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    Near-future quarterly financial projections

    I am a very shy long term lurker and will stay that way, but the huge fraction of PUTS coming from SIG is interesting so I looked it up. Apologies if the links are not presented correctly. I am new at that. Susquehanna International Group has a group of founders Jeff Yass, Arthur Dantchik...
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    Supercharger - Knockrow (Byron Bay) NSW

    We charged at Knockrow yesterday (Monday) and the initial rate was about 90 kW at about 30% charge falling to about 35 kW at about 86% charge when we left. There was another model S sharing the charging area initially, followed by another S and and X. In all, we were pleasantly surprised...
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    Supercharger - Knockrow (Byron Bay) NSW

    Thanks for this, and to Whitestar! We are overnighting in Bellingen and will take our own reading tomorrow (Monday) afternoon.
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    Supercharger - Knockrow (Byron Bay) NSW

    Hi Beritknight We are passing through Knockrow heading north on Monday and would welcome a brief report here on how the charger behaved. Thanks in advance. I will do the same on Monday night when I find internet.
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    Model 3 Reservations List - Australian TMC Edition

    Hi Tim RN100076450. Reserved at 11AM at Tesla Artarmon, NSW on 31 March. I have a Sig Model S from mid-Dec 2014. We also currently have a BMW i3, but the M3 looks like a must have. David
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    Bowral meetup - January 17

    Signed up with my wife. See you there!
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    Tyres for S85 and S70

    Very quiet and comfortable, smooth and confident around corners and in the wet. The Goodyears were much noisier and transmitted pavement joins very sharply. The 3STs are still audible on the same joins but you don't feel them. I really see no trade-off. These should be the standard tyres for...
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    Tyres for S85 and S70

    The 3 STs seem fine to me, also to others - for example. Michelin Primacy 3 ST Reviews (page 2) - ProductReview.com.au The wet weather performance is excellent with plenty of grip in heavy rain situations, when either changing directions or under heavy braking. and All my cornering, wet...
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    Tyres for S85 and S70

    I agree, it has been very difficult, but I found today a comparison of different Michelin tyre characteristics at the Tyreplus site Car Tyres and the Primacy 3ST score set for mileage, fuel efficiency, handling, braking, comfort, noise is...... 9 9 8 9 9 9 compared to Sport3 7 8 9 9 8 7...
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    Tyres for S85 and S70

    Thanks Michael There is a 2013 discussion comparing these two tyre brands that includes the #ST and the Advan. It is at: TYRES Silent running - motoring.com.au but there seem to be many varieties of Yokohama Advan available so I am not sure which you had in mind. The Michelin Primacy...
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    Tyres for S85 and S70

    I have had issues with the ride on my S85 since delivery last December. The car's stiff and somewhat underdamped ride seemed to contradict the glowing reports from the USA about the Tesla's smooth ride. In particular, my wife had a back injury and the sharp jouncing and a certain side to side...
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    Superchargers in Australia

    It is great to see some superchargers being built in places that were advocated on this site. Like most of us, I have an 85 kWh Model S. With this car and the knowledge of the positions of the first few SCs, we might ask what should be the next high value steps for Tesla after Brisbane-Sydney...
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    What Electricity Scheme? Solar on the Roof?

    I Have 31 panels, half from 2010, and about 7.2 kW with AGL as a provider. We have set up a common charge position so we can add a small i3 for inner city driving; it arrives in early November and will lower our electricity use driving in the city. I agree maximisation of self consumption is...
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    Distance driving - Brisbane to Sydney

    It was at the ned of June but in daytime and quite comfortable, maybe 20 degrees. With cruise the car gets about 6 km per kWh, also seen on a return trip to Canberra using the Hotel Realm charger overnight.
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    Distance driving - Brisbane to Sydney

    We did Port Macquarie from Roseville in Sydney recently, mostly using the adaptive cruise and keeping below the limit, and arrived with 13% to spare. We charged up at a friend's cottage on the Port, and it took 2 days using the UMC, so we might try Harelec next time. On the way back we...
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    Battery Pack - Revision A,B,C,D,E, ...

