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Supercharger - Moonee Ponds, Vic

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Chuq, May 16, 2019.

  1. rioli33

    rioli33 Member

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    Emailed MPC yesterday and got this response. All they can do is confirm that they're happening.

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for your message.

    The rumours are true and we are currently in the process of installing the chargers.

    We are still waiting for ETA on the superchargers so please keep an eye out for announcements on our Facebook page, website and e-newsletter.

    Kind regards,
     
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  2. rioli33

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    Went down there today to have a peek. 6 stalls and looks like it’s almost ready. Just need to the chargers themselves and the electrical cabinets to go in.
     

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  3. Chenkers

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    It's been as per the photos for a couple of weeks. There are also electrical submains run out in the overhead cable trays, ready to be dropped down and terminated. I expect there won't be much more to see until the superchargers and switchgear show up on site and the install can begin.

    I'm curious about the supercharger positions and whether full superchargers will fit between the exiating car bays or if we get urban superchargers?
     
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  4. bradjc

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    I'm still baffled by the location of these, not the easiest to find or access. I'm not ungrateful they're happening and am sure it't not easy to secure a location. But first time users should allow an extra 10 mins to hunt for them, especially if the shopping centre is busy waiting for people to get in and out of a park etc. Not an ideal quick charge and keep moving location.
     
  5. Chenkers

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    At least the out of the way location will be less likely to get ICE'd. The carpark can get really busy at times but that very lowest level only fills up during extremely busy periods like Christmas.

    Looking at some other basement carpark supercharger locations it appears the full superchargers do fit well between existing car parking bays. eg. this one in Shanghai:
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  6. rohan3au

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    They've basically done exactly what was done at Broadway in Sydney, had existing Mirvac charging bay (same as the one pictured) then added superchargers adjacent in an obscure area of the carpark, it does prevent ICEing though, as the entire level is basically the carwash, handicap spaces, carshare spaces, charge bays and supercharger bays.

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  7. LWI

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    Monee Ponds Sun Morning.jpg

    Superchargers and cabinets now installed
     
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  8. rioli33

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    Will take another look tomorrow. Hopefully, I can catch someone installing them.
     
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  9. rioli33

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    Nothing new today. Notably, no CCS2 cables installed.
     

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    It’s so weird that brand new locations still under construction don’t get CCS2 cable installed and have to await a 2nd team to come sometime in the future, remove the panels etc and do it all over again.

    Seems wasteful of time and resources. I can understand that happening a few months ago but that early period has now passed and really all new locations being built now SHOULD be getting CCS2 at the start.
     
  11. miimura

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    Most likely, the Supercharger equipment was shipped way in advance without CCS-2. There is some evidence at sites under construction in the States that they're waiting for the pedestal equipment. It is possible that they made a revision to the design and they're manufacturing more based on the new design now. The installations you're seeing in Australia now are based on equipment produced some months ago.
     

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