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Tesla battery event Hornsdale

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by BenT, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. BenT

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    Tesla are holding an event to mark the planned installation of the 100 megawatt battery at Hornsdale, near Jamestown in South Australia and it looks like they are inviting Tesla owners. The event is around 240 km drive north of Adelaide. There are 4 destination chargers in Clare (2 at Motel, 2 at local store) which is 100 km south of Hornsdale. If I drive direct to Hornsdale for the event and back to Clare (340km) to overnight, I should make it on one charge is a S85 (easily) or X75D (just). The concern is that if a number of Tesla owners attend then there may not be enough chargers to allow overnight charging to make sure I can get home the next day. Any suggestions?
     
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    Take an extra day off and enjoy discovering the area, meeting locals,
    take a rest and enjoy jogging, play tennis, or go swimming,
    and find a nice restaurant for the evening.
     
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    There has already been a lot of planning underway. Your invitation should provide more details.
     
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    It would be clever of Tesla to have a big SOLAR charger there :rolleyes:
     
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    When the Powershop Tesla was at the Daylesford wind turbines they could have charged it up directly from the turbine, they had 3 phase running out of one of the turbines - but it was in use making coffee and keeping icecream cold (arguably more important).. One turbine per Tesla should be just fine, just hope the wind is blowing :)
     
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    I just got a 2nd invite. Got one for owning a Model S and one for owning a Powerwall 2 :)
     
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    Just have to huff and puff until you blow their house down...
     
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    Could you guys post the text of invitation? What is the date of the event?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Chuq

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    This was shared on reddit yesterday:

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  10. BenT

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    I think it is at night
     
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    Isn't the whole point that they have an enormous battery that could be used???
     
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    Indeed - good point.
     
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    The battery is coming in 100 days or it's free but I don't think it will be there by end September. Lots of wind though.
     
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    Would be super cool if Tesla could organise Supercharger sleds for Horsham, Keith and Adelaide...
     
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    Ballarat to Keith is 390 km... Keith to Clare is 333 km... all they need is Keith to be done! But given 29th September is less than 4 weeks away I don't think it is likely.

    Site specific links for those interested:
    * Supercharger - Horsham (VIC)
    * Supercharger - Keith SA
    * Supercharger - Clare SA
     
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    #16 srwx, Sep 2, 2017
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    That Ballarat-Keith leg would be pretty hair-raising in a 75.

    edit: actually both legs are hair-raising now that I have a quick look in evtripplanner :)
     
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    You would only need a fraction of the full battery installation to power a pretty awesome event at night. Perhaps they will have the first section up and running?
     
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    Not everyone has 90kWh+ batteries :) And there's a lot of hills between Keith and Clare as well.
     
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    Nothing a bit of hypermiling couldn't handle :)

    (Admittedly I have no experience with that particular road!)
     
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    Both doable in an 85. I assume Elon will be there which (I think) will be his first Tesla event in Oz.
     

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