    Mine is an E pack. It was one of the earliest Australian cars, delivered 15th Dec because we missed the launch on the 9th being offshore until the 14th. However, the first demonstrators might be well D's.
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    Mobile charging for Australia

    Mine was kindly delivered by Mitchell today and I am trying it out during off-peak hours tonight. I agree with Dborn, it's very well made. Mitchell said this is the same as the European UMC except for the Australian plug adapter. Had this been delivered with the car, I would have probably...
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    Mobile charging for Australia

    It is no cost for the sig customers, which is a very welcome gesture by Tesla since the early sig customers left deposits with Tesla for years. I hope to receive mine tomorrow. The initial unit will have a 10A plug but I am told it has a lot of built-in flexibility in the basic design, and it...
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    Mobile charging for Australia

    Ouch. My condolences. But if it can do 15 amps you may still have something for caravan parks. The Tesla UMC is 10A according to my memory of the call.
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    Mobile charging for Australia

    This morning my patience failed and I bought a Holden Volt Type1 to 10A 3 Pin mobile charge cord at Northside Holden at St Leonards in Sydney, and plugged it in to the Type1 to Type2 adapter I had made up in China previously (trialled at the Chatswood Chargepoint charger). The Volt unit costs...
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    Sydney-Newcastle meet up Sunday April 19

    Oops my wife says we are already booked for the 19th so I have to withdraw. That's too bad. Have a great time anyway.
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    Mobile charging for Australia

    Thanks Gabs, I have been off the air and I didn't hear about the Tesla one. Will check plugshare. Anyway the J1773 worked. And for Tesla Juice I can go to the supercharger at Artarmon.
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    Sydney-Newcastle meet up Sunday April 19

    I'd like to join in as well. I will update if my wife is free.
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    Mobile charging for Australia

    The Mobile Connector is the main current issue but on April 2 I finally plugged my J1772 adaptor (referred to last year) into the new Chatswood EV charger at Westfield under the PV array. All good but I only bought 1 kWh. I can now use the chargepoint network, but would have to take a very long...
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    6.1 in Australia

    Did the download this morning, and we drove to Leura this afternoon and tried out the TACC adaptive cruise, which is fantastic. When another car intrudes between you and the target car, the system locks on to the nearer car; when the target car leaves, and there is no target car available, the...
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    Tesla in Australia

    Heosat Very useful. I haven't much tried testing the range limits yet but but may try to do a Canberra run in coming months. Incidentally, I have a second wall charger installed in Leura but for a few months after end of Feb it will be unavailable due to construction on the site. However, if...
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    Tesla in Australia

    I have been away but some data is on Timpoo's thread List of Confirmed Australian Orders. It seems that in October Heosat, Mscoooper, Higgy, Dborn, TesAus and DavidRM (me) entered upgraded model production on the 8th and 9th, with others following in the next few days. For the Autopilot...
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    Australian Model S pics

    Heosat Just saw the trip article in Gizmodo, congratulations. Really good.
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    List of confirmed Australian Orders

    Tim, just noticed our delivery on 15/12/14 wasn't entered.
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    3-phase 32 amp recharge for model S with dual chargers

    I am sticking with the single phase ESVE. I was forced to convert our Sydney house to three phase power because I am enlarging the solar array to over 7 kW, and over 5 kW of solar forces the change to 3 phase in Ausgrid territory. If you are putting storage on the house, the required...
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    Australian Model S pics

    Correct. The statement originated from a discussion we had referring to 200mi (300 km) range small cars, like the planned leaf for 2016, but stuff gets lost. So far I haven't used anywhere near 300 km in one run.
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    Australia Expansion

    Congratulations Meloccom, hope to meet around the traps or the end of Jan.
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    Australian Model S pics

    A few snaps of Tess, who lives outside. Ordinary polish, no flash Opti like Higgy. In general, I can't see my needing more range or more acceleration. A/C not fabulous in the rear. Deserves Michelins, which I will do when the Eagles have flown. With the amount of storage, she is turning into...
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    List of confirmed Australian Orders

