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Tesla Model 3 in Australia

TH232

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Aug 18, 2019
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Perth
May be I will change my mind once I get used to it, but this doesn’t sound like there is much point in using autopilot, seems more stressful that just driving normally.
I don't know about anyone else but although autopilot drives the car dead centre of the road/lines (I think), it feels like it is uncomfortably too far to the left. Maybe it is set for Left hand drive and drives closer to that side?? Would be nice to have a trim setting to pull the car to one side where your preference lies. If you just trust it, it seems to be fairly solid, even in rain, evening sun etc..just as long as the road stays about the same. Auto lane change also solid but only when no cars around you. If the road widens from one to two lanes or reduces from two to one you can see it thinking what to do but it certainly freaks out everyone in and outside the car. Whatever you do, do not try a round about on autopilot!
 

PJF000

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Dec 26, 2015
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Australia
View attachment 457721 Used Richmond supercharger for the first time today around 9:30pm. FWIW, tried using it last night as well but big fail as MCG had football on + warm Sat night meant supercharger was full up. I couldn’t for the life of me get the charger cable off the actual charger until kind Model S owner parked next to me showed up and helped me. Super quick charge and went from 50% to 90% in 30mins at a cost of $11. Limited to 45min charge time (I wonder what happens if you change bays after your allocated 45mins?)
Idle charges accrue after 45mins if you don’t move your car. I dare say that these chargers are going to be super busy in the coming months as more 3 owners start to get their cars delivered and start to use the Richmond supercharger station.
Why do you think that you only have 45 minutes before idle charges accrue?
 
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TMacinAus

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Aug 1, 2019
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Melbourne
Delivery Day.jpg
 

Davvvvvo

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Aug 5, 2019
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Melbourne
Anyone work this one out? Can't seem to find an answer.
Anyone work this one out? Can't seem to find an answer.

Regarding FSD - Spoke to the delivery specialists prior to picking mine up tomorrow. You'll have to call service and organise it over the phone was their response. Can't buy it on the website or app apparently.
 

Oli C

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Oct 8, 2015
28
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Bondi,Sydney, Australia
our invoice received by email 3:18pm today on a Sunday. Odo 7km.
also built 10/7 (Tesla birthday 10/7/1856) VIN 4431XX
delivery scehduled for 30/9, hopefully will get a bit earlier. :)
I don't know what mine is yet but seems like lots of consecutive 3xxYWI number plates being registered in Qld
got a call last Wednesday 16th , delivery booked for 27th Sept 1230pm
Vin matches hidden Vin 5YJ3F7EB3KF4889xx' seems high compared to others
Built 07/08/2019
Invoice Number 2010A0000001967
Model 3 Long Range All-Wheel Drive Performance
Telsa owner for over 4 years P85D
2nd day reservation
4th June Order
 

OFDM

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Aug 15, 2019
13
11
Sydney
got a call last Wednesday 16th , delivery booked for 27th Sept 1230pm
Vin matches hidden Vin 5YJ3F7EB3KF4889xx' seems high compared to others
Built 07/08/2019
Invoice Number 2010A0000001967
Model 3 Long Range All-Wheel Drive Performance
Telsa owner for over 4 years P85D
2nd day reservation
4th June Order
Got the call the same day, booked in for the 28th at Alexandria, but still waiting for an invoice. Hopefully today’s the day.
 

Vedaprime

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Feb 15, 2019
904
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Brisbane
got a call last Wednesday 16th , delivery booked for 27th Sept 1230pm
Vin matches hidden Vin 5YJ3F7EB3KF4889xx' seems high compared to others
Built 07/08/2019
Invoice Number 2010A0000001967
Model 3 Long Range All-Wheel Drive Performance
Telsa owner for over 4 years P85D
2nd day reservation
4th June Order


The range is good. Here is some info.

