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Hey guys,


Good news Image , there is a Tesla in Australia, lives in Adelaide and is owned by Simon Hackett (owner of Internode). Currently on display at clipsall 500 and he plans to get it registered.

Anyone who goes please take some photos!

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Awesome...

Yes yes...   ...Many photos please...   :)

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Here's mine, just need to know how to make it bigger

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Would love to see some shots of a real one though
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That is Sooooo cool !

Any info re the registration process would be interesting to hear.
Shouldn't be a problem as a private import ? The whole of customs and RTA / DPI will need to test drive it though ! I'm just filling in a job application now !

In fact, we need full breakdown of purchase price, shipping, duty, GST, registration and width of owner's grin !Image

Is that a 240V to 110V stepdown transformer in the white box ? Surely not !
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Is that where all my money's going Image
Wouldn't have it any other way tho
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Its also going to be in Qld in June.
Tesla coming to Brisbane Greenfest
Sounds like registration might not be possible according to this article because its a new left hand drive model. Image

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LHD has not stopped plenty of other vehicles. I wish it all the best !
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that is 1 sweeeeeeeet looking EV BRING IT ON!
Now all i need is an Uncle Kev $100k stimulus package & i'll be set woot!

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Simon talks about his tesla a bit on this whirlpool thread
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... ?t=1164912

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Thats were i heard about it, though he didnt go into much detail. Also you need to be a member of whirlpool to view that thread.

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It looks like this Tesla will be on channel Ten news tonight at 5pm in South Australia. From the promo it's being driven around a track, and they interview Simon. I'll try and record it if anyone's interested.

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Very! Please do

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Julian Edgar from Autospeed went and drove the car last week, and has posted a quick update here: http://blog.autospeed.com/2009/04/03/my ... d-forever/ Apparently he'll be publishing a full article on the Autospeed site sometime soon.

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Here's the clip from ten news yesterday: YouTube Tesla

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"Why can't we make cars like that here?"

Don't they have that empty factory sitting there still? :P Maybe Tesla can move in and build the Roadster and Model S in australia!
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I would vote for a dog wearing pants if they could make that happen!

I am on another forum with Julian, hes a big fan of EV's!
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Would it be cost effective for Tesla to open a factory here for assembly for the Australian market???...

Or have someone license the rights to assemble over here???...

Just a thought...   ...As I'd love to work there...   :P

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From that photo it looks like it is showing the crowd how its battery can power a toaster.
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The wife has finally agreed to let me have a Tesla…..Image

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The Telsa roadster will be at the Greenfest in Brisbane for the June long weekend. Details:
http://newsletters.racq.com.au/em/messa ... &id=485070

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I have got to get one of those hot wheels teslas. It's about as close as I'll ever get!
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$2.50 at you local Target no less... Image

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I picked up a couple of the silver ones at Target the other day, they had a 3 for the price of 2 deal, my 5yo son got to choose the 3rd car.

I would love to see a real Tesla, does anyone know when Simon display's his?

Maybe he should get Top Gear Australia to have a look as a follow up to last nights show (and take it around their track Image ).
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