Tesla‘s Model S has been available in Australia for almost a year now and the global reviews on it have been nothing short of stellar. Local sales however still seem to be a bit slow and that’s been due mainly in part to the lack of charging infrastructure across the country.
Recent reports have indicated that this may soon be changing.
Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will be receiving 18 new charging stations in a partnership with the electric car maker and the Secure Parking company. The stations will be allocated across various Secure Parking complexes on the east coast with six going to Brisbane.
Even better news is that they will all be free to use for those using the parking lots. If there are any downsides to this new initiative, it’s that the charging stations are not the much-publicised rapid Superchargers from Tesla. The new charging stations will however add 100km of range per hour’s charge pending the Secure Parking complex’s electricity load.
Tesla and Secure Parking have confirmed that the west and south coast of Australia are also on the books to receive these parking stations.
Until then, Model S owners will have to wait until 2016 for the Tesla Supercharger network to be up and running between Melbourne and Brisbane.