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2 and 1/2 Billion Miles and counting.

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by PJF000, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. PJF000

    PJF000 TOCA Member

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    In an effort to help with world recognition for the many kilometers we drive in Australia relative to our population, and the need for greater attention for infrastructure etc, I am asking that anyone that has recently undertaken, or is planning a trip of reasonable length, to post on this thread their to and from destination and the total kilometers travelled.
    The information collected will be aggregated and I will ensure that it is passed on to Tesla as data that should promote the cause and relevance of Australian Tesla drivers.
     
  2. RichardMcN

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    Good on you PJ. Could you give some guidance as to how many kms in a trip of reasonable length.
    500? 1,000? 2,000? 5,000? 10,000?
     
  3. PJF000

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    Hi Richard,
    I guess anything more than 100 going out of your city would be reasonable. For example, Palm Beach to Campbelltown is 100+ K's but still in Sydney so would not really count, but Penrith to Bathurst would be as it is going out of Sydney and would prompt the need for possible destination charging on the journey. Of course all interstate trips are counted and definitely trips to remote areas.
    This exercise will be part of a representation for the lobbying for the needs and requirements of all Tesla owners in a country as vast as ours.
     
  4. alpal

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    Melbourne to Scots Head (Coffs Harbour) and Return - 3081km
    Melbourne to Kangaroo Island to Adelaide and Return - 2511km

    Melbourne to panels beaters and return - too long :(

    Melbourne to Alice Springs to Darwin(?) and return - ????? (stay tuned)
     
  5. raynewman

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    During a total of 36,500 km:
    4 x Brisbane to Sydney return each approximately 1000 km.
    2 x Brisbane to Chinchilla return each approximately 600 km.
    2 x Brisbane to Byron Bay return each 160 km.
    Many Brisbane to Coolangatta return each 100 km.
    Many Brisbane Noosa return each 140 km.
    Many Brisbane Toowoomba return each 130 km.
     
  6. alpal

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    Well ... let's see ...

    Melbourne to Metung and return - 608km X fortnightly (Definitely need a destination charger @ Metung)
     
  7. RichardMcN

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    • Sydney to Melbourne (done) - down via Hume Highway and back via South Gippsland and Princes Highways - 2,300 km
    • Sydney to Newcastle (this weekend) - 300 km
    • Sydney to Cairns and Darwin, returning via WA (when I can organise it) - 16,600 km !
     
  8. RichardMcN

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    Never heard of Metung before, but on the map it looks good for fishing. What you really need is an electric boat with the destination charger on the wharf so it can reach both the car and the boat !
     
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  9. gcgp

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    Have not done any long distance driving yet in the tesla but my wife and I go from Gold Coast to Macksville, NSW often, 385km one way. While in that area we go to Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas a well.
     
  10. alpal

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    It's a hole of a place - no fish, horrible, unfriendly people - nothing to see or do there. (It's why we go once a fortnight!) ;)

    An electric boat sounds great!
     
  11. PJF000

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    And you can stay in a boatel!
     
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  12. lennier

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    Melbourne to Dinner Plain and return via Bairnesdale, August '15: 890km
    Melbourne to Sydney and Hunter Valley and return, January '16: 2060km
    Melbourne to Bright, Falls Creek, Harrietville and various wineris, April '16: 870km
    Melbourne to Sydney and return, April '16: 1760km

    Plus Dinner Plain and back in a couple of weeks, another 780km or so.
     
  13. omniwolf

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    - Sydney to Rosedale (via coastal route) and back (via Goulburn SC), 680km
    - Sydney to Port Macquarie and back, 1000km
    - Sydney -> Gundagai -> Yarrangobilliy -> Tumut -> Paddy's River -> Tallangatta -> Wodonga -> Sydney, 1400km
     
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    Syd can Sydney 800 km.syd hunter valley syd 300.
     
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    Portland to Melbourne 360km one way every 2 - 3 months
    Portland to Kaniva 250km one way ever 3 - 4 months
     
  16. Mark E

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    Hornsby to Uki NSW 780km one way - up via Pacific Hwy, back via Casino/Grafton
    Hornsby to Cargo (near Orange) NSW 280km one way
    Hornsby to Canberra 310km one way
     

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