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Chargers by Location (Hotels, etc)

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by danielp, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. danielp

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    #1 danielp, Jan 12, 2015
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    Hi,

    I thought I'd start a new thread to keep track of where hotel and other available HWPC/SCs are, any issues, and general feedback about the properties. I'm sure these will appear in PlugShare and via Tesla Navigation also, so any further discussion on location is welcome here. If you are aware of any not listed here, please post their details using the structure below. I will try to keep the list in this post up-to-date.

    ACT - Canberra
    • Hotel Realm / Hotel Burbury: http://hotelrealm.com.au +61-2-6163-1800
      • 2 x HPWCs @ 240v40A for hotel guests. Confirmed working 2014-01-13.
      • Nice boutique hotel for both casual, long-term, and biz travellers. Good rates, great breakfast. Plenty of places to eat at near by.
    VIC - Chadstone

    • Westfield Chadstone: Located at Myer Lower Level carpark
      • 5 x HPWCs @ 240v40A available 24/7 (need to confirm). Confirmed working by Tesla.
      • Lots to do during center opening hours - food, shopping, movies.
     
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    Hi Daniel - maybe put in Chadstone, Victoria - basement parking outside Myer entrance. I think there are 5 HPWCs, tested by Tesla.
     
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    Indeed, it is called the Myer Lower Level Carpark. x5 HPWC, heavily branded (and painted) hard to miss.
    I don't think that carpark closes as night, should be able to access it 24/7 but I am not sure. Located at Chadstone, so tons of things to do while waiting as long as you are there during centre hours.
     
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    I seriously think they should advertise: convenient charging at Chadstone as one of the selling points for the Model S in Melbourne. Imagine Christmas sales and having a guaranteed spot :D
     
  5. danielp

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    This is why I love the Star SCs. Yesterday we recharged there after our Gosford trip. 45 minutes and $51 for three people for lunch and a free tank of 'fuel'.

    Shall I list the SCs as well? I think that makes sense as we can discuss their amenities here.
     
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    plugshare is also a user contributation database so why not just add it their yourself directly ? you just need to create a an account.
     
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    Yes I plan to as I use them and add locations as you've done :). But PlugShare has a lot of stale info too, and as I said this is a good forum for discussion.
     
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    [QUOTtE=danielDr ep;8one7at1816]Yes I plan to as I use them and add locations as you've done :). But PlugShare has a lot of stale info too, and as I said this is a good forum for discussion.[/QUOTE]

    I was told there was one at the hyatt in canberra
     
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    Yes, though I am not sure they are installed yet. Last time I called they weren't, but it must be soon.
     
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    The Marriott in Melbourne has them too. Tesla did test drives from there.
     
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    Do we know if this is only for hotel guest or T owners as well ?
     
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    In case this info is relevant, a brief mention here:

    Tesla Motors Inc To Build 16 New Supercharger Stations In Australia


     
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    I think it would just be for guests
     
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    I am looking to stay at the Star City Casino in a couple of months time. You can stay at the Darling or the Astral Tower as part of the Casino. The Astral Tower being cheaper.

    I rang reception at the Astral Tower, but had little idea (actually no idea) of the Tesla chargers. She spoke with the Darling Hotel and they said you could park for a couple of hours on the charger, and then move the car into the car park.

    Does anyone have some experience with the chargers at the hotel, and can we stay at the Astral Tower and use the charger. Coming from Canberra we would need an overnight charge to get home unless we stop by St Leonards for the SC.

    Thanks.
     
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    The chargers at The Star are superchargers, so you would only need an hour or so to top back up
     
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    Why not use the SC at the casino?
     
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    They're much faster than the St. Leonard's ones in my experience.

    That is what he is referring to I believe. There are four chargers there spread over about 6 car spaces. I've been there plenty of times but never seen anyone else there - so parking overnight may not be a big deal (but best to leave your contact number on the dash)
     
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    Thanks Danielp.

    I don't have any experience with what is at the Casino. I should have looked when I was there for the launch last year!

    So are there 4 super chargers at the Casino carpark not HPWC? The receptionist at Austral said the Darling recommended you could park for a couple of hours to charge and then a valet could park your car for $45. No way a valet is getting in my car or for that matter driving it!

    It sounds like they may not be in a secure place for charging, so you would charge and then move your car under the Hotel?
     
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    They are under the hotel in their car park. They are as secure as the rest of the car park. If you went down and moved your car when it finished charging to an adjacent regular spot, I don't think they would notice. All yo do on arrival is press the gate button and say Tesla to charge, and they open the boom gate. No ticket. Then when ready to leave, again at the exit boom gate press the button and say Tesla finished charging, and. Just leave. If you stayed overnight, frankly, I don't think they would notice or care.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Matt Peterson has indicated that Petersons winery in the Hunter valley is about to install two free HPWC's. I am not sure whether they are up and running yet, but they soon should be.
     
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    Thanks Dborn.
     

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