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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    I wasnít going to tell them you were going to plug it in, just use a spare outlet on one of the permanents that wonít be there.Goingbush's Electric Vehicle project

    All good - happy to meet you somewhere too no dramas. Iím at Corowa all week so if youíre available during the week I can meet you somewhere. Goingbush's Electric Vehicle projectGoingbush's Electric Vehicle project
    The problem is it uses all of the 15amps , and then the charge cable gets warm , I wouldn't be popular if I start popping circuit breakers.

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    Driving around with radial tyres, compare to the earlier videos. All in top gear - no clutch.

    On great thing about this is driving with the canvas sides & back flap rolled up, & Door tops removed, No Fumes .
    Normally the exhaust emissions & fumes from leaky seals flung onto a hot exhaust pipe gets sucked into the cabin creating a smog microclimate. I need to wipe some au-de-EP90 about to make is smell like a real landy again.


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    Just found there is a Tesla Charge point at a Winery near Corowa ,

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    Since I have J1772 protocol I'll have to go check it out to find out what I need to make an adaptor !

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    Looks like it is at All Saints - might pay to check it will be available that weekend as I think 'Day on the Green' is on the same weekend as the Swim in. Would hate you to drive over and not be able to use it.

    There are 2 at Rutherglen though which is only 5KM or so further.


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    just ordered GS1018 Tesla to J1772 adaptor

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    I hope I don't have to bloody well queue up to get to the Destination charger, !!
    At a couple of hours per car it could be a long wait !!

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    Just made enquiries about how to pay at a Tesla supercharger or destination charger , or do I need to start an account with Tesla,

    response , they don't take credit cards and you don't need an account, just plug in and charge for free !!!! Whaaat ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    Just made enquiries about how to pay at a Tesla supercharger or destination charger , or do I need to start an account with Tesla,

    response , they don't take credit cards and you don't need an account, just plug in and charge for free !!!! Whaaat ??
    Woo....
    That's communism... can I charge my deep cycle batteries there as well?

    Tesla is a very aggressive player.....

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    We might all have to copy your example, sooner than we thought.

    Actually, I've been reading magazine reports about people who have converted their houses to all solar and several have bought small electric cars such as Mitsubishis and Nissans, because they can charge them off their houses and get free motoring. With ranges of up to 300 kms the EVs seem to meet most needs.
    I said to the wife, when we do up our solar and retire, we could do that, while keeping the Defender for touring. She liked the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    We might all have to copy your example, sooner than we thought.

    Actually, I've been reading magazine reports about people who have converted their houses to all solar and several have bought small electric cars such as Mitsubishis and Nissans, because they can charge them off their houses and get free motoring. With ranges of up to 300 kms the EVs seem to meet most needs.
    I said to the wife, when we do up our solar and retire, we could do that, while keeping the Defender for touring. She liked the idea.
    I've been thinking the same thing. My commute is usually but not always only 10 mins. A small electric jigger would be very handy. The 130 is probably not the best for such a short trip, but I'm not about to let it go. Last weeks jaunt was 1600Km. There's no way an EV would have done that trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    We might all have to copy your example, sooner than we thought.

    Actually, I've been reading magazine reports about people who have converted their houses to all solar and several have bought small electric cars such as Mitsubishis and Nissans, because they can charge them off their houses and get free motoring. With ranges of up to 300 kms the EVs seem to meet most needs.
    I said to the wife, when we do up our solar and retire, we could do that, while keeping the Defender for touring. She liked the idea.
    While I have no issue with EV vehicles, that policy has some bonkers ideas in it... It shouldnít be posted here anyway as itís Political...
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