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Discussion in 'Australia' started by brewster, Aug 11, 2015.
That explains it, I don't / won't do Facebook.
Charging at the Gundagai supercharger today :biggrin:
Very cool... those of us in QLD can only dream of the day Hopefully not too long to wait. Tesla seem to be pretty true to their word.
It's supercharge.info official!
Whilst it is in the maps it appears routing is not correctly recognising the Gundagai SC as yet. I tried putting Sydney in as a destination (from near Melbourne) and it got as far as Wodonga in the route (giving SC stops and charging times) then basically had one big hop to Sydney and told me (unsurprisingly) that I wouldn't make it!
I know trip planner is still beta and has loads of known issues but this appears to be a complete failure to recognise the existence of Gundagai for routing/charging purposes.
I went for a drive to Wagga Wagga on the weekend, and the routing worked both ways, sending me via Gundagai. On the way back to Canberra I left as soon as I got the notification that it had charged enough to continue. Once I got on the road it said "drive slowly to reach you destination" though, so not perfect.
By 'drive slowly' it appears to mean 'keep it under 115 KmH:biggrin:
I hope so too! Sooner rather than later please, Elon. I'm getting my 70D in July so I'm hoping there will be superchargers up to the Gold Coast at least by then.
Given their roadmap is for Sydney to Brisbane by the end of 2016 then I expect Gold Coast by July is rather optimistic unless they revise that plan, unfortunately!
That's what I am worried about. But if there is a supercharger up to Coffs Harbour by July then I will be happy. My wife has family in that area so that will allow us to drive there, supercharge, then drive back home.
In the meantime, charging 3 phase at the Coffs show ground would work.
Given they will certainly have one in Brisbane, combined with their usual approach of spacing them every 150-200km, I'd say it is unlikely they'd put one in the Gold Coast at all. Hope I'm wrong.
That's good to know! Thanks.
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I hope you're wrong too. The Gold Coast is a destination on its own so I hope they will see the benefit of having at least one supercharger here. Sydney has 2 superchargers relatively close to each other so I hope Tesla won't think the Gold Coast and Brisbane are too close to each other.
I imagine there will be something near the Gold Coast, but not immediately. So long as you can get there from either Brisbane to Sydney it may not be a priority (the same as the Canberra's omission from this year wasn't that big a deal - because it wasn't 100% necessary to get to Canberra, and Canberra still benefits from the SCs on the Melbourne to Sydney route.)
Once they start increasing the density of SCs like they have in California and New Jersey, then yes it becomes an obvious location.
So, now that Gundagai has opened officially, I guess this thread gets "un-stickied"?
Awesome that MEL-SYD is so easy now!
Maybe we need a general supercharger notices sticky thread to alert people to issues such as The Star car park being closed or broken superchargers?
I wonder what the story is there (at the Star). My supercharger map says that they are temporarily stuffed. Is that true? How come? What's the deal?
The Star has been deleted from their current supercharger map on their website and does not appear on the 2016 map either.
Maybe they will move the equipment to Euroa for the permanent supercharger.
My best guess for the Gold Coast Supercharger would be adjacent to BP Connect Chinderah. Maybe it's time for a Stickied thread on the BNE - SYD route buildup?