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    Relocating to UK - take Tesla with??

    I am really interested to know how you solved this! can you pm me or let us know here as I am also thinking to export my Model S to UK too! thanks!
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    Importing from Japan to the UK

    Hi dude I am considering to import my Tesla to the UK from Hong Kong and would love to have it functioning similar to the UK models has anyone solved this yet? thanks!
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    New 21" Arachnid Wheel and Tire Package

    Hey Tony I have been looking for these wheels for ages in a hyper silver colour. Can I ask how much you paid for them and did you buy them in HK or import from North America? I've found buying any wheels in HK is so much more expensive so.. Thanks for the help!
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    Tempted to change to 22" wheels.. Anyone here done it yet?

    Yeah cool I'll keep working on this project of mine. I just saw a dude drive by the other day with 22" and it's decided it's happening pot holes or not.
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    Hong Kong First Registration Tax

    If anyone approaches them it should be to massage their fickle Cantonese egos and jerk them off about how smart they are they gave 0 FRT to EV and how much it is improving the city. I think the approach of polishing their egos and celebrating the PARTIAL success of their scheme (as full success...
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    Are the news Ds finally quiet (no front motor noise)?

    Yeah totally love mine too! Reminds me of a Manga called Akira where the street bikes are racing through the city. I'm in NEO TOKYO! :)
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    To D or Not To D - Driving Pleasure

    I've driven both (had a P85 loaner whilst my 85D was in repair for a week) I can say this hands down: D makes the car far more stable when rapidly accelerating p85 skid out alot when accelerating hard every time almost. Corners don't feel hairy in the D model as the car seriously grips to the...
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    Electric vehicle incentives in Australia compared to rest of the world

    Actually I already spoke to them before last time I was in Australia. They told me they can't offer warranty on the car but other than that they are identical and should work fine. I was worried about the supercharger protocols more than anything because honestly the price difference between...
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    Tempted to change to 22" wheels.. Anyone here done it yet?

    One thing I've overlooked guys is the tire pressure monitoring trouble. Has anyone had any experience switching to oem wheels and dealing with the tpms? I have no idea where to start with that!
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    Electric vehicle incentives in Australia compared to rest of the world

    I'm in Hong Kong and emigrating back to Australia in a few years. It's horrible to think I'll sell my HK model S and buy a new one in Sydney. Right now I bought the model S at 0% tax. (HK has a first registration tax of 100% of cars in the luxury class) I also could write off the whole vehicle...
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    Tempted to change to 22" wheels.. Anyone here done it yet?

    I think I'm gonna go for a set of avant garde from the USA. Fingers crossed they are legit ;)
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    Tempted to change to 22" wheels.. Anyone here done it yet?

    Hey guys anyone experienced the ride with a 22" wheel here? Thinking of changing from my 19" to a 3rd party 22" but worries about the ride. Also need to know if the new wheels will affect air suspension and is there any special configuration to do for the tpms situation? Thanks all!
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    Hong Kong First Registration Tax

    Because i8 is a hybrid and not a true electric. The i3 is 0% FRT because it is an EV, the range extended version of the i3 which would be quite useful. Is not even sold in HK because it too is liable for FRT for merely a range extending lawnmower engine inside it. That's how it works dude.
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    Ride Height concerns when entering typical crappy HK Car Park

    Awesome thanks for adding! Please note my insurance was company insurance
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    Ride Height concerns when entering typical crappy HK Car Park

    I'm paying about 8k with 1 yr NCD ;)
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    Ride Height concerns when entering typical crappy HK Car Park

    Sure speak to Robert [email protected] tell him Lee Tsui with the Tesla referred you! They've been amazing to work with (but if you find a cheaper quote please tell me as my renewal for insurance is soon!)
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    Ride Height concerns when entering typical crappy HK Car Park

    Thanks guys, got my car a day ago and it got down the slope with about 2 inches left to spare, sadly my current parking space for me to turn around and go back up the slope takes about 100 maneuvers and 10 mins of going back and forth, so lucky I can get into the space, but seriously need to...
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    Referral code promotion

