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  1. kiwiguy

    PG&E discontinuing EV-A rate

    So it looks like my bill is going up 1380% from $120 to $1660!
  2. kiwiguy

    PG&E discontinuing EV-A rate

    PG&E just screwed everyone with an EV and solar since your credits are slashed from Peak to Partial or Off-Peak! So if you have solar and an EV what's the best rate now? EV2-A Costs on the Home Charging EV2-A rate are lowest from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m., every day, including weekends and holidays...
  3. kiwiguy

    California DMV - Plates & HOV Stickers

    Check was cashed 2/21. Received end of Feb.
  4. kiwiguy

    California DMV - Plates & HOV Stickers

    I applied in early January and just got my white stickers last week. Came a few days after the check was cashed.
  5. kiwiguy

    Hand Control for a Wheelchair guy?

    Why are they recommending right hand side? If you already use your left hand then stick with that.
  6. kiwiguy

    Hand Control for a Wheelchair guy?

    With regenerative braking you can almost drive with just the accelerator, so put the brake on the opposite side of how you hold the steering wheel spinner. Unless it will hit the touch screen.
  7. kiwiguy

    Hand Control for a Wheelchair guy?

    I had the Guido installed on a RAV4 EV which is being moved my X at the end of the month. They will need to disable movement of the steering column.
  8. kiwiguy

    Hand Control for a Wheelchair guy?

    I only have a hand brake from Guido Simplex on the left, but then I'm in US (left hand drive). Also have used Pedal Master as a temporary solution. Peddle Master – get behind the wheel with handicap driving aids A word of caution that the wrong setup may cancel AutoPilot when braking if any...
  9. kiwiguy

    Selling my Model X 75D Bought November 2017

    About $80K. Use Kelly Blue Book to start.
  10. kiwiguy

    X: What's your 90%?

    X100D - Delivered Dec 2017 ~1000 miles with 2x 300 mile road trips and a lot of autopilot. 90% = 270 miles 100% = 300 miles
  11. kiwiguy

    I need to do what? Jiggle the plug like an old toaster?

    I went to the Tesla Rocklin service center today and they sorted out the problem in about an hour. Basically they hollowed out the port opening and now the connection is so much easier. They were very familiar with the problem, and the service provided was excellent!
  12. kiwiguy

    I need to do what? Jiggle the plug like an old toaster?

    I have a brand new X and trying to get it to plug in correctly is an absolute nightmare. The J1772 connection to my RAV4 EV was flawless and smooth. At first I thought it was because I was using a J1772-to-Tesla converter, but tried to SuperCharge yesterday and had the same problem. Brute force...
  13. kiwiguy

    Will upgrading battery be a possible option in the future?

    I speculate that when Full Self Drive and the Tesla Network (ride sharing) become available, that a battery upgrade will be offered to offset the increased mileage incurred. You might get an upgrade when you reach a certain mileage of automated ride share (e.g. 25K or 50K miles). It will be...
  14. kiwiguy

    Towing a tractor? - Show your trailer photos

    Thinking about getting a 16x6 utility trailer now that I have the towing capability of the X! I have a Kubota BX25 which is 3000 lbs with loader, backhoe and mowing deck. Anyone done something similar, have suggestions or photos? Double axles, electric brakes? This is how it was delivered:
  15. kiwiguy

    Model X Delivery Checklist

    The only issue I had which was fixed in 30 seconds was a missing clip underneath by the drivers rear wheel.
  16. kiwiguy

    FWD --- BUSTED

    Is there a setting for warning or preventing driving with open doors?
  17. kiwiguy

    What's the fastest color

    Well mauve has the most RAM!
  18. kiwiguy

    Finished Exterior Customize of my new Model X

    Tesla Motors Club - Error You do not have permission to view media within this album.
  19. kiwiguy

    Pictures of production Model 3s

    Oops, sorry, trying again, damn permissions:
  20. kiwiguy

    :-)

    :-)
  21. kiwiguy

    Pictures of production Model 3s

    Shiny Red at Tesla Rocklin on 12/12.
  22. kiwiguy

    2017 VIN Model X Order and Delivery

    Pics of the new baby!
  23. kiwiguy

    Request: Close windows from touchscreen

    I really need the ability to close the windows from the touchscreen! Even just the drivers window. Due to hand weakness I cannot pull up the window button! The only way I can do it is to open the door first to get the right angle and push the button up from below. It’s not pretty or fast...
  24. kiwiguy

    Do you still live in Loomis? Got my X today! Just wanted to say hi!

