Tesla Drive Day – York – April 8th

As noted earlier, our next Tesla drive day is a couple of weekends away on Sunday 8th April

The day will start at Edgecombe Brothers Winery from 9am to 10am.  We will be leaving the Swan Valley at 10am to arrive at York by 11.30am, parking in York will be adjacent to the RV area at Pioneer Avon Park on Lowe Street.  This is a short walk from the York Palace Hotel, our 12noon lunch venue.

If there are any other friends or family who are interested in attending this event, they are also welcome (subject only to capacity at the venues).  There will be some vehicles attending who have room for additional passengers.

A copy of the lunch menu will be forwarded through to all attendees who have RSVP’d in the next week, along with any further information.

Please email robrobdean@iinet.net.au as soon as possible to confirm attendance as our lunch venue does have a limit of available seats.

If you wish to attend at the Swan Valley (breakfast and/or coffee) meet up or the York (lunch) meet up only please also advise attendance numbers.

Christmas Meetup

There will be a very casual Christmas gathering on Monday the 18th, 6.00pm at the Left bank in Fremantle – the upstairs area has been booked.

All Tesla owners, future owners and EV enthusiasts welcome, come along and hear about the two latest Nullarbor trips, regional charging updates and anything else topical.

Greenbushes Lithium Mine

Members of TOCWA and AEVA visited the Greenbushes Lithium mine in South-western WA.  The mine is blessed with some of the highest-grade lithium deposits in the world and is expanding to meet the growing demand.  There was a display and meeting in Greenbushes and then a bus tour of the mine site and works.

WA’s First Supercharger is live

Today, the Eaton Fair Shopping Centre held an opening event for WA’s first supercharger – we were pleased to see WA’s oldest Tesla, owned by Frank Lister as one of the first vehicles to charge there.

TOCWA Chair, Rob Dean said, “I would just like to say big thanks to Matt Kemner, Marc Loveridge, Chris Lee, John Krepp, David Lloyd, Bruce Smith and Frank Lister who received the first 7 cars back in February 2015 – some of them waiting 2 years for the chance to order a car in the first place. Without the persistence of some of these owners plus others in the Eastern states, Tesla may not have pushed into the Australian market as early as they did.”

A number of owners are planning to visit the new Supercharger this weekend during the last weekend of the school holidays, and also as part of the TOCWA tour of the Greenbushes lithium mine.

 

More pictures of the opening below – thanks to David Hince

Como Rotary Car Show

TOCWA members’ cars were on show today the Como Rotary car show at Wesley College – if you came and said hello, and would like more information, get in touch.

Greenbushes Lithium Mine Tour

TOCWA is planning a trip to visit one of the sources of Lithium used in our batteries.

Day trip and tour of the Greenbushes Lithium mine
Where: Greenbushes town located 239km South of Perth

Time: Sunday the 8th of October, 10.00am in Greenbushes for an 11.00am to 1.00pm tour, anyone travelling or carpooling from Perth would need to be available from 7.00am to 6.00pm.

Individual Travel options are:

• to meet in Perth early morning and travel as a group (carpool) or,

• make your own way to Greenbushes (possibly staying somewhere overnight) and meet prior to the tour.

What to bring: closed flat walking shoes with grip, long trousers and long sleeve shirt are to be worn during the tour, safety equipment will be supplied, some climbing of steps is necessary, minimum age is 8 years old.

For more details contact Rob Dean