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    Model X towing a Safari Condo A-2124 trailer

    I’m looking at this same trailer, but thinking about using a Y as the tow vehicle. It meets the weight requirements, but I’m curious on rear view visibility given that the Y is narrower.
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    Turning AP off while maintaining TACC

    I thought Automatic lane change, where the car decides to change lanes on its own, was an FSD feature. Basic AP lane change by putting on the turn signal should be a regular Autopilot feature as it’s been present since Auto-steer was released. Or, has this changed in newer cars? Newest Tesla...
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    All used Tesla’s losing FUSC when sold?

    Well, so far so good. He got the app set up a while back and so far still has free unlimited Supercharging.
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    All used Tesla’s losing FUSC when sold?

    Wasn’t free and unlimited for life still in full effect in 2016? The first announcements of limitation that I remember came in 2017 before the Model 3 launch.
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    All used Tesla’s losing FUSC when sold?

    Anyone have experience buying a used Tesla outside of Tesla (private party or conventional dealer)? My friend just bought a used 2016 Tesla, which has Free unlimited Supercharging at the moment, but we’re seeing musings of that being revoked. While on the phone with Tesla to set up the app, they...
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    Model 3 Handover Event -- July 28, 2017

    It did beat it on price, though. Bolt starts at $37,995, so those extra 18 miles costs $3,000 if you look at pure range. I agree, though. Lots of info missing, but I guess we'll learn more from the 30(+) people getting cars tonight and once the site is updated. I would really hope that by "all...
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    "Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3's on (July) 28th!"

    Alright! Enter name and email and that's enough to get it going.
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    "Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3's on (July) 28th!"

    I got nothing yet. Still a black box and "Sign up to Watch and Reserve."
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    Model 3 Handover Event -- July 28, 2017

    Ok. How do you watch the stream without reserving a car? Tesla's site finally changed but I can't get past a reserve page.
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    Model 3 RC sightings

    How often are 3s parked at the factory? Just curious on whether the factory or HQ would be a better spot to catch a 3.
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    "Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3's on (July) 28th!"

    I think that was a hint at the April Fool's joke Elon made at the initial reveal. "We don't have the car here tonight", then brings out 3 of them.
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    Model 3 RC sightings

    Yes, but the A/C and visibility are unmatched in the fleet.
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    Tesla Gigafactory

    Thanks. Planning a road trip and just checking out what all can be seen.
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    Tesla Gigafactory

    Glad to see the factory continuing to expand its footprint. Is there any public access to the Gigafactory, like a visitors center or something? I can't seem to find the answer elsewhere (searches only seem to bring up the grand opening).
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    $2.3 billion Icy Road Regenerative Braking Lawsuit

    I don't know how Tesla and others handle it, but my Mitsubishi can sense even the slightest slip and reduce regen if necessary. I've come down some rather steep hills on some very bad roads using nothing but regen on a 2,500 lb. RWD EV. If regen became too strong for the traction available, it...
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    "Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3's on (July) 28th!"

    Figured. Thanks. I knew it was a stretch, but it was an exciting thought as I might be in California at the time. There's a local guy that has early copies of both Model S and Model X. Guess I'll wait until next year to see a 3 in person. This is going to be a long month.
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    "Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3's on (July) 28th!"

    So, dumb question from a non-owner. How does one get invited to the handover party?
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    Model 3 RC sightings

    There aren't any numbers on the NZ Model 3 that I could see. It has AP2, though.
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    Model 3 RC sightings

    It looks identical to the RCs seen thus far. Panel fitment is still off, as the passenger door doesn't line up quite right. I still think there's more to be seen that hasn't been shown yet on the RCs. The front lights still look like there's detail missing. Besides all that, doesn't Elon...
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    Model 3 RC sightings

    Not only that, why/how would one buy an RC and not a production car?
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    Model 3 RC sightings

