Um, no, it isn’t. It’s 53 km away. The residents of Karuah would be offended at the suggestion that they are “basically Newcastle”!Karuah cannot be compared to a 1000 person town 500km away from a city. kurarah is basically newcastle.
I stand corrected. I didn’t use it, I just saw the prominent NRMA badging on the front of it and, since it is a 50 kW unit, assumed it was part of the free NRMA network.The 50kW unit there isn't a free NRMA one, it's part of the same Chargefox-owned site with the same cost as the ultra-rapids.
Um, no, it isn’t. It’s 53 km away. The residents of Karuah would be offended at the suggestion that they are “basically Newcastle”!
Anyways, you said “whatever the town” you didn’t qualify that it had to be 500km away from the next population centre.
Agree Totally!!!!!Yeah, I get demand charges and why the electricity companies charge them. This presents a prime opportunity for Tesla to use their Powerpacks to smooth demand. Considering the Superchargers are rarely full, or even half full, A single Powerpack per install or a couple for the larger 8 or 10 stall Superchargers would significantly mitigate the demand charge. Based on Powerpack's specs of 130kW continuous output and 232kWh storage, one Powerpack could potentially more than halve a 4 stall Supercharger's grid demand.
Tesla has mentioned using energy storage to supplement their Superchargers in the past. Do we have any evidence they are doing this yet?
i like technerds idea but i dont think this will ever happen as tesla gambles on the superchargers being in regular use in i.e. 10 years so auxillary battery pack wouldnt be that helpful. Even though right now it would be amazing. I.e. combine a 50kw charger with an old SR+ battery pack to enable supercharging speeds on the "50 kw" charger. Once the car leaves it will then recharge the old SR+ battery.
But I don't think that would fit with Teslas (or any other companies) business concept.