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  1. joninmelbourne

    Battery Upgrade in Future??

    In old Elon interviews he said that if a new battery technology comes along in the future it would be possible to retrofit them to existing Model S’s. (This was before the X). So sounds like he is open to upgrade if new tech comes out.
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    "Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3's on (July) 28th!"

    The people getting their Model 3 today - do you think they were invited to configure their car in private? Or they got no choice, black or red maybe.
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    Model X Range

    280wh/km does seem high. On a similar trip to Sorento my S 75kwh gets down to 170wh/km. Driving more slowly is a massive improver of range. If you could bare to drive at 90km/h instead of 100+ you would see a dramatic improvement.
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    Returning to Melbourne with my Model S

    Also the SIM card would need to be changed to an Australian Testra one. That would not be free as Testra would want money for the lifetime 3G connection to their network which is normally built into the local cost of the Model S. Good luck, let us know what you do!
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    weird question -- is the 60D slightly slower since it's not 100% charge of the battery?

    I've just upgraded my Model S 60 to 75 and at 100% it felt a little faster.
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    Tesla Model S 60 to 75 kW upgrade just went to $3050!

    So originally the upgrade to a 75 was $10500 and now today it's down to $3050! I just paid. Seems too good a deal to pass up and just in case it went up again! Anyone else pull the trigger? It is going to long road trips much less stressful and improve resale eventually. People who paid $10500...
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    Did any AP1 Model X's make it to Australia?

    Just out of interest, did Autopiliot Hardware 1 Model X's make it to Austraila? I was tossing up between S60 and the X60 and the design studio for X was live before the announcement for hardware 2 was made. Also I remember the X60 was around $120,000, seems cheap for an X now!
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    8.1 in Australia

    Just got the 8.1 update on my late AP1 60 S. Sketch pad works so our toddler will be pleased. As others have said, not much difference. Apparently there are Google star ratings next to businesses which may be helpful. Originally Elon said with 8.1 AP1 would take highway exits in line with the...
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    Noisy Model S wipers since new?

    Tesla changed them for free when I went in about the 12V battery failure. They seem better but it hasn't rained yet. The new wipers where free. Good service from Tesla.
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    Just got the 12v battery needs replacing warning after 5 months

    Just got back from Tesla. They gave good service. They said they checked the 12V battery and the logs say that it never went below 12.4V so they just disconnected it and then did a "Gateway reboot" and the error message went. So it was put down to a "software glitch". They said if it happens...
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    charger not charging

    Try using the mobile charger in a normal 240v socket. If it charges you know it's probably not the car, it's likely the wall charger.
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    Just got the 12v battery needs replacing warning after 5 months

    Or the Model S in France that caught on fire during the test drive, that may be the fastest return to the service centre ever.. Looking on the bright side of life maybe they can fix the bloody wipers whilst they are changing the battery...!
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    Just got the 12v battery needs replacing warning after 5 months

    I guess if you pay for a 12v battery after warranty expires, the new battery would have to have at least a 12 month warranty on it by Australian law?! Actually if you buy the car on "environmental grounds" then you got to think way is happening with all those dead 12v batteries... Was hoping a...
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    Just got the 12v battery needs replacing warning after 5 months

    They justed booked me in for Thursday. Bit of a worry when the warranty expires in 3 and half years.
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    Just got the 12v battery needs replacing warning after 5 months

    Just received the warning message in the dash "The 12v battery needs replacement, contact service centre". After only 5 months since new, a new record? Tesla Richmond not answering the phone too.

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