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Does anyone know of a site that lists Australian Superchargers - planned or under construction?.
There doesn’t seem to be a search function on the Tesla app.
I’m looks for a Supercharger well east of Melbourne and thought there was one at Moe opening soon but I can’t find anything other than the 22 kWh ones.

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Yeah, but there isn’t a single Supercharger east of Melbourne anywhere on the Princes Highway all the way to the border near Mallacoota but I’ve got a recollection somehow of Moe being the site for one.
It remains a mystery why this highway misses out.

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Ditto for the whole of Victoria re DC fast chargers on most major routes .... NSW and QLD are way ahead.
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Bryce wrote:
Mon, 30 Dec 2019, 05:16
Ditto for the whole of Victoria re DC fast chargers on most major routes .... NSW and QLD are way ahead.
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P.S. Moe DC fast-charger now open.
That’s the Chargefox one so I guess Tesla won’t bother duplicating fast charging there.

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Tesla are planning stations at Traralgon and Lakes Entrance as per earlier link but no physical progress yet.

For now, if you want to do the coastal road from Melbourne to Sydney your fastest option is the Chargefox fast chargers at Moe and an AC charge at the Marlo Hotel for ~3 hours.
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If you book online at a destination charging hotel/motel do you separately book for the charging facility.

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No booking for destination charging unless specified in Plugshare (very rare).

Just give the location a call the day before arrival and let them know when you're expecting to charge there. They will tell you if there is any issue with you using it.
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Highway 1 with no Tesla Superchargers to the eastern border yet seems odd.

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I'm not sure why you consider it odd that fast charging infrastructure isn't everywhere you believe it should be. There's less than 20,000 EVs in Australia, that's nowhere near enough to support statewide let alone nationwide fast charging.

The roll out of Superchargers is driven by vehicle take up. Every fast charging site is a significant cost to install ($100K to $2M) and takes many years to achieve payback. Tesla stations are not subsidised and have not received large funding injections from ARENA like the Chargefox and Evie networks.

The Superchargers on that Eastern Victoria route were planned for installation in 2019. That didn't happen. That's not surprising as acquiring sites for fast chargers is an onerous and time consuming task. Chargefox and Evie have a number of planned sites that have also been delayed (eg. Karuah & Gundagai) for a multitude of reasons usually beyond the control of the charging networks.

If you want more fast charging installations get your friends and family to buy EVs. EV uptake and use of the existing fast charging networks is what drives and funds new fast charging site installs.

Tesla, Chargefox, Evie and advocacy groups like AEVA are promoting EVs as much as they can to expand these networks so that everyone (existing and future EV owners) can take advantage of them. Given how much effort many of us put into promoting EVs it's understandably frustrating when someone says "it's odd" that fast charging aren't where they expect them to be.

As suggested before, you're not going to get much conversation about anything Tesla on this forum. Very few Tesla owners are active users of the AEVA forums to discuss anything Tesla - please use the Tesla forums at http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/forumdis ... ew-Zealand or on facebook. The Tesla Owners Club is another avenue to consider - https://www.teslaowners.org.au/.
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If the subheading is ‘Tesla EVs’ how come it’s inappropriate to discuss Tesla EVs ?

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If other makes of electric vehicles could use Tesla superchargers there would be more support for them.

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Well I finally found a relevant au Tesla forum so this one might as well be wound up I guess.
I’m trying to think of a non Tesla manufacturer that actually wants to succeed in transitioning from the ICE age and eliminate both servicing and their multi level cost structure.

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Nagaman wrote:
Tue, 31 Dec 2019, 09:09
If the subheading is ‘Tesla EVs’ how come it’s inappropriate to discuss Tesla EVs ?
I don't think it's inappropriate to discuss Tesla EVs here however there are more active forums that'll get you more responses on tesla topics. Personally I'd prefer it if there was more of a Tesla following here as Tesla is leading the way in EVs.
In terms of superchargers, even if they don't work with other EVs they are good advertising for EVs in general and in the long term there has been mentioning of a plan for tesla to licence the infrastructure to other manufacturers. So more superchargers means possibly more future infrastructure for other EVs or the other manufacturers will not be able to compete.
In the meantime - advertising. Seems win win.

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Interesting background to the Superchargers and other users -

https://www.engadget.com/2014/06/09/tes ... r-patents/

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