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  1. mgemmell

    Electric GT track day P100DL

    The TV show (I'm not saying which) is unconfirmed. Before all that we need to know if we can find a wealthy race enthusiast who wants to get a car for this purpose. We are talking about a FIA approved track.day car that will go to 60 in not much over 2 seconds and corners on rails. Otherwise we...
  2. mgemmell

    Electric GT track day P100DL

    2018 we're talking with promoters for Asia and the Americas. If there is enough interest I don't see why Oz couldn't be on the list frankly. Great place. Great people.
  3. mgemmell

    Electric GT track day P100DL

    I should have added some very important information that is not yet fully public... The race calendar for this year: Race 1: August 12th: Silverstone Race 2: September 2nd: Assen Race 3: September 23rd: Nurburgring Race 4: October 7th: Algarve Portimao Race 5: October 28th: Misano Race 6...
  4. mgemmell

    Electric GT track day P100DL

    Hi all, Sorry I've been silent for a while. Busy organizing a world championship :) Ends up we have an opportunity for one person in the EU and one in the US to own a track day carbon fibre P100DL. They are for a certain famous international TV car show but afterwards they are yours. I...
  5. mgemmell

    Launching Electric GT

    Launching Electric GT
  6. mgemmell

    Electric GT World Series — Based Entirely On the Tesla Model S

    The folks a transportevolved.com wrote a great article... I really like their style. The night before the release I wrote about Electric GT here ElectricGT so I suppose we may want to concentrate the discussion there as things progress. If it were me I'd use the P90D (or P100D :) ) but the...
  7. mgemmell

    ElectricGT

    Yeah, we started talking the idea seriously after TMC Connect. It has taken a lot of effort to get to this stage, but now it is really happening. Next Connect I will have a lot more to talk about :) This is without a doubt the #1 issue. Removing weight will help a lot though. Our race...
  8. mgemmell

    ElectricGT

    Hi fellow Tesla enthusiasts, I wanted to communicate this to you guys before things get released to the press as I value TMC and thought you might like to hear it first. For about a year now some motorsport friends and I have been putting together what is going to be the ElectricGT world...
  9. mgemmell

    German bill requires CCS and L2 plugs at every new fast charge point.

    As destination chargers are <100kW where is no need to offer a Combo/CCS. I am not aware of any destination chargers in the EU, but we don't need Tesla to do that for us... I've already set up over 35 22kW outlets in hotels around Spain and all you need to do is call them to book a room or a...
  10. mgemmell

    German bill requires CCS and L2 plugs at every new fast charge point.

    Awesome news!!.... Yesterday the Spanish government officially announced an exception for Tesla through to Nov 2017 to allow them to deploy superchargers without a CCS for every (yes it was EVERY) supercharger connection. This is great news for us down here who have been waiting 2 years...
  11. mgemmell

    Will you buy the Roadster 3.0 battery upgrade?

    I recently did my longest trips ever on a single charge in the Roadster (206 miles with 20 still left in the battery and including a climb from 200m up to 1200m and down to 650m on the way). The car has 40k miles on it and frankly my rear can't take a longer drive even if the battery can! :)...
  12. mgemmell

    Roadster Rear Blower Maintenance

    If it was going to cost me $275 I'd have them do it every time. but €2000 is what they quoted me. Definitely sounds like it is dirty. It is nearly 40C outside here in Madrid but my PEM doesn't go above 50C without driving insanely hard, so clearly a clean PEM means the temperature can be...
  13. mgemmell

    German bill requires CCS and L2 plugs at every new fast charge point.

    Ok... I feel a little better about CCS now. I still fail to understand why ANY legislation is required here, but if this is the way things have to be then when will there be CCS to Tesla adapter? It can't be much more complex than the chademo adapter right?
  14. mgemmell

    German bill requires CCS and L2 plugs at every new fast charge point.

    Just ran into this thread now... Here in Spain, despite being one of the worst places in the EU for EVs with the least infrastructure, they have already put this requriement into law! The logic of forcing CCS but not Chademo escapes me. I don't buy into there being any regulations here (makes...
  15. mgemmell

    Roadster Rear Blower Maintenance

    Bah.. the usual. Boy meets girl. Girls moves back to home country. Boy jumps on motorobike and learns Spanish.
  16. mgemmell

    Roadster Rear Blower Maintenance

    Certainly if I had to clean the blower fan (which in my case would mean removing the anti roll bar) then there is no question it would take 4 hours or more, but just the PEM?... I sense a challenge coming on for the next PEM cleaning:) As for the accent. This is my taimed-down accent. It was...
  17. mgemmell

    Roadster Rear Blower Maintenance

    Hi everyone. I have prepared a video to help those of you wanting to do your own PEM clean. We did ours last week, and while it was a bit more than changing a bulb, it was nothing crazy. I suspect I could get the job done in a couple of hours in the future. Tesla Roadster V2.5 PEM Cleaning -...
  18. mgemmell

    Did my own annual Maintenance found my lower blower shroud broken before removing it.

