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  1. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Sound advice. Note that @OrthoSurg is Canadian and we Canadians cannot use Personal Capital. I use a spreadsheet to track all our accounts. It takes about one hour once a month to update all our account balances and the various tables and graphs I've created then review them with my wife. We...
  2. bpjod

    Model X Refresh Canada deliveries

    I know the dates aren’t particularly precise. I participated in the Model 3 ramp up 😆. It will come when it comes. Still, would be nice for the upcoming road trip. As for the Ontario Tesla Owners Club, thanks for the mention but you did notice I’m in Alberta?!
  3. bpjod

    Model X Refresh Canada deliveries

    Good to know. Ordered last October. Originally expected May/22, bumped to Sept/22. Now saying Dec 5/22 to Feb 27/23. I was really excited to take our big road trip this July in the Model X but I guess we'll have to settle for our Model 3.
  4. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    More excuses for legacy. The wiring harness isn't an ICE vs. BEV issue as the headline makes it out to be. It's a "keep doing things the way we've always done" vs. continual innovation issue. The legacy OEMs can, and probably are, using the old wiring harnesses in their BEVs too (i.e. not just...
  5. bpjod

    experience expectation if buying from non-Tesla dealers (Canada)

    One thing to caution you about: if you buy used from Tesla or the previous owner, you get to keep FSD if its on the car. Many stories of Tesla turning off FSD when purchasing used through a dealer though. Something to look into if you’re thinking of paying extra for FSD that’s on the car. It...
  6. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Wish we had a government with enough of a spine to demand repayment of the $2.6 billion they owe us from the last time we gave them money (2009). Oh, silly me, that’s the “Old Chrysler”.
  7. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Must have missed the Cybertruck announcement. Also, forgot to look at the calendar - there's still 8 years to launch another high volume model before the end of the decade.
  8. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I expect car sales to drop significantly from 75 million per year by 2030: BEVs lasting 3-4x longer than ICE equivalents. The transition to renewables leads to improved public transit and increased usage. Autonomous vehicles decrease purchases considerably. Many 2 vehicle households drop to 1...
  9. bpjod

    2018 M3 LR Range and Warranty

    You still have four years of warranty on the battery and drive train left. To verify, scroll to the bottom of the main screen on your Tesla app on your smartphone. Click on View Details. Then select the Warranty tab. You’ll see the various terms of coverage there. Unless you can find some...
  10. bpjod

    Luxury Tax - Sept 1, 2022

    I thought this was a done deal. Tesla even called me up to try to talk me into switching from a Model X to a Model S Performance in order to beat the rollout of the luxury tax at the end of last year. Happy it's not in place yet. My Model X was supposed to be delivered in May, but has been...
  11. bpjod

    Actual supercharging cost?

    Commercial rates are nothing like residential rates. For commercial electricity, we also pay a demand charge. This is based on our peak power draw in a month (then multiplied by total consumption). My business' consumption rates are about the same as my residential rates, but the demand charges...
  12. bpjod

    Actual supercharging cost?

    Well it's still a lot cheaper than filling up with gas. Here's the most recent page of Supercharging for my 3LR. All charging done since Christmas and all in Alberta. Most of the time I pull in with 10-30% and leave with 85-100% charge, hence the longer charges. Also, factor in that sometimes I...
  13. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    On the one hand, I have issues with a robot car being programmed to break the traffic laws. On the other hand I realize this issue has a lot to do with improper signage (so many stop signs should be yield signs), road markings and poor lines of sight. Hard to decide how to deal with this but I’m...
  14. bpjod

    Off topic galore

    Checked again this morning and now the Supercharger stats are there.
  15. bpjod

    Off topic galore

    Just upgraded my app to check this out. It would be nice if it would show the distance driven in that time. Secondly, my data accurately shows the three times I used L2 charging (all at free chargers whereas it assumes I paid) and I assume it accurately displays my home charging, it’s actually...
  16. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Can’t sell ’em? Fine. Stick ‘em in a tunnel somewhere and hit the “Print Money” button. ;)
  17. bpjod

    Do you know any third party Tesla accessories seller that offer free shipping to Canada?

