Spirit of Tasmania CEO Bernard Dwyer. Photo: Simon Sturzaker
Tesla continues to expand its network of charging stations around the world. Tasmania has now received the first Supercharger in the state. The new location became the first V3 Supercharger in Australia.
Australia's first Tesla V3 Supercharger, which became the first Tesla supercharger in Tasmania, has officially opened in Devonport, near the Spirit of Tasmania terminal. The new location is an important part of the infrastructure and should attract even more visitors to the state.
V3 is a completely new architecture for Supercharging. A new 1MW power cabinet with a similar design to its utility-scale products supports peak rates of up to 250kW per car. Supercharger stations with V3's new power electronics are designed to enable owners to charge at the full power their battery can handle, no longer having to split power with a vehicle in the next stall.
Spirit of Tasmania CEO Bernard Dwyer said the charger located at the terminal would be more convenient for passengers traveling with a Tesla. "It is a really important piece of infrastructure and it will increase tourism in the state without that range anxiety that EV drivers have," he said. “Spirit of Tasmania is very pleased to be supporting and associated with Tesla’s investment,” added Dwyer.
Tasmanian Tesla owners told Spirit of Tasmania that they regularly get together for car tours, and Tasmania has become an extremely popular destination for travelers looking for a tourist getaway. "There is a lot of planning required to travel from the south of the state through to the North-West and West Coast. This will give people a lot more range to travel on the North-West and down to the West Coast," said Dwyer. "This enables people to come in and out of Tasmania and have no anxiety about where they will charge their vehicles," he continued.
However, the Davenport Supercharger will not be the only place where Tesla owners can recharge in the state. Dwyer said a Supercharger would also be installed at Corio, north of Geelong where the new Spirit of Tasmania will be ensuring there is access on each side of the Bass Strait.
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