    Yeah... just go with it. It isn't too strict with address checking ;) If you doubt me just check out EVTV from April 3rd.
  19. mgemmell

    Would you pay for privately owned superchargers?

    Not me, but I have asked some smart young lads to look into it. I figure if in the near future we are all combining solar panels with home storage then it won't be difficult to have 400V 300A DC... you just take your batteries and chain them together to get the right Voltage and current...
  20. mgemmell

    Roadster Rear Blower Maintenance

    Right enough... might be good to put some filter material over the rear slots too though. I'm thinking that maybe with some simple mods to the boot space at either side I might be able to pull down air from above the rear wheel arches.... Combining your idea, or the snow blocker panels with...
  21. mgemmell

    Climate Change / Global Warming Discussion

    Sounds like Minority Report :) I think that in the next 10 years or so, as the general public wake up to the reality that a few individuals slowed the switch to a low carbon economy there will be some blame getting spread around. Thankfully there is a comprehensive record of who said what, and...
  22. mgemmell

    Roadster Rear Blower Maintenance

    Fantastic work Mark! No error messages or anything right? It should in theory reduce the air flow to the fans a bit, but I'm sure not by much.
  23. mgemmell

    Did my own annual Maintenance found my lower blower shroud broken before removing it.

    Go to Welcome | Tesla Service and create a login (and pay!). That's what I did. As you like in Belgium you should have no trouble getting access. My service center is 1300kms away and it'll cost me €2000 to get it done. I'm motivated too! :)
  24. mgemmell

    Roadster Rear Blower Maintenance

    I'm getting ready to do this PEM cleaning... best wait until the Model S is back from the Service Centre at Aix (12V problem) or I could run out of working Teslas, and thats not worth contemplating. I think with this info (+ a multimeter and some rubber gloves) I can do this! :) @hcsharp...
  25. mgemmell

    Roadster Rear Blower Maintenance

    Hi all Great to see the ideas as to how to get cool clean air down into the PEM and motor. If I were willing to sacrifice boot space a little I'm sure I could get good volumes of air down from under the aileron to the fan intake. However I'm just not up to changing (ie. destroying) any visible...
  26. mgemmell

    Did my own annual Maintenance found my lower blower shroud broken before removing it.

    I am seriously considering cleaning the PEM myself now that I have the official Roadster workshop manual, but do I just pull the fuse or does anyone have the PIN to get into the special screens?
  27. mgemmell

    Red "Performance" mode versus White "Performance" mode?

    My Roadster has the same issue. It is a standard model though (not a sport). Even on cool days I don't recall the letters staying white for very long... perhaps my PEM is less capable than a Sport one? Right now the PEM is dirty so it doesn't take more than a single blast to get red letters.
  28. mgemmell

    Highest MSRP for a Roadster?

    You can see on another screen that it is actually 157 miles... the 107 miles you see under the speedo is the range based on the last few miles of driving (which have clearly been "spirited"). Mind you our exact same Roadster with > 40000 miles driven has 172 miles at 80% so, while it is not as...
  29. mgemmell

    Spain

    Hi Ed As you might imagine I'm a fan of driving the car down. With the supercharger network there is you'd be crazy not to ... I mean, Europe is a beautiful place and the more we can get to experience it the better. I'd try to take back roads and stay in small villages on the way... wonderful...
  30. mgemmell

    Roadster Rear Blower Maintenance

    Cool info on the air pressure. I suppose the vents were originaly for engine air intakes? Anyway, I'm not up for drilling the body anywhere other than those vents unless it is seriously justified. That said, the main objective is to provide a large supply of air from cleaner areas and away...
  31. mgemmell

    Roadster Rear Blower Maintenance

    I've been thinking ever since our first PEM cleaning back in 2013 that it was not smart to be drawing in dirty warm air off the asphalt and into the PEM so a few weeks ago my eldest son and I added an air duct from the driver side inlet down past the PEM and inner wheel arch to the fan housing...
  32. mgemmell

    Test drive of a petrol car

    Spectacular! The best way to convince people is through humor and this is right on the money.
  33. mgemmell