    TuxMat makes amazing floor mats for Teslas (and other makes). They're in Scarborough and have free Canadian shipping. Best thing is the mats are like a bowl and do a great job holding all the melted snow/muck off my boots instead of it overflowing and still wrecking the interior of the car.
  18. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Gotta sell something to get the cash to buy TSLA. Not everyone has magic couch cushions.
  19. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    🌼 … she loves me, she loves me not, she loves me, she … 🌼
  20. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    It's a good video and I don't disagree, but let me play the contrarian for a minute as I think it's healthy to consider other viewpoints. After high school I spent 8 years of my life in university. No time, inclination, or money to learn about investing then. I then spent 4 years working for...
  21. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I’m waiting for a new Model X in May. Canada has proposed a new Luxury Tax g starting in 2022 on vehicles that cost over $100K, our X codts $154K. The tax is the lesser of 10% off the value in excess of $100K or 10% off the total cost. I was surveyed about the tax and suggested the threshold...
  22. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Imagine waiting 40 minutes for your Not-A-Tesla to charge at a Supercharger while in the adjacent charging spot you see 3 different Teslas pull in, charge, then resume their journey. Marketing.
  23. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Clicked to see if there were more pages to read - there weren't. Accidently read some of the comments to that tweet. I don't get the hate for Elon, but it is in full display there in the comments. A good reminder as to why I stay away from social media. Time to go wash my eyes...
  24. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Who? Gordon J? Trump? Coronavirus? Anton W? Biden? Chanos? Voldemort? Omicron? Burry? Milton? Toilet Boy? (and people complain about acronyms...)
  25. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Clearly you’ve never had a window switch fail on you going through a drive-through with the window stuck in the open position when it was -40 degrees out. Then faced with a 120km drive to the nearest service centre. I think it was -25C for the drive. The plastic I taped to the opening didn’t...
  26. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    So the Hummer's battery weighs more than an SR and less than an SR+ Model 3. Yikes!
  27. bpjod

    Touchless car wash funny story

    Simply enable Car Wash Mode. In this case you would also want to select Enable Free Roll
  28. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Anyone here knowledgeable about Canadian Depository Receipts (CDRs)? I'm helping my son set up his TFSA and wanting him to get into some $TSLA. I notice that with TD Direct Investing he can invest in a CDR for TSLA: Aequitas NEO-L: TSLA. I've looked at it's historical performance and it matches...
  29. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    [Goes and checks strategies: 'Buy the Dips' and 'Otherwise Play Dead'] No, I think I'm good... :cool:
  30. bpjod

    Western Canada Superchargers

    Ha, ha! That’s simply the pre-existing fence along the North of the building. Came with the building. The access from the road (111 Ave along the south end) is not fenced or gated.
  31. bpjod

    HELP! I just downloaded what I thought was the Tesla mobile APP but all I see is account info and headings of sections of the owners manual

    You’re probably on a vehicle that’s on order rather than on a vehicle in your possession. Just swipe left or right to scroll through your fleet. Cars you don’t yet have give links to your account and tutorials on how to use them. Cars in your possession allow you to change their settings. An...
  32. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    That’s for personal ownership by the original, private owner. The real value will become apparent with commercial (Robotaxi and the like) fleets where the cars aren’t sitting idle most of the time. Also the value in the second hand market in developed countries as well as a second, long life in...
  33. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    What a week! $TSLA up hugely. The Superchargers along Hwy 16 through Alberta and Saskatchewan opened. Next time we have to fly somewhere we can rent a Tesla. Yay! We were waiting for our Cybertruck Trimotor so we could get rid of our ICE tow vehicle for our RV. Then we’d have a CT and a 3...
  34. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Ba-dum ching! Don't quit your day job. On second thought, after today you probably can.
  35. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Given Tesla's prowess with adding software enhancements, the Tesla app and their over-the-air updates, the rental business opens up a lot of new possibilities. For instance, Hertz can have an add-on for FSD rental. In order to utilize FSD, the renter needs to have the Tesla app and a profile. If...
  36. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I can't keep up this morning, so sorry if this has already been posted: Twenty days ago Mark Fields (CEO of Ford Motor Co. 2014-17) gets announced as interim CEO of Hertz. Today Hertz announces an order for 100K Teslas for their fleet and they already have released 2 commercials regarding the...
  37. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    May I also remind everyone that this is a public forum. Who knows what nefarious lurkers may try to figure out who some of these Teslanaires are. Furthermore, if you brag about being a Teslanaire today and the stock 10x's again in another few years and you then brag about having never sold any...
  38. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    So… essentially a busted growth story? (I love that graph. I really, really love it! 😍)
  39. bpjod

    Actual supercharging cost?

    Interesting. I just tried 20 or so in ON and they all reported the pricing. Off the top of my head I remember trying Thunder Bay, North Bay, Kingston, one in Mississauga (I expect there's more than one), and a whole bunch more. Mine is a 2018 LR M3 RWD, not sure if that matters. EDIT (for after...
  40. bpjod

    Actual supercharging cost?

    From Tesla’s website: How much is Supercharging? Specific pricing for each Supercharger location is shown on the popup of the selected pin on the navigation application on the vehicle touchscreen. When you Supercharge, the session total is shown on your Tesla touchscreen. Press the...
  41. bpjod

    Tesla Owners in Alberta

    Anyone here know if either the Edmonton or Calgary Tesla showroom has a refreshed Model S to try? I am too tall for the old (pre-glass roof) Model S but fit great in our Model 3. However my son’s head is now hitting the roof of our Model 3 in the back seat and I’m not sure my wife likes being...
  42. bpjod

    How to transport a Canoe with a Model 3

    Glad the thread was helpful. I love the picture and that’s a fascinating canoe. I’m now up to 70,000 km and still love the car as much as ever and still hauling as much stuff as ever. Now that the Superchargers along Hwy 16 are opening I’ll have a lot less worries about range when travelling...
  43. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Don’t disagree @thx1139 . But this is how you “Gentrify Mordor”.
  44. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Not unusual for Tesla. They already spell out so much for the competition. Can’t give away ALL their secrets.
  45. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    20M cars in 2030. 4680 cells from Kato ready for Austin. Headquarters to Austin. Blah, blah, blah... Watch this video: Then contemplate this slide: Now think about the implications. CHOAM, baby. CHOAM! 🤑
  46. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Time to save face along with a few dollars and drop the investigation? Or, press on and determine why other automakers haven’t rolled out a similar update yet? ;)
  47. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Love this idea. There's a number of times where I would have charged for 10-15 minutes on an SC then moved my vehicle to a destination charger while I go into a restaurant and enjoy a nice relaxed, sit-down dinner if the opportunity to do that existed. Currently the SCs are too fast to do that...
  48. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Saw the share price (SP) at $725 this morning, had to rage buy. Tried to set a limit order for $721 but got a warning from my app that my $721 limit order was above the current SP (thanks TD!). Woah! That was quick. Ok fine then, I'll set the limit to $714. That order filled and are already up...
  49. bpjod

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I really think they should start offering N free months of FSD now that they have subscription models available. Even Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) took me a couple of weeks to get comfortable when I got my car back in 2018. Now I'd never be without at least EAP's features. Get new drivers hooked...
  50. bpjod

    Happy I went with the LR model 3 Range

    My family is all 350+ km (217+ mi) away. I always plug into one of their exterior outlets (120V/15A) and give them $20 for the charge. First time I show them how the ~50 kWh I used is only ~$10 when charging at home so they realize that (1) it's way cheaper than what they spend on gas to see me...

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