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    Offering land to EV charging companies - British Columbia

    Unfortunately no, the street is all rural properties; businesses like Buy Low Foods and Tim Horton are in town 6 minutes drive away. Hmm.... yea might be an issue people having to just sit in the car for the charging time instead of going to a Tim Horton's....
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    Offering land to EV charging companies - British Columbia

    Hi guys, recently bought a rural property in Clearwater, British Columbia. It's RL-1 rural zoing and plan on using it only seasonally (currently residing overseas). Wondering if there are any companies out there with EV charging membership programs who might be interested in finding free land...
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    Placed deposit on solar roof and Powerwall

    Update: so the installation is complete and turns out I had more than enough space for 20 panels needed for the 5kw system in slightly less than 350 sq ft of space. Sorry I'm not posting the exact panels set up due to the risk with all the craze about illegal structures.... Today was the...
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    Placed deposit on solar roof and Powerwall

    Yea that's what my installer said too CLP isn't dumb and they will likely start appointing designated contractors. One of the thing he mentioned was the system needs to be publicly accessible like outside your house making it harder for you to rig something to cheat. Hence the higher fees to get...
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    Placed deposit on solar roof and Powerwall

    Hi guys sorry it might be against forum rules to advertise.... Message me and I'll send you his WhatsApp
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    Placed deposit on solar roof and Powerwall

    Haven't completed the installation yet but all parts delivered for 100k (the guy told me it's discounted price so he might start charging more into the future once the official electricity buy back is announced) expect the installation cost to be about 9k. Obviously this is more expensive than...
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    Placed deposit on solar roof and Powerwall

    Then this is bad news for Tesla Powerwall if one gets more money back by selling it to the power company rather than storing it for usage later.... No wonder its been radio silence on the Powerwall for HK
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    Placed deposit on solar roof and Powerwall

    Update.... Just realised the Solar Roof is actually more expensive than PV panel (only cheaper when you need a new roof PLUS solar power).... Unfortunately I'm gonna cancel the deposit and go with a 5kw PV panel setup.... On another note I talked to the installer and seems anyone who deals with...
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    Buying 17' wheels for X. Potentially trade for 22' Black turbine

    17" might not even clear the brakes But I wouldn't have a problem with it if it clears the brakes so I can put nice big chunky high profile off road tires on it lol
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    Placed deposit on solar roof and Powerwall

    Just placed the 7700 HKD deposit on the solar roof and one Powerwall on Tesla HK website. Has anyone else done so in Hong Kong and received confirmed info on when it will be available for installation in HK? The confirmation email I got doesn't have any contact phone or email to ask questions...
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    Solar roof tiles

    Anything that touches country parks by a hair or land reclamation is heresy now liable to public lynching... probably never gonna happen with the Nine Pins wind farm
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    Warning - Model X Locking itself with key inside

    Were your keys and phone laying next to each other inside the car? Happened to me before and I noticed the auto present door handles won't work if my keys and phone are in the same pocket. It's due to the phone's radio frequency whatever interference; happens to my ICE car as well but more...
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    Wife's new car = ICE thanks to FRT

    ROFL when they dimmed the lights, maybe they had 10 guys in black-out suits run up the stage and pushed the car off? hahahaaha
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    EVs help alleviate traffic congestion??

    On the way to work this morning I was thinking how because of savings on fuel, I didn't mind taking the longer route through Tai Po Road (through Kam Shan country park) instead of taking Eagles Nest or Shing Mun Tunnel. Sometimes going to Kowloon Tong I would also take that instead of using...
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    Wife's new car = ICE thanks to FRT

    So been a few days since we picked up the ICE and I had to drive it for 3 days while coincidentally my Model S was in for the 60,000kms service (plus power steering suddenly went off and then back on after reboot last Friday; turns out a fuse was loose...).... almost got t boned at a round about...
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    Wife's new car = ICE thanks to FRT

    From their website I see all the inventory cars are P100D top models haha out of my 600k budget even without FRT. Would have wanted a 70D or something Another thought; perhaps EVs are still being sold but just not "registered" in the last month because of Tesla and some private...
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    Wife's new car = ICE thanks to FRT

    On the traffic numbers front, in my case I was going to add another car onto HK roads no matter what unless they ban my wife from driving or tax it out of my budget. It's not like oh EVs are cheap so let me clone myself so I can put another driver on the road with another EV. So, the traffic...
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    Wife's new car = ICE thanks to FRT

    Ops, sorry First Registration Tax; basically for Hong Kong it's an import tax on cars. Recently the government removed the EV incentive by removing the FRT-exemption for EVs. Now Teslas effectively cost close to double or more than what it costed before April 2017
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    LINK EV Pass - expiry??

