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  1. MrBoylan

    Scheduled charging not working right after latest update

    I have the old CPU too (for now). Weird if that's related. Did you try the workaround? Slide the charge limit bar in the app down to below your current charge level. Stop charging (in the app). Then when it says "Charging Complete" you can slide the bar back up to your preferred limit and the...
  2. MrBoylan

    Incentives coming at the end of Q4 2019?

    You may be right. I just did a quick inventory check near me, and in 5 or 6 other popular zip codes. Zero inventory Model 3s available. There are Xes and Ses but no Model 3s in inventory accoring to Tesla's inventory checker: New & Used Electric Cars | Tesla
  3. MrBoylan

    Only used it a couple of times so far, but yes, no problems or cracks.

    Only used it a couple of times so far, but yes, no problems or cracks.
  4. MrBoylan

    Incentives coming at the end of Q4 2019?

    I'm surprised there aren't any Q4 incentives yet. This past May, they upped the referral bonus from 1,000 miles to 5,000 miles of free supercharging as a Q2 incentive. The base referral bonus is not actually 1,000 miles, but is 400 kWh. On a Model 3, that 400 kWh credit can actually get you more...
  5. MrBoylan

    Scheduled charging not working right after latest update

    Hey, folks, I set my scheduled start time for charging to 12:00 AM in order to take advantage of off-peak rates. I leave my Model 3 plugged in at all times. I also set a calendar reminder on my phone to remember to stop charging at 8:00 AM (I charge at 120V, so don't always get a full charge...
  6. MrBoylan

    Model 3 Tires for Winter: UHP All-Season vs. Dedicated Winter Tires - Opinions?

    Yes. 235/45R18. I went with Michelin X-Ice Xi3 on my 18" Aeros and they worked well this past winter. I bought a second set of the 18" rims from Tesla for $200 each and just have two full sets of wheels to swap twice a year.
  7. MrBoylan

    Question on MPGe vs. KwH/Mile and EPA Rated Range on Model 3 Performance

    That was a good month as I drove the car more and had a couple of long distance road trips (800 miles each way). I know BEVs do better overall with city driving vs. highway but not when every red light is an opportunity to impress more ICE drivers to want an EV. :) I'm a true EVangelist. The...
  8. MrBoylan

    Question on MPGe vs. KwH/Mile and EPA Rated Range on Model 3 Performance

    That's pretty incredible efficiency for AWD. Is your commute downhill in both directions? :) And do you have the 18 inch wheels with the aero caps? They do add up to about 5-7% gain in efficiency from what I've read.
  9. MrBoylan

    Question on MPGe vs. KwH/Mile and EPA Rated Range on Model 3 Performance

    Maybe on the RWD which is more efficient than the Performance AWD. But 242 wH/mile isn't easy to attain on the Performance AWD Model 3, particularly with the stock 20-inch wheels, and certainly not if you like taking advantage of the car's amazing acceleration. I've got the 18-inch aeros on...
  10. MrBoylan

    Question on MPGe vs. KwH/Mile and EPA Rated Range on Model 3 Performance

    Actually that was pretty comprehensive. Thanks. I misinterpreted Zoomit's "include losses from the charger" to have the opposite meaning. He didn't write it wrong. I read it wrong. :) So thanks to all of you guys for the explanation. I get it now (mostly). :)
  11. MrBoylan

    Question on MPGe vs. KwH/Mile and EPA Rated Range on Model 3 Performance

    Clear as mud. Thanks! :) Seriously, thanks for links to the detailed documents - fascinating stuff - but they don't explain the discrepancy. I'm doing a very simple comparison between two numbers that are both EPA approved. The EPA certified fuel economy numbers state that the Model 3 LR AWD...
  12. MrBoylan

    Question on MPGe vs. KwH/Mile and EPA Rated Range on Model 3 Performance

    I believe it was only the Long Range RWD that got a rated range boost from 310 to 325 miles. Model 3 AWD and AWD Performance are still rated at 310 miles. At least mine still says that when I charge it to 100% and the web site states the same thing. As for the battery being at or near 75 kWH in...
  13. MrBoylan

    Question on MPGe vs. KwH/Mile and EPA Rated Range on Model 3 Performance

    Relevant when calculating actual cost of ownership, but not when doing this math. The net charging losses don't apply to the actual battery capacity. The battery capacity of 75 kWh is a fixed number. If it takes 80 kWH of electricity to give the battery 75kWH of charge, that's useful...
  14. MrBoylan

    Question on MPGe vs. KwH/Mile and EPA Rated Range on Model 3 Performance

    OK, I promise that this is not another "Why can't I get the rated range on my Model 3?" question. I'm just trying to figure out how the EPA rated range matches up with the EPA's MPGe and kWh/mile ratings Looking at the EPA ratings on fueleconomy.gov for the Model 3 AWD, Performance and Standard...
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    Epa-ratings-for-model3

