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  # 2308238 30-Aug-2019 08:42
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Currently I am with Meridian - but I need to look into changing.


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  # 2308246 30-Aug-2019 09:03
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SumnerBoy:

 

Currently I am with Meridian - but I need to look into changing.

 

 

I recall Meridian offering a plan specifically for EV owners - I think the rates were fairly decent when I looked at it, but it was still cheaper for us to remain with EK (we get our daily car charge done within the hour of free power!).

 

Looks like it's still available:

 

https://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/your-home/pricing-and-rates/electric-car-plan


 
 
 
 


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  # 2308337 30-Aug-2019 11:17
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Electric Kiwi are quite cheap with rates and offer you to choose one free our of power every day.  Super nice via online chat as well, which makes a huge difference!

 

I choose 9pm-10pm to charge my Tesla up every night, so basically I never really have to pay for driving my car! On my single phase, it charges my S75D 9% of the battery in one hour.

 

Use this link to get $50 credit if you join: https://www.electrickiwi.co.nz/go/refer-a-friend?y8WudZl1mVL7lP5wZBUP5w%3D%3D


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  # 2308418 30-Aug-2019 12:23
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THANKS FOR THAT!

 

 

 

 

 

dacraka:

 

Electric Kiwi are quite cheap with rates and offer you to choose one free our of power every day.  Super nice via online chat as well, which makes a huge difference!

 

I choose 9pm-10pm to charge my Tesla up every night, so basically I never really have to pay for driving my car! On my single phase, it charges my S75D 9% of the battery in one hour.

 

Use this link to get $50 credit if you join: https://www.electrickiwi.co.nz/go/refer-a-friend?y8WudZl1mVL7lP5wZBUP5w%3D%3D

 


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  # 2308452 30-Aug-2019 13:24
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networkn:

 

Haha So I contacted Telsa about a test drive and they said the only way to get a test drive, is to put down a deposit to buy one and wait 3-4 weeks!

 



Kinda odd at first look. But consider:

 

  • The first RHD Model 3's arrived in NZ this month.
  • The previous display model 3 was LHD and unsuitable for test drives.
  • Tesla operations in NZ have previously only delivered relatively small numbers of model S & X cars.
  • A substantial (hundreds) number of Model 3's destined for customers have arrived in NZ this month.
  • It is assumed that there are substantial numbers (1000+?) deposit holders in NZ, many of whom put their money down in 2016, and some of whom will be waiting for a test drive, or promised options (such as tow hitch) to become available before locking in an order.

In this light, given NZ will only have a very small number of test drive cars, and that staff will be stretched undertaking the initial rush of deliveries, it makes sense that test drives are being prioritised to those who have placed a deposit already.

 

This situation will normalize once the initial rush dies down. Was in Hawaii a few weeks ago, and was offered a model 3 test drive, without being asked by deposit status, and knowing I was from NZ.

Guy even knew NZ metric range and pricing, which I found impressive. 


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  # 2308497 30-Aug-2019 16:17
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Scott3:

 

networkn:

 

Haha So I contacted Telsa about a test drive and they said the only way to get a test drive, is to put down a deposit to buy one and wait 3-4 weeks!

 



Kinda odd at first look. But consider:

 

  • The first RHD Model 3's arrived in NZ this month.
  • The previous display model 3 was LHD and unsuitable for test drives.
  • Tesla operations in NZ have previously only delivered relatively small numbers of model S & X cars.
  • A substantial (hundreds) number of Model 3's destined for customers have arrived in NZ this month.
  • It is assumed that there are substantial numbers (1000+?) deposit holders in NZ, many of whom put their money down in 2016, and some of whom will be waiting for a test drive, or promised options (such as tow hitch) to become available before locking in an order.

In this light, given NZ will only have a very small number of test drive cars, and that staff will be stretched undertaking the initial rush of deliveries, it makes sense that test drives are being prioritised to those who have placed a deposit already.

