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    Electrify America Fast Chargers - Huh?

    The next question becomes how much is it going to cost you. You will have to create an account and how much will they charge for creating an account? How much are they going to pre-draw from your credit card?
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    Electrify America Fast Chargers - Huh?

    And EA tends to be expensive. Great with a CHAdeMO adapter and you are desperate, otherwise, not in my list of options. I saw a Porsche charge there for over $40!!!
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    How I Recovered Half of my Battery's Lost Capacity

    No, the rate reduction is not REAL on EVERY vehicle, but especially in the Tesla, (who is one of the few that recommends charging to less than 100% daily) it is common for a LARGE number of vehicles to show a range not consistent with reality. The BMS wants a higher charge to calibrate the range...
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    How I Recovered Half of my Battery's Lost Capacity

    And every one of these charts starts with an estimation/guess. Rechargeable battery charge isn't something that can really be measured without destroying the cell. Everything else is truly an engineering estimate and, as indicated from this thread, the estimate can (and does) easily drift over...
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    How I Recovered Half of my Battery's Lost Capacity

    Because the evidence that charging a battery to 100% is damaging has timeframes for many months and years. Leaving it at 100% for a year will cause a problem. And honestly, if you look at what the car tells you, it's the same thing. Do you get a message if the car is left at 100% for a long...
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    How I Recovered Half of my Battery's Lost Capacity

    The number varies, and that's the whole basis of this discussion. When charging batteries, the most common way is to apply higher than the cell voltage until the charging current comes to near 0A (or below a specified threshold)> You then allow the batteries to settle down (lots of chemical...
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    How I Recovered Half of my Battery's Lost Capacity

    This is a great example of how the detailed information provided by third party apps is just wrong. As an Engineer, it isn't exactly the smartest thing to created detailed numbers, like these, when the initial data is truly an guess, an estimate. That what these battery ranges are, estimates...
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    How I Recovered Half of my Battery's Lost Capacity

    IF you have any third party apps, disable them, so they can't talk to the car. Besides that, close the door and never check the app, that allows the car to go to sleep in a few hours. It will wake up to check a few things periodically, and if you check it with the phone, that wakes it up. Just...
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    How I Recovered Half of my Battery's Lost Capacity

    Because they are designed to allow 100%. And no where in the instruction does it say take to 100% 2 minutes before your trip. If 100% was going to damage your battery, don't you think that Tesla would have mentioned that or set real 100% to more than apparent 100%? The damage of 100% comes from...
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    Battery drain while parked or car in storage

    Hmm, I'm getting about 1 mile per day, 0.3%
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    How I Recovered Half of my Battery's Lost Capacity

    Lot's of decent information here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not all quite correct. While I question the impact of levelling resistors on Vampire drain, I can definitely say that it isn't the biggest impact on phantom drain, especially in the past. For if it was, how could Tesla have made...
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    What will you name your Model Y?

    You got it!
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    Tesla Selling the Tow Hitch at the shop

    I'm assuming that's the job of the additional plug. I suspect that it's a pretty simple, higher voltage on connector = additional braking. It's electric. As opposed to semis, which use pneumatic pressure.
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    Tesla Selling the Tow Hitch at the shop

    They generally are more than that. They have a proportional sense that apply the brakes in response to the amount of braking used. Many hydraulic add-ons have a unit with a lever that you can use to manually apply a little braking to the trailer, especially good if it starts fishtailing. A...
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    Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda & Piedmont such a desert for Superchargers

    And to think that Atlanta has 5 Supercharger sites in 50 miles. It goes to about 8 in 100 miles.
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    Tesla Selling the Tow Hitch at the shop

    It's in the manual now, at least the one shown in the car. It's down near the driver's let leg, but I haven't attempted to actually find it yet. Pictures are provided in the manual.
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    What will you name your Model Y?

    Mine has been names Yogurt. Anyone get the Model Y / Tesla reference?
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    Odometer read 15miles...was this a previous rejected MY?

    Cars never come with 0 mile odometers. I was renting at a place for a few months and getting new cars every week. I think that the lowest I ever got was 6 miles. Tesla used to always put 50 on the title, but it now seems to be 15.
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    Charge to 50% weekdays, 95% Friday & Saturday

    I'm not looking for perfect quantification. I'm looking for ballparks, or even a city sized quantification. Tesla uses a battery that's explicitly designed for long life and the specific utilization in an EV. With auto laws and the warranty that Tesla provides, that requires MTBF to be...
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    How long before BT receiver powers down for phone key?

    No, I'm pretty sure it happens when the car is asleep. I can't check right now because it is in a different state. But then again, checking it with the app wakes it up. But I'm pretty sure that when it is in the garage and asleep that it opens pretty immediately. I've generally said that it's...
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    12 Volt DC. Jump Starting, RV, Accessories

    You are actually mixing a couple of concepts into one. Providing power for towing is one thing. That requires the vehicle to provide the capability. But importantly, that's a pretty standard 12V load. Providing jump starting is another thing. Aside from large instantaneous current draws, the...
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    Model Y delivery question for folks who pre-ordered a 3

    While a great car, that can start to be one that you really notice in an EV. (OMG, that antique in front of us, has exhaust that smells awful) ;)
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    Best Car Insurance for New Model 3?

