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  # 1675099 21-Nov-2016 17:45
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ANy free charging for life sort of deals?





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  # 1675101 21-Nov-2016 17:52
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Tesla NZ site is now online

 

Order your Model S or X for March 2017 delivery. Personally, I’m waiting for the Model 3, but nice to see NZ pricing.

 

Good to see Telsa are now in NZ, looking forward to seeing more Tesla’s on the road in NZ.

 

 

They've been hiring via TradeMe for several weeks now for their Auckland office / showroom. 





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  # 1675102 21-Nov-2016 17:58
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Do all Electric cars in NZ charge using the same current/connectors?

 

Or do you need a Telsa branded charging station at the supermarket/shopping mall and same for Nissan?

 

 

You can get adaptors to allow the Tesla to charge around NZ. They cost a few dollars.....but you need them. 

 

Tesla will also be opening their own Supercharger stations between Auckland and Wellington, at least...so they say. With 500km range (P100D), you can go a long way. But the issue there is, can you charge up? Sure, you can charge a P100D from a household power socket....in about 48 hours. That said, even a half-charge would get a you a bit further than a 30kw LEAF. :-)  





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  # 1675418 22-Nov-2016 11:20
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$100k and the steering wheel is on the wrong side?

 

 

Nope, they make RHD

 

 

 

 

Of course they can only sell RHD here new.

 

But have look at their website.  The 'NZ Models' depicted are LHD laughing.





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  # 1675713 22-Nov-2016 22:05
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Do all Electric cars in NZ charge using the same current/connectors?

 

Or do you need a Tesla branded charging station at the supermarket/shopping mall and same for Nissan?

 

 

Now that the government published a national guidance for public charging there is a clear path forward to interoperability.

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/planning-and-investment/planning/planning-for-electric-vehicles/national-guidance-for-public-electric-vehicle-charging-infrastructure/charging-point-connectors/

 

 

 

The system used in europe has been selected.

 

 

 

In regards to normal speed charging the government recommends that public charging be provided by an electric vehicle specific supply unit fitted with a socket (type 2).

 

Electric vehicle owners will use their own cord that has the type 2 socket on one end, and the plug to suit their car on the other end. (Some cars (i.e. nissan leaf, holden volt) use the single phase only "type 1" plug (all cars sold new in japan have this plug), others (i.e. NZ/AU/UK market Tesla, Renault Zoe) use the three phase capable type 2 plug. Both types of plug co-exist happily in europe.

 

There are a lot of legacy chargers around that have a tethered cord, that can only charge type 1 cars (i.e. Leaf). Overtime I would expect bulk to public charging to move in line with the government's recommendations.


In regards to fast charging, the government recommends twin corded units, on plug each of the two competing charge standards (Chademo for Leaf, CCS type 2 for BMW i3 etc), also they recommend a high power AC charge point for cars like the Zoe that can suck 44kW of three phase power. Tesla used a proprietary standard but sell an adapter so they are compatible with one of the normal fast charge standards. Tesla Supercharging network is restricted to Tesla's only.


 

A little complex, but basically all current and expected car's on the market will happily co-exist.


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