 

This situation will normalize once the initial rush dies down. Was in Hawaii a few weeks ago, and was offered a model 3 test drive, without being asked by deposit status, and knowing I was from NZ.

Guy even knew NZ metric range and pricing, which I found impressive. 

 

 

Was the dudes name Joji by chance? I dealt with him when I was there a few months ago and placed my order. He was awesome, he was my direct contact up until talking to NZ regarding delivery.


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  # 2308684 31-Aug-2019 07:19
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Someone was reckoning Tesla will eventually get caught by Big car companies....watch this and see if you still think so...https://youtu.be/_JdtoxtYJ8A

 
 
 
 


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  # 2308690 31-Aug-2019 08:17
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Granthod: Someone was reckoning Tesla will eventually get caught by Big car companies....watch this and see if you still think so...https://youtu.be/_JdtoxtYJ8A

Watched it - it is an outrageously biased and flawed analysis. I would not make financial decisions based on that video.




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  # 2308712 31-Aug-2019 09:50
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jonathan18:

 

I recall Meridian offering a plan specifically for EV owners - I think the rates were fairly decent when I looked at it, but it was still cheaper for us to remain with EK (we get our daily car charge done within the hour of free power!).

 

Looks like it's still available:

 

https://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/your-home/pricing-and-rates/electric-car-plan

 

 

Just had a quick look at this, and I'm surprised by some of their info...

 

 

 

"Sign up to our Electric Car Plan and we’ll cover the cost of charging your EV for up to a year with a $300 bill credit*."

 

"The year’s free charging has been calculated to be the equivalent of $300. This figure is based on a 2015 Nissan leaf charging overnight with an average travel of 11,500KMs on Meridian’s electric car standard plan."

 

 

 

Can a Leaf really do 11,500KM on $300 worth of electricity?


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  # 2308759 31-Aug-2019 11:21
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If one is being generous with the calculations, say 15c per kWh, then $300 = 2000 kWh. At 6km/kWh, 11500km is very do-able.


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  # 2308764 31-Aug-2019 11:44
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Possibly.

Best efficiency I got was 15kw per 100km.

$0.20 per kwh so 1500kwh from $300.

So 100x100km is 10,000 km from $300.

For better stats you can use the flipthefleet efficiency stats.

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  # 2308792 31-Aug-2019 13:54
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afe66: Possibly.

Best efficiency I got was 15kw per 100km.

$0.20 per kwh so 1500kwh from $300.

So 100x100km is 10,000 km from $300.

For better stats you can use the flipthefleet efficiency stats.

 

I know it’s taking it further off topic. But if you then add $70/1000km for road user charges to that $300 you are getting pretty close to what my hybrid costs in petrol ($1144 for 10000km). I find that quite discouraging.

 

Anyway wouldn’t stop me buying a Model 3 if I could afford it. (Back on topic)





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  # 2308796 31-Aug-2019 14:08
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shanes:

Can a Leaf really do 11,500KM on $300 worth of electricity?



Lets say 7km / kWh. So 11,500 / 7 = 1642.85kWh.

I'm paying 16c/kWh with Meridian. So 0.16 * 1642.85 = $262.85.

So they must be assuming a lower level of efficiency. Even at 6.5 km / kWh the total is still $282.

The numbers are very real. An EV charged at home is *vastly* cheaper than a car that uses fossil fuels.




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  # 2308797 31-Aug-2019 14:09
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Dingbatt:

afe66: Possibly.

Best efficiency I got was 15kw per 100km.

$0.20 per kwh so 1500kwh from $300.

So 100x100km is 10,000 km from $300.

For better stats you can use the flipthefleet efficiency stats.


I know it’s taking it further off topic. But if you then add $70/1000km for road user charges to that $300 you are getting pretty close to what my hybrid costs in petrol ($1144 for 10000km). I find that quite discouraging.


Anyway wouldn’t stop me buying a Model 3 if I could afford it. (Back on topic)



JAG has said RUC for EVs will be lower.




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  # 2308808 31-Aug-2019 15:37
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Thanks for the replies :)


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