Tasmania has long been associated with stunning natural beauty, organic food and crisp, fresh air. It’s also a state best seen by road, so why ruin that fresh air with anything other than an electric vehicle from SIXT rent a car?
While it can be rugged and adventurous, there are many charging stations in Tasmania and as it’s a small area, so there should be no concerns about running out of range or getting stranded. SIXT vehicles come with a minimum of 80% charge, so our customers can see a large amount of what Tasmania has to offer before considering pulling in for a top up.
For the perfect journey through Tasmania, take a look at the charging map, EV fleet and suggested itineraries below. We want you to make the most of what Tasmania has to offer and enjoy it in an environmentally friendly electric vehicle.
BONUS: SIXT customers get free charging at ChargeFox charge stations!
Our electric vehicle fleet
SIXT has a broad range of premium EVs to rent in Tasmania, including the BMW iX3, BYD Atto 3, and the Tesla model 3 and Y. Our selection of EVs does vary from location to location, so if you’re looking to drive a particular model it’s best to check our website to see what’s available at the desired pick-up spot.
Charging stations across Tasmania
There are an abundance of chargers around Tasmania. Of course, the speed your vehicle takes to charge will vary depending on the capacity of the charger. Below is a map featuring all the charging spots for your EV in Tasmania. Remember, those that hire from SIXT rent a car receive free charging across the ChargeFox network. Download the ChargeFox app to find the nearest charger during your journey.
How long will it take to charge my EV?
The table below lists our electric vehicles along with the range and how long it takes to charge from 20% – 80%* using chargers of varying capacity.
|Tesla Model 3||370 – 450 km||22 hr||12 hr||8 hr||60 min||20 min|
|BMW iX3||380 – 460 km||22 hr||12 hr||8 hr||60 min||20 min|
|MG ZS EV||220 – 260 km||12 hr||7 hr||7 hr||40 min||30 min|
|Hyundai Kona EV||260 – 300 km||12 hr||6 hr||6 hr||40 min||40 min|
|Hyundai Ioniq EV||260 – 310 km||12 hr||6 hr||6 hr||40 min||40 min|
*Charging slows outside this range to protect the battery. Range can vary due to driving conditions and charging time can differ based on state of the battery.
|Level 1||2.4 – 3.7kw||Home|
|Level 2 (slow)||7kw||Shopping centres, car parks|
|Level 2 (fast)||11 – 22kw||Roadside charge stations|
|Level 3||50kw||Roadside charge stations (some routes)|
|Level 4||150kw||Roadside charge stations (major routes)|
Electric vehicle road trips in Tassie
There is so much to see around Tasmaina. Whether you have a few days or more than a week, you’ll be able to fill out an itinerary that’s as leisurely or active as you like. We’ve looked at some great routes to take that also feature the fastest charging stops for your EV – both you and your car will be charged in Tasmania.
Tasmania’s East Coast – relaxed journey of a few days through sleepy towns with top-notch seafood and popular sights such as Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay.
Launceston to Cradle Mountain – you can do this in a day, but there’s plenty to see including Sheffield and Cradle Mountain itself.
Hobart to Launceston – beautiful drive where you can take in as much as you’d like. Noteworthy stops include Longford, Campbell Town and the Central Plateau.
Launceston and back – take a week and soak in all Tasmania has to offer. You’ll be immersed with hiking spots, lazy fishing villages and some of Australia’s best food. Highlights include the Tamar Valley, Sheffield, Great Lake, Russell Falls, Richmond and Freycinet National Park.