10/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 1
Good news for Tesla owners in Australia.
Tesla Motors has finally introduced its destination charging program into Australia, with over 10 charging stations already installed.
Tesla drivers, who travel a lot, can benefit from the destination charging program and charge vehicle absolutely for free.
Cool, isn’t it?
A few words about the destination charging program
Tesla destination charging program provides high power wall units at key destinations for Model S owners to charge while away from home for long periods.
The wall units can provide as much as 40 amp of power to Tesla Model S and are also provided with Model S for home installation, making the device familiar to owners.
With up to 310 miles (510 kilometers) of rated range, the majority of charging with Model S is done at the home, but now the destination charging will provide locations where there are longer or overnight stops.
Locations include key hotels such as Darling, Park Hyatt Sydney, Hotel Realm Canberra, The Observatory in Port Macquarie and to fulfill the winter snow travelers Rundells Alpine Lodge Dinner Plain.
Additionally, key shopping centers such as Chadstone and Westfield Chatswood have been utilized with premium parking locations and wall units available to Model S owners.
With security in mind
Tesla Motors has also partnered with Secure Parking to enable a safe location for Model S owners to park and charge whilst at work or out in town. These locations are located across Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
“This expanding network of destination charging is a great replication of the convenience our owners receive when charging at home. Along with the developing Supercharger network, our owners will be able to cover long distances with the knowledge they have a charging solution,” says Australian Tesla spokesperson, Heath Walker.
Walker said the majority of Australia's Tesla customers have ordered high-powered P85+ models that have a maximum range of around 500 kilometres.
The charging stations will be placed at 200 kilometre intervals to make sure customers can move between eastern capitals without worrying about their car's range.