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Superchargers in Australia

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by JOH, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. alexeiw123

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    That's such a low number for a capital city. I suppose that once there's a supercharger then the hotel management gets a prompter for the opportunity. I mean, Port Macquarie is a fraction of the size and has 3 destination chargers (with a 4th installed but not hooked up yet, I'm told). They vary in 'stars' too.

    Yep. Also if you choose a hotel based on destination charging - make sure you tell them.
     
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    But DCs force your hand when choosing accommodation. You literally must stay there or you'll be stranded. It's not really very nice (although I've done plenty of trips with a "where can I charge" theme :)

    Having a SC in the city means you can top up whenever needed, stay wherever you like, stay as long as you like, fully charge before departing, etc etc.

    Hobart is bigger than all the NSW towns getting superchargers this year, and Launceston is in the same ballpark. I reckon Tasmania deserves at least two SCs, and my personal opinion is that the cities are best spots. Especially as we leave the 'free' supercharging era.
     
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    On that particular trip I stayed in 3 places with destination charges: Atura Albury, Strahan Village and Coastal Pods in Wynyard (highly recommended BTW).
    But in Hobart I was staying with family, and their wall plug couldn't keep up with my day trips. Ended up needing to stop at MoNA on the way out on several mornings.
    An SC for local charging is a great convenience, and I like great conveniences. And as the 'free' era ends there's less risk of local abuse.

    If EVs truly become ubiquitous then eventually I'd expect Hobart to have half a dozen DC fast chargers.
     
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    I stayed at the Aston Hill Motor Lodge in Port Macquarie just a few weeks ago. Gave the owner a tour of the car including test drive :)
     
  5. raynewman

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    Port Macquarie, of course, is between A and B whereas Hobart is at the end of the earth.
    Having said that, look at PlugShare to see many charge points in and around Hobart.
     
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  6. alexeiw123

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    I don't know the owner personally but I know someone who does, word is he ordered a Tesla after a test drive. Something about replacing a Mercedes, does that sound like the same person? Hope you left your referral ;)
     
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    I always forget the referral until too late. Mine is still in pristine, unused condition.
     
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    #388 raynewman, May 29, 2018
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    Get some cards made to leave in the car...
     
  9. baillies

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    Ray you should have crossed out your code and maybe the mods would miss/allow the QR code?
     
  10. raynewman

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    That's why I saved it as a thumbnail - less chance of upsetting.
    It's a good idea tho.
     
  11. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    Yes, making cards with your referral code is a good idea, but posting images of said cards with your referral code is in breach of the referral code ban.I have removed the image from your post.
    In any case, this thread is about Superchargers in Australia so we are getting a bit off topic.
     
  12. raynewman

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    You should have removed the whole post - doesn't make much sense any more.
     
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    Or allow people to display their code. I gotta pop my cherry!
     
  14. meloccom

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    You made cards with your referral code on them to hand out, makes perfect sense.

    When the referral code scheme first started, TMC quickly became a place for people to compete with their referral code at any opportunity, putting unreasonable pressure on moderators to umpire the ‘scrum’.
    That’s not what TMC was created for so the ban won’t be lifted.
    If someone wants a referral code they can post a request and users can hand them over using a direct conversation.
    As I said before this this is off topic, if you wish to discuss further, create a specific thread or create a direct conversation with me. I won’t be responding to this off topic again in this thread.
     
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  15. Chuq

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    Apparently the second Melbourne supercharger is only a couple of weeks away from opening!

    The person who shared this knowledge is very reliable but will not reveal any more details. He will remain nameless so he doesn’t get lynched :)

    I won’t create a thread for it as we don’t know which suburb it will be in. No hints at all!
     
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    Good news @Chuq! I asked a staff member the other day too and they (amazingly) told me wasn’t far away and would be located at the top end of Spring St near the Carlton Gardens. I checked the Tesla map and the location does appear on that spot, so went to investigate! Couldn’t find anything in that location, looks like it could be a potential spot on the College of Surgeons grounds, but is prime land there with a few car parks. No sign of any construction, but the car park isn’t sealed so could be developed there. Only had a quick look so may have missed it. My money was on Chadstone but looks more like CBD now I guess.

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  17. PJF000

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    You only need to look at the Tesla website to know that Melbourne is getting another SC site.
    Anyone can say they know where it is, then say it's a secret.
    Talk is cheap without proof.
     
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    @Chuq is a very reliable sleuth, I wouldn't say this talk is cheap.
     
  19. PJF000

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    It wasn't Chuq making out that he knew. It was a person he didn't wish to name. The claim of knowing came from a named person on another forum. My point was that the 2nd site is not new news because it is on the Tesla website. The fact that someone says he knows but refuses to disclose the site is "cheap talk" as anyone could claim they know and say the same.
     
  20. ShockOnT

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    I trust @Chuq 's assessment of a 3rd party more than most, thus increasing the price of the "talk".
     

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