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Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Geokon, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Geokon

    Geokon New Member

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    Hi guys,

    first would like to say hi to everyone as this is my first post on this forum. :smile:

    hoping to be a tesla owner in the near future but I do have questions that I would like to ask current Australian owners.

    i current live in Goulburn, where the new chargers have been fitted, which is pretty cool, and have notice a few tesla's driving around town. My question is for those who have made the journey to Goulburn from sydney. How much battery charge in real life driving does the Tesla use on a trip to Goulburn? I know the battery option has got to do with it, but I most likely could only afford a base model/battery.
    i am asking this question as my journeys out of Goulburn are 95% of the time to Sydney, and want to get an idea of how much charge I would have left by the time I got to Sydney(airport for example). I don't want I be hunting for a charge as soon as I get to Sydney as it would be a little bit pointless for me to by a tesla.

    Any opinions or experiences?
    cheers
     
  2. doctorwho

    doctorwho Member

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    I have a house in the Ovens Valley (Vic) and regularly commute between there and Melbourne. You would be best advised to get an 85 rather than a 70, and 19" wheels. Range is better in summer than it is in winter but you can expect a reliable 380-400kms driving at the speed limit on the Hume.
     
  3. TesAus

    TesAus Member

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    Hi Geokon,

    Welcome to the forum!

    The journey from Sydney to Goulburn used about 60% capacity of my 85kWH battery. It is slightly better on the way from Goulburn to Sydney due to the elevation change being in your favour.
     
  4. Geokon

    Geokon New Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys.
    Little bit hartbroken, can't afford the bigger battery models :crying:

    have to wait till either improve battery on cheaper models or wait till government gives incentives........ Yep I'm dreaming.
     
  5. TesAus

    TesAus Member

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    Or the exchange rate improves....
     
  6. Chuq

    Chuq Member

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    It's ok, you can be like me and live vicariously through the others on the forum here while you wait for the Model 3 :)

    At least you have local superchargers that you can go and worship when you feel the need... I have a slightly longer distance to travel!
     
  7. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    A base Model S 70 without any options is about $120,000 and there are three used 85 KWh Model S for sale on carsales at the moment for around that price.
     
  8. houdini

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    More like $130,000 for the base 70, and yes there a couple of S's on carsales for less.
     
  9. Keiron

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    Hi Geokon,

    I wouldnt give up just yet.....

    Heres the EV trip planner Projection of Goulburn to Sydney and return.
    The units are in Miles etc but its the Kwhr needed EACH way that is interesting.
    Ive based it on a 60D with 19" tyres. If you top at either Super charger station in Sydney there's no problem with the trip at all.
    syd to goulb.jpg Goulb to syd.jpg
     

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