Tesla Model S: From Sydney To Melbourne On Superchargers – Video

DEC 9 2015 BY JAY COLE 7

...and go!

…and go!

Long distance Model S travel reports using Tesla’s Supercharging network have become quite common in the United States and Europe.

Heck, it seems like someone is always trying to break the cross country “LA to NY” time record, or even accomplish a cross-country trek using just Autopilot.

Now CarAdvice, (the fellows who also brought us a decent review of the Autopilot system from down under), are giving Tesla’s recently expanded Australian Supercharger infrastructure a tryout between Sydney and Melbourne.

The route doesn’t have the distance of a cross-US or cross-Europe trip, but at ~900 km/560 miles it still represents a significant distance between two very important cities.

Check out CarAdvice’s written report (with lots of photos) hereHat tip to Miggy!

 

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7 Comments on "Tesla Model S: From Sydney To Melbourne On Superchargers – Video"

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Robert Weekley

Without watching the video, but having followed the Electric Car movement in Australia since late 2006, I would say this is a big step up.

Of course, in the Western Coast, they have developed a CHAdeMO route similarly. So any Tesla owner there with the adapter, can use those points for a leg up over using level 2 stations.

Robert Weekley

The Story about the West Coast CHAdeMO Route – http://cleantechnica.com/2015/09/14/west-coast-australia-gets-electric-highway/

and – from the source – http://electrichighway.rac.com.au/ At Least 9 CHAdeMO sites From Perth to Augusta!

Brandon

Also for those who may not have heard, this bus set a record from Melbourne to Sidney last month. 600 miles on one charge!!

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/australian-all-electric-bus-drives-into-record-books-1018km-on-one-charge-39659

Alaa

No Autopilot?

ffbj

Nice Video. Down-under, should be a good candidate for solar powered sc too.
Rock on Australia.

Tesla brought to life by electricity…hmm..
It’s Alive like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-KN-dQc-4Y

Just_Chris

“We made it just… with only 45 km left”

45 km is not just, 4 or 5 is just, sssssh model S drivers are a bit nervey. Man up boy this is frontier country.

Speculawyer

Seriously. i-MiEV drivers may be lucky to have 45km when they leave fully charged on a cold morning.