    A 22 year old male is doomed to pay a lot of insurance. I hope that you didn't get the performance, as that would signal the insurance company to add a lot of $$ to rate. I also hope that you have had insurance under your own policy, not parents. It is not unforeseeable that insurance payment...
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    Greetings and a Q about range and highway speeds

    To get a idea of what speed does, at about 30 mph, the Model 3 can get 600+ miles! Twice the EPA number. Air resistance increases exponentially with speed. It's a nasty animal and the reason why all manufacturers run their cars through wind tunnel tests, not just EVs. Of course this does...
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    Tip For Getting BT Key to Work Again

    The car has to hear the Bluetooth from the phone. That means that if something is blocking the path, like phone in back pocket or in purse, it won't hear as well. You may want to just pause for a second before opening the door as well. For me, there are times that it doesn't open when I try...
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    Buying from 3rd party or private party

    If the car was processed through Tesla (as in trade-in sold to auction lot and bought by used car dealer), FSD will probably be removed as well as Unlimiting charging. If it stayed away from Tesla, things should be okay.
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    Recalibrating the battery

    Wait a second before you go there. Where do you get that the green line is 100% in a Tesla? I'm pretty sure that Tesla has already taken those curves into consideration and has set 100% to be at a voltage that is suitable for providing the stated and required lifetime for the battery. And if...
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    Alignment??

    I'd take a look and see if they actually are touching the liner when cranked all the way (is it both directions?). It may be as simple as a liner has become unsnapped and just needs to be reattached. Since it is only in reverse, it's probably the back of the wheel well, as that's the part that...
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    Charge to 50% weekdays, 95% Friday & Saturday

    Whether you realize it or not, suggesting 50% does scare people. There are many people who post about which number that they should use, because they are scared they will hurt the battery. And then there is basically no information that backs up exactly how much total mileage will be saved by...
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    Wall connector or 14-50 socket

    For me, the secondary UMC isn't an "emergency use." Right now my wife has the car 200 miles away charging at my Dad's house. When I fly, I plug in at a parking facility. Sure I could unplug the home UMC, but having 2 makes it a no-brainer, as in I don't have to remember to do it. But different...
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    Charge to 50% weekdays, 95% Friday & Saturday

    And what "need" is it fulfilling? Aside from just providing fodder to make you worry more? Does your car drive better with the info? Does it get better range? Does it go faster? Or does it just feed the range anxiety? People drive ICE all the time without worrying about a mile by mile...
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    Okay, I'll say it...

    The only time to start worrying about it is at around 30% degradation, that's when Tesla will start talking to you. Any worrying about lesser degradation is just worrying about it.
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    Okay, I'll say it...

    It indeed takes a little work. Press right button "Navigate to XXX"
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    Model Y delivery question for folks who pre-ordered a 3

    It may be possible after they start delivering that wait times will start to appear. But that' like anything else is only a guess. They've also got to figure out what to do with all the RWD LR orders that may not be an option any more.
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    HW3 update

    No indication has been given that it is done. The promise is only for FSD purchasers
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    Supercharger maintenance

    Did they show available once you got there? (not physically, but in the app?) Maybe that's what they were fixing?
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    Alignment??

    If the wheels are far enough out of alignment that they rub, then I suspect something much bigger is the problem. When you place it in reverse, what are they rubbing against???
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    Recalibrating the battery

    BMS that I am aware of don't try to measure capacity, it measures current, voltage and temperature and tries to keep a cell from overheating as well as overcharging. All of the points are just measured points. Letting the battery go to 100% is what allows the car to reset what 100% actually...
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    Recalibrating the battery

    Roughly. I'm a fan of going to 100%, because IMHO, that's the only time that all cells can be brought up to max voltage. Evidently the algorithms start to kick in at somewhere near that range (Elon indicated that at 90% life would be good, but real world indicates at some level above that...
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    Charge to 50% weekdays, 95% Friday & Saturday

    Why would stats change your mind? Are you talking about Max charge graphs that steadily decline and freak people out, but are indeed just showing batteries that BMS hasn't been able to run on? I wish Tesla would add the phrase to the manual, "Don't worry about the battery, we are doing that...
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    How long before BT receiver powers down for phone key?

    No, I was referring to the unlock. I don't think that it waits for door handle, but I may be wrong. Actually I don't think it does, since the app can show connected when near the car.
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    Anybody else having voice recognition issues since the last 2 updates?

    If it showing the text on the screen, what it is showing? Any possibilities that you aren't getting the commands correct? Also, are you getting the beep before talking?
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    Close call

    That's you probably got the warning that the car is below 10%, plug in immediately But at least you know how long it takes for a full charge ;)
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    Wall connector or 14-50 socket

    Which were never delivered or sold since the Model 3 started shipping. (Just to help clarify to the poster who may not know the difference.)
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    How long before BT receiver powers down for phone key?

    Had a friend, new car, first night. We noticed that it wasn't getting the lock beep. But she pulled it in the garage and plugged it in. She was notching that it wasn't going to sleep. I first thought that it was continually checking with the app. But then she found out that the trunk wasn't...
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    How long before BT receiver powers down for phone key?

    Oh yeah, I forget about that. Since I rarely use the cardkey, it's out-a-sight, out-a-mind.
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    Recalibrating the battery

    That's what happens when you don't charge to above 90%. The BMS doesn't get the ability to fully react and the car's calibration slips from reality. Not that it's indicating a bad battery, it's just what happens and people freak out thinking that it is a bad battery. What it does mean is that...
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    Charge to 50% weekdays, 95% Friday & Saturday

    Ok, so, as an expert, you don't seem sure if it really even matters? It could be 10 miles or 10,000 miles. That really doesn't tend to instill a lot of confidence. You could be recommending something to users that won't impact their car for over 10 years and then only reduces the lifetime by...
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    Worst case energy efficiency scenario?

    I don't have the picture, but my wife does 1,500 meter downhill, very little uphill, about 15 miles and 17 mile increase in range. The picture is a 5 minute energy graph completely at 99+ (or is it 999?) additive mph picture.

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