    Yes and Yes. There is a thin light right above the camera on all 3 vehicles. Chronologically and technically speaking, the turn signal housing has a camera integrated into it. ;-).
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    Model 3 RC sightings

    Final front (and possibly rear) bumper covers, specs, price, front and rear trunks, final interior, user interface, features and options, and first deliveries. With the Model S, we pretty much knew what the final car looked like, but they still made some tweaks for the production version. The...
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    Canceled my Model 3 Reservation

    (Don't own a Tesla, don't have a Model 3 reservation, but I do own an EV) My EV is an absolute thrill to drive. Acceleration and cruising is so smooth and quiet. The car effortlessly and instantly responds without over-reacting, and is at home on the highway just as it is in the city or...
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    Model 3 Mule Sightings

    What I meant by reveal 1 was that, other than color and some minor subtleties, The current test cars don't appear to be much different than what was unveiled in 2016. This is a considerable departure from how the model S was handled.
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    Model 3 Mule Sightings

    From what I remember, the MS alpha was significantly different from the prototype, but from alpha to production not much changed on the exterior. The most notable changes from alpha to production were the tail lights and nosecone. The interior changed with the beta release, and as far as I know...
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    Model 3 Door Handles - Here is how they actually work

    Correct. The door handle lever action is totally mechanical and actuated by your finger, and it appears to have a dampened spring return. The motor you hear is the power latch inside the door, the same as used in the S, X, and Roadster to release the door. Perhaps Tesla could study the seal...
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    Concerns about Tesla to non-Tesla charging adapters

    True. It's the SC access that people want, not so much the HPWC. Ultimately, the standard charging network needs standardized and built out. I've been thinking a lot about this lately, and I would say that standardizing on ChargePoint's equipment would be a great start. There are currently at...
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    Concerns about Tesla to non-Tesla charging adapters

    Well, the Model S J1772 adapter costs $95, enabling SC used to be $2,500. Although, at this point, Tesla would be making 3 different adapters (J1772, SAE Combo, CHAdeMO). So, make the CHAdeMO/CCS adapters $3,500 each, with the J1772 costing $1,000. What price point did you have in mind?
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    Concerns about Tesla to non-Tesla charging adapters

    It shouldn't be up to the automakers to install a charging network outside of their dealerships/stores. This is the same as it is entirely 3rd parties that provide the fuelling network for gasoline, diesel, CNG, and Propane. Why is Mitsubishi being lazy? Great question. I don't know why they...
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    Concerns about Tesla to non-Tesla charging adapters

    As a driver of one (actually two) of these "crappy" short-range EVs, it seems to me that short-range EVs so far have collectively outsold the Model S. It also seems that a 300-mile, or even a 200-mile EV is overkill for what the majority of drivers need every day. Also, these EVs don't need...
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    Model 3 Supercharging Capable Discussion

    Since I haven't seen anyone bring it up, why not find a happy middle ground between pay per use and one-time activation fee with pre-paid monthly subscription? Now, you buy the car without the fee baked in, but you can activate Supercharging whenever you'd like. For example, when one plans to...
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    "Refreshed" Model S front end vs mock-ups of Model 3 front end!

    Having washed a Model X, the moustache is difficult to dry out. If the hood formed the top of the opening, it would be easier, but it doesn't. I don't think it's needed for Bio defense, either, as I don't recall seeing any openings in the back of the slot. Also, wouldn't the car try to minimize...
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    Front End... Hmmmmmm

    Judging by the height of the front compared to the Model S behind it, I would say the shark-nose front end is for regulation compliance. I knew the 3 was smaller, but I didn't think by that much. My i-MiEV would look like an SUV next to the 3.
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    Front End... Hmmmmmm

    Perfect!
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    Front End... Hmmmmmm

    That's an excellent comparison. They could blend the lines a bit and make that front end work better. Lower the side creases, then curve it up to where the center crease is, making it one continuous line. Just a recommendation. I would gladly take the car as is. Plus, this is probably one of...
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    Bolt has FWD and Model 3 does not.

