Tesla Motors Establishes Destination Charging Program across Australia for Model S All-Electric Sedan

Tesla Motors, the California-based maker of the award-winning Model S electric sedan, has introduced its Destination Charging Program into Australia, with over 10 sites established.   

Concentrating on key locations where Model S owners frequent for longer stops, the Destination Charging Program utilises the High Power Wall Unit designed by Tesla Motors.

Locations include key hotels such as Park Hyatt Sydney, The Darling, Hotel Realm Canberra, The Observatory in Port Macquarie and to fulfil the winter snow travelers Rundells Alpine Lodge Dinner Plain. In addition, key shopping centres such as Westfield Chatswood and Chadstone have been utilised, with premium parking locations and wall connectors available to Model S owners.

Tesla Motors has also partnered with Secure Parking to enable a safe and affordable location for Model S owners to park and charge whilst at work or out in town. These locations are centrally located across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

“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.” said Australian Tesla spokesperson Heath Walker.

With over ten sites in place and future sites already in development, this network of Destination Charging locations will continue to expand across all states in Australia. 

About Tesla Destination Charging

Tesla Destination Charging program provides High Power Wall Connectors at key destinations for Model S owners to conveniently charge whilst away from home for long periods. High Power Wall Connectors can provide as much as 32 amp of power to Model S and are also provided with Model S for home installation, making the device familiar to owners. For all Destination Charging locations, click here.

About Tesla Supercharging

Tesla Superchargers charge Model S in minutes instead of hours, for free. The ability to quick charge, allows easy long-distance travel long along well-traveled highways around the world. The Tesla Supercharger is substantially more powerful than any existing charging technology, providing up to 120 kilowatts of power and 270 km of range in 30 minutes.

Supercharger stations are strategically placed to allow owners to drive from station to station with minimal stops. Stations are located near amenities like roadside diners, cafes, and shopping centers so road trippers can stop for a quick meal and have their Model S charged by the time they’re done.

Since announcing the technology in late 2012, Tesla has deployed 415 Supercharger Stations and more than 2,285 Superchargers worldwide, making it the fastest-growing fast-charging network in the world. For all Supercharger locations, visit: http://www.teslamotors.com/en_AU/supercharger

About Model S

Model S is the world’s first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, engineered to deliver unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience.

With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxury performance sedan. Model S is the world’s fastest four-door vehicle ever built.

Model S has received many awards and accolades, includingMotor Trend 2013 Car of the Year©, Car and Driver 10 Best 2015, AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2013 Automobile of the Year, the2013 Yahoo! AUTOS Car of the Year, TIME’s Best Invention of the Year 2012,Consumer Reports’ highest score ever given to a car, Drive Best Luxury Car >$80,000 and a NHTSA 5-star safety rating.

About Tesla

Tesla Motors' (NASDAQ: TSLA) goal is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transport with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles, as well as EV powertrain components. Tesla has delivered nearly 70,000 electric vehicles to customers worldwide.