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Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by billm, Sep 8, 2015.
I recently ordered a P90D and was wondering if there are any Tesla owners in Canberra.
There are about 5 in Canberra as far as I'm aware. I'll ask the electrician if he knows of any more when he installs my HPWC next week. I should have mine here in about a month.
I have an 85D on order, should be here sometime in October. Probably on the same ship as Daemon's.
I've seen two others in Canberra with ACT rego.
Beritknight and billm,
Congratulations on your orders and in making your first posts!
Maybe we will bump in to each other at the Goulburn supercharger on the way up or down one day!
If you check out the thread "List of confirmed Australian orders" there are a number of forum members listing ACT as their state.
You can also post the details of your car spec to that thread and Timpoo can add to the spreadsheet when he has a chance (hope I am not sobbing you in here Timpoo)
The spreadsheet is, I suspect, getting a little out of date and also obviously only includes members of this forum who have posted their details, but it gives you an idea of the locations and types of spec that people have ordered.
Hi all, I get my 70D in early October as well. P90D! Very nice billm.
Btw a friend saw a car with "TESLA" ACT license plates. Anyone here?
Did a weekend trip to Canberra and lake Eucumbine trout farm. Used the Goulburn supercharger, and ate at the soldiers club. A really nice venue, by the way. It is likely to benefit most from travelers. You can also keep an eye on your car from there. Charged to 100% at the Realm and then set out for lake Eucumbine. A hill climb for virtually the entire 150 km. The last 12 km on reasonably good dirt. ( sorry, Devvie). Good sport-free fishing and allowed two per rod from the sure thing pond. They prepare the fish and provide chips and salad and one can then BBQ on site. With a nice Riesling, heaven. Fish that fresh is wonderful.
On the return, the nav did its thing. Told me I would be minus 4% at the end, and caused a bit of a panic. All I had was the UMC and I had arranged to get some electrons at the Cooma visitor center. Difficult, you have to drive into the adjacent park to get near to the exterior power points. Anyway, I then realized that the nav was routing me to Goulburn superchargers!!?? To go back to Canberra? Once I closed the charging advice, all settled down and I got back to the hotel with 18%. I did charge for an hour in Cooma. So, likely would have been 16%.
Devvie is now covered in dust which has penetrated everywhere, so Monday is going to be fun with a major wash scheduled.
The nav really needs serious work!! Especially the range assurance aspect.
What was the total distance travelled without a charge?
310 km. And yes, I should have been able to do it easily and stress free, as I had pre planned with ev trip planner, but I found I used way more in consumption than estimated on both trips, both Sydney to Goulburn and the lake Eucumbene trip. I had not factored in 4 adults and heaps of luggage.
An Ev trip planner website that Higgy put me onto is EV Trip Planner
I use it very frequently and so far its been right on the money every time. I allows you to put what version of model S, tyres, payload etc and does reverse trip calcs allowing for topography BOTH ways.
We've been to Canberra, Jindabyne AND the Eucumbene Trout form and can confirm Nav's strange preference for strange routings.
Once, it planned a route from Jindabyne to Canberra Airport via the Goulburn supercharger- crazy! Why drive right past the destination to charge?
Or from lake Eucumbene to the Realm hotel ( With Tesla charging facilities) via the Goulburn supercharger.
I'm not sure where the best place is to ask this, so I'll try here:
Someone on another forum has said:
Would 45 minutes of supercharging be enough? In two stops, I guess?
need to be back in Melbourne by midnight? What happens at midnight? Their car turns back in to a pumpkin?
6 hours 15 is fast enough but 7 is not, I think their just making excuses.
Its good to see there are a few Tesla's in Canberra. I love them and will hopefully pull the trigger on ordering one soon. Keen to hear more about Model x and a few other roadblocks before I make the jump but fingers crossed! :smile:
Yeah, saw someone in the comments section of a website making a general EV comment about not being able to go 300km in one trip. Obviously wasn't aware of the Model S. When he was made aware suddenly he needed to go 600km at once. Without stopping. Around dirt tracks on farms. And he had to tow heavy loads.
Yep, I know the type, then when an EV is capable of 600kms range, they will then say "but what happens if I'm on the farm and get bitten by a snake and need to drive 1200kms to Burnt stump district hospital without stopping?" I expect they haven't heard of the RFDS also!
Haters gonna hate.
You should see the **** over on Whirlpool forums. They criticise one thing, then if that criticism is countered, they just go on to something else- no reason, no provocation, simple reactive hatred. Ugly, useless, destructive, unfair.
People suck, sometimes.
ICUdoc, The naysayers have nothing left, just repeating the same debunked myths, you will find its the same small percentage of people who invade the forums, opinion pieces, blogs and facebook pages.
On a more upbeat note from what I have witnessed at two different car displays are that the general public appear very positive about Electric cars, renewable energy and battery storage, a lot of people of various ages I talked to had no idea about Tesla cars but gee whiz they virtually all knew about the Tesla power wall and all the other stuff, when they got to look over a Model S it was great to see the excitement on people's faces.
ICUdoc, keep hammering away at the naysayers on the forums, have pleasure in the fact these insular individuals will have to live with modern transport and renewable energy sooner than they think.
Heh, guess which forum I was talking about?