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Ever since I drove a GM EV I in California in the mid 1990’s, I yearned to buy and drive, in Australia, a production EV that didn’t suck.
In 2008, having met Elon Musk at a conference the year before, I found what I was looking for. I purchased and took delivery of Roadster V1.0 Serial # 186, and brought... more
Tesla cars were the “lead" vehicles on this epic convoy [that is, they were the “leading” vehicles - certainly not the dangerous elemental “lead” kind emitted by older internal combustion engines]. Rapidly travelling up the eastern seaboard, heading off the beaten track in Central Queensland and returning south... more
"Electric car through Central Australia? You can’t do it!”
And the one we’ve heard before: “You’ll need an awful long extension cord”.
But when the Tesla Owners Club of Australia (TOCA) announced their AGM would be in Alice Springs, Dick thought it’d be an interesting
As owner of a Tesla S (aka “Tess”, now 2 years-old & 35,000km travelled), I was invited to the launch of a battery 3-times bigger than any other in the world. I picked up Warren “Billy” Boyles (a Hobart mate from the AEVA = Aus Elec Veh Ass) from Tulla at 10am Wed 27 September and took <=30 min breaks at Ballarat,