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  1. garyjac

    Supercharger - Toowoomba, Qld

    Site not accommodating. Power not available for 6 and upgrading power not justifiable cost benefit?
  2. garyjac

    Current rates of atmospheric CO2 increase are not “natural”

    The odd thing is that the atmosphere can tolerate a certain amount of pollution, we've just gone way, way too far past that point. Once (in 100 years or so) when the pollution is down, etc., a small amount of nuclear and even coal might be tolerable, but not right now!
  3. garyjac

    My 3rd door handle failure in 2 years

    Similar experience recently. I had the driver's door handle fail and a mobile tech came out to do the job. Internal parts like the spring (original mechanism 2015) were corroded. The rocker gear (original) is a hunk of junk for a car in this price range, really. Anyhow, a corroded circlip...
  4. garyjac

    Australia government supports for EVs

    Let me say, that in spite of lobbying for years already that there is very little movement from any government on this subject. The back sliding bureaucratic paper pushing hyenas do nothing for as long as possible, probably on the assumption that nothing will affect them in their ivory towers...
  5. garyjac

    Australia government supports for EVs

    Yes, that is bad :D
  6. garyjac

    Australia government supports for EVs

    Of course, the energy density of alkanes is pretty linear between 3 and 8-9 carbon atoms (nonane), so that follows. After 9 carbons the energy density flattens out. However, it's the waste that is the issue, not the energy value.
  7. garyjac

    Australia government supports for EVs

    Your solar panels and mine do come with a carbon cost, that's true. 42 grams of CO2 equivalent per kW-hr generated over the life of the panel compared with 820 per kW-hr for coal fired power. Concentrated solar and wind power are cleaner again. So, your Tesla uses (say) 40 kW-hr for a part...
  8. garyjac

    'Supercharging' cheaper than fuel...

    ...and two days after this was announced, Tesla have "revised" the prices 10% downwards, worldwide.
  9. garyjac

    Australia government supports for EVs

    Yeah, except for the fact that the equation I wrote in that post was burning Propane, not Octane :rolleyes: Fortunately, they are both hydrocarbons and propane is a little less polluting (only 3 carbons to burn, instead of 8). Which is why gas-fired power is considered "clean". Petrol (mostly...
  10. garyjac

    Australia government supports for EVs

    I agree that if we don't get our act together Darwinian correction will set in with a vengeance. Like I said, several generations (minimum) will suffer from the effect of climate change/global warming that has already occurred. However, "Matter can not be created or destroyed. Whatever co2 is...
  11. garyjac

    Australia government supports for EVs

    It's not political...so I'll say something radical. . . We all borrow to do something or other, at some time, or other. . . even you Bill Gates, so sit down and shut up. You too, Buffet, or you're in the naughty corner, again. The government of this country (that's Australia - just wanted to...
  12. garyjac

    Australia government supports for EVs

    ...and that's the clever ones...
  13. garyjac

    Tesla discontinuing 75kwh packs

    Ditto, the S70 takes me anywhere and everywhere I want to go, including long distance trips to foreign places like NSW :) However, if a "cheap" 85 or 90 showed up as the new "low end", I wouldn't complain. I think the odds of a 120 eventuating are small given physical constraints, but would be...
  14. garyjac

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Immediately invalidates any insurance on the car in Australia. "Unauthorised modification" is all the insurer needs to see/here.
  15. garyjac

    Tesla Roadside - Limited in Places

    They like to make it sound like they're doing us a favour by mastering "new and complex systems". Keeping up with the leading edge and all that sort of guff...meh
  16. garyjac

    Tesla Roadside - Limited in Places

    Here is the info from the RACQ as received this morning by email: "I have spoken to our Technical Advice team this morning, they are the department who train our Roadside Assistance staff. They advised me that there is no directive to patrols to not provide service to Tesla vehicles. They did...
  17. garyjac

    Tesla Roadside - Limited in Places

    I'll explain in a bit more detail. RACQ certainly do roadside on Teslas. For example, if you have a complete inability to move the car, for some reason, they carry it on a flat bed to the service agent you specify, up to 200 km free depending on member level. I carry so-called "Ultimate...
  18. garyjac

    Tesla Roadside - Limited in Places

    I've been told in the past that Tesla have agents all over the place and can bring a tyre to you "anywhere". I was 200 km West of Brisbane last night (in a garage) with a damaged tyre. Rang Tesla service and spoke with a very polite gent on the U.S. side of the line. He was aware of my...
  19. garyjac

    Supercharger - Broadbeach, Qld

    Visited the Broadbeach (Pacific Fair) supercharger site today. I talked to one of the guys at the job and he told me that the comletion date was tomorrow! Also, that they were still waiting on switchboard equipment...so, might be opening in a week or two :rolleyes:
  20. garyjac

