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    Five seat MX video

    BAH! Why won't Tesla ever learn. GO LOOK AT THE INTERIOR OF OTHER PREMIUM CARS! The back seat folds 40/20/40, there is an integrated cargo net and cargo curtain (or whatever you would call it). The head rests are mounted on "pins" for a reason. Etc. Etc... CRAP! Now I have to go get a BMW when...
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    Model S Decimates Large Premium/Luxury Car Market

    My lease is also around $1700. But due to tax effects, the hit I take on my pay in net income is about ~1000.
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    Model S Decimates Large Premium/Luxury Car Market

    As I wrote a few posts back... Regarding prices. My S85 as a company lease cost me about $1000 a month (net so after taxes). For the same money I can get for example a Volvo v70, bmw 5series, etc. An S-class? No, it would be at least twice as much... So there you have it compared by car costs...
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    Model S Decimates Large Premium/Luxury Car Market

    Regarding the seats. Never owned a mercedes so I compare with bmw. The next gen is comparable to bmw's sport seats. But upgrading to a sport seat is something like $600. Bmw also have what they call comfort seats which is a $2500 option. That is what the next gen seats should have been like. Niw...
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    Model S Decimates Large Premium/Luxury Car Market

    Interior volume is not the only thing. Seats matter a lot and in that respect, the MS is laughable compared to a bmw 5 series. MS front seats are bad (incl the next gen) and the rear "bench" is just a joke when compared. - - - Updated - - - Ohh. And as soon as bmw produces a 5series with...
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    Model S Decimates Large Premium/Luxury Car Market

    I've been trying to make that argument for a long while. Nice to see someone else coming to the same conclusions. :)
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    85 kWh battery removed from design studio

    Really crappy decission IMHO. Not scrapping the 85. That's understandable. But not offering the 90 as RWD. I don't want to pay the extra money for AWD but I really need the bigger battery. Ohh well. Lease on current S85 doesn't expire until summer 2017 sp maybe they've done something else by...
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    SAE J1772 DC (Combo) Connector Adapter for Model S

    Or maybe it was just in a draft. For a quick look in any (?) IEC standard, there is also the option to use the estonian standards agency (evs.ee) to do online browsing (webpage and standard still in english). 2 EUR per standard, might be cheaper then going to the library if you have to pay for...
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    SAE J1772 DC (Combo) Connector Adapter for Model S

    Arg, I posted a link to a (draft?) standard in one of these ccs threads many months ago. Can't find it right now though. It had a resistor value at 1200 or 1500 ohm to signal ccs when doing the go to digital pwm signalling. Ohh. And to answer something else. Yes all of this is standardised...
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    85kWh battery being phased out?

    I can reach the configuration page for germany. 85 is still there. But for Canada, 85 seems gone.
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    SAE J1772 DC (Combo) Connector Adapter for Model S

    Maybe. I've not seen anyone doing 'go to digital signalling' with the correct CCS signaling (resistor value). So we simply don't know. But as you say, what we do know points to CAN. At least in the US.
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    EU Market Situation and Outlook

    Sweden: December 2015: 172 (43rd most sold car if I count correctly). Total 2015: 996 (Not on top 75) Link: Nyregistreringar december 2015 prel
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    Firmware 7.0

    Of course it's not the same. With software it makes no sense in rolling out the same thing with different version numbers. That would just add confusion. But with that said, I have no idea what the difference is between 2.8.188 (which I have) and 2.7.77.
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    German bill requires CCS and L2 plugs at every new fast charge point.

    I think these recent announcements will interest some people in this thread. (Taken from another thread here at TMC). Audi Commits To Nationwide 150 kW Fast Charge Network In U.S. - Video Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, Volkswagen Others All Part Of 150 kW CharIn CCS Fast Charge Initiative
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    German bill requires CCS and L2 plugs at every new fast charge point.

    I agree. But a CCS adapter would solve the problem as well....

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