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

NRMA to build Australia's largest fast charging network

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

  1. baillies

    baillies Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2015
    Messages:
    449
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Great to see so many regional centre’s! Hopefully more farmers get solar and electric cars, having fast chargers in town would allow them to charge for the return trip.

    I would like to see Hay added to open this route to Adelaide. Bourke and broken hill would also be good for the above reason.
     
  2. Chuq

    Chuq Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,660
    Location:
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    I agree about the regional centres, there's always the risk that the project may have just seen 20 fast chargers around Sydney and maybe a token Pacific Highway route, glad to see it is way more than that!

    After the Chargefox announcement last year, I looked at the map and noticed the Hume and Pacific Highways were suspiciously lacking in NRMA sites and I thought they may had come to some agreement to leave those routes to Chargefox and their 350kW charging and spread the 50kW ones around the other parts of the state. It looks like that isn't 100% correct but interesting to see what happens there.
     
  3. rohan3au

    rohan3au Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2017
    Messages:
    285
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    • Like x 3
    • Informative x 1
  4. Chuq

    Chuq Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,660
    Location:
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Now that’s an interesting comment! I couldn’t find any locations west of the Newell Highway when I searched recently which lead me to think they were only focusing on connecting regional cities and towns east of there.

    The wording says “eventually” so they still might not be... but nice to see they recognise the future need for this connection!
     
  5. Chuq

    Chuq Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,660
    Location:
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    • Informative x 1
    • Like x 1
  6. rohan3au

    rohan3au Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2017
    Messages:
    285
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    Updated your spreadsheet, Parkes has been added to the rollout map!
     
    • Like x 1
  7. Zoltrix77

    Zoltrix77 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2015
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Viva Las EV
     
  8. alexeiw123

    alexeiw123 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2014
    Messages:
    449
    Location:
    Australia - Mid North Coast NSW
    It's great to see someone from NRMA contributing in a public space. Are you in a position to talk freely around potential, proposed or confirmed sites and routes?

    I expect I know the answer but you never know.
     
  9. rohan3au

    rohan3au Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2017
    Messages:
    285
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    Tamworth has been added to the map, have updated the spreadsheet.
     
    • Like x 2
  10. Chuq

    Chuq Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,660
    Location:
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    If the location on the map is precise, it's in the same car park where the Tamworth Regional Council denied a spot to Tesla a few months back!

    upload_2019-2-10_22-25-16.png
     
    • Informative x 3
  11. rohan3au

    rohan3au Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2017
    Messages:
    285
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    • Informative x 3
  12. Munka

    Munka Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2019
    Messages:
    148
    Location:
    Perth
    Any news on some love in WA? We desperately need some fast charging North of Perth and off to the south east.

    With Tesla announcing CCS combo 2 support in Europe that's the standard we need. I don't want a frunk full of charge cables.
     
    • Funny x 1
  13. rohan3au

    rohan3au Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2017
    Messages:
    285
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    Well it's expected that Perth will see a Supercharger go online this year, you've also got Chargefox working on a ultra-fast charging network north and south of perth: Chargefox
     
  14. Zoltrix77

    Zoltrix77 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2015
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    CCS2 has now basically been adapted as the standard for Australia, I guess the RACWA sites are still running CCS1? The only others still using CCS1 in Australia appear to be the Byron Bay charger and ACTW sites, but im guessing it wont be too much longer before they are swapped. Pitty BMW isn't doing the right thing by its customers and swapping their older i3 sockets out. This also goes for Audi/Porsche etc that isn't swapping out their Type 1 vehicle sockets.
     
  15. Munka

    Munka Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2019
    Messages:
    148
    Location:
    Perth
    Yes RAC is CCS 1 :/ would be great if they changed it out and we all used CCS 2 or Tesla chargers.

    Yes I've got the charge fox app installed and that looks promising. With a 100kW battery and a 3 phase 25a wall charger in my garage, the supercharger in Perth itself isn't something I expect to ever use.

    To be fair all except one road trip I've done (to esperence) in my life are in range with the Bunbury supercharger in place so maybe I'm just wanting it there so I know I can!
     
  16. baillies

    baillies Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2015
    Messages:
    449
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  17. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    2,051
    Location:
    Sydney Australia
    #97 meloccom, Mar 11, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
    There were no cars sold in Australia with CCS1 quick charge ports.
    RACWA simply presumed this would be the standard when early cars appeared with the J1772 port on which the CCS1 is based. RACWA will eventually change these to CCS2 when they discover that they’re never used.
     
    • Funny x 2
  18. Munka

    Munka Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2019
    Messages:
    148
    Location:
    Perth
    Over 1200 Euro! That defeats about two years "gas savings". Or renting a gas guzzler for road trips only. Hardly a solution, especially for the more budget conscious model 3 owners that should flood the streets soon!
     
  19. perkz

    perkz Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2016
    Messages:
    14
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  20. baillies

    baillies Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2015
    Messages:
    449
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I am suggesting one is bought per charger, not owners owners buy them. TOCA and/or AEVA could do this and maybe easier than getting them changed depending on any red tap?

    Interesting, I didn't read the full description and thought it was the other way around. I wasn't sure that adapters were allowed but given this exists it shouldn't be a problem to make one the correct way although it would be best to change the plug on the charger.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC