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Sent this to the Australian EV club regarding a trip a while ago...

Just arrived home from my trip to Qld and back in the I-pace with the family.. was pretty pleasurable and met plenty of friendly and helpful
people on Plugshare. Tip always book into plugshare so people know your charging and so others can see if a charger is free ahead of the trip.
Mostly run into Telsa model 3 drivers so they are a few around now.

2,600km in total with a huge outlay of $21 in charging. Biggest run was Goulburn to Wallsend 340km with 6% remaining. Didn't have to
do any conservation on that run.50kW chargers are good but when you use a 100kW one they seem slow.

Left Gold Coast at 9:30am Friday 31/1/2020 and made it back home at 2:50am 1/2/2020 (1100 km) &4 stops for charging plus a short one at Byron Bay.
Pretty easily run but cut it a bit fine with top up at Mittagong to 56%.Lucky it was downhill for the last 5km as I backed into the garage and range went to 0km.
Learnt that when it says you have 9% to finish the trip... panic and conserve a little. I.e. come off my normal endurance cruise speed (+10)!




Here is the charging log.


Date
Location
Max Rate
Start %
End %
kWh
Cost
Comment
24/01/2020​
Goulburn (80km)100 kW DC
31​
93​
52.0​
$ 21.80Start battery state = 52%
24/01/2020​
Wallsend (340km)50 kW DC
5​
83​
62.0​
24/01/2020​
Port Macquarie (260km)50 kW DC
7​
13​
5.1​
Failed error 32
24/01/2020​
Port Macquarie50 kW DC
13​
37​
20.0​
Failed error 60
Day 2
25/01/2020​
Port Macquarie50 kW DC
35​
95​
51.7​
25/01/2020​
Grafton (260km)50 kW DC
19​
81​
51.1​
25/01/2020​
Bryon Bay town (160km)50 kW DC
39​
64​
23.1​
Day3
27/01/2020​
Gold Coast Airport (90km)50 kW DC
30​
95​
54.1​
Charging at Gold Coast during the stay
28/01/2020​
Helensvale50 kW DC
87​
93​
10.0​
28/01/2020​
Pacific Fair7 kW Type 2
69​
80​
9.9​
29/01/2020​
Helensvale50 kW DC
52​
91​
31.6​
30/01/2020​
Gold Coast Airport50 kW DC
58​
95​
31.2​
30/01/2020​
Gold Coast Airport7 kW Type 2
95​
100​
4.2​
Return trip
31/01/2020 9:30am​
Byron Bay Hwy (90km)50 kW DC
71​
95​
20.1​
31/01/2020​
Grafton (160km)50 kW DC
58​
95​
32.0​
31/01/2020​
Port Macquarie (260km)50 kW DC
25​
93​
58.1​
31/01/2020​
Wallsend (260km)50 kW DC
26​
95​
55.2​
31/01/2020​
Mittagong (255km)50 kW DC
12​
56​
34.5​
End battery state = 0%
1/02/2020 2:30am​
Canberra (180km) charging after arrived7 kW Type 2
0​
100​
84.7​
Total kW
690.6​
$ 21.80
Gold Coast to CanberraTotal km
2610​
kWh/100km
26.5​
 

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Nice trip, and great log of journey. Thanks, if I ever get myself and kitty down under, I'll give it a try.
Couple of questions; you indicate the 50kW chargers were free? Great trip for $21. Beat that with an ICE. What speeds were you running at (not sue what the speed limits are ovrr there)? Around 75mph?
Winter for you guys is not what we think of here in the States, what trmps were you running at? I find anywhere north of 50F and below needing the AC to be ideal.
 

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In Australia one of the biggest car insurer (NRMA) has setup Tritium 50kW chargers across major town and they are currently free but will move to free for members only at some stage
I only charged at 2 chargers that I had to pay as these were chargefox chargers (40c/ kWh).
Its was freeway running except when I dove around Gold Coast /Brisbane. speed limit is 110km/h but you don't get booked unless your 10 or move over so yep 75. Temps were high, trip up was 40 Deg C plus and a bit cooler on the way home in the 30's during the day. AC got a work out on the trip! we were in the middle of that big bushfire season when we travelled.

Winter here is 0 Dec C (32F) to 10Deg C (50F) , summer can be hot over 40 Deg C (104F) but normally its 15 DegC to mid 30's but very dry.
Its got to be over 25 Deg C here before I use the AC
 

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Hi whitedug,

Chargefox Ultrafast chargers are free to use for Jaguar EVs for 5years.

"Chargefox Rapid charging is now included free from 27 May 2019 for 5 years for new and existing Jaguar I-Pace customers? see news link below."


Also, for this I-Pace subscription Chargefox need your VIN in your App profile, the helpdesk can advise you get it set up for and send you an RFID card that is faster to use than running the App.

There is a proforma mail contact link at the foot of their web page, you could provide your vehicle details including VIN and email address to start this process, they will want your address to send the RFID card.


p.s. the charge fox co-managed slow chargers are not usually free.

Cheers, Steve

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Looks like your longest run was 340km (sorry I do miles, 212). That's good at highway speed with AC. I've done the Philadelphia-Montreal route over here that has a 180mile run into Montreal with no easy charging options. Scary, the first time. But after that you have the confidence to do it again.
We have nothing similar to an insurer funded charging network here, and not sure it could happen. Also like that you adopted the charge often and not to max approach. Sometimes we are in too much of a hurry to stop for short charges so often - of course with chargers so frequent that helps.
 

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ok thanks Steve I'll look at the charge fox site and update my VIN
Yes we are lucky here that NRMA have set up a network of chargers, let alone be free!
 
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