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Supercharger - Broadbeach, Qld

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by LGGD, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. LGGD

    LGGD Active Member

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    10 Supercharger bays under construction in the valet area of Pacific Fair shopping centre on the Gold Coast. Targeted to open by Christmas.
     

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  2. Icey

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    Come on Tesla.. There are other states out there..
     
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  3. LGGD

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    Do tell how many other states have planned Superchargers that are overdue since 2015?
     
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    So good! Gold Coast holiday coming up soon then.
     
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  5. Icey

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    Wow, Ok then, Guess you waited your turn.
     
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    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    Made sticky until after it’s open.
     
  7. Chuq

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    #7 Chuq, Dec 14, 2018
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    Gotta be honest, I’m on @LGGD‘s side here!
     
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    About time, and all that...but, yes, the biggest in Australia, so far at 10 bays.
     
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    I think you will find that all future sites will have more bays than sites have had in the past. Tesla knows how many Model 3 reservations they have from Australia and this is the time to prepare the infrastructure for those cars.
     
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    New, more reliable information indicates that it is 8 bays, not 10. (Still big though).
     
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    It's interesting to see there is still no sign of dual plug stalls with CCS2 being installed yet in spite of all Model 3 cars coming to Australia only being able to charge on CCS2 and not the current Supercharger plugs.
     
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    They need to send all the new CCS hardware to Europe because they will start to get Model 3's in 6-8 weeks. They can get that whole continent converted before Australia gets any Model 3 cars.
     
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    it is odd that they would bother with the old ones at all though - its just more work to change them later (only about 9 months away). Surely at the volume they'll be producing them for Europe another 6-8 stalls a month for Australia would be negligible? My thought is that perhaps they shipped the SC equipment into Australia in bulk and have excess stock on hand.
     
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    I agree. The hardware being installed in Australia today has probably been in-country for quite some time already.
     
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    There's no way they can convert all the SC to dual plug in time, surely. We would have seen evidence of the work. M3 will have to be able to charge off current SC, at least at first - and it would be advantageous if they could continue to do so, even with the extra DC pins present in the socket. The charger should know (with software) what's plugged into it from the negotiation protocol.
     
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    While nobody outside Tesla likely knows for sure at this point, the way they presented the CCS information made it sound like the CCS port on the Model 3 was very conventional. ie. the top pins can only be used for AC and the large lower pins can only be used for DC. Hence the urgency to modify the European Supercharger network with at least some stalls ready with CCS cables for Model 3 cars, with "Model 3 Priority" labeling.

    In short, the Model 3 with CCS cannot charge from existing Superchargers.

    See First Tesla Superchargers In Europe Retrofitted With CCS Plugs
     
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  17. aegidius

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    Yeah I read those articles too - unfortunate. In that case, we'll know the M3 is coming to Oz soon when they start tearing down SC and refitting them.
     
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    Visited the Broadbeach (Pacific Fair) supercharger site today. I talked to one of the guys at the job and he told me that the comletion date was tomorrow! Also, that they were still waiting on switchboard equipment...so, might be opening in a week or two :rolleyes:

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    Floor will need painting too as the bays do not line up with the marked spots.
     
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    Actually, the lines do match up already but they will still be painting the spots like Sunshine Plaza presumably.
     

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