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    Major 2021 Model X refresh pending [Update: Unveiled January 27, 2021]

    I tested it with a 5-seater with everything folded flat, and the dogs can't stand comfortably; they are just too tall. So ordered the 6-seater instead and resigned to keep the VW to cart them around.
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    Major 2021 Model X refresh pending [Update: Unveiled January 27, 2021]

    I wish the rear seats were easily removable. We have two 130 pound Pyrenees/Bernese mixes, and it turns out they do not fit in the X. We ended up keeping our VW Tiguan as a dog hauler. Kind of a blessing in disguise, I guess, as the X remains free of fur. :)
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    Major 2021 Model X refresh pending [Update: Unveiled January 27, 2021]

    I use the FOB to open the one closest to me as I am walking toward the car, toss the bags into the space between the seats (I have the six-seat configuration), hit "close" on the FWD and open on the driver door. FWD and driver door closed by the time I get in and buckle up. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Snoqualmie Pass

    I have lived in WA most of my life and driven over the Cascade passes a lot. I have predominantly driven AWD vehicles and I can't remember ever owning a set of chains. All of my previous AWD cars (Audi A6, Audi 90, VW Tiguan) have generally had all-season tires and I have never felt out of...
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    Model X with no kids?

    My wife and I have no kids, and we went with the X. I would have been content with the S or the 3, but my wife (to my never-ending surprise) urged the X. No regrets. We got the six-seat configuration and we love it. It still has plenty of cargo space in the back with the rear seats folded, and...
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    Supercharger - North Bend, WA

    Just to throw another thought into the mix regarding the decision to put the Supercharger where they did. The North Bend "trucktown" is likely going to be a key spot for an East-West Megacharger in the future. It's already a full-service truckstop (the ONLY such facility on I-90 west of the...
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    Supercharger - Spokane, WA

    They are applying a corollary to the Scotty Principle; under-promise and over-deliver. They advertise them as 150 kW so that people are pleasantly surprised when they get 170 kW.
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    Bellevue Service Center Experience

    Since posts about negative experiences tend to generally out-weigh positive ones in forums, I thought I'd relay my recent experience at the Bellevue SC to help tip the balance. I took my MX 100D in on Wednesday for a scheduled appointment to address the clanking and shudder from the front...
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    Supercharger - Moses Lake, WA

    I have a friend in Moses Lake who sent this to me on Sunday. Might be close to opening?
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    M3 Front Plate in Seattle Area

    The RCW says that the plate "must be attached conspicuously at the front and rear," must "be able to be plainly seen and read," and can't be more than 4 feet from the ground. The first two requirements could be up for some interpretation in this case. But, as others said, I also wouldn't want...
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    Supercharger - Cle Elum, WA

    I had the same thought! I might just take a long drive to grab some coffee and check this place out now. It looks great!
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    Initiative 976

    But this particular section refers specifically to fees for EVs. The standard $30 tab fee is already referenced in another part of the RCW. If the intent of this initiative is to set the fee at $30 for any passenger vehicle, this entire section should have been stricken. This initiative is too...
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    Initiative 976

    I'm confused. Do the proposed changes to current RCW detailed in section 5 of this initiative mean that EVs will be charged an additional $30 fee on top of the standard $30 registration fee? "...must require the applicant to pay a ((one hundred dollar fee in addition to any other fees and taxes...
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    Does SOC affect regenerative braking?

    If you have the "Energy" widget on your dash display, you will usually see a dotted/dashed yellow (orange?) arc where it normally shows the regen amount when regen is disabled (or diminished). I think it also alerts you with a yellow/orange alert icon in the same general area.
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    Supercharger - Bellevue, WA

    Just like Starbucks. I heard there is a Starbucks location somewhere that has an additional Starbucks in its restroom.

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