    Current (May 2019) EPA ratings for Model 3 LR AWD, LR Performance and Standard Range Plus
  16. MrBoylan

    Liberty Mutual "alternative fuel" discount doesn't include Model 3 (or any EVs)

    BTW, on my 8th e-mail to Liberty Mutual, after asking this to be escalated twice, I did finally get a reply acknowledging the issue and a promise to look into it. I did confirm via an online VIN decoder that my VIN does specifically decode to Fuel Type: Electric, but whatever system Liberty...
  17. MrBoylan

    New Referral Program (March 2019)

    5,000 miles does sound appealing, but if they're doing a flat kWH credit for all vehicles then it could actually end up being *more* than 5,000 miles depending on which car you get. And that would be even more appealing. :)
  18. MrBoylan

    New Referral Program (March 2019)

    That would be one way to do it, and probably the most accurate. But is that how they are *actually* doing it? Because when I look at my account history, for supercharging usage, it says nothing about miles gained per session: Here's one sample charging session from last year: Energy 55 kWh @...
  19. MrBoylan

    New Referral Program (March 2019)

    OK, am I the first person to ask this? Because I feel like I shouldn't be. But, um, what the hell does "1,000 miles of free supercharging" even mean as far as actual kWH of charge? If you take it at face value, then the actual value of this is different depending on which car you buy. For a...
  20. MrBoylan

    Liberty Mutual "alternative fuel" discount doesn't include Model 3 (or any EVs)

    Did I forget to mention I write for CleanTechnica? :) But this looks like it is just some kind of error in their system (and lack of understanding from their support folks). Some LM customers are getting the discount. I just don't happen to be one of them. I have enough info to challenge it...
  21. MrBoylan

    Liberty Mutual "alternative fuel" discount doesn't include Model 3 (or any EVs)

    Feel free to send a screen shot to your Liberty Mutual rep. That's what I'm doing. And BTW, I just priced out progressive for a similar policy and Liberty's overall rates do seem to a bit higher (even with these discounts), but not excessively so. NYC has some of the highest insurance premiums...
  22. MrBoylan

    Liberty Mutual "alternative fuel" discount doesn't include Model 3 (or any EVs)

    Thanks. This is what mine says, hence the confusion...
  23. MrBoylan

    Liberty Mutual "alternative fuel" discount doesn't include Model 3 (or any EVs)

    Thanks. If ever there were a smoking gun, this would be it. :) I will reply with a link to their own web site, in case they have any further questions. :) -CB
  24. MrBoylan

    Liberty Mutual "alternative fuel" discount doesn't include Model 3 (or any EVs)

    Their reply to this question was "I apologize as this information is proprietary and fully determined by our underwriting department. This department does not handle customer requests as well." Meanwhile, in another thread, a Liberty Mutual customer said he *IS* getting the Alternative Energy...
  25. MrBoylan

    Insurance discounts for Enhanced Autopilot?

    This is interesting. I just reviewed my Liberty Mutual policy which is up for renewal. I own a 2005 Highlander Hybrid and a Model 3 Performance. My policy says that I'm getting the "Alternative Energy" discount on the Highlander Hybrid, but not on the Tesla. When I asked why not, the Liberty...
  26. MrBoylan

    Model 3 AutoPilot lane change "shimmy" - anyone else get this?

    It was a single side lane change "stutter" but not necessarily abort. Sometimes it would abort the lane change entirely, but more often it would begin the lane change, then head back to the original lane, then complete the lane change. The local service center said they found no evidence of...
  27. MrBoylan

    Liberty Mutual "alternative fuel" discount doesn't include Model 3 (or any EVs)

    So this is a head-scratcher. We have two cars insured by Liberty Mutual currently: a 2005 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and a 2018 Model 3 Performance. I checked the policy details last week and I saw that the Highlander qualifies for the "alternative fuel" discount which the Model 3 does not. I...
  28. MrBoylan

    Model 3 AutoPilot lane change "shimmy" - anyone else get this?

    In my case, replacement of the rear sensors and wiring harness solved the problem. Local service center in Brooklyn was not up to the task for this. Even when I reproduced it with their tech in the car, the tech said it was "normal behavior." If you drive on the highway with EAP often, then try...
  29. MrBoylan

    Model 3 AutoPilot lane change "shimmy" - anyone else get this?

    I was operating the car correctly. The sensors and/or wiring harness were at fault. After replacing the rear sensors and wiring harness, my EAP lane change issue went away. Haven't seen the problem since.
  30. MrBoylan

    Model 3 AutoPilot lane change "shimmy" - anyone else get this?

    10% is pretty high. I got the runaround from local service, but was eventually able to escalate it and get the problem fixed. It was *not* a software problem.
  31. MrBoylan

    Model 3 AutoPilot lane change "shimmy" - anyone else get this?