    Congrats to TesAus and MarkE. And thanks to Oystero. End of Jan sounds good. Ran Tess up to Leura on Friday and tried out the second charger at our weekend place up there, all went well. Getting very used to the car now, but the greatest limit on my performance is likely to be my main...
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    Tesla in Australia

    I am settling in. Took a friend for a spin at 5PM. He loved the minimalism and the speed. This is one very fast point to point car. Lovely discreet Jetsons-style whine sometimes. I really like the big rear camera screen when driving. Rdio worked the first time I tried it this evening. Looks...
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    Tesla in Australia

    Dborn (too many Davids), many thanks for the RDIO advice. I would have enjoyed meeting everyone at the launch but I think there will be other times. I started off with big cars in Canada so I don't have much trouble with the footprint, which is about the same as a current 4WD. However, our...
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    Tesla in Australia

    OK, everyone meet Tess. She is Sig 7, and a beautiful silver with white upholstery, but the picture doesn't do her justice, looking greenish from reflecting the trees around near dusk. This was one of the first autopilot cars to go into prep and would probably have been at the launch if we could...
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    Mobile charging for Australia

    Steve The company designed the cable for me after I told them what I wanted. They are used to the standard communication standards - they make many related SAE, TUV and UL connectors and plugs (J1772 and Type 2) for sale to USA and Europe. After it arrived, the local Australian lab group tested...
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    Mobile charging for Australia

    Mike_j and DITC, you might also compare price with the company that made the cable I had designed (earlier in the thread, with photo). The contact is called Victoria and she is familiar with the cable. Mine was made before Steve's but has not been tested on a car because of delivery delay. I...
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    Tesla in Australia

    I am also a fan for a Goulburn SC (in town off the highway) and have told Tesla that, but the Artarmon location conveniently solves my problem of how to charge the car during upcoming landscaping, when I would not be able to approach our house charger. I am about 10 minutes away. It may also be...
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    Tesla in Australia

    We don't get back from offshore holidays until the 14th, so we and Sig 7 miss the launch. Tesla says it would have been one of the few launch cars. Very sad to miss meeting everyone. We collect the car on Dec 15. As for the silver Sig spotted in Manly, my original silver sig was on the boat...
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    Model S Insurance in Australia

    Higgy I have two other cars with AAMI so they offered me comprehensive one year for $956 for the (non-performance) Sig, with a $1200 standard excess. This policy allows my wife and 22 year old son as occasional drivers. I have bought the policy. This is part of a 20% discount that is on at the...
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    Tesla in Australia

    Thanks LGGD, useful to know. So the launch will likely not occur before then. I arrive back from overseas on the 15th, so I may miss the fun. However, it seems that the concrete hasn't set yet.
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    What car will you be coming from?

    My wife will sell her Honda Jazz and take over my more economical white leather 2006 Prius until a small 'cute' city EV appears that can also make it up the mountain from Sydney to Leura on weekends. For Australia, Model 3 seems set for 2018, and a longer-range better-looking Leaf for 2017 but...
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    List of confirmed Australian Orders

    Also Sig#7.
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    List of confirmed Australian Orders

    Had a talk with Tim and mine should be in Australia in mid-Nov. I think this would normally translate into a late November delivery, but he said no cars can be released until the service facility is complete, which in Sydney will be some time in December, and they cannot predict the opening date...
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    List of confirmed Australian Orders

    Timpoo, my car needs updated to the sheets. It is in transit with details in the signature below.
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    List of confirmed Australian Orders

    Mine also in Transit from the Factory.
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    List of confirmed Australian Orders

    Same as Dborn except Vin 59509.
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    First NZ Model S

    Great adventure Steve, and good luck on the trip back. The Oz Sigs have been delayed for at least 7 weeks by our acceptance of an offer to have the new Driver/Camera/Lane Departure/ Parking hardware, so I think it may be close run thing but probably you will get on the road first. And if you...

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