The Perth North Supercharger location has now been confirmed comprising six 250kW v3 stalls being installed in the underground car park of the Karrinyup Shopping Centre.
Independent Australian car reviewing website chasingcars.com.au have tested a Tesla Model 3 Long Range, Hyundai Kona Electric Elite, Nissan Leaf, MG ZS EV and the Audi e-tron 55 Sportback on a drive to exhaustion range test to determine which cars have the longest range and which cars have the most accurate range claims in authentic Australian driving conditions.
The time and venue for the 6 June casual meetup has changed due to a fire at the CY O’Connor Village Pub.
Our new venue is:
Last Drop Beeliar
103 Hammond Rd,
Beeliar WA 6164
The new time for the meetup is 11:30am (30 minutes later than the original time)
With a hat tip to TOCWA forum user Exadios, we have the first signs of activity at Williams.
Can’t wait to seem more – and to get confirmation that we’re getting a v3!
Feel free to join the conversation on the forum here
Article by Andrew Harvey, TOCEVA Racing and TOCWA committee member.
The newly formed TOCEVA Racing is a group of EV enthusiasts who come from the Tesla Owners Club of Western Australia and the Australian Electric Vehicle Association. The TOCEVA plated 2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance, driven by Jurgen and Helen Lunsmann has placed 4th overall and fastest in the Targa Cup class of Round 2 of the Shannons Targa Rallysprint Series, ahead of a tough field of almost 80 cars.
Jurgen piloted the TOCEVA Racing Model 3 under Helens calm guidance through four runs around the Perth Motorplex course for a total time of just over 9 minutes. The field is separated by type of car and engine capacity, something that is hard to define for the Tesla, but there are two main classes. The Rallysprint cars are heavily modified racing cars while the Targa Cup cars must adhere to strict rules governing Targa racing.
The TOCEVA Racing Model 3 is effectively a standard Tesla Performance Model 3 with the only upgrades being racing brake pads, racing tyres (on standard 18in wheels) and this was the first race with the recently (as in last week!) installed roll cage. The TOCEVA Racing team led by Jon Edwards worked through the holiday break to strip the interior ready for the roll cage, then painstakingly replaced, altered and fabricated new parts for the interior to get the car ready for today’s race.
Another Tesla Model 3 Performance competed, Nigel Ball driving his everyday car (with racing brake pads, wheels and tyres but no roll cage) impressively coming in 9th place overall.
Coming off a tremendous 4th place overall in last season’s Targa Cup (competing in the Targa 130 class speed limited to 130km/h) this is the first of many races for 2021 for TOCEVA Racing, competing in the open class of the Targa Cup for the first time.
We are looking forward to the next round on the 28th January again at the Perth Motorplex. Spectator entry is free so come down and watch some great motorsport. Where else can you see a Tesla quietly showing the racing fraternity what electric really can do?
Tesla Owners Club Western Australia (TOCWA) has doubled the reach of fast DC chargers north of Perth by installing a 50kW Tritium charger at Geraldton – Western Australia’s third largest city.
This world first Owners Club initiative serves to open the mid-west region of Western Australia to all EV owners wishing to travel to tourist hotspots such as Kalbarri and Monkey Mia. It also drastically shortens the transit time of EVs pressing further north to destinations such as Carnarvon and Coral Bay.
The State Government has finally released its long awaited State Electric Vehicle Strategy in a media release today.
They have also provided a detailed document outlining their strategy https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-11/State_Electric_Vehicle_Strategy_for_Western_Australia_0.pdf
Their policy states that the State Government will “invest up to $20 million to support the creation of an electric vehicle charging infrastructure network facilitating travel north from Perth to Kununurra, along the south‑west coast to Esperance and east to Kalgoorlie.“
Tesla has begun rolling out FSD betas to specific testers from the official owners club community.
John Stringer from Tesla Owners Silicon Valley is one of the first and posted a couple of short videos on Twitter
After some wait, and a few intital hiccups with payments, the Australian Tesla Online Shop is now open for business.
You can now buy cables, apparel and other accessories in Australia
Highlights include the Model 3 fob, not previously available here, as well as a full complement of floormats for all models.
Go check it out at https://shop.tesla.com/en_au/
You can also still buy TOCWA merchandise at our shop