    Do you still live in Loomis? Got my X today! Just wanted to say hi!
  25. kiwiguy

    Model X 100D, 7S, MSM, PUP, EAP, FSD, Dec 2017. Solar 13.8 kW

    Model X 100D, 7S, MSM, PUP, EAP, FSD, Dec 2017. Solar 13.8 kW
  26. kiwiguy

    2017 VIN Model X Order and Delivery

    All I can say is that Tesla Rocklin were great. They were excited to see you excited!
  27. kiwiguy

    Presidential directive: Put people back on Moon and Mars

    Anyone read "Stark", by Ben Elton? Great book! https://www.amazon.com/Stark-Ben-Elton/dp/0552773557
  28. kiwiguy

    Feeling judged...

    Are you sure your friends aren't British or from their colonies? Tall Poppy Syndrome The tall poppy syndrome describes aspects of a culture where people of high status are resented, attacked, cut down and/or criticised simply because they have been classified as superior to their peers. This...
  29. kiwiguy

    Presidential directive: Put people back on Moon and Mars

    I know who I want to send first to the moon! Life support to follow.
  30. kiwiguy

    Feeling judged...

    Honestly, the real question is why do other peoples opinions matter to you? I'm not trying to be a jerk, as this is something I've had to work on myself. It says more about them than you.
  31. kiwiguy

    Tesla Semi as mobile SuperCharger?

    How many kW is 80,000 lbs of batteries on a semi trailer? Now imagine that at Burning Man, or any other mass gathering. The SuperCharger network is now like the cellular network where infrastructure can be moved around based on demand.
  32. kiwiguy

    2017 VIN Model X Order and Delivery

    OMG! Just spoke with my DS, they were basically fully booked with deliveries this week, but I got an open slot for Tuesday! :):):)
  33. kiwiguy

    Tesla Semi as mobile SuperCharger?

    How about the Semi becoming a mobile SuperCharger? Just the cab or with a few additional battery packs? Say it could provide an emergency 10kW charge in 5 mins to get you 25+ miles to get home or to a charger. Also could provide valet opportunity charging when you park your car. Could easily...
  34. kiwiguy

    2017 VIN Model X Order and Delivery

    When you take delivery, what else are people getting or ask for, e.g. swag? Do you get a silicon key fob holder, mug, umbrella ... ? iPhone dock?
  35. kiwiguy

    2017 VIN Model X Order and Delivery

    Just saw on my Tesla a/c that my X is in transit from the factory (12/8)! Only has to go 125 miles to Rocklin, but my delivery appt isn't until 12/18. So is delivery likely to get bumped up? Is there still work to do at the Service Center? Are they just crazy busy/booked? Too many...
  36. kiwiguy

    If you could pick any color and finish...

    Has anyone changed the chrome to a brushed aluminum look? The car is AL!
  37. kiwiguy

    Has Tesla Considered a "Dedicated Regen" battery?

    For regen, you don't want a separate battery, you want a super capacitor as it is way more efficient. Use it to buffer out the peaks and lows of power draw from the battery.
  38. kiwiguy

    HELP! Get the S or wait for the 3??

    What is your tax rate in PA? 6-8% ? I think you are crazy to lose $2500 to save a slightly higher monthly payment over 6 years! Plus no Free Supercharging. I guess you are never getting raise over 6 years. Can you cut $100 a month from your budget? You did ask for an opinion. Just enjoy your...
  39. kiwiguy

    Frustrated by Financing

    Agreed, there are way too many factors. I got the 1.49% with 5% down (requested 0%) via Chase. Largest auto loan I've had is $14K. Have a $550/month lease through Toyota currently. But I have 2 heavily used credit cards through Chase, so maybe that helped. My OA told me the optimal time to...
  40. kiwiguy

    If you could pick any color and finish...

    Burnt Copper
  41. kiwiguy

    If you could pick any color and finish...

    Purely theoretical, but if you could pick any paint color and finish (gloss, matte, chrome etc), what would you choose? The Bloodbath Chrome looked cool. Burnt copper maybe... Pics of any car in desired finish would be helpful.
  42. kiwiguy

    Teslaholics Anonymous

    So I was thinking of creating this exact thread! I am waiting for my Modeling X to be delivered. And I go through all the normal things like checking my Tesla account, reading the forums, and watching YouTube videos. However, something happened last night that indicates I may really have a...
  43. kiwiguy

    2017 VIN Model X Order and Delivery

    For $130m they should have kissed your ass! Sorry, couldn't help myself!
  44. kiwiguy

    2017 VIN Model X Order and Delivery

    Delivery scheduled for Dec 18th! Can't wait :-) ... And then I immediately hand it over for XPEL/OptiCoat protection ... bummer!
  45. kiwiguy

    2017 VIN Model X Order and Delivery

    In production! X100D. 10/25 order, VIN 759XX, NorCal delivery. Originally scheduled for production 12/4.
  46. kiwiguy

    Stowing manual wheelchair in Tesla X?

    Solved! Modifications are expensive but if you can afford an X ...

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