Canberra's electric car drivers will be able to travel further without refuelling their vehicles after the arrival of a new high-powered charging station.
The capital's first Tesla supercharger station has been installed in the carpark next to the McDonald's at Majura Park.
It is capable of fully charging a battery-powered car in about 30 minutes, meaning drivers can travel up to 270 kilometres without having to refuel.
By comparison, regular Tesla "destination" chargers - which can be found across Canberra - take about 4-6 hours to refuel a vehicle.
The new station, unveiled on Tuesday, includes six chargers which are available to the public and can be hooked up to all models of Tesla cars.
A Tesla spokesperson said the superchargers were strategically placed on well-travelled highways across Australia, including in Gundagai, Goulburn and Wodonga.
Labor MLA Suzanne Orr, who joined Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur to mark the station's unveiling, said the chargers would encourage more Canberrans to make the transition to electric vehicles.
As of March this year, there were about 300 electric cars registered in the ACT.
That number is set to rise, with the ACT government this year committing to having an entire fleet of electric passenger vehicles by 2020-2021.
Ms Orr, herself an electric car driver, said establishing and promoting the charging station was in line with the ACT government's ambition to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2045.
Jude Burger, the founding president of the Tesla Owners Club, said the new charging station was a welcome boost for the territory's electric car-driving community.
"Having superchargers in Canberra means we can get visitors from everywhere and they can charge when they get here," Ms Burger said.
"Most high-end hotels here have destination chargers, which just take a lot longer to [charge the vehicle].