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  1. srwx

    Electrical vehicles will be taxed in Victoria Australia from July 1, 2021

    So I decided to re-ignite my email flame war with my local state rep on this tax. She first refused to talk to me prior to the vote in parliament on the issue, then I sent her a strongly worded email to which she ignored all the points of and instead says me asking if perhaps oil/gas lobbyists...
  2. srwx

    Electrical vehicles will be taxed in Victoria Australia from July 1, 2021

    It was right at the top when I logged in, sort of like an alert box. Had wording similar to "Declare the odometer reading for your vehicle <rego>" and had a "Declare" button.
  3. srwx

    Electrical vehicles will be taxed in Victoria Australia from July 1, 2021

    also my driveway is 120m long, so if I take the car out 300 times a year (probably a massive under estimate but maybe over this year due to lockdowns... I dunno) that's what? ~70km a year? How exactly do these idiots expect me to account for this? The site seems to say I need to take photos of...
  4. srwx

    Electrical vehicles will be taxed in Victoria Australia from July 1, 2021

    I'll admit I haven't read much about this so excuse this dumb question: do we pay tax on the kms we drove prior to today?
  5. srwx

    Supercharger - Colac, Vic

    Guess I better book in that CCS upgrade.
  6. srwx

    Supercharger - Geelong, Vic

    Oooo, easy access to chicken tendies too 🤣
  7. srwx

    MCU1 upgrade

    Adding my agreement for the MCU2 upgrade. I was due for my 4 year service and added in the MCU2 upgrade with it just 2 weeks ago (service delayed a few months due to covid). The problem is my podcast backlog isn't going to go away anytime soon now that I have the option to play games and watch...
  8. srwx

    Melbourne service centre collision repairs?

    Awesome, thanks. Tesla just rang to let me know they don't do panel repairs and sent me through their approved list (I swear I read somewhere they were bringing panel repair in house, but maybe that wasn't all locations). Did you mean B&A in Clayton, they appear to be first in Tesla's list...
  9. srwx

    Melbourne service centre collision repairs?

    Had the misfortune of being hit while parked up and shopping but thankfully the person who hit me hung around and exchanged details and she has initiated a claim through her insurance. I'm wondering what the repairs through the Melbourne service centre are like and what peoples experiences have...
  10. srwx

    Abnormal consumption Model S P85D

    Even after 3 years of ownership I'm still surprised at how far behind everyone else is when I can responsibly accelerate off at a set of lights :)
  11. srwx

    Abnormal consumption Model S P85D

    I find my city Wh/km figure is directly proportional to the amount of lights where I am accidentally at the front of the queue.
  12. srwx

    Charging Model S from excess solar

    For me I already had a perfectly good HPWC and I enjoy reverse engineering things, so it was mostly me prioritising fun over cash. It also means I can do more specific implementations that suit how I want it to charge my car, e.g. I have a command I can run on my server where I simply set a SOC...
  13. srwx

    Charging Model S from excess solar

    I did a micropython version that lets me change the charge rate via MQTT which in turn is managed by my self written home automation which by default dumps all excess solar into the car. Basically the sam as the RaspberryPi solution but with fewer complications (like failing SD cards and having...
  14. srwx

    Tesla Shipping - Moving to Australia from US

    It seems like an all round bad idea to ship it but part of me is super interested what the autopilot/selfdrive features would do in this scenario :)
  15. srwx

    Supercharger - Moonee Ponds, Vic

    So basically they are me at uni (actually who am I kidding, I'm still like that).
  16. srwx

    Supercharger - Moonee Ponds, Vic

    Yay, time to do a bit of a new Supercharger's of 2019 road trip although I very much would have liked to include Torquay. There's still 60 days until 2020! :rolleyes:
  17. srwx

    Supercharger - Moonee Ponds, Vic

    Watching a Tesla road trip video recently that someone was doing in the states and it showed them getting a code from the in car nav to open a barrier to gain access to Superchargers, it was a first for them too but seems to be the standard solution for paid/limited access locations.
  18. srwx

    Model S tyres Melbourne

    I used the Geelong Jax (would have used Ballarat but they didn't have ready stock of the ST's at the time). They offered the wheel alignment but as I was going in for my airbag replacement I opted to get Tesla to do it as part of that visit.
  19. srwx

    Model S tyres Melbourne

    I got a set of the Primacy fitted by Jax at 50,000kms for $1360, there was a $100 off for buying a full set as I recall.
  20. srwx

    Why doesn't TACC/AP follow changes in the speed limit?

    My AP1 75D does as @doctorwho explained, if I engage AP at 100km/h it'll slow down for slower limited sections and then return back to 100km/h when signed 100km/h again providing I haven't changed the speed manually or disengaged/reengaged prior to the 100km/h sign (perfect example is a 60km/h...
  21. srwx

    Supercharger - Wendouree (Ballarat) VIC

    Entire Ballarat supercharger station is now model 3 ready
  22. srwx

    Supercharger - Wendouree (Ballarat) VIC

    Confirmed all 6 should be ready for when the 3's start rolling out.
  23. srwx

    Supercharger - Wendouree (Ballarat) VIC

    Another pair upgraded today to support the model 3 (1a, 1b, 2a and 2b now done), caught the guys at the station doing the work. They've gone for lunch but if I catch them before they leave I'll ask about the final pair.
  24. srwx

    Supercharger - Wendouree (Ballarat) VIC

    Maybe this is to get the coverage out and tested as quickly as possible for the M3 owners and not having to fit into Powercor (et. al.) schedules on grid connection upgrades? I can't imagine a lot of the sites have surplus electric capacity to go from 3*150kW to 6*250kW as quickly as Tesla can...
  25. srwx

    Supercharger - Wendouree (Ballarat) VIC

    Only one pair has been done so far
  26. srwx

    How much do you charge from solar in Australia?

