Stockland has partnered with Tesla to install destination chargers at 31 shopping centres down the east coast of Australia.
I like that more shops in Australia are installing EV chargers, but installing only Tesla ones is a bit disappointing. What if you don’t have a Tesla EV? There are standards around that’ll allow other EV users to charge their cars and allow Tesla users to simply connect an adaptor.
That said, there are heaps of standards out there, and it’s not like there’s many cars in Australia besides Teslas that are EVs, so it’d be hard for Stockland to pick a common standard for EV charging in Australia because there isn’t one. But still, it’s free electricity and – for now at least – a sweet parking spot for rich dudes in cars that cost more than some people’s homes.
The full list of stores which will be included in the roll out over the next 12 months are:
- NSW: Balgowlah, Cammeray, Green Hills, Jesmond, Merrylands, Baulkham Hills, Wetherill Park, Shellharbour, Bathurst, Nowra, Corrimal, Forster, Tamworth, Glendale, Wallsend
- QLD: Cairns, Townsville, North Shore, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Caloundra, Cleveland, Pacific Pines, Benowa Gardens, Burleigh Heads
- VIC: Highlands, The Pines, Trarlagon
- WA: Baldivis
Alongside these, existing Stockland Chargepoint EV chargers are located at: Balgowlah, Cammeray, Glendale, Jesmond, Shellharbour, and Baulkham Hills in NSW; Harrisdale and Balvidis in Western Australia; Point Cook Victoria and Burleigh Heads in Queensland. These are a mixture of Tesla Destination Chargers and Chargepoint stations – all free.
The Balgowlah Chargepoint and Tesla charger is pictured above, by the way.