    I don't know how the i3 handles regen when a wheel slips, but my Mitsubishi i-MiEV does really good. Even though it is RWD with 45/55 weight, the car understeers most of the time. The only way to get the car to oversteer is to be in a turn and either floor it or pull the e-brake. As soon as a...
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    The model 3 door handles

    I'm right handed, but it totally depends on which side of the car I'm on. On the left hand side of the car (US Driver side), I use my left hand to open the door. On the passenger side, I use my right hand to open the door, in both cases so that I swing the door away from me. If I use my right...
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    Plan: Off grid solar with a Model S battery pack at the heart

    Does the property-line utility legislation cover rotary converters? You'd have a monster electric motor in your basement that runs an underground driveshaft, spinning a generator in your neighbor's basement. Or, wireless power transmission (if they have the technology for that much of a gap)? I...
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    Plan: Off grid solar with a Model S battery pack at the heart

    Going off-grid has been one of my main goals for a while now. I'm halfway there in that I generate enough kWhs over a year to cover my usage, though at night I'm still putting electrons moved by a combo of coal and nat. gas in my car's battery. While outages are less common now than they were...
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    Plan: Off grid solar with a Model S battery pack at the heart

    After finally reaching the end of this thread, I must say that I am very impressed with your personal power plant. Although I'm still having a hard time fathoming your energy consumption, it seems that your system is pretty well sized. I'm currently grid-tied with no batteries with a...
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    #34 Salvage auction

    Wow!! Awesome job repairing #34. Looks better than when we had it at the 2013 car show.
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    Supercharger for the Roadster (Elon said "No")

    Musk announces his update for the Roadster while talking about the Model 3. Tesla's $35,000 car will be called the Model 3
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    #34 Salvage auction

    Errors I saw were: 1. Backup power supply service required 2. Park lock problem. Vehicle may be free-rolling. 3. Check left front signal bulb 4. Check left rear signal bulb 5. Airbag system service required 6. Before starting, charge port door must be closed. Plus a reminder message...
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    Open Vehicle Monitor System (OVMS) - Technical Discussion

    It works! The firmware isn't developed to where I can monitor temperatures, doors, TPMS, or control the car, but I can see SoC, both range values, location, and if the car is charging. Here's a link to the i-MiEV forum where hopefully development updates will be posted for the i-MiEV. Thank you...
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    Open Vehicle Monitor System (OVMS) - Technical Discussion

    Thanks. I'll try it and let you know.
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    Open Vehicle Monitor System (OVMS) - Technical Discussion

    This experimental software? https://github.com/tbergo/Open-Vehicle-Monitoring-System/tree/master/vehicle/firmware V2_experimental.hex Just download and flash that with the PICkit 2? Thanks. I'll get on the mailing list.
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    Using Tesla car as free storage for renewables — feature suggestion

    What it sounds like the OP is proposing to me is that real-time grid energy generation and usage is monitored, and when there is a considerable amount of excess power, trigger cars in the affected area to soak up this excess. The cars do not feed power back to the grid when demand is tight, it...
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    Open Vehicle Monitor System (OVMS) - Technical Discussion

    Hello, all. I received an OVMS for Christmas, and today I set it up in my Mitsubishi i-MiEV. I know that this is a Tesla forum, but the i-MiEV forum is rather quiet on this device. Is there anything special to set up on it to let it hear what my car has to say? When I query with STAT?, I get...
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    #34 Salvage auction

    I'm really glad someone is putting this amount of attention to detail in repairing this Roadster. It was pretty awesome having it for the weekend at the car show last January, and it really saddened me to see it sitting in that salvage lot (I was tempted to pull the service plug when I was...
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    #34 Salvage auction

    I think we've met a few times. I thought I saw you at the car show and Lavender Festival.

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