    Sorry to hear that, I just tried mine in Shek Lei this morning fingers crossed it's still working... From the sound of it, they just don't want to renew or fix any old cards and are trying to stall/pray that people just give up out of frustration. Wonder if they have a physical office...
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    Wife's new car = ICE thanks to FRT

    Wife needed to drive (I live "out in the sticks" in New Territories and added the second kid to the family 6 months ago) and we were looking for a new car. I think our family situation reflects the effect of the FRT. My budget was around 600k HKD which would have been ok for a basic Model S...
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    Solar roof tiles

    Haha hi again, yea I held back because to be honest I wanted to try out the Tesla roof tiles. AAAaaaargh 10kw system for 55k HKD sounds like a sweet deal and very tempting haha but sorry I'm going to wait this year to see reviews of the Tesla ones in Hong Kong; if they still don't roll out by...
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    Solar roof tiles

    Anyone paid the 7700 HKD deposit on the Solar Roof on the HK website? Tesla Solar Roof Tempted.... I got quoted recently for a system on my village house that will allow me to run air con during day time for free during the summer @ 55k HKD. Put that on hold while I waited to see what Tesla...
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    LINK EV Pass - expiry??

    How did it go? I got mine in Dec 2015 and so far it's still working. It's for sure they've stopped issuing new ones but am wondering if they will let old ones expire and phase out....
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    Paint protection film (Oracal) after 1.5 years

    I had a paint protection film installed on my Model S in late 2015. Recently had an accident where instead of rewrapping the new replacement parts I tore off all the film from the car. As expected, not one scratch under the film (58k kms of HK roads/parking lots). For me it's not a show car...
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    List of Workshops for Scratches, Dents, Repainting

    Hybrid Pro Shop @ Kwun Tong Hybrid Pro Shop I used them before for my old RX450h before trading in for the Tesla. Recently went back with a crushed rear quarter panel and bumper. Thought I would have to replace the whole rear quarter panel as well but they recommended just fixing it and...
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    Wilson Car Park - Waste of EV charging resource in HK

    Basic thing is the education/quality of the people... you can have all the laws in the world but unless you have a state where they punish litter bugs and EV charging spot abusers (ICEing a EV charger while there are plenty of other ICE parking available as happens all the time in HK) with...
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    Tesla ready Villa for Rent on Lantau

    Thanks just got in touch him, gonna see if I can get a 2.65kw one installed before summer =)
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    Tesla ready Villa for Rent on Lantau

    Off topic, but who installed the solar PV system for you? I'm looking to install one at my village house roof too. Nice place, hope you find a good tenant
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    Tires report: Continental DWS06 vs Continental Contisportcontact 5P vs Toyo Proxes ST II

    Update: FINALLY had the Toyo Proxies ST2 mounted; found a wheel had a crack in it and leaking air and needed to get it repaired first. Drove for about 800kms now and: - Grip: probably only 80-85% of the DWS06 and CSC5P. The first day I got them it was drizzly rain last week after a long dry...
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    Enchanced autopilot for pre-2016/previous gen Model S

    Thanks for the comments and clarification on the enable after delivery thing.
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    Enchanced autopilot for pre-2016/previous gen Model S

    Anyone been to the showroom/roadshows recently and asked about retrofitment possibilities of the enhanced autopilot on previous generation Model S? I'm ready to be trolled for my forum signature but I'm about ready to give up my humanity over to a machine if it means I can just sleep in HK...
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    Windshield washer not working?

