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.
If you have a recent 75D model S or X that was built before July 2017, you can get it “uncorked” to the same performance as the post July 2017 ones now – it depends on components and age, but well worth checking.
For the model S 75D the 0-100 time is 4.4 seconds down from 5.5 seconds, and for the model X 75D, 5.2 seconds down from 6.5 seconds.
One owner had theirs done today, and has noticed a significant improvement in performance.
This is one of the really unique things about Tesla – how many other cars have you owned where months after the original purchase, you get a free power upgrade?
TOCWA’s loan cable stock is now available for members to borrow.
3-phase tails for use with your Tesla-supplied mobile charger,
ChaDeMo adapter for use at the UWA fast charger and the RAC Electric Highway chargers,
Type1 adapter for use at chargers such as at the convention centre, Leederville and Garden City,
Type2-Type2 cable for use at chargers such as Home Base Subiaco.
We will also soon have available to members, discounted cables for purchase. If you are interested, or would like to borrow a cable, please get in touch.
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.
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
The Eaton Fair shopping centre will be holding a Supercharger opening event on Friday at 1.00pm at Western Australia’s first Tesla Supercharger.
The Supercharger is near the corner of Council Drive and Recreation Drive, Eaton.
Click here for a location map
For more information, please email Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s today’s picture of the new Eaton Supercharger site – it’s very close to complete, and we are hoping it will be commissioned in the next few days
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.
TOCWA is taking shape. We now have our various documents in shape and will formally begin taking general membership soon.
Please feel free to send me any updates or WA ownership experiences to share. We have a twitter feed at twitter.com/tesla_wa and a Facebook group at so feel free to also follow, join and communicate with us there.
TOCWA’s first committee meeting will be held at The Left Bank
15 Riverside Road, East Fremantle on Tuesday 19th September at 5pm.
All are welcome to attend, this is the committee meeting at which we will finalise the Rules etc. We intend that committee meetings will be open to all members (or in this case prospective members), but obviously the committee are responsible for making the decisions on behalf of the Association.
The inaugural committee is Rob Dean, Harald Murphy, Annie Atkins, Martin Kane, Ken Taylor and David Lloyd