Where to Charge your Vehicle
Typically, charging at home is the easiest way to charge your electric vehicle. Simply plug in when you get home every night and you'll be set to go by morning.
However, while this is the easiest option, it is not always the most convenient when it comes to travelling.
There is an ever growing range of public charging infrastructure throughout Australia.
Above is a map from PlugShare which has mapped out many public charging stations including details of their plug standards and availability times. PlugShare will be your new best friend when finding a station to charge at in public or while away from home.
The full map is available at: www.plugshare.com
Ever been unsure what charging station networks you can use as an EV driver? This handy table summaries where each car brand can charge depending on their AC and DC plug standards.
|Type of Car||Brand||Charging Type||ActewAGL Network||Chargefox Network||ChargePoint Network||NRMA Network||Queensland Highway||RAC Highway||RACV Network||Tesla Network|
|Fully Electric||BMW||Type 2*||CCS 2**||Cable||<2018||Cable||Charge||Adapter||Charge||Cable||Charge||Charge||<2018||Adapter|
|Hyundai||Type 2||CCS 2|
|Jaguar||Type 2||CCS 2|
|Plug-In Hybrid||Audi||Type 2*|
|Land Rover||Type 2|
|Charge||Charging station has required plug type|
|Cable||Charging station has a socket which allows drivers to plug in their cable|
|Adapter||Charging station requires an adapter to charge, which is not advised|
This table has been generated for car models from 2018 onwards.
* Prior to 2018, this brand used type 1 plugs
** Prior to 2018, this brand used CCS 1 plugs
A Few Other Options...
Workplace charging is becoming more popular as it attracts quality employees. A recent study in the US showed that employees were 20 times more likely to buy an EV if their workplace had EV charging available.
Go fill in the form on our workplace charging page to discuss your charging options.
Most EV's come with a charger than can be plugged directly into a power point. These are useful because your EV can be charged anywhere but are limited to a maximum charge rate of 10 A.
You can find a range of charging products such as these portable chargers through EVnomics.
These 3-phase industrial sockets are common throughout Australia. For Tesla owners, these high power outlets can be harnessed by combining the Tesla Universal Mobile Connector, a Tesla Euro 5 pin tail (purchased from Tesla) and Tesla UMC 3-Phase adapter (found on EVnomics). This provides 16 A 3-Phase power giving you 50 km of range per hour.