    Supercharger - Maroochydore, Qld

    MAroochydore may be the replacement for Gympie and the next one will go to Maryborough?
  21. garyjac

    Supercharger - Broadbeach, Qld

    About time, and all that...but, yes, the biggest in Australia, so far at 10 bays.
  22. garyjac

    Supercharger - Maroochydore, Qld

    Next week looks like "the week". Had this in an email from management today: "Thank you for your enquiry in regards to the new Tesla Supercharging station located in the Kmart multilevel carpark, Ground floor. We are looking to have these operational by Monday 3 December and will be...
  23. garyjac

    Spotify on version 9

    I wonder if, in some weird way, they tied this "Nav Always Visible" layer thing to the Nav on AP software? Then, they couldn't or didn't move it?
  24. garyjac

    Browser on V9 in Australia

    Com ci Com sa
  25. garyjac

    Browser on V9 in Australia

    In respect of the 3-phase icon, I still see it after V9 upgrade.
  26. garyjac

    Spotify on version 9

    Nothing for AP1, as expected. Spotify works OK here. Reboot? A few times?
  27. garyjac

    NRMA fast charging network

    A decade is looonnnggg time in this field, but I would venture to say that range will be improved to the extent that it will seem like today's Superchargers are tightly packed :) Always possible that adaptors will come along, in spite of present standards.
  28. garyjac

    Dropped a small block V8 in to my P85D

    Nooo, it would be a V64 unless there's something hidden there...
  29. garyjac

    How Green is EV ownership

    Sounds like everyone here at least, is headed off grid. This is the only way to (literally and metaphorically) take the power away from the big companies. Green,,,yes and becoming greener...
  30. garyjac

    Vector maps for AU/NZ? Anyone got the yet?

    OK, who's going to be the "map guinea pig" then ? :D
  31. garyjac

    Vector maps for AU/NZ? Anyone got the yet?

    Ditto...new maps and driver's display nav screen last night.
  32. garyjac

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Needs must when the devil drives old chap. Jelly baby?
  33. garyjac

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Deary me Doctor, did we get out of the Tardis on the wrong side of the 7th dimension today ? First world problem.
  34. garyjac

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Is that a "defeat" or merely "peace in our time" ? :rolleyes:
  35. garyjac

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Maybe, but we don't want to encourage over-excitable Americans who do enough suing already :)
  36. garyjac

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Never had a problem with it, including the current 21.9 release on a long drive last week. It seems to me that people must not be keeping at least one hand on the wheel. I don't find that very difficult.
  37. garyjac

    NRMA fast charging network

    Can reciprocal Auto CLub members (e.g. RACQ) use these chargers on the same terms as NRMA members?
  38. garyjac

    Web Browser?

    Oooooooooo....not touching that one :confused:
  39. garyjac

    Web Browser?

    Yóu shénme yóu
  40. garyjac

    Strata Issues

    Today the basement...Tomorrow...der Welt! (or maybe the front yard)?
  41. garyjac

    Strata Issues

    Ah, an envy, nevertheless...in a few years they can all reflect on their misguided attitude when them thar new fangled eeelectric veehickles is common as horses...
  42. garyjac

    Strata Issues

    Probably all you did to "piss them off" was to buy a more expensive car...?...than they own?
  43. garyjac

    Anyone excited

    I have a feeling that the performance Model 3 will steal sales from S, somehow. Although Tesla will likely keep the P100D at the pinnacle, barring the new roadster.
  44. garyjac

    Web Browser?

    Zhè liàng bēnchí chē shì zěnme huí shì? (What is this Benz *sugar*?) NOT sugar, in fact...
  45. garyjac

    Web Browser?

    Zhè liàng bēnchí chē shì zěnme huí shì?
  46. garyjac

    Cabling for HPWC Install?

    The 25mm surely refers to the overall package nominal diameter, including casing?
  47. garyjac

    Cabling for HPWC Install?

    Yeah, that's a bit pricey. Similar run of cable here in Brisbane and I think it was $1200 all up and it was the approved installer in that case, but mileage may vary, as they say.
  48. garyjac

    Cabling for HPWC Install?

    Have you contacted the Tesla approved installer in your area? They will already have all this information. 4-Core might not be the right cable, as a 3-phase HPWC will require 5 cores - 3 active phases, one neutral line and an earth line.
  49. garyjac

    Noosa Electric Vehicle Expo

    Will be there...good excuse to go fishing :D
  50. garyjac

    Strata Issues

    Yes, oddly enough, some put the future of the world ahead of themselves, or, if we want to show self-interest then we at least show it in the interests of our grandchildren not having to breathe poisonous air and drink poisoned water...etc.. The mystery to me, anyway, is why or politicians (who...

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