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  1. Thread: EV Thread

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    After hearing about (possibly) 20,000 id.3...

    After hearing about (possibly) 20,000 id.3 that'll need to be software re-worked in person..... seems like software is still going to be a big differentiating factor on all these new cars.

    Here's...
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    Is a Q4 e-tron really going to cost $70k? ...

    Is a Q4 e-tron really going to cost $70k? :confused:
  3. Thread: EV Thread

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    Tesla Model 3 - 14 month update! Basics: -...

    Tesla Model 3 - 14 month update!

    Basics:
    - 17,235 miles
    - In for service: 0 times
    - Rotated tires: 1 time (should be 2 or 3 by now....oops)
    - Software updates: 23 (average of 19 days...
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    Just as a note on the charging front: My Tesla...

    Just as a note on the charging front: My Tesla wall charger at home is 11.5kW (60 amp breaker on 240v) and gets me about 44 miles / hour plugged in. It's paltry compared to even the worst urban...
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    Updates: MAME Only works when parked ...

    Updates:


    MAME Only works when parked
    Browser works while driving (at least on Autopilot)
    Websites can use real-time car location



    Browser:
  6. Thread: EV Thread

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    MAME only works when parked (I believe?) - I...

    MAME only works when parked (I believe?) - I haven't tried browser while driving. Will do more tests.

    Also, forgot to try the dashcam. Will do some tests this afternoon...
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    Something that is wild about the Model 3 is that...

    Something that is wild about the Model 3 is that I've been getting a software update about every 2 weeks? Some have bug fixes, some have new features. This new version (v9) has a bunch of new...
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    The car comes with an adapter to plug into any...

    The car comes with an adapter to plug into any J1772 plug, typical on just about every Level 2 charger around. I use it daily to leech from the subsidized charger at my office that charges about 1.2...
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    Well, 20 work-days / 24 days after dropping it...

    Well, 20 work-days / 24 days after dropping it off, I got the Model 3 back.

    https://i.imgur.com/JWWKzCRl.jpg

    I dropped it off on August 24th, and by August 30th (4 business days) they'd...
  10. Thread: EV Thread

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    Yes, Tesla has a list of approved shops. The...

    Yes, Tesla has a list of approved shops. The first choice for my insurance company was.... on the list!

    Brought car over there this morning. They had another in for almost the same type of...
  11. Thread: EV Thread

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    Tragedy strikes! On the way to work today...

    Tragedy strikes!

    On the way to work today after a dentist visit, traffic slowed down quick. I stopped, and a Chevy Equinox barreled into the back of the Model 3. I'm ok-ish... stiff. Car...
  12. Thread: EV Thread

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    New HPWC installed today: ...

    New HPWC installed today:

    https://i.imgur.com/sXXsS6Hl.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/Q7nFIAdl.jpg

    Pulling 48 amps now.... Should probably go past 40 miles / hr, if battery is lower and needs...
  13. Thread: EV Thread

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    And if you keep your foot out of it, it looks...

    And if you keep your foot out of it, it looks like this:

    https://i.imgur.com/A18pBZ3.png

    4.92 miles / kw.... Would have been better, but I got red lights at the bottom of big hills twice. I...
  14. Thread: EV Thread

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    Aero wheels.

    Under the... controversial aero wheel covers are painted aluminum wheels. Pulled my covers off, got some center caps and lug covers....

    Before:
    https://i.imgur.com/erlrugQl.jpg

    after:...
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    Model 3 on calendar to visit RTHQ on 8/29! ...

    Model 3 on calendar to visit RTHQ on 8/29!

    Been playing around with Teslafi - www.teslafi.com You generate an API token for your car, and then their system can query what's going on, your...
  16. Thread: EV Thread

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    From 30 mph though, I think it's game over. ...

    From 30 mph though, I think it's game over.

    Vs the e-tron, I think it's quite a bit faster.

    30-50:

    e-tron: 3.1s
    model 3: 1.9
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    I think it's really being discussed; will it...

    I think it's really being discussed; will it happen? Hard to say. I'm pretty confident that there's interest from outside investors to do it.... but 'funding secured' is going to be parsed very...
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    After having a Prius (center - upper gauges) and...

    After having a Prius (center - upper gauges) and a Mini (center, mid-level gauges) this is no big deal to me.
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    https://i.imgur.com/JHf5Mg2l.jpg (free lifetime...

    https://i.imgur.com/JHf5Mg2l.jpg
    (free lifetime LTE - using their streaming service and it works great)

    https://i.imgur.com/qxHuhOFl.jpg
    (LED everything - DRL, lows, highs, fogs, etc)
    ...
  20. Thread: EV Thread

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    Yesterday I picked up my Tesla Model 3. It was...

    Yesterday I picked up my Tesla Model 3. It was 631 days from when I put down a deposit to when it was delivered. I got:


    Blue
    18" Aero wheels
    Premium Upgrade Package (PUP)
    Enhanced Auto...
  21. Thread: EV Thread

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    When I had my Volt, Fuelly couldn't deal well...

    When I had my Volt, Fuelly couldn't deal well with the idea that you'd go 4,000 miles on a single tank of gas. Hopefully it's better now - it's been a few years.
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    Btw: for people not following TSLA stuff closely-...

    Btw: for people not following TSLA stuff closely- Elon has said that the 1.9s 0-60 is the base model - there will be a faster version. 😮

    Given early reads on the Model 3 handling (I.e. it made...
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    Seems like 3,500-4,000 lbs for the roadster 2.0...

    Seems like 3,500-4,000 lbs for the roadster 2.0 is a good guess. It also falls in line with -some- cars of similar (but still slower) performance. Bugatti Chiron is like 4,400lbs.

    BTW - Id hate...
  24. I prefer to think that people are doing fairly...

    I prefer to think that people are doing fairly cool things with $40 toys. Performance jumps substantially when you spend $100. Then there's the whole distinction between just hovering around and...
  25. I don't have any $25 toys, but I do have some...

    I don't have any $25 toys, but I do have some more extensive / expensive ones.

    https://i.imgur.com/krfNAiXl.jpg

    Left: Strictly Racing Drones SR5
    Right: ShenDrones Tweaker FPVA Edition
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