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Bundaberg in line for Tesla Supercharger

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A Tesla Supercharger station. Photo: Tesla

Bundaberg is in line to host a Tesla Supercharger station by the end of this year, according to the electric vehicle company's website.

If Tesla installs the new ultra-fast V3 chargers in Bundaberg, the 250kW cabinets can add almost 250km driving range to an electric car in about 10 minutes.

Tesla says they're constructing new sites around the globe to enable additional routes and expand popular stations.

Supercharger stations are conveniently located near popular amenities like restaurants, shops and WiFi hot spots.

Tesla Supercharger
A screenshot from the Tesla website, showing a Supercharger will likely be established in Bundaberg by the end of this year.

“Each station contains multiple Superchargers to get you back on the road quickly,” the company says.

“In addition to Superchargers, we have a growing network of Destination Charging Partners with dedicated Tesla charging.

“Tesla partners with hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and resorts to make charging when you arrive at your destination as simple as charging at home.”

In Bundaberg, the EconoLodge Park Lane is a destination charging partner with two Tesla Connectors, up to 22kW available for customers.

According to electrical vehicle website The Driven, the first ultra-fast V3 Tesla Superchargers destined for installation in Australia have been spotted in Brisbane.

V3 Superchargers are capable of delivering peak charge rates up to 250kW.

Tesla says to use a Supercharger, simply park and plug in your electric vehicle using the connector at the Supercharger post.

Once plugged in, the vehicle's charge port LED will flash green to indicate that charging has started. You can monitor charging progress on your instrument panel in the Tesla App.

The Bundaberg Region has four sites on the Queensland Electric Super Highway.

Tesla Supercharger
A Tesla Supercharger

FAQs from Tesla Supercharger website

How can I maximize power and reduce charge time at a Supercharger?
Each charge post is labeled with a number and letter, either A or B (e.g. 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B). When possible, select a charge post with a unique number that is not currently connected to a vehicle. When a unique number isn’t available, the Supercharger cabinet has technology to share available power between charge posts A and B. To maximize power, park at a Supercharger shared with a car that is nearly done charging.

When will V3 Superchargers be available in my area?
Tesla opened the first permanently public V3 Supercharger site at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California in June 2019. We will continue to expand V3 infrastructure globally.

What is the peak charge rate for V3 Superchargers?
V3 Superchargers are capable of delivering peak charge rates up to 250kW.

Will all Tesla vehicles be able to receive a 250kW charge?
All Tesla models will benefit from the elimination of power sharing in V3 architecture. The peak rate each vehicle achieves will vary with size and age of battery pack, state of charge and ambient temperature conditions.

How long will it take to reach 80% state of charge at V3 Superchargers?
We expect average charge times to be cut in half when the benefits of On-Route Battery Warmup are combined with V3 Supercharger power capability. The impact to individual owners will vary based on multiple factors, such as size and condition of battery pack.

7 COMMENTS

7 COMMENTS

  1. Hard to see the point of all this when on most nights, Queensland electricity generation is running in the mid 90% range on fossil fueled electricity without subsidies, feed in bonuses and certificates.
    At Monday 2pm, fossil fuels are providing 81% of our power, wind a lousy 2% , 14% solar and 2% hydro.
    Source AEMO.

  2. AI – Totally baffled by your comment. Perhaps it explains why Australia, one of the most blessed countries in the world in terms of suitability for photovoltaic-based renewable electricity generation (ie lots of sun and lots of space for PV), has barely any at all. Australia should be leading the world, not only in renewable energy generation but also EV design and manufacture. If only the wealth of its natural resources and the ingenuity of its citizens was not matched by the greed, corruption and ineptitude of it politicians!

    Tesla – in all its forms – is showing the way and making it increasingly difficult for your government to continue to deny the steadfast march of renewable energy transition. You should not be denigrating their efforts but applauding them.

  3. Since 2011 I have had a Tesla.
    In theory perfect. In daily life not working. Gives a lot of headaches. Some facts I experience:
    – Charging takes much longer than in brochure
    – No RACQ can help if the Tesla suddenly does stop without reason
    – If your batteries are empty – no jercan
    – Often no spareparts available
    – Car very expensive – cost of running a tesla very high
    – Cars are not very reliable
    – Poor quality cars
    … much more to add
    If you want to help climate reduce driving and walk
    Heinz

  4. Martin,
    The data is supplied by AEMO.
    I welcome the unreliables, and evs, but not with my taxes.
    The most baffling thing in Queensland is, the cobweb of imported windmills, concrete, steel, cables, roads, switch stations and 2,000,000,000 $ for an unreliable average wind generation output of 3% (AEMO). Plus subsidies and certificates that get paid by taxpayers even without performance.
    As to solar. 98 to 99% of ALL solar cells (the bit that makes electricity) are made in China. Due to cost that won’t change. Just fact.
    I read that Tesla annual report revealed it did not make a profit until the free renewable certificates were added.(taxpayers money)
    Why would we triple the grid infrastructure with massive carbon and cash inputs and still not replicate what we already have.
    Like the NBN, by the time hundreds of billions of taxpayers dollars are spent, a superior energy source will keep the billionares smiling without the massive inputs..
    Indeed we have the raw materials for carbon dioxide free energy today in the form of clean nuclear energy. Like Europe and Asia. We also have the most perfectly suitable and seismically stable location in the world for such generarion.
    Cheers.

  5. Heinz Unger: In 2011 the only vehicle Tesla sold was the Roadster. They made 2500 of them in total, they had to be custom imported into the country. There wasn’t a “brochure”, people knew they were getting an experimental vehicle from a new manufacturer.

    Given the information provided, there’s a 99% chance you’ve never owned a Tesla and are just making this up.

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