Tesla V3 Supercharging is now available in Australia, 3-bays of 250kW in Devonport, TAS

    Tesla has announced the official opening of their first V3 Supercharger station in Australia which is located in Devonport, Tasmania. The 3-bay site, is located at 11A Esplanade, East Devonport, TAS, Australia, 7310 and from photos on Plugshare, we can see it’s already being used.

    Until now, Devonport’s fastest charging options were 2x 50kW chargers by Chargefox, located in multi-story car parks.

    The latest generation of Supercharging was announced way back on March 6th, 2019 and while it has been rolling out internationally, Aussie Model 3 owners have had to wait till now to see the higher charge rates afforded by V3.

    With the ability to charge at up to up to 250kW, the new chargers offer only the CCS2 connectors, with a thinner, liquid cooled cable, delivering smoother power delivery to add as much as 275 km of charge in 15 minutes.

    V3 Superchargers are designed in such a way that their power is not shared with the adjacent stalls. This means if you have another Tesla owner pull up to charge next to you, your charging rate is maintained.

    While the 250kW rate is still less than Australia’s fastest charging rates of 350kW found at 3rd party chargers from ABB and Tritium, those are really designed to future-proof the charging infrastructure for years to come. There remains no electric vehicle on the road today (in Australia) that can leverage charging that that ultra-fast rate.

    The standard V2 Superchargers found in Australia regularly offer 120kW of charging, so the step up to V3 will reduce the time required to stop and recharge. This also means that more vehicles per day can leverage the chargers, however the decision to only use CCS2, does mean Model X and Model S owners are out of luck, unless they’ve paid for a CCS2 retrofit, or use adapters.

    While Tasmania kicks off the V3 Supercharger rollout in Australia, there have also been a number of Tesla owners sharing photos of sites with V3 chargers in Victoria and Queensland that look to be online shortly.

    Tesla says they will continue to open new locations with V3 Supercharging across Australia in 2021. If we look at the planned locations on Tesla’s map, we see Warrnambool, Frankston, Melbourne East, Traralgon, Bairnsdale, Holbrook, Wollongong, Sydney Central, Newcastle, Armidale, Tenterfield, Brisbane South, Brisbane West, Bunderberg, Rockhampton, Williams, Perth, Perth North and Hobart are all on the to-do list.

    Not all of those sites will be V3 Superchargers, but its clear Tesla are committed to expanding the network through 2021/2022. If you’re a Tesla owner in Tasmania and try out the V3 Supercharging, please let us know your experience in the comments.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021


    1. Congratulations on the installation of a Tesla V3 supercharger in Devonport Tasmania. My wife and I have owned a Tesla Model 3 since September 2019 and would love to visit Tasmania and do a driving holiday in our Tesla. The problem we have is that we live in Queensland which in my opinion is only bettered by Western Australia by the speed at which they close the borders and whack returning travellers in hotel quarantine at their own expense.

      We have not been game to leave Queensland in our Tesla in the year and a half that we have owned it as we have been fearful of being locked out of our own state or whacked into hotel quarantine on our return. I also note that to get to Tasmania we would have to drive through Melbourne which is currently and almost always in lockdown.

      In order for our lives to get back to some level of normality we need politicians to talk to each other and stop slamming borders shut at a moments notice when someone sneezes in Parramatta or St Kilda.

      Travellers in Australia at this time have no certainty of return so we can’t even begin to think about planning any long trips at this time.

      The Tasmanian government needs to liaise with other governments around Australia to bring an end to what appears to be an endless cycle of border closures. Until this happens they won’t get many tourists with electric cars visiting Tasmania.

      • you make it sound like Australian Governments are not keeping C19 under control, just look at England or USA to see how bad our governments could of done and examples of no communication……..
        It easy to forget what a good job is being done when there is almost zero death toll….

        • There have been way too many border closures in Australia. The different states including WA and QLD are killing COVID-19 with a very crude sledgehammer. I don’t have a problem with lockdowns, masks and social distancing but rolling border closures have got to stop at some point. People are being held hostage in their own states in Australia and that is a very unusual act that infringes on the freedoms that we take for granted in Australia. It’s a democracy after all and I am entitled to air my opinion. You don’t have to agree with my opinion and that’s a good thing. By the way my wife and I have had COVID-19 in our household in March last year when our youngest daughter returned from the UK and tested positive several days later. My wife and I and our daughter were quarantined in our own house for 24 days and fortunately the disease didn’t spread to us. My personal experience is that quarantine in your own house is much more secure than in a hotel as nobody else caught COVID-19 from our daughter. My wife and I had our first shots of AstraZeneca vaccine 4 weeks ago (well before the QLD Premier and Chief Health Officer) and I encourage everyone in Australia to get vaccinated as soon as you are able to. Australia won’t be able to keep the disease at bay for ever and it’s inevitable there will be an outbreak at some point that the authorities won’t be able to contain. Border closures happen because State Governments have the ability to do it. Whether they should close the border is another matter entirely. You aren’t as safe as you believe in Australia as the disease is moving around all the time in people that aren’t even aware that they are infected. By the way the death rate in Australia from COVID-19 as a percentage of confirmed infections is worse than the USA.

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