    March 19th Press Conference Live Blog

    100% agreed with both. I thought the day of press releases had ended frankly! It seems antiquated now to announce something significant like this and not make it an open call. It clearly impacts the stock price and gives an advantage to those invited (meaning they can play the market ahead of...
  34. mgemmell

    Elon "About to end range anxiety"

    I'm on them both... Will tweet with #RangeAnxietyNoMore
  35. mgemmell

    Elon "About to end range anxiety"

    Will I need a PIN or COnference code for that? Seems to be a general conference service. Will try again nearer the hour.
  36. mgemmell

    Elon "About to end range anxiety"

    I volunteer to tweet (twitter handle = driveandream) as today is a public holiday in Spain (father's day) using #RangeAnxietyNoMore, but so far I don't see any sources... got the call details @dirkhh?
  37. mgemmell

    Elon "About to end range anxiety"

    So we are just looking for a press release or is anyone here on the call? Is there any live feed? Surely there is at least a hashtag? If there's none then, being Scottish, may I recommend #RangeAnxietyNoMore :)
  38. mgemmell

    Elon "About to end range anxiety"

    I can't waste anymore of my life reading this thread! Help! Anyway, best guess seems to be: +1 on that. This one was interesting: So thats bresers' suggestion + a whole ton of new and existing charge points in a DB tied to the GPS. Ok, cool. And then there's: It would be easy to do this...
  39. mgemmell

    Elon "About to end range anxiety"

    In my experience this is already the case. I ran out of juice once in the Roadster (semi-deliberately as I wanted to test the limits) but a quick call to Tesla service and an appropriate flatbed came to take me home. My money is on fancy routing + some range extension. Can't wait for Thursday...
  40. mgemmell

    Elon "About to end range anxiety"

    Ok, jokes and wild speculation aside, having read the entire thread (!) these seem to capture the most likely points that the OTA update will improve: Most of these seem pretty logical, are purely based on SW, and will deal with range anxiety very well. Mind you, they are all areas my...
  41. mgemmell

    Elon "About to end range anxiety"

    This is the most reasonable guess I've heard so far. Don't know if it eliminates range anxiety though, but what else can it be OTA?
  42. mgemmell

    Tesla Model S P85D in Cold Weather

    Very nice video. Maybe they'll need to go up to Canada to film "proper" snow :)
  43. mgemmell

    Charge time increased due to high temperatures ID:1152 Data:0x08000000

    Had this issue a few years ago when we were charging one July in Ciudad Rodrigo on our way back from Portugal. It was a 7kw (32A) outlet. The car reported 54C on that very hot afternoon (the charge point was in a sunny corner) and the PEM needed a clean too (so it wasn't cooling properly). It...
  44. mgemmell

    Roadster back to its rightful spot at the front of the Refuel Leguna Seca time trials

    Hey! Mark here (Scottish/Spanish chap - we met at TMC C) Great job Sir! Well done! You looked hopeful when we spoke about this but you sure did bring home the trophy :) On behalf of all us Roadster owners.... Thanks dude! Keep in touch...
  45. mgemmell

    Model S in Pamplona Spain

    Thanks... that's just about my only contribution (other than transporting the whole family 450kms there on Friday evening)... cleaning the car with a good leather cloth. ;)
  46. mgemmell

    Model S in Pamplona Spain

    We took a trip there recently to see the bulls run and our buddies in Iberdrola and Ingeteam videoed us with a really cool drone... check this out. Un Tesla recarga en una estación de carga Ingeteam - YouTube Mark PS See you guys tonight in Monterrey :)
  47. mgemmell

    Model S REST API

    Update: I changed IP and things are working again, but data is getting chunked (or delayed) so that I get blocks of data every 5 to 10 seconds rather line by line. I had solved this before using curl -N (which switched off output buffering) but now it is behaving as if it had output...
  48. mgemmell

    Model S REST API

    It has been off and on all weekend for me and now I have been blocked for making too many requests :( Wish there were an official API... maybe one day soon.
  49. mgemmell

    Spain

    Hi Daniel, He respondido a tu mensaje directo pero pongo aquí mi respuesta para el beneficio de [email protected] Wow! Con las olas que forman en ese mar tenia que haber sido bastante horrible. A ver si alguno tenemos la suerte de probar otro Ferry que tiene neutro. (mi respuesta va en inglés porque...
  50. mgemmell

    The Oatmeal's Description and Review of his Magical Space Car

    +1 Awesome! I'd pitch in on that kickstarter campaign for certain. As for the motor... I may have heard a rumor it may be getting an award soon :) but I am sworn to say no more.

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