    I've automated my wall charger using an ESP32 based IoT board so that I can squeeze every last Wh out of my solar and put it into my car: It'll dial in the charge rate to match my solar excess when I'm otherwise exporting and it also helps manage any excess power in my powerwall each morning...
  27. srwx

    Insurance. It is that time of the year again.

    If it is it'd only be by a few thousand (it's also a S75D), so nowhere near P100DL territory :) It's made even more weird when we all know QBE underwrite Tesla's own offering.
  28. srwx

    Insurance. It is that time of the year again.

    QBE seem dodgy to me now, back in July this year coming up to my renewal they sent me this instead of a renewal: forcing me to find a new insurer (which turned out fine, RACV were cheaper with better options) but clearly they weren't honest and now I want to know why.
  29. srwx

    Great Ocean Road

    Sure, but the GOR is about excitement not adventure :p
  30. srwx

    Great Ocean Road

    Too much planning required, Superchargers allow me to not give it any thought and just jump in the car and go.
  31. srwx

    Great Ocean Road

    I would love to do some GOR runs this summer so I'm hanging out for this Supercharger too. Come to think of it where are all the Supercharger sleds these days? I know Horsham has one and I think Bathurst is still a sled but I have a feeling that there are at least 3 more sleds somewhere in...
  32. srwx

    Great Ocean Road

    Tesla still states Target opening in Spring 2018 for the Supercharger pinned in Torquay... so live within the next 4 weeks? :D
  33. srwx

    Switching to "Time of use" tariff (Western Victoria, Powercor)

    I've made the decision to switch to the TOU tariff (peak/off-peak) and so started by asking my retailer who responded with: Now I have a smartmeter (like everyone in Victoria) and I thought that meant it was now super simple and easy for the wholesalers to switch us between tariffs and now it...
  34. srwx

    QBE not offering me a renewal on my insurance

    After a quick ring around RACV are on par with QBE (actually a bit cheaper). I tried YOUI first and got $1000 over my usual QBE renewal and was worried I was in for a rough time.
  35. srwx

    QBE not offering me a renewal on my insurance

    I just got this instead of my usual renewal email from QBE: When I got a quote via Tesla's offering (backed by QBE) it was significantly more expensive than going direct to QBE so I went direct instead. I guess this will also chuck a massive spanner in the 4 year/100000km "New for Old if...
  36. srwx

    Did Tesla finally fix the speed limit reading issue?

    I don't want to jinx anything but I haven't had a single 80 limit read as a 30 since 14.2 There were three 80 signs on my usual route into town that always got read as 30 and would cause AP to slow the car, I've only just realised I've not had that happen for over a month now. Has anyone had...
  37. srwx

    Supercharger - Euroa VIC

    I had my Tesla a good 6 to 8 months before Ballarat had Superchargers and the only charging infrastructure was my house or Sovereign Hill (both maxing out at 7kw) - you'll have zero problems as the above two posts attest, you can easily get 100% charge overnight but eventually you'll just keep...
  38. srwx

    Investing from Australia

    I thought this might be of interest to some: I bought my Tesla shares via nabtrade and sadly they don't hold them directly in your name so you don't get to vote or get corporate event notifications, etc. Recently I signed up for stake.com.au and can confirm they do register all whole shares in...
  39. srwx

    75 and 75D variants increased performance from July 1st - software and hardware improvements?

    I somehow missed this entire thing. Was in the local SC (Melbourne, Australia) to get a nail in the tyre repaired. Left the SC with repaired tyre, 17.44 upgrade and a performance boost. Best puncture repair ever.
  40. srwx

    Destination Chargers in Australia

    I did a trip via Colac on the weekend and was pleasantly surprised by 2 3ph HPWCs in the new Colac Plaza shopping centre car park. I checked out their website and while I love that they're providing the chargers I'm a little concerned with their perhaps somewhat over selling of the destination...
  41. srwx

    Supercharger - Warrnambool (VIC)

    I keep the other one as a hot standby :)
  42. srwx

    Supercharger - Warrnambool (VIC)

    Hmm, interesting. The current map from Tesla shows Torquay and Warnambool as coming soon but nothing in Lorne... I do seem to remember that Lorne was potentially getting SCs though... I'm heading down to Torquay this weekend so will keep my eye peeled.
  43. srwx

    Supercharger - Clare SA

    Arrived final supercharger, so cool!
  44. srwx

    Supercharger - Keith SA

    Doing a battery warmup charge, here is the straight through one
  45. srwx

    Supercharger - Keith SA

    It's just to the right of the photo, it's a straight through - good for X's towing.
  46. srwx

    Supercharger - Keith SA

    Keith is operational. Stalls don't have numbers yet so just guessing the pairs...
  47. srwx

    Supercharger - Horsham (VIC)

    Just checked in here ahead of schedule, confirmed working. One other here charging with me. It's sort of hidden behind a fence:
  48. srwx

    Supercharger - Horsham (VIC)

    The satellite imagery is more current.
  49. srwx

    Supercharger-Adelaide (SA)

    1000km of supercharger network added in 12 days... freaking awesome! I ❤ Tesla.
  50. srwx

    Supercharger - Horsham (VIC)

    Heh, I walked right over that spot when I did my recce.

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