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EV charging $0.20-$0.32/kWh (20-50% off) whole network for motoring club members @ Chargefox

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20%-50% off the charging cost across the whole Chargefox network for motoring club members. Higher discount for selected brands and models (Sorry TEZLA owners)

Brand specific offers:
Audi eTron 6 years Free
BMW i3/i3s 120Ah 250kWh/year Free for 3 years
Jaguar iPace 5 years Free
Mercedes Benz EQC 5 years Free
Nissan LEAF 1 year Free, 2 years 50% discounted
Porsche Taycan 3 years Free
Volvo XC40 5 years Free

we’re excited to announce that Australian Motoring Club members (NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAA, RAC, RACT and AANT) are now eligible to receive discounted charging across our entire ultra-rapid network.

Club members will save 20% when charging at any Chargefox ultra-rapid station across the country, or 50% where a Club member also owns one of the EV models mentioned above.

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    Although Tesla is not included in the higher discount, it is still cheaper than the Supercharging Network @$0.52/kWh

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    So how much does it cost to charge a car. 0-100%?

    • +3 votes

      How many kWh is the battery?

      $=$/kWh*kWh

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        50-75 kWh for Tesla Model 3

        So $10 to $15 @ 20 cents/KWh

        • +1 vote

          except Tesla Owners would pay $0.32/kWh.

          Now if you mistyped the VIN though 🤔

        • +2 votes

          How long does that take to charge?

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            @jv: depends if your car can take the ultra rapid charger at approx 400km in 15 mins.

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      you gotta be more specific.

    • +1 vote

      Lol, same question as how much does it cost to fill a petrol car from empty.

      • +5 votes

        📏🧶

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        1 min and 15 sec

    • +4 votes

      20 to 50% less than before

    • +2 votes

      It's a bit risky having a battery at 0%.

      It makes it hard to move the car.

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        have you watched the 'Long Way Up' ?

      • +2 votes

        Tesla's have about 40KM range under 0

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      It’s a bit to get your head around but charging rates are linear. On a trip, where you would use a Rapid Charger, you neither fully fill or fully empty the battery. You try to use only as much as you need to optimise charging speed at the next stop, assuming it’s out of the batteries normal range.

      You can mock up a trip on A Better Route Planner and you will see what I mean.

    • +1 vote

      Whenever people ask this, what they mean is “how long would my charging stops be on a long road trip”.
      The answer still depends on the car but generally on about a day of driving (say 900-1000 km) 2-4 stops with a combined time of 1 to 1.5 hours.
      Now with a petrol car, sure, you can do it with one 10 minute petrol stop, but realistically if you’re driving that far in a day, you normal stop for rest, coffee, lunch, toilet. Remember the car charges at the same time as you do these things that you would have done anyway.

      Edit: As mentioned in another post, https://www.abetterrouteplanner.com is a great site where you can put in a model, point of origin and destination, and see exactly how long it would take you (based on the battery, charge capabilities, charge port etc. of the vehicle selected)

      • +3 votes

        Yes but what if all the chargers are in use and you have to wait for charger? You will have to sit in the car waiting in line for a charger.

        • +1 vote

          So right now between Sydney and Brisbane there are 11 charging sites. Most of these have multiple stalls so there are about 20 stalls. A typical drive will need maybe 4 stops. So there is plenty of capacity - and you think that if there wasn't increased demand more would pop up?

          And if you drive a Tesla - there are an additional 6 sites to choose from with another 20+ stalls on top of those.

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        ABRP doesn't factor spirited driving, bases it on speed limits and I have almost been caught out by it.

        Indicated I would be at 14% before my stop at Karuah and I had less than 1% remaining.

        • +1 vote

          You can live report data into ABRP in certain EVs or tweak your consumption data based on speed, weather etc.

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    You know what. Most Tesla users are charging still using the ChargePoint. Free.

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      6.6kW on a trip 😂
      Lucky for 🔥 Camp Mode 🔥

    • +1 vote

      Sorry what? There are hardly any ChargePoint units in Australia and they only account for a tiny fraction of charging by any metric - definitely not "most Tesla owners".

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        Really? Not in my area. Glen has it. Doncaster has it. Carlton Museum has it. Always seeing Tesla cars onto them.

        Southland has it too I think

  • +4 votes

    A bloke said to me his tesla was much faster than my petrol car, he said "want to race?", i said sure from Sydney to Brisbane.

    • +2 votes

      Not getting the joke. There's plenty of fast chargers along the way.
      Unless you plan on trying to kill yourself and go without stops, the travel time will be the same.

      • -7 votes

        Your obviously not a car person:)

        • +4 votes

          also i think that 900km is probably not all that far away for tesla

        • +2 votes

          Not a fan of pissing in bottles if that's what you're after.
          Yeah, did that route.

          Too easy in an EV. You should try it …

          • -4 votes

            @Thinkscape: Lol, dont drink so much:) Not a fan of EV's to slow around the track for now and to quiet:)

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              @tonywind: Not sure what you're talking about. Having gripes about their lack of noise is a fair point, but Tesla's track times compete with and often beat top-end cars…

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    how long does it take to charge it from "empty" to full at one of those stations, say with 60kWh battery?

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      The answer is it depends. Charge rates and curves vary by brand and you don’t usually fill to 100% on a trip. Just get enough to make your next stop.
      Roughly 30 min to 1 hour would see you right in most cases. What’s a meal/toilet break usually take you?

      Also see above

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      in an EV you don't generally let it drop below 10% and unless your on a road trip you keep it around 70-85% for daily driving

      the speed of the charge will be a lot faster the lower the batteries are.

      So if your at 10% it will go a lot faster upto say 60% and then it will tail off.

      From Charge fox I have got 32KW in approx 38min. During this time I was having lunch at the pub..

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    Aren’t there free charging stations everywhere?

    • +1 vote

      There are some but definitely not fast ones like these.

    • +4 votes

      The free ones are in shopping centres, more and more hospitality locations etc. but they are not very fast.

      On highways you use fast charging networks like ChargeFox, Tesla Supercharger etc. which are next to servos, roadside maccas etc.

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    theres only 5 charge points in syd.

    google your area before even bothering

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      Rapid Charging is generally intended for high average speed travel over long distances

    • +2 votes

      There is one in every home garage.
      Fast chargers aren't for locals/commuters who start the morning at 100%.
      They are for people traveling in on the highways so you want them on those main roads, preferably with somewhere you can combine with a feed.

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    I was talking to my mate Stevo Marshall and we both think these stations are unecessary as Tesla's are perpetually driven and cost nothing to drive.
    Regards
    Dale Andrews.

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    Does this offer extend to grey-import Nissan Leafs? Or only official Nissan imported Leafs?
    Because I put in my imported Leaf VIN details into the Chargefox app, but NRMA still only shows the 20% discount.

    • +1 vote

      I’d assume that Nissan Australia is paying the bill, so would only be Official Imports. You could ask for T&C or if it applies to you.