Tesla charging station a coup for Eaton

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Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times
VideoThe brand new and one off Tesla charging station at Eaton has opened.

Eaton is the first destination in WA to be home to Tesla’s Supercharger stations.

The electric car manufacturer today unveiled its latest charging technology at Eaton Fair Shopping Centre.

The Supercharger station provides up to 120 kilowatts of power and 270km of range in 30 minutes.

Centre manager Michael Prosser said Tesla selected Eaton as its only Supercharger station in WA to make it quicker and easier for drivers to access the South West and Great Southern regions.

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“The reason they selected Eaton Fair was that it is a midway point between Perth and Margaret River, with ease of access and 24/7 amenities,” he said.

“Travellers can shop, dine and use our centre’s facilities at any hour of the day or night while their car is charging, at no cost to them.”

The stations have been commissioned ahead of the rollout of Tesla’s Model 3 car to Australia, starting early next year.

Tesla Owner’s Club spokesman Rob Dean said Tesla owners were very excited about the Eaton Supercharger opening.

“Most Tesla owners live in the Perth metro area, so this provides the perfect opportunity to stop for 20 minutes, purchase some refreshments and fast charge vehicles,” he said.

“For many Tesla owners Eaton’s 24 hour shopping centre will be the gateway to a South West holiday or business trip.”

Geologist Frank Lister, a clean energy advocate who became the first Tesla owner in WA four years ago, was the first to use the new superchargers.

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