Tesla gives nod to huge Gympie move
TESLA has confirmed Gympie will get a comprehensive foot in the motoring future with the arrival of its revolutionary Supercharger station this winter.
The multinational automotive and energy storage giant has set a tentative date of “winter 2018” on its website for installation of the charger in this region.
It picked Gympie as one of four proposed and five total “well-travelled routes” throughout Queensland to host the “fast charging” electric vehicle station.
Of the 20 total active superchargers across the country, Fortitude Valley boasts the only one in Queensland.
Toowoomba, Maryborough and the Gold Coast join Gympie as those expecting a site to be built in 2018-19.
According to the website, Superchargers enable Teslaspecific vehicles to charge “in minutes rather than hours”.
“Superchargers are strategically placed to allow owners to drive from station to station with minimal stops,” the website reads.
“The Supercharger is substantially more powerful than any charging technology to date, providing up to 120 kilowatts of power to replenish a half charge in about 30 minutes.”
Tesla are expected to release more information on the Gympie station once its launch becomes imminent.