australia

Australian Tesla Owners Gripe About 80% Supercharger Limit at Busy Stations

As Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs) increase in popularity, it’s getting tougher for some owners to land a spot at Superchargers, which has caused the automaker to limit charging for some drivers, by default. Owners in Australia were given a notification in their cars saying they were at a “High-usage Supercharger station,” with the message noting […]

Tesla Megapacks to Power Edify Energy Storage Projects in Australia

Edify, an Australian solar and battery energy storage developer, on Monday announced three new energy storage facilities in New South Wales, Australia, powered by Tesla’s Megapack batteries — reports Renewables Now. The Megapack is a commercial-grade energy storage solution from Tesla that is typically deployed to solar farms, energy storage sites, and other large-scale electricity projects. Edify’s planned […]

Tesla Signs Lithium Supply Deal with Australia’s Liontown Resources

Australian mining company Liontown Resources said on Wednesday it has signed a five-year contract with Tesla to supply lithium spodumene concentrate, according to Reuters. The contract is over 100,000 dry metric tonnes (DMT) of the concentrate, with the deal’s first year starting in 2024. In the following years, the company’s lithium concentrate output will increase […]

Tesla Model 3 Topped 2021 EV Sales in Australia [Update]

Tesla sold a whopping 15,054 all-electric Model 3 sedans in Australia in 2021, topping electric vehicle (EV) sales in the country by a huge margin and outselling automotive market leader Toyota’s Camry (13,081 units) in the region’s medium-sized sedan market — reports The Driven. The data comes from the Australian Electric Vehicle Council (EVC), which […]

Tesla Leads EV Registrations in New South Wales, Australia

New South Wales (NSW) has the highest population of any Australian state, and a new report shows that the region has now passed an important landmark on its way to mainstream electric vehicle (EV) adoption. NSW has surpassed a milestone of over 10,000 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) registered in the state, according to The Driven. Newly- […]

Tesla Big Battery in Victoria, Australia Now Operational

Tesla powered on the Victoria, Australia “Big Battery” on Wednesday, a large-scale Tesla Megapack lithium-ion energy storage system that will help operate utility reserves for much of the Australian state, according to CNBC. The Megapacks were constructed in hopes to prevent blackouts from occurring, as well as to give utility companies more energy storage for […]

40 Tesla Megapacks to Power Battery Project in Queensland, Australia

Tesla is adding to a number of its ongoing Australian energy storage projects, with a new partnership taking place in Queensland, Australia. Australian power company Genex Power signed a supply agreement last week with Tesla to use its Megapacks to power a 50 MW and 100 MWh battery project in Queensland, Australia, according to Energy […]

Tesla Expands Virtual Power Plant to Victorian Residents in Australia

Tesla announced plans on Tuesday to expand the Tesla Energy Plan from South Australia to Victorian residents reports One Step Off the Grid. The move will be powered by Victoria’s Big Battery, recently connected to the grid, a series of Tesla Megapacks connected to the region’s electrical grid. The system will use “Time of Use” […]

Tesla Model Y Approved For Sale in Australia, Launch Imminent

Last month, the Tesla Model Y landed in Australia, causing users to consider if the electric vehicle (EV) would soon become available in the country. Tesla’s Model Y has now approved by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications ROVER in the Australian market, meaning the electric SUV isn’t far from becoming a […]

Tesla Service Center Opens in Miranda, Australia

As Tesla expands its presence around the world, it will require the company to expand its complex network of service centers, Superchargers and stores, especially in underserved regions of the world that don’t have a direct Tesla presence. Tesla has opened a new service center in Miranda, New South Wales in Australia, according to @TeslaGong. […]

Tesla Megapack in Victoria, Australia Catches Fire During Trials

Following the establishment of one of the world’s largest batteries in Victoria, Australia by Tesla and French company Neoen, a Tesla Megapack at the site has reportedly caught on fire. A Tesla Megapack caught on fire on Friday during testing of Tesla’s Victoria, Australia Big Battery, a Megapack unit run in part by Neoen, according […]

Tesla Opens First Supercharger in Perth, Western Australia

Tesla’s charging infrastructure continues to expand across the world, with the most recent addition to the network taking place down under. Tesla officially established its first Supercharger outside of Perth, Western Australia on Thursday, located in the suburb of Karrinyup, according to The Driven. The Supercharger station consists of six V3 250kW Supercharger stalls, and […]