    **** I'm so late for this party!!! :( if anyone has a heart, use mine.. <SNIP>
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    Ride Height concerns when entering typical crappy HK Car Park

    Thanks guys you're making me a little less nervous about this. I also had tesla tell me it shouldn't be too risky. So I'll stick with my car park space for now.
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    Ride Height concerns when entering typical crappy HK Car Park

    Hahaha that is an evil, yet incredibly smart idea. Totally gonna book a test drive in!
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    Ride Height concerns when entering typical crappy HK Car Park

    Yeah I get that, but I need some clarification if the Tesla is extremely low compared to a conventional luxury saloon otherwise I'm screwed I think
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    Ride Height concerns when entering typical crappy HK Car Park

    Hey guys I also have a very strange question for you and maybe need some expert help if anyone of you guys has encountered this issue? I have a very steep curve entrance into my parking space, I'm just wondering if it is safe to drive a Tesla over this kind of steep lump in my parking space? I...
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    Purchasing Dilemma

    Gubes I have one more for you, I totally already figured out what you said in your last message, but I am buying the car under my company, right now if you purchase an EV you can claim back supposedly 100% of the car as a write off for company profits. I'm guessing with a loan this option may be...
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    Financing and insurance in Hong Kong

    Guys looking for a bit of advice, Tesla lands August and now I'm processing the option of Financing through Orix, as I never need finance I have no idea what I'm doing. Have any of you guys bought your car on Loan through your companies and which option do you think is smartest? Lease or Hire...
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    Hong Kong Driving Style

    OMG you just listed all my hatreds of driving in Hong Kong. It's a joke how rediculous people drive here, there is no lanes, no indicating, and undertaking is more common than overtaking. And the Street signs here are so bad, they put directions to junctions right at the point of the lanes...
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    Can a Model-S Charge from a backup battery directly?

    Yeah in the end guys I've gone back to the guys who were thinking of this idea and told them it totally isn't feasible due to carrying the extra weight of the battery actually reducing overall milage achievable anyway! with all the power conversions and heavy duty output required by this kind of...
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    Can a Model-S Charge from a backup battery directly?

    The concept is far more simple than these guys, this is to be a purchaseable accessory you can keep in your frunk or trunk to just give you a little extra if you need it. Anyways thanks everyone for the inputs I'll keep figuring out how to do this. I'll need Tesla to open up the DC charging...
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    Can a Model-S Charge from a backup battery directly?

    Basically I've got it down to using 120 lithium ion cells at 2600mAh per cell (312A). I just need to know if the Model S will accept DC charge, and if so at what minimum voltage and what amperage? This is how I normally work. if the car can accept DC then it's familiar territory for me and then...
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    Can a Model-S Charge from a backup battery directly?

    The idea would be that you could put this backup battery into the frunk and if you did ever get stranded to offer up enough power back to the car (around 5 extra miles) to get to a safe recharge point. I think charging 5m wouldn't need minutes but essentially that's the idea. The unit I make...
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    Can a Model-S Charge from a backup battery directly?

    Hey guys as this is the technical section of the forum I have a good question for one of you. I'm actually a product developer in Hong Kong that specialises in ion battery packs and I've just been asked very indirectly by a wing of Tesla to investigate the idea of creating an emergency battery...
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    Those of you who don't get charging facility at home, how do you charge your Tesla?

    I'm in exactly the same situation, my Tesla comes in May and there seems to be so many on the road now I worry about how I can get a wired space too as I'm renting parking spaces right now. I'm gonna keep my eye on this forum and see if anyone else out there is running a Tesla without home...
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    Are Electric Cars Really Green?

    Just walk around Hong Kong in the city areas and imagine a street where all the buses and mini vans were electric, then you'll realise that for Hong Kong it doesn't matter so much as where the pollution is coming from, but how quickly it reaches normal people and kids lungs at ground level...
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    News: first Model S crashed in HK

    My friend knows the guy who crashed it, he's also like me in the tech industry. My collegue got a few good pics of it! My girlfriend just told me you better not crash yours like that but I told her! At least we're in the safest car in the world if i do! - - - Updated - - - ouch...
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    RHD Model 'S' - importing ?