    Yes. After the mobiles techs replaced the rear sensors and wiring harness, EAP now works flawlessly with lane changes both to the left and to the right. So it was a hardware problem after all.
  32. MrBoylan

    Model 3 AutoPilot lane change "shimmy" - anyone else get this?

    Well the mobile techs came this past weekend, removed the rear bumper and replaced all the rear sensors and wiring harness. Haven't had a chance to test it out yet, but here's hoping!
  33. MrBoylan

    Blog Tesla to Enable Video Playback for Parked Cars

    Video streaming isn't hard, and the CPU will be otherwise unoccupied while in park. So I'd bet they will roll it out to all cars.
  34. MrBoylan

    Model 3 AutoPilot lane change "shimmy" - anyone else get this?

    Bummer. But also strange that we don't have thousands of other Model 3 owners complaining about this situation. Although the service center said that they saw "no evidence of malfunction" (in my case), a later review of the logs by one of the Tesla engineers did find some evidence of failed...
  35. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    Thanks to all who offered input for the articles. The first one, on Tesla service is here: Tesla Service Struggles To Keep Up With Sales Volume | CleanTechnica
  36. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    Hey, just to get back on topic, if you've got a specific opinion on Tesla service, based on your own first-hand recent experience, please post it here or send me a PM. I need details on your name, where you're located and where you had the service. I have gotten some feedback, but I'd like to...
  37. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    Exactly. If you pre-order a Blu-ray Disc on Amazon, and the price goes down any time before or at delivery, you automatically get the lowest price. It's the most logical (and fairest) way to handle a pre-order.
  38. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    It boggles the mind. I don't know what better examples to give. Hey, pre-order the new iPhone for $999 or wait a couple of weeks and pre-order the same iPhone for $699. You'll get the same iPhone at the exact same time. But you who had the excitement to pre-order earlier will pay $300 more. But...
  39. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    Let me simplify this a bit. I back a product on IndieGogo. Let's say it's a cool new speaker. I pay $250 up front so the company can use my money to complete development and production of the speaker. The promise is that I will get a discount on the speaker and will get it first, because I gave...
  40. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    Tried to correct this in the original post, but I didn't see a way to edit it. There's an error here in that Tesla actually swapped the prices of AutoPilot and Full Self Driving in the new pricing structure by rolling some of the features that had been in "Enhanced AutoPilot" into FSD (now $5K...
  41. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    I don't have any conclusions yet, only personal experiences and observations. The reason for soliciting other opinions is to try to present a balanced view, informed by actual customer experiences.
  42. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    Well HD-DVD *was* the better format. Just as beta was superior to VHS, in all ways but one (recording time). :)
  43. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    I am already steeling myself for the hate mail. :) But if you go back and read a few hundred of my posts, you will see where my stance on Tesla lies.
  44. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    I'm sure the pricing kerfuffle is still in flux; but these changes seem to indicate a pattern, rather than an anomaly. The service issues will also certainly change over time. But for the better or for the worse, it remains to be seen Tesla is experiencing growing pains. When you can't...
  45. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    Your "mark up for profit" comment makes no sense in this context. No one who bought a Model 3 expects to be able to sell it for more than they paid for it. No one who has any common sense, anyway. Re-selling for profit is not the issue. The rest of your argument would make some sense if it were...
  46. MrBoylan

    Solicitation for Opinions on Tesla Service and Recent Pricing Changes

    Hey, folks, I'm a long time member and occasional contributor to the forums, I also write for CleanTechnica about Tesla and other clean power issues. Here's a link to some of my work on CleanTechnica: Chris Boylan, Author at CleanTechnica At the moment, I'm working on a couple of articles...
  47. MrBoylan

    Now that FSD is gone...

    So you already own a Tesla, right? For those who do, who did not yet purchase AP or FSD, Tesla has stated that AP is available to them (to you?) for $2K and FSD is available for $3K. The screen you sent is not from the new order screen, so I'm assuming you already own a Tesla and this is your...
  48. MrBoylan

    Now that FSD is gone...

    $3K for AutoPilot (which is above FSD), $5K for full self-driving. Does yours really say $3K *below* the FSD option? I know Tesla is offering a discount on EAP and FSD to those who already own a Tesla, but pretty sure anyone who is ordering now pays $3K for EAP, $5K for FSD. $4K and $7K after...
  49. MrBoylan

    Now that FSD is gone...

    For those who missed it, FSD is back on the menu. :)
  50. MrBoylan

    Now that FSD is gone...

    Musk's tweet said the new processor would be available in new cars in roughly 6 months. He said that in October. And he's on Elon-time, so I'd guess that it will be rolled into the cars this fall (Elon time x 2=12 months). Anything sooner than that is a bonus. I expect they will prioritize...

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