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Post by Taffy » Fri, 20 Mar 2009, 03:04

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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Post by htial » Fri, 20 Mar 2009, 03:41

Awesome...

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

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Post by moemoke » Fri, 20 Mar 2009, 04:59

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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Post by acmotor » Mon, 23 Mar 2009, 00:10

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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Post by Richo » Mon, 23 Mar 2009, 06:19

Is that where all my money's going Image
Wouldn't have it any other way tho
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Post by Simon » Mon, 23 Mar 2009, 06:39

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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Post by acmotor » Mon, 23 Mar 2009, 07:24

LHD has not stopped plenty of other vehicles. I wish it all the best !
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Post by Rattrap » Mon, 23 Mar 2009, 22:58

that is 1 sweeeeeeeet looking EV BRING IT ON!
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Post by mikedufty » Thu, 26 Mar 2009, 01:17

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

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Post by Taffy » Thu, 26 Mar 2009, 17:52

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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Post by cardboardtrent » Wed, 08 Apr 2009, 15:01

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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Post by Taffy » Wed, 08 Apr 2009, 16:52

Very! Please do

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Post by Tritium_James » Wed, 08 Apr 2009, 18:16

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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Post by cardboardtrent » Thu, 09 Apr 2009, 15:31

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

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Post by Thalass » Thu, 09 Apr 2009, 17:33

"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!
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by Taffy » Thu, 09 Apr 2009, 19:25

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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Post by htial » Thu, 09 Apr 2009, 21:51

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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Post by Peter C in Canberra » Wed, 15 Apr 2009, 20:26

From that photo it looks like it is showing the crowd how its battery can power a toaster.
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Post by MikeD » Mon, 18 May 2009, 14:22

The wife has finally agreed to let me have a Tesla…..Image

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Post by Tritium_James » Mon, 18 May 2009, 15:24

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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Post by Thalass » Mon, 18 May 2009, 15:38

I have got to get one of those hot wheels teslas. It's about as close as I'll ever get!
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by MikeD » Mon, 18 May 2009, 18:08

$2.50 at you local Target no less... Image

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Post by moemoke » Tue, 19 May 2009, 18:46

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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