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Trevor Collett | Jun, 16 2015 | 5 Comments

Tesla has introduced a new way for Model S owners in Australia to charge their electric vehicles away from home, further combating the issue of ‘range anxiety’.

We say ‘new’, but it’s the same way many Model S owners currently charge their EVs while parked at home.

The carmaker is launching its Destination Charging Program this week, which enables Tesla owners to access High Power Wall Units (such as many have at home) when away from home.

Though early days in the program, over ten entities have now 'signed on' by installing the charge stations. These include hotels such as the Park Hyatt Sydney, The Darling, Hotel Realm Canberra, The Observatory in Port Macquarie and Rundells Alpine Lodge at Dinner Plain in Victoria.

Westfield shopping centres at Chatswood in Sydney and Chadstone in Melbourne are also planning to take part in the Program, while adding premium parking services for Model S owners.

Parking chain Secure Parking is also on board, with plans to offer charging facilities to Tesla customers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The Destination Charging Program comes in addition to Tesla’s proposed east coast supercharger network in Australia, including the Goulburn location which is nearing completion.

“This expanding network of Destination Charging is a great replication of the convenience our owners receive when charging at home,” Tesla Australia’s Heath Walker said.

“Our owners will be able to cover long distances with the knowledge they have a charging solution.”

While less impressive than the Superchargers, the Wall Unit can provide up to 40 amps of charging power to get Tesla owners underway faster than a regular wall outlet can.

Also, potential owners outside of the capital cities on the east coast will be pleased to learn that the Destination Charging Program is due to be rolled out Australia wide.

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