TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

New here

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Helieng, May 30, 2017.

  1. Helieng

    Helieng New Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Stratford Victoria
    Hi all, finally took the plunge and purchased a Model X 100D, delivery due August. It's been an interesting journey as I have followed this site for a while learning much . Living in East Gippsland I wish there were more charging facilities available, lots of trip planning required .
     
    • Like x 2
  2. raynewman

    raynewman Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2014
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    With a 100D, I don't think too much planning will be needed. The nav will direct you via the SuperChargers as required and for travel further afield, you may need the UMC (provided), three phase adaptors, J1772 adaptor (careful which one you get) and a CHAdeMO.
     
  3. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,996
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Congrats! I hope to get an X someday. I had fun looking one over at one of the Tesla stores.
     
  4. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,474
    Location:
    Sydney Australia
    Welcome @Helieng make sure you sign up to Plugshare and download the app to your smartphone.
    Note that the website and the app only show private Plugshare locations if you are signed in.
    You can then check out your local charging points in your ICE before the Model X arrives.
    I would also sign up for a Chargepoint card as some commercial locations require this even when they offer free electricity.
    Which charge adapters to get depends entirely on your location and driving patterns.
    Go through the relevant threads in this forum including Destination Charging and Supercharging in Australia and the numerous individual Supercharger threads, but you will find that most of your charging will happen in your garage.
     
  5. ICUDoc

    ICUDoc Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2015
    Messages:
    552
    Location:
    Sydney NSW
    helieng, hello and welcome.
    great car, great website to enjoy.
     
  6. baillies

    baillies Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2015
    Messages:
    217
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome, it seems you should be able to drive to Melbourne or Euroa or maybe Cooma once it opens, but you probably would need to charge to 90% or more. Having a supercharger in east Vic would be great and must come soon!
     
  7. Burnt Toast

    Burnt Toast Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2016
    Messages:
    337
    Location:
    Melbourne
    100% one is needed in Sale.
     
  8. Chuq

    Chuq Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,082
    Location:
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    If you know any suitable businesses (such as restaurants, cafes, hotels, or any site with a car park) in towns near you, the best thing you can do is approach them personally. Tell them that they can get two chargers for free and with some or all of the installation cost covered. Consider the average owner of such a business - they probably don't know anything about electric vehicle charging, and if they do assume it is something that service stations would do, and it would be expensive. Once they realise any business with a car park can host a destination charger though ... :)

    Of course, the chargers which are most useful to you are the ones which are a longer distance away from you, but start with the places where you already know the owner/manager!
     

Share This Page