Como Car Show

Our next casual meetup date coincides with the Como Rotary Car Show at Wesley College, so we thought it might be good to do both!

http://comorotarycarshow.com/

If you’d like to display your car – and we’d hope to have a few Model 3’s in Perth by then, it’d be great to have a good contingent of Teslas there.  Please get in touch via email to Ken or Rob if you’re interested and we’ll get you on the list.

Drive Day – Sunday 18th August

The next TOCWA drive day will be held on Sunday the 18th of August to Dwellingup, approximately 100km south of Perth.

Tesla owners and enthusiasts are welcome to join TOCWA for a leisurely drive from UWA to Dwellingup, followed by lunch and an optional ride on the historic Hotham Valley Railway.

Programme
9:30 – Meet at UWA Car Park 3 (near the DC charging station)
10:00 – Depart UWA for Dwellingup
11:30 – 11:45: Arrive at the Dwellingup Visitor Information Centre
12:00 – 1:45: Lunch at the Blue Wren Cafe
2:00 – 4:00: Ride on the Hotham Valley Railway (optional)

Route
A detailed route will be provided on the day, but we will likely take a scenic journey along the South West Highway, before turning left onto Del Park Road in North Dandalup for the final leg to Dwellingup.

Charging
The proposed route from UWA to Dwellingup is approximately 110km, so owners are asked to plan ahead and arrive at UWA with a high state-of-charge.  This will ensure charging facilities are available for those with smaller-capacity batteries, or for those who have traveled long distances to join us.

Charging is available at both the start and finish points – UWA offers 50kW DC charging, and the Dwellingup Visitor Information Centre offers 22kW 3-phase AC charging for suitably-equipped vehicles.

Adaptors are required for both charging facilities, so don’t hesitate to ask for further information via the TOCWA Facebook page or online forum if you need further information or would like to borrow an adaptor.

Hotham Valley Railway
The Hotham Valley Railway will be operating a return steam train service at 2:00pm from Dwellingup to Isandra Siding (14km away).  Tickets are $40 for adults, or $20 for children, and proceeds support the preservation of the historic Hotham Valley Railway.  Tickets can be pre-purchased direct from the Hotham Valley Railway via credit card by phoning (08) 6278 1111, or they can be purchased on a cash-only basis on the day.  The return journey is 2 hours, and arrives back in Dwellingup at 4:00pm.

RSVP
If you would like to join us on the drive, or just for lunch at the Blue Wren Cafe, please RSVP via the event on TOCWA’s Facebook page, or email trevor.pinnington@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

(If you have trouble going to the Facebook event, you can join the Facebook group here)

Wellard Tech and Tinkering

A few of us met at Wellard Community Tech and Tinkering today.  They had awesome demos of VR and AR and 3D Printing, and we set up outside and had some great chats with people coming and going.

Remember that we’re also at Heathcote tomorrow around midday for a couple of hours if you want to come and say hello, or talk about ordering a Model 3.

Casual Meetup – Sunday 2nd June at 12pm

This weekend’s casual meetup will be at the Heathcote Reserve – 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross starting at 12pm

https://www.heathcotewa.com

There is a café and steakhouse there, so we can decide when we’re there how hungry we are!

Hope to see you there,

Tesla Owners Club is invited to an Electric Vehicle Council Update

The federal election has come and gone and in a result with twists that would rival Game of Thrones, the Coalition has been returned to power.  So, what does this mean for Australia’s electric vehicle industry?

To answer that question, Western Power will host the Electric Vehicle Council and their members at a networking event.

Hear from CEO Behyad Jafari who will provide an update on the current landscape of EV politics and policy and the next steps for the industry.   This will be followed by networking and refreshments.

Date:           Tuesday, 4 June 2019 

Time:           5.30pm for 6.00pm – 7.30pm 

Where:        Western Power, 363 Wellington Street Perth 

RSVP:           Please RSVP here

Please forward this invite to anyone else you think might be interested.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Alison

Alison Morley (Western Power Representative – EV Council)

Head of Business Development & Strategy

May 11th Drive Day

Our May Drive Day on May 11th was a run out to Toodyay.

 

We met at Mondo Nougat and set off for Toodyay in time for a late lunch at the Victoria Hotel.

Annoyingly, the two 22kW EO chargers in Northam that we’d tested were still less than perfect – Joseph managed to charge, but the second charger was misbehaving.  We’ll raise it with them again and see if they can be made more reliable.