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At the Marina Del Rey delivery center last night, just as I was finishing signing my paperwork, my delivery specialist said "Alright, let's take you out to your car." At that very moment, another employee came up to him and said, "Actually Franz is going to take him to the car."
The first thought that crossed my mind was "Franz.. as in, von...
OK. OK. I'm home...LOL
Impressions of the Model 3
Fremont delivery center: Really nice facility. No public charging but that's nitpicking. You check in and they tell you to have a coffee and a seat while they get your DS. Good baristas and all the usual coffee drinks available as well as tea and hot chocolate. The menu has a "Ludicrous Latte"...
Just read the Electrek story on the Model 3 delivery. You are all fabulous. Tesla fulfils bucket list of dying man by delivering his Model 3 early
I wish you all could have shared in the experience today. We all were tearing up at different points. Seeing Jon walking along, deep in conversation, carrying the oxygen generator while walking and talking ... everyone throughout Tesla lit up with smiles, it was amazing. (The private tour went so long that we ran the golf cart (non-Tesla)...
With the recent allegations by some Tesla drivers on the failure of Autopilot on their cars and the media jumping on those incidents, this is a quick primer for every Tesla driver (including spouses, siblings, sons and daughters) and Laura MacCleery, VP of Consumer Policy and Mobilization for Consumer Reports:
Autopilot by definition is a...
So, I just finished some initial testing of my latest modification to the yellow P85 (the one that has retrofitted autopilot hardware). Haven't gotten a lot of pics or videos together yet (roads have been wet from melting snow, so not great conditions for testing), but I can't resist sharing some initial details.
So far the car is a ~570HP...
Over the past month or so I'd been doing some photoshops of the Model 3 in different colors in one of the threads here. Someone suggested we make a downloadable brochure with only the official Tesla colors. It seemed others liked the idea as well. I went ahead and thought it might be a decent idea to put a website together for this...
Alan -- we're on it. Will see if we can help.
Today marks the completion of a 2-year wait for a Model 3. It's been a really long wait. So much anticipation. I've literally scoured google daily for Model 3 news for 2 years. And now there's a Model 3 in my garage, and I didn't think I'd have that many problems, but I do. Here goes....
1) I have this Hyundai Sonata that I dunno if I...
Alright guys, help me out with my thinking here.
The key figure in Q1 earnings that was overlooked is how operating expenses are barely increasing.
Q1 2018 operating expenses = $1.05B
Compared to a year ago Q1 2017 = $925M
So in the course of a year, Tesla’s quarterly operating expenses grew just $125M. And this is while going from zero...
I appreciate all the expressions of sympathy. I did not have rear-facing trunk seats. My daughters were in the normal second row, with their seat belts on. At the time of the accident, my car was stopped on the freeway (as was the traffic ahead of me). I believe the car that rear-ended me was traveling at roughly normal highway speeds.
After what seems like forever, I am finally driving my own Tesla !
Model 3 delivered today.
Just in time for my birthday too !
Just an observation:
Many people here and on wall street seem not to be able to realize the notion that a persons motivation can reach beyond enrichment. When it is inferred that some sort of scam is occurring where Tesla is concerned is a reflection of the person making the charge rather than reality.
The mission is: accelerating the advent...
"Leave Tesla Alone"
"It's possible to walk into a dealership and buy a car that drives itself on the freeway about as safely as you would if you were driving the thing. That car also doesn't use gasoline. And it's as fast in the quarter-mile as a Corvette Stingray. The future is here, as William Gibson once said; it's just unevenly...
Today is a bittersweet day for me since I took delivery my Model 3 but this will also be my last post on TMC for reasons explained later.
First, trip down memory lane:
Late March 2016
I got in a line at 4am, with a bunch of crazy tesla fanboys like myself!
So I was moderately high up the queue.
I got impatient, so I...
Time for my favorite game.
“The honeymoon is over for the iPhone.”
Tim Moynihan, Crave, the Gadget Blog from Cnet 11 January 2007
“Again, I have said this before and I will say it again; Apple has done the industry an enormous favor because they basically told the world expect a media player as a software feature on a good smartphone. As the...
I'm at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA for a track day today. When I arrived, there were 4 Model 3S with manufacturer plates on them. One in particular had 20" wheels with Michelin Pilot sports, and *huge* brake rotors. I snuck my camera under the front wheel and caught a photo of the front CV axle, showing it to be dual motor. This was...
Thanks to @FredTMC, I was able to drive his Model 3 for about 30 minutes yesterday.
I was in shock all day.
The car blew me away. Way beyond my expectations.
Electrek put out an article saying the Model 3 is all we hoped it to be. Wrong. Completely wrong. It’s not what we hoped it to be. It’s way beyond that.
The car is truly amazing...
Based on your input, we have decided to remove all software performance reductions tied to frequent max power usage. These changes will roll out with our next software update (in about three weeks).
We had put these reductions in place to proactively protect the powertrain from wear and tear. Instead, we will monitor the...
Our spec commercial (so... officially fake and no budget) for TESLA is finally online. Please let us know what you think! And also... If you like our story... please post it on your social media channels.
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