Your vins were registered August 1
Built Aug 7
Ship: Likely ANL Warrnambool Departed Oakland Aug 8. (May also have been Merkur Ocean Aug 11. Too close to tell)
Sydney: Arrived Sep 13 (MO - Sep 15)
 

maveric74

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Jun 17, 2019
122
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MELBOURNE
Those signs have been there for a while. There is no correlation between a sign and idle charges afaik.
Notification on app regarding idle charges as charging was complete. Makes sense to me. Why hog the charger for a couple of hours when you finish charging & someone else might need that spot? Not sure if they charge idle charges but acts as a deterrent I suppose
 

P100D_Me

Active Member
Nov 12, 2018
1,050
1,046
Australia
See sign below at the Richmond supercharger.
Tesla have to do something about the number of chargers there, or build another lot with more somewhere else in the city (Docklands maybe). With the flood of Model-3's about to hit this Supercharger point will become a joke, it has already been bad for a while now with just the S & X's on the road, log on to your app and pretty much from early am to late pm there is 4/4 being used.
 
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khayyam

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Jun 26, 2019
381
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Auckland
I don't know about anyone else but although autopilot drives the car dead centre of the road/lines (I think), it feels like it is uncomfortably too far to the left. Maybe it is set for Left hand drive and drives closer to that side?? Would be nice to have a trim setting to pull the car to one side where your preference lies. If you just trust it, it seems to be fairly solid, even in rain, evening sun etc..just as long as the road stays about the same. Auto lane change also solid but only when no cars around you. If the road widens from one to two lanes or reduces from two to one you can see it thinking what to do but it certainly freaks out everyone in and outside the car. Whatever you do, do not try a round about on autopilot!
I think the autopilot lane positioning is spot on. I'd always thought that my wife drives very close to the left hand side of the lane, but that maybe it just felt that way to me because I'm not in the passenger seat very often. But now I can see that the tesla agrees with me!
 

kevinwithnall

Member
Mar 26, 2018
33
94
Sydney Australia
So after seeing a comment pages and pages ago saying that no LR AWDs had even left the states yet I had resigned myself to a late October delivery at the earliest.... now this!

How many people with LR AWD orders have vin or delivery dates? I didn’t order till 21 Aug, so I assume mine is still a while off, but it would be nice to hear if some were being delivered already.

Yeah, i don't know whats happening. Maybe @veraprime may know more.

I suspect the "still in the us" was not accurate as another LRAWD has had a call and VIN also.

I still have no VIN :-(
 

PJF000

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Dec 26, 2015
696
415
Australia
Notification on app regarding idle charges as charging was complete. Makes sense to me. Why hog the charger for a couple of hours when you finish charging & someone else might need that spot? Not sure if they charge idle charges but acts as a deterrent I suppose

When charging is complete and you don't unhook, then you pay up to $1.30 a minute for remaining hooked up and idle (if 50%+ chargers hooked up). That has nothing to do with the signage. If you stay there unhooked then you are worse than an icehole.

Tesla have to do something about the number of chargers there, or build another lot with more somewhere else in the city (Docklands maybe). With the flood of Model-3's about to hit this Supercharger point will become a joke, it has already been bad for a while now with just the S & X's on the road, log on to your app and pretty much from early am to late pm there is 4/4 being used.

Many older S & X vehicles have free for life supercharging and effectively paid for that upfront in the cost of the vehicle. For those with no free supercharging (basically all model 3's and newer S and X's) there is no incentive to supercharge as it is expensive compared to other alternatives. Unless you are travelling and/or in need of quick charging, it doesn't make a lot of sense.
 

dmaunder

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Jun 23, 2019
199
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Melbourne, Australia
I think the autopilot lane positioning is spot on. I'd always thought that my wife drives very close to the left hand side of the lane, but that maybe it just felt that way to me because I'm not in the passenger seat very often. But now I can see that the tesla agrees with me!

It is showing me that I often sit to the left of the centre of the lane, as when it is engaged, it often moves the car over to the centre.
 
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