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

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 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.

Model 3 is coming

Hold on to your hats, people.


The Good, The Bad and the Smogly

Committee Member, Harald was on the ABC this morning with Jo Trilling along with Richard Baird talking about all things EV and Tesla – You can catch up here:

Monthly Casual Tesla Owner Meetups

The committee has had a couple of things planned for the start of 2019, both of which ran into organisational hiccups, but will re-appear later in the year.

As a means of allowing for some interaction, and for potential new owners to come and see Tesla vehicles for themselves, we’re planning to have monthly “casual” meetups – swapping between a weekend daytime event and a mid-week evening event each month. Our first meetup in this new format was Sunday 7th April at Leederville Sporting Club

The meetings will be informal, but we’ll plan to have at least a couple of the committee and their cars at each meetup, so you can come and ask questions, meet other owners, and maybe grab a refreshment or two.

The upcoming casual meetups are:

  • Wednesday May 1st at The Gate, Cockburn
  • Sunday June 2nd at Heathcote Reserve
  • Wednesday July 3rd at Wembley Golf Club
  • Sunday August 4th at Mount Henry Tavern
  • Wednesday September 4th at City Beach

Perth Home Show

We’re down at the Perth Home Show for 2019 flying the flag

Eco town produced a video. Our Model X was featured a couple of times!

Eco Town with Wombat | Perth Home Show

??? If you're attending the Perth HIA Home Show this weekend then you MUST visit our exciting sustainability feature ECO TOWN. We've got 5 tiny houses, electric cars, worm farming, aquaponics and oh so much more! It' FREE to attend the Show so bring the kids and come say hello! Tickets available here:

Posted by Perth Home Shows on Thursday, 28 March 2019

If you’re down at the home show, come and say hello – we’re there all weekend.

Some attention from Elon about Perth

Perth Tesla owner, Jayson Stanley, managed to get some attention from Elon himself after the recent Tesla posting about changes to the service centres and delivery centres:

Lets hope some follow-through happens.  We’ll keep you posted, and well done, Jayson.

If you want to respond on twitter and share the excitement, click on the image above to link to Elon’s response directly.

The Tweet also got some coverage at here:

Musk promises Tesla store in W.A. to the delight of enthusiasts

Faster Supercharging is coming

Tesla announced today its first “Version 3” Supercharger:

At present, the fastest speeds may be limited to new Model 3 deliveries (and the upcoming Model Y), but a new accompanying software update also works to condition the battery of your vehicle before you arrive, if you set the satnav to take you to a Supercharger.

After the full annoucement today, we will update with more information.  We will not see V3 Superchargers in Europe and Asia-Pacific until late this year.  The arrival date of Perth’s Supercharger is still unconfirmed, but we hope to see a more concrete announcement on this, too.