From Perth to Sydney – Marathon in Tesla Mannequin 3

John Edwards, as informed to David Waterworth

The workforce behind Tesla Mannequin 3 Targa West Plan a hit story to be part of the historic recreation of Australia Perth to Sydney Marathon In October this yr. I interviewed John Edwards and he gave this replace:

Staff TOCEVA will run the Perth to Sydney Marathon with a powerful group of individuals – driver and co-driver Jurgen and Helen Lunsmann, backed by a cargo workforce of three drivers and three navigators who will handle the three moveable cargo belongings. The cargo crew will skip counts earlier than the race, usually out to be in the correct place on the proper time because the rally goes on. Every cargo crew can have an improved path to observe and carry a satellite tv for pc cellphone for communications in distant areas. There are 6 public electrical car swimming pools deliberate to help entry over 10 days – Miling in Western Australia; Port Augusta, South Australia; Jerilderie, NSW; Lakes Entrance, Victoria; Coma, NSW; And a farm in Warwick, New South Wales ultimately.

I’ll oversee the cargo crew and crowd operations on the brand new Tesla Mannequin Y. Ed Hayes, knowledgeable drone filmmaker from Sydney, is touring with me to seize all of the motion. We’ll add Sky Hyperlink web service for quick obtain and reside streaming. With 11 on the workforce, we now have loads of mouths to feed and household to seek out – however it’s an amazing journey within the pipeline.

The Tesla Mannequin 3 Efficiency suspension has been lifted and set to work in gravel rally. Yokohama sponsored the TOCEVA workforce with 8 Geolander tires appropriate for bitumen and gravel. Now we have accomplished battery consumption assessments on cobbled roads and now have a great understanding of the charging necessities.

We’re presently accumulating sponsors and will probably be updating the wrap on the automobile quickly. Tesla seems good to win the Targa Cup Sequence, with two extra occasions – on the tenth of September, on the streets of Ellenbrook; On the eleventh of September, he remodeled Langley Park in Perth. In each tournaments we’re very aggressive and anticipate bringing the trophy again residence.

When it comes to charging gear for the Sydney Marathon, AC chargers have been delivered and the Cargo Truck 1 is totally accomplished and examined. It consists of a 100 KVA Biofil generator powered by an 80 kW car electrical charger. It has two devoted 900 liter tanks. We’ll have sufficient fryer oil to run a Tesla from Perth to Sydney and again twice.

From Targa to Marathon

75 kW auxiliary battery 80 kW Biofill charger. Picture submitted by John Edwards.

“Cost Truck 2” has been accomplished and is presently present process testing. It consists of a 75 kWh battery pack and an 80 kW electrical charger with a solar and rain cover. It might probably recharge itself from the 50 kVA Biofil whereas touring to the following charging location. The second Tesla Mannequin 3 battery was delivered and the choice was made to mount it to the trailer as an emergency backup unit in case a charging difficulty is encountered throughout the race. The 120 kW AC charger was delivered and transformed right into a Biofil charging station which is presently in operation as a floor station within the Perth workshop. That is open to the general public for carbon impartial categorical transport.

“Cargo Truck 1.” Picture courtesy of John Edwards.

There will probably be an open day on August 20 at U12103 Garling Road, O’Connor, Western Australia, the place the car and cargo gear will be inspected and questions answered.

Keep tuned for the following thrilling installment. It’s anticipated that there will probably be curiosity from the mainstream media and due to this fact extra publicity to electrical autos to most of the people.

Featured picture: Tesla Mannequin 3 prepares for a marathon. Picture courtesy CMR Photographic.


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