Road trips with good EV charger coverage
There are plenty of great EV road trip routes across Australia thanks to rapidly expanding charging networks.
Within Victoria, consider Melbourne to Adelaide or Sydney. On the way to Adelaide, there’s a Chargefox charger in Horsham and a Supercharger in Keith.
En route to Sydney, you can find a Supercharger just north of Gundagai and another in Wodonga. Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory is another beautiful road trip full of beach scenery: make a pit stop at RACV Inverloch Resort for a Chargefox and Tesla EV charger.
The Great Ocean Road is perhaps Victoria’s most famous road trip, taking you from Torquay to Warrnambool with plenty of iconic landmarks like the 12 Apostles along the way. Charge up at RACV Torquay Resort, the Best Western Motel in Apollo Bay, and hotels near the waterfront in Warrnambool.
Currently, the majority of EV charging occurs at home. It’s usually the most convenient way to charge an EV, and aside from free destination chargers, it’s often the most cost-effective method - especially if the property has solar.
EVs can usually be plugged into any standard AC outlet with a portable charger (up to 2kW), but this is the slowest way to charge an EV. By investing in a dedicated EV charger (7kW), you can charge your EV three times faster.
RACV home EV chargers are compatible with all EVs sold in Australia and can add up to 100km of range in around 2.5 hours. You can even schedule your home EV charger to only charge during off-peak energy times, or to charge using excess solar energy, further reducing the cost to charge your EV.