Tesla gives nod to huge Gympie move

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

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.

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