RAA opens new EV ‘Super-Site’ strengthening South Australia’s charging network

RAA has launched its second ‘super site’ in Mount Gambier as part of the rollout of its statewide electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

RAA has launched its second ‘super site’ in Mount Gambier as part of the rollout of its statewide electric vehicle (EV) charging network. The new site, situated at 2 Sturt Street near Mount Gambier’s renowned Cave Garden Sinkhole, features nine EV charging bays and a 200kW Charging Hub. This setup provides ultra-rapid charging capabilities that can charge an EV in approximately 10 to 40 minutes.

Nick Reade, CEO of RAA said “As EV ownership increases in South Australia and across the border, our charging infrastructure must expand to match this growth.”

Mount Gambier, known for its appeal to tourists from both South Australia and interstate, benefits significantly from enhanced EV facilities. “The South East is an extremely popular tourist destination, and establishing this super-site will certainly enhance Mount Gambier’s appeal to EV drivers,” Mr Reade added.

Data from the RAA over the Easter and Gather Round period noted a 48% rise in charging sessions compared to the usual fortnightly average. Notably, around 28% of these sessions were used by interstate drivers, primarily from Victoria and New South Wales, marking a substantial increase from the regular 15-17%.

“In building the RAA Charge network, we aim to eradicate range anxiety for South Aussies and visitors alike, while also encouraging investment and tourism in our regional towns,” continued Mr Reade.

With the inauguration of the Mount Gambier and Port Pirie Charging Hubs earlier this month, the total number of operational sites in the RAA’s 140-site network is now at 133. The project is set to be completed later this year.

Lynette Martin OAM, the Mayor of the City of Mount Gambier, acknowledged the significance of this new facility, positioned within the heart of the city’s central business district. “This public electric vehicle charging station marks an important step towards sustainable living in our area. Mount Gambier, being the largest regional centre in South Australia and located midway between Adelaide and Melbourne, benefits greatly from such infrastructure,” Mayor Martin noted.

The Mount Gambier site includes a mix of seven CCS2 plugs, one CHAdeMO plug, and two Type 2 plugs, with one bay specifically accessible for disabled use.

EV drivers can locate nearby chargers, initiate charging, and complete payments using the Chargefox app. The network’s expansion has been supported by a $12.35 million grant from the Government of South Australia, ensuring more extensive coverage and convenience for EV users.

For more details about the charging network and other services, individuals can visit the RAA website at

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