Upcoming Events for September and the School Holidays

We have a few events in the pipeline.

For September, our scheduled casual meetup is at the Camfield:

1 Roger Mackay Drive, Burswood at 7:30pm on September 2nd in place of our usual AUA Zoom Meetup

We also have a number of events scheduled in the school holidays

Our October Casual Meetup will be at the annual Rotary Como Car Show at Wesley College, South Perth. If you’re interested in showing off your Tesla, get in touch.

This year the show is on Sunday October 4th, from 10am, Public entry $10 adult, $8 conc., gold coin under 18 – all proceeds to Rotary and Wesley charities.

Our other big event for October is our overnight drive to the wheatbelt town of Kulin, home of the famous waterslide, and right in the heart of wildflower country. We’re planning to stay overnight from October 10th to 11th.

We’ll be limiting the organised drivers to 20 for this drive with convoys taking a pair of routes. There is hotel, AirBnB and camping accomodation options.

More information is available at the booking page here

AUA With James Locke

At last week’s Ask-Us-Anything, we had a special guest in the form of James Locke, formet President of the Vancouver Island Tesla Owners’ Club, now resident in California. James recently had his 2017 Tesla Model S updated with the new infotainment upgrade (MCU2) along with the latest full-self-driving computer.

While these upgrades are not currently available in Australia, it was great to get a perspective on their value in bringing new functionality to a 3-year-old car. Tesla is quite unique in making these retro-fits available.

You can watch our conversations here:

July Fremantle Meetup

Despite the weather, it was great to see some new and old faces in Freo on the weekend. The “cappucino strip” car park chargers were put to good use, and we managed to take over the roof section of the old synagogue café. We also spent some time planning our next road trip – stay tuned for more information soon.

June Casual Meetups

It goes without saying that a lot has happened since our last face-to-face casual meetup at Mia Cucina Café back in March this year. Between then and now, we have held two virtual casual meetups, a charging seminar and a joint AEVA/TOCWA charging infrastructure meeting – all utilizing the Zoom platform.

Last Friday the WA government announced a 100/300 rule for bars, restaurants and cafes and a reduced 2 square metre rule.

To that end, we a planning a phased return to normal face-to-face casual meetups starting at the Floreat Beach EV charger carpark adjacent to The Kiosk Floreat Beach (Challenger Parade, City Beach 6015) on Sunday, 7th June at 1:00pm. (The PlugShare reference for this charger is https://www.plugshare.com/location/226387 )

By primarily holding this meetup in the carpark, we’ll easily be able to maintain physical distancing while being able to duck into the Kiosk/Restaurant to get a coffee or bite to eat.

For those who can’t make it on Sunday (or like many of us, can’t resist a chat), we are also holding a Zoom meetup this Wednesday evening 3rd June at 7:30. See the members section for the Zoom link.

Casual meetups are open to everyone including those who have never seen a Tesla before.

It’s an ideal opportunity to meet club members and to also see the cars in the flesh which we are all passionate about.

We hope to see you there and look forward to chatting about all things Tesla.

AEVA/TOCWA Fast DC Charging Infrastructure Update

AEVA (WA branch) and TOCWA are pleased to announce a jointly hosted (virtual) meeting to discuss Western Australia’s Fast DC Charging Infrastructure this Wednesday evening 27th May at 7:30.

This meeting will be held using the Zoom platform.

A direct link for the meeting and optional credentials are available in the members section.

We look forward to discussing progress made in the Perth to Esperance Fast DC Fundraiser project as well as how we can all help in progressing implementation of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategic Planning report of 2018 (which can be found at  https://api.research-repository.uwa.edu.au/portalfiles/portal/69370878/report.pdf )

Everything you wanted to know about charging – A virtual meetup

Following the great success of our recent virtual casual meetup, we are pleased to announce that TOCWA will be hosting an EV charging seminar this coming Wednesday evening 20th May at 7:30. Like our previous meetup, we will all be participating online via the Zoom platform.

In the leadup to the seminar, we’re looking to compile a short list of charging questions and pro tips that may be of particular use to our newer members. Please send in any suggestions by noon Wednesday so we can compile them for the seminar.

We look forward to (virtually) seeing everyone on Wednesday – yet again clutching a favourite beverage!

Check out the posting in the Members section for the details to connect.

Lastly, for members who missed out on our first virtual meetup, or those who want to relive the experience, we have posted a video of the Zoom session on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSC0Z_4J4zMJO8ZuaXM0Mag

Virtual Meetings

It was great to meet up on Wednesday from our own homes (and in some cases, cars!). Good to put new faces to names and chat.

We plan to have a more structured meeting soon with some of the key topics that came up, in more of a streamed format – stay tuned, and thanks again