Spotting a “T” badge on a space-aged electric vehicle may still be something of a rarity in Adelaide but South Australian motorists can expect to soon be seeing a whole lot more Tesla on our roads.
That much is clear even if the State Government does not turn to Tesla’s billionaire boss Elon Musk to deliver a 100MW battery backup pack in 100 days….. “or it’s free”.
The electric vehicle and home battery pack leader has set its sights firmly on South Australia as a target market for a battery-powered future, this week opening a pop-up store in the Myer Centre, Rundle Mall, to show off its new Model X and offer test drive in the X and Model S, along with demonstrating the latest Tesla Powerwall home battery unit technology.
Tesla has also expanded its Electric Vehicle Supercharger highway between Melbourne and Adelaide, with a Supercharger in Ballarat, and has installed Destination Charging sites across South Australia, including at luxury accommodation venue The Frames and the Burnside Village Shopping Centre.
Next on the agenda for Tesla is a service centre and Supercharger stations to bolster the electric dream for Adelaide.