Stockland rolls out Tesla charging network at its shopping centres

Stockland rolls out Tesla charging network at its shopping centres
Stockland rolls out Tesla charging network at its shopping centres

Tesla owners can now charge their cars for free at Stockland retail centres, with Stockland announcing a $200,000 national roll out of Tesla Destination Chargers across 31 shopping centres from Cairns to Melbourne.

The Tesla Destination Charger rollout complements Stockland’s 17 free Charge Point facilities at 10 locations in Australia, which have been used more than 2,000 times by customers since 2015, it said.

Hon Craig Laundy MP, Federal Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science joined Stockland to charge up the first Tesla vehicle at Stockland Cammeray shopping centre in Sydney.

Laundy said it was great to see two companies committed to sustainability working together to expand low emissions technology.

Apart from EV charging networks, Stockland has previously invested $4.8 million in solar projects installed across its Shellharbour, Wetherill Park Green Hills and Nowra shopping centres in NSW. 

The shopping centres to have Tesla Destination Chargers will be as follows: 

  • 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

Stockland says it has the most Green Star rated shopping centres in Australia.

“We’re proud to be leading the sector in sustainability and investment in this type of infrastructure and renewable energy which is so important to the future of our shopping centres and cities”, said John Schroder.

Stockland was recognised as the most sustainable real estate company in the world in the 2016-2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and achieved Global Sector and Regional Sector Leader status in the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey in the category Diversified - Retail/Office.

Stockland Group executive and CEO of Commercial Property, John Schroder, said the initiative was part of the company’s broader focus on innovation, which included using social robotics in retail while increasing convenience for customers while they shop or dine.

“Just one hour connected to a Tesla Destination Charger provides up to 81 kilometres of range. We are excited to roll out these convenient facilities across our retail portfolio, allowing shoppers to plug in for free,” he said.

Schroder said the evolving retail landscape meant that technology was increasingly critical to drive innovation, efficiency and sales.

“We know EV vehicles are part of the future and we look forward to offering more features like this to meet continuing Australian demand,” said Schroder.

“It is integral that Australian shopping centres continue to evolve and adapt to retailer, customer and global demands.”

 

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