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NRMA to build Australia's largest fast charging network

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by baillies, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Mark E

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    To find one, you can just email [email protected] and we can arrange to get it to you. The adaptors move from member to member as required. Whether or not it's worth buying will really depend on how often you do a long trip and if there are superchargers nearby. in Qld where Ray is it's more useful than in NSW at the moment since the supercharger network isn't as extensive as the CHAdeMO one. If you are only going on one or two trips a year where you'd use it then borrowing is probably much more cost effective.
     
  2. Vostok

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    FYI, from reading the Tesla forums, Model 3 does not yet support the CHAdeMO adaptor. Allegedly there’s no hardware reason why it can’t, it’s just that Tesla hasn’t got around to doing the software for it. If that’s the case, one would assume it’ll be all sorted by the time Model 3 comes here (probably sorted by the time they start shipping Model 3s to Europe).
     
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    [MySpeculation] There is also a possibility they are working on an upgraded CHAdeMO adaptor that supports more than 50kW charging and this is contributing to Model 3 support delays. [/MySpeculation]
     
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    Thanks to "Roy13" who just added this photo of the Wallsend (Newcastle) location! First confirmed NRMA chargers outside of their Sydney office. They've installed two units, not just one! Awesome! Looks like they're about ready to be turned on!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Jindabyne is live: occasionally ICED, but not on Bastille Day when it went live. Was I the first?
    For now, just plug in using a CHADEMO adaptor, no cards nor app required.
     

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    Bit of an update on the network, with two new chargers being added to the roll-out map today.

    Map: NRMA Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Network | The NRMA

    Now Live:
    - Sydney (Olympic Park) - Single Charger
    - Newcastle (Wallsend) - Dual Charger
    - Hunter Valley (Hunter Valley Gardens) - Dual Charger
    - Jindabyne - Dual Charger
    - Mittagong - Single Charger

    Coming Soon (confirmed on map):
    - Berry
    - Young (Added today)
    - Narrandera (Added today).

    Expected (have been mentioned in the past as likely locations):
    - Batemans Bay
    - Bega
    - Dubbo
    - Orange
    - Bathurst
     
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  7. rohan3au

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    Wyalong, NSW has also been added today. Inland NSW is now becoming much more EV friendly! So awesome to see!
     
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  8. Chuq

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    Very interesting that most activity has been outside the Hume/Pacific route (with a couple of exceptions in the higher density parts) which the Chargefox ultra-rapid network is intending to cover... :)
     
  9. Mark E

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    NRMA openly said that they were concentration on regional areas to help promote tourism.
     
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    I would sincerely hope that Model 3 ditches Chademo and instead comes with CSS in Europe/Australia.
     
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  11. alexeiw123

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    Yes, the rate of growth of NRMA, ChargeFox, QLD network etc. this year alone is enough to demonstrate that the supercharger network has the early mover advantage but if you are limited to only the supercharger network, you'll have a limited EV experience a decade from now.

    The fact the Tesla hasn't denied any CCS2 rumours is a big indicator for me that it's coming, they just won't announce it until it's shipping.
     
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    I think it's a delicate balancing act between announcement of CCS2, announcement of Supercharger V3, refresh of the S/X to support CCS2, etc. as they all could sabotage sales if they are announced at the wrong time and the wrong order, etc.

    It's tricky, I'm occasionally in discussion with potential charging locations (councils etc.) and advising on what charging infrastructure to provide - connectors etc. , and it would be a lot easier to say "a fast charger with Chademo/CCS2 will support all current and future EVs in Australia" without having to list a bunch of exceptions (Zoe - no DC charging, Model S/X - need adaptor, Model 3 - we have no idea what it will use)

    Fortunately Chademo/CCS2 is pretty much the standard now - but the explanation may not instill confidence in those who are unfamiliar.
     
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    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.
     
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    Native support for CCS2 would not eliminate the need for a Chademo adaptor, but certainly reduce it (market dependent).
     
  15. Vostok

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    I think we’ll find out when Tesla opens up European orders in December (allegedly). If the Europe Model 3 has native CCS2 support then it’s game over.

    When I checked out the Model 3 at Martin Place store, the charge port area seems big enough to accommodate CCS2. It would be cool to be able to Supercharge or use the NRMA network without needing adaptors.
     
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  16. Candleflame

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    i get what you mean but 'traditionally' in europe and australia our fast chargers always come with CSS and chademo at the same time. there are obviously exeptions but overall thats a good rule of thumb
     
  17. Maree

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    Hi all –

    Maree from the NRMA here. Our Jindabyne charger had a review on PlugShare was saying it was displaying some errors – is anyone heading down that way in the next few weeks to test it out?

    If anyone would be keen PM me.
     
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    Nabiac, NSW added to the rollout map today. Good to see some chargers going online north of Newcastle.
     
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