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.

Lancelin Drive Day 28th June

We are pleased to announce a family drive day to Lancelin next Sunday 28th June.

We will be gathering at the Alkimos Tesla Destination charger at The Gateway Shopping Precinct, 15 Graceful Blvd, Alkimos WA 6038, from 10:00am, before driving in convoy to Wangaree Park, 8 Rock Way, Lancelin WA 6044 at about 11:00am.

We expect to arrive at Lancelin at about noon.

Wangaree park has numerous facilities including shaded playground, skate park, gazebos, BBQs and public toilets. There is also a bakery across the street and an IGA around the corner.

Bring a picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at one of Western Australia’s best kept holiday secrets.

Wangaree Park PlugShare reference: https://www.plugshare.com/location/241564

Alkimos Tesla Destination Charger PlugShare reference: https://www.plugshare.com/location/130455

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

May Casual Meetup – Virtual

We are pleased to announce our May casual meetup is going ahead this coming Wednesday evening 6th May at 7:30. Unlike previous meetups, we will all be participating online via the Zoom platform.

In the leadup to the meeting, we’re looking to compile a short list of 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 meetup.

We look forward to (virtually) seeing everyone on Wednesday – possibly clutching a cheeky red, cool white, smooth spirit, or perhaps a wedge of lime drowning in a certain Mexican beer!

TOCWA and COVID-19

It is, unfortunately, an understatement to say that circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic (caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus) are changing at an ever-increasing rate. A growing list of sporting, social and corporate events are being cancelled by the hour and several countries are imposing comprehensive bans on any form of group gatherings. Our next casual meetup is scheduled in Fremantle on 5th April 2020. Considering current developments, this event will not go ahead. It’s further prudent to postpone our following monthly meetups until there is governmental advice indicating that public gatherings can safely and appropriately resume.

In the meantime, be rest assured that TOCWA will continue all its other functions of supporting members and the wider Tesla community. Our loan adaptors will continue to be readily accessible and we are at hand to provide technical and advocacy support to anyone seeking it.

February Casual Meetup – 2/2/20

Our next casual meetup is Sunday, 2nd February at 11:00am at:

Canning River Café

Corner Kent St & Queens Park Rd, Wilson WA 6107

The café is situated next to the picturesque Kent Street Weir – which is a planned venue for an EV charger to be installed by the City of Canning.

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.