    Hey guys I'm also very interested in this thread as I'm currently living in Hong Kong which is another RHD country and if I buy my Model S I was wanting to bring it back with my to Australia in a few years. It would suck so badly if Tesla make it difficult to take your car with you to other RHD...
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    Suggested super charger locations, Sydney only

    Bondi area and Eastern Suburbs (due to that fact that I can imagine a lot of uptake of the vehicle in this area) and selfishly as I live around here and would love to free charge in the evenings! :)
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    HK: Model S Deposit date - confirmation - Sequence # - expected delivery

    because then they A: save taxpayers money B: have a lower budget for the next year and C: start to be noticed as not necessary in the function of government and get fired and reduce the tax burden on the people. it will never happen. - - - Updated - - - yeah I heard about this already. but...
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    charging etiquette

    where I'm from you smear **** on the windows of ignorant people that block these positions. once I get my 85D you might start seeing ketchup and fries across ICE cars blocking my ability to charge! :biggrin:
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    HK: Model S Deposit date - confirmation - Sequence # - expected delivery

    Sorry regular 85D, don't know when you have any opportunity to go that fast, but when I emigrate to Australia I'll definitely need the extra mileage!
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    HK: Model S Deposit date - confirmation - Sequence # - expected delivery

    RN954474 Ordered November 2014 (changed to "D" Model so delivery changed to July 2015) D Model / Grey Paint / 19" Wheels" / 85Kwh / Tech Package / Air Suspension / SuperCharger En / Tan Leather / Glass Sun Roof / ;)
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    Recommend an influential person to open up a Tesla Supercharger in Hong Kong?

    Found this link on the Tesla site earlier, did anyone here try connecting Tesla with anyone who can help create more supercharging stations around Hong Kong? Supercharging It seems by next year we might be totally unable to use Superchargers if they do not keep expanding around Hong Kong. I'm...
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    Tesla Model D, cancellation or order upgrade rights??

    finally got my situation sorted by a really good sales guy called gavin. officially switched to the D! now for the long wait!
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    Tesla Model D, cancellation or order upgrade rights??

    Ok i've heard a rumour that it "should be ok" and that they will probably be able to do something about this situation. fingers crossed. I actually don't mind waiting now anyway as it seems I could do with more funding.
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    Join us if you are upset with the introduction of the D (RHD)

    Yep I'm one of them considering not taking the order unless they switch me to D, I just closed my order last week and their staff told me there was nothing to worry about, 1 week later, seems they were very wrong.. - - - Updated - - - I ordered mine less than 2 weeks ago and asked them if...
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    [On-Going] Model S-friendly & Best Car Park List

    I agree I signed up to it..
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    Pending Orders: Should we convert?

    I'm actually freaking out about this, I'm in the same position as you, but stuck in Hong Kong, I worry they will delay the rollout of the D in Hong Kong and force me to keep my order here, I really hope they treat us the same way they do you guys in the States because it burns even harder here...
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    For every who has not yet received their a p85

    No I think you're wrong on this, if the difference between a 2nd hand D and non D model is only $25-30k HKD, basically everyone who does their homework would choose the D and reach to the more expensive model. This kind of human nature is the reason why the Non D models will immediately go down...
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    Tesla Model D, cancellation or order upgrade rights??

    Yeah I've spoken to them, but no one in Hong Kong is equipped to even know what to do yet. It's great that they did the sneak reveal for new customers, but it makes all of us half way to order people lose sleep and get anxious because no one has answers for us. I can't imagine they will hold...
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    Tesla Model D, cancellation or order upgrade rights??

    Hey guys I'm about to enter the Tesla HK Club with my new Model S, I just closed the order last week, and now I've just watched the D unveil with a sick feeling in my stomach. Has anyone here been able to reopen a closed order and modify their order very shortly after they've closed it? I have...
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    For every who has not yet received their a p85

    guy my first post, is that I just closed my order a few days ago, and now I'm freaking out, for $20,000HKD or abouts upgrade fee I know that my model needs to be the D. I'm now freaking out at the sales staff who has no answers for me, but even if I need to wait longer, and I need to cancel my...

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