    @NerDoc actually thanks for bringing this up would be good to archive for new owners. The problem was there's a clip they install at the factory that pinches close all fluid hoses during transport. PDI was supposed to remove this clip but they forgot at the Hong Kong service center when they...
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    Supercharging Idling Fee

    I say foget 3HKD and bring 3 lashes in a publoc square LOL
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    No loan cars for other than engine problems

    The thing is, reading your location as California, there's a bit of a disconnect between the level of service and communication Tesla offers to customers in the US and the rest of the world. Although I must say Tesla HK has greatly improved their services here and I personally never had an...
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    No loan cars for other than engine problems

    Seems to be norm globally these days.... only complainers and those who shouts loudest gets heard... sad
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    2017 FRT Renewal

    I'll be first to raise my hand LOL not going to be self righteous liar... free charging, free parking at some places, thousands of HKD less annual road registration fees, tens of thousands of HKD cheaper to maintain. hundreds of thousands of HKD cheaper due to FRT exemption for similar...
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    2017 FRT Renewal

    As a 1 year owner who had to wait for Supercharger at 6:20am this morning (while the medium charger near my office is being upgraded for next 3 weeks), I selfishly say maybe FRT would allow the charging infrastructure to catch up to number of EVs already in HK.... as of now I tell anyone I know...
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    Tires report: Continental DWS06 vs Continental Contisportcontact 5P vs Toyo Proxes ST II

    After changing to 20" wheels at around 3000kms, I've now gone through 1 set of Continental DWS06 and about to wrap up on a set of Continental Contisportcontact 5p (CSC 5P) and to be replaced with a set of Toyo Proxes ST II. The DWS06 are 4 season tires with deep grooves. OEM 21" sizes I got...
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    Whispbar Roof Rack + Cargo Box

    LOL I think for lumber runs, I'd get rid of the cargo box or tray and just strap it directly to the roof rail/bars (75kg load max per pair)
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    A Good Service Experience

    Thanks!! Look forward to a speedy service when mine is up on 5 Sept... Hmmm I'm still hearing people saying there is still a 2 months wait for service bookings?
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    Whispbar Roof Rack + Cargo Box

    Thanks, yea the manual advised to mount it directly down the middle to avoid uneven cross wind loads. But on the S since it's so low I can reach it pretty easily or just use the door sill as a step (need to buy some protection pads to tape on). Between my 2 types of charging cables, I also...
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    A Good Service Experience

    So this is confirmed to be the new service center promised by Tesla to be the biggest in Asia? Or is it a temp addition? Thanks
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    Showroom Model X in HK

    Congrats, keep us posted on the ownership experience. In addition to overhead clearence, I'm a bit taken back at how it's wider than the Model S and the Model S already has space issues at some charging spots where you can only park a S and an i3/Leaf but not 2 Model S together. Some people at...
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    Whispbar Roof Rack + Cargo Box

    With another kid on the way and not wanting to get in line for a Model X, I ordered a Whispbar roof rack and cargo box for my Model S to store strollers/scooters/junk x 2. Just arrived earlier this week and took me about an hour to install; though I think it would now only take me 20minutes...
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    20,000km service/6 months ownership comments

    Hi guys, anyone went in for the 20,000km/1 year servicing recently? What's the wait time like? I'm fearful of the dreaded "leave your car at the service center for 2 weeks after date of appointment before any tech is available to work on it". How's the courtesy car situation these days? Has...
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    For sale: AG wheels M621 20" wheels

    Guys the calipers are part of a big brake kit, you need to get new bigger rotor discs too. I remember ifung90 saying he got his at a shop in Fotan?
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    Group buy for Xpel ultimate from DCC story anyone?

    I got it here: TheTankSlapper.biz - The Product Email them about the kit for Tesla. For my bike it was easy because the pieces are small. All you need is a spray bottle, a plastic scraper (got mine from a 5 metal store in HK), a relatively dust free environment, ans patience. The main...
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    32A Blue Charging Cable Missing

    Have you asked Tesla yet? No harm in asking I guess
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    Superchargers in Hong Kong are not for long distance travel

    Let's not blame it on the frugality of "Chinese people". This is more indication of the dozens of hoops that one has to jump through for wall charger installation. I identify myself as a Chinese but haven't sold my wall charger even though it can't be installed at my residence or near my...
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    Group buy for Xpel ultimate from DCC story anyone?

    My experience with paint protection film: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/61179-Impact-test-of-Oracal-paint-protection-film I bought a kit online from the US for Xpel Ultimate application on my motorcycle. Accidentally dropped it when I slipped on the centerstand after a wash...

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