How much competition is there for charging up your Tesla

Panda

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Does anyone know how many drivers in Sydney have reserved the Tesla 3. We only have a few charging stations? (the CBD, st Leonard's and the super centre). If there's a smaller enough number we can make a our own booking sheet to avoid a que. If there's too many I'll just charge at home?
I'm already suffering 'charge anxiety' and I haven't even driven it yet.
 

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Does anyone know how many drivers in Sydney have reserved the Tesla 3. We only have a few charging stations? (the CBD, st Leonard's and the super centre). If there's a smaller enough number we can make a our own booking sheet to avoid a que. If there's too many I'll just charge at home?
I'm already suffering 'charge anxiety' and I haven't even driven it yet.
I'm in Canberra but when visiting Sydney would be interested in the Sydney super chargers. My nearest super chargers are in Goulbourn and Gundagai, not exactly next door. Will be following the usage levels in Sydney (and beyond) with interest once the Tesla numbers pick up although only when planning trips. I'm hoping for real time help with this from the on-board software but don't know how useful that will be. Current Tesla owners may have a view on that.
I tell people I bought my own service station (actually it's a small nuclear fusion energy capture device appropriately aligned to the northern sky which now sits on my garage roof) but have yet to attach a bowser (will do so as soon as I've configured the TM3 and can get my Tesla home charger). I must say I'm looking forward to avoiding that weekly visit, to plugging in each night and to having a full 'tank' in the morning.
Currently I briefly but regularly suffer range anxiety as I have to drive out of my way to re-fuel my ICE vehicle, so avoid doing it too frequently.
 
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I completely agree with your thoughts. I suspect once the public see how good the Tesla 3 is with some form of advertising, the growing sales in our cities may force Elon to make a few more charging stations. A few local councils (in Sydney) have plans to have more charging stations as part of their green mandate.
 

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So, first, you won't be able to to create a booking system, as there is no way to notify all drivers, especially visitors.

Second, Supercharging is a lousy experience, don't do it unless traveling. The Supercharger near my house is the last one of the last ones that I would expect to use.

Charge at home, that's the way that EVs are intended to be used. It makes for a great experience. Even if you have the dreaded unlimited Supercharging, charge at home.
 

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I find supercharging to be a good experience-- not as good as simply plugging in at work for free power. Most superchargers are right by restaurants and stores so they offer something to do so you are multitasking and not just waiting...
 

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I find supercharging to be a good experience-- not as good as simply plugging in at work for free power. Most superchargers are right by restaurants and stores so they offer something to do so you are multitasking and not just waiting...
I'm not talking about Supercharging while travelling. I'm talking about Supercharging as your only source of energy, where you have to do it one or more times a week, even daily.

While travelling, I'll agree, it's often much better than having to wait at the pump to fill, the smell, possibly getting gas over you. Gettin oil on your shoes, all that petrol based stuff.

But the ultimate in EV living is normally never having to go anywhere for energy.