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    Hello Tesla - set my cruise follow distance to 4

    I would love to be able set the cruise control speed to exactly the number I want, like “Set speed to 53” or whatever
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    Tesla in Alaska

    Any updates to a Tesla service centre coming to Anchorage? Any updates on charging infrastructure - what fast chargers are available in ANC (like ChaDeMo)?
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    2017 Investor Roundtable:General Discussion

    In HK, it wasn't just "an incentive". Cars in HK cost over twice as much after taxes (in the higher end of the spectrum). From being totally exempt of FRT (the tax you pay the first time a car is registered), it's now only "a little cheaper". Tesla DID stock some, before the decision (they must...
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    Model X Crash Compilation

    Driving in Hong Kong vs Miami is quite a different culture. Hong Kong has just changed the FRT (First Registration Tax), so from now on, all EVs sold in HK are taxed heavily, as compared to no FRT tax at all until March 30th 2017. Sales will likely come to a halt, like it did in Denmark (similar...
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    GPS problem - my car is alledgedly off the coast of West Africa :)

    Off the coast of Africa - judging from the map it seems like the GPS has a position of 0 degrees lat, 0 degrees long: Google Maps This is where 0 / 0 degrees is - the greenwich meridian meets equator. GPS antenna problem seems plausible. Could be as simple as a plug not being properly connected.
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    Hong Kong Tesla Model S Charging Standard

    They can remove the end of your ChaDeMo that is connected to the charging station cable - but they can't unplug it from your car - until you unlock it. They would need your phone, or your fob. So remember to NOT forget your key fob in the car (and don't keep any spare fobs). Handles won't stay...
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    Hong Kong CLP (ABB) triple-standard combo charger tested (Jan 2016)

    Update: These CLP chargers have had firmware updates, so they maximum run for 40 minutes. This goes for all three standards - CCS, ChaDeMo as well as AC. If you want to charge more, you don't have to unplug. Simply stop it (or wait for it to stop after 40 minutes), then click start again. I...
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    Hong Kong Tesla Model S Charging Standard

    I suggest you have a look at this test I did on the CLP triple-standard charging station (AC-ChaDeMo-CCS) - it's over a year ago now (time flies), but still relevant: Hong Kong CLP (ABB) triple-standard combo charger tested (Jan 2016)
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    Hong Kong Tesla Model S Charging Standard

    Agree with lx3h - it seems to work fine. The main issues are that some ChaDeMo stations have quite complicated menus, and some plugs need you to close a certain latch. As for the menu, if you are not very careful to select it the right way, charging won't start. On the plug-and-play scale, many...
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    Model S Wagon?

    So that means NOT an entirely new Tesla, but a mod. That could possibly be an acceptable solution until (if ever) Tesla decides to make an estate. No matter how much some people hates estates (wagons, whatever), they can't ignore that other people DO want them. If we want EVs to take over from...
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    Model S Wagon?

    I AM talking about a retrofit. If at all possible. Either by Tesla themselves, or third party. Order a new hatch, in a different shape - with the same color as the car. An optimum solution would be a real station wagon, but in lack of better, such a hatch would be the next best thing. Shooting...
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    Model S Wagon?

    I must admit I don't know what the recent Vette looks like. But yes, something like that BUT not "bolt on top" but rather "replace". Take away the rear hatch and replace it with one that would make it into a station wagon.
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    Model S Wagon?

    Tesla Model S as station wagon: Could the rear hatch be removed and a custom one made - which has the shape to make the car into a station wagon? Lights, license plate and some sensors - what else is in the hatch? As in third party offering (of course, most likely no warranty from Tesla then...
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    Tesla HK history - summary of essential events

    OK, here is a little history lesson, with certain highlights from the last years: I put my own deposit down in December 2012, but eventually had to wait 21 months for my (non-signature) Model S right hand drive delivery on September 23rd, 2014. Tesla has their own calendar which doesn't always...
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    Introductions (Hong Kong)

    In charged.hk we are working with government on issues like charging infrastructure, FRT EV exemption and more. Feel free to join - memberships start at "free" (associate), while normal memberships are 200 HKD / year. We are totally non-profit, charitable status, just a bunch of us trying to...
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    Passenger side camera - see curb and hidden obstacles

    Hi Vanessa, See this thread: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/the-1st-8-cameras-dash-cam-dvr-installed-on-a-tesla.41744 Price is around 12k HKD at the moment for a standard install. Mind you, "standard" in this sense is quite comprehensive. If you have special demands, price might very...
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    Wiki Hong Kong FAQ/Index/Glossary

    UPDATE: You can now go directly to this page by bookmarking/typing tinyurl . com / wikitesla (remove the spaces) Unfortunately, the address of this page was changed, and I cannot edit the jump from tinyurl - so the link to use is the one in THIS post, "wikitesla" after tinyurl ...
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    Tesla Model S: My first 3 days as owner - and my TMC post #1000

    I went from 230 Wh/km to 222 Wh/km Over those almost two years now, and (only) 25,000 km, it has slowly been sinking towards now where it is at 216 Wh/km It is still almost 5 km on 1 kWh - on average. For a similar fossil fuel car, and similar driving style, it would have been about half a...
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    2017 FRT Renewal

    This is what the Danish politicians did: Selling a certain number of EVs per year in 2014 and 2015, the sales figures were increasing rapidly (with the introduction of the Model S especially). Then they figured, ok, it's taking off now, so if we introduce a tax on it, we will get such an...
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    2017 FRT Renewal

    Denmark has gone down that route, unfortunately. In 2015, about 2,800 Teslas were sold, while the first three months of 2016 - one 2 (two) Teslas were sold in Denmark. A handful of cheaper EVs were sold, since the Danish FRT is much more progressive than the HK equivalent. This is how the...
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    HK: Model X Deposit date - confirmation - Sequence # - expected delivery

    I really hope a good bunch of Model X can deliver to HK before the FRT exemption renewal. Just in case ... And since Tesla usually ships a bunch to be delivered just before the end of a quarter, Another large batch should (hopefully) reach HK by the end of March - just in time for 1.4.2017.
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    Hong Kong CLP (ABB) triple-standard combo charger tested (Jan 2016)

    A further update: Like most ChaDeMo chargers (and possibly CCS also), there is often a limit in time or kWh, for each charge. On the CLP charger, I believe it stops after about 20-20 kWh charging. I also believe you have to unplug and plug back in, to restart it, but this is subject to further...
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    Jerk who interrupts others charging to get higher amps

    It's the same I heard. Still need to test it, though. As I posted above - it's possible to reset the neighbor car, when you click to open your own charge port. THAT could really be grounds for many misunderstandings ...
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    Jerk who interrupts others charging to get higher amps

    I don't supercharge often, maybe once every two or three months. A few days ago, I did. I noticed that when I pressed the button to open the charge port, the car next to me clicked, and the green lights came on. That car was actually done charging (the lights were steady, not flashing). The...
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    Tesla owners in HK starting Pleasure Vessel G1 study group

    HK Pleasure Vessel Grade 1 license study group: A few of us Model S owners in HK started a study group on Whatsapp, to prepare for the written and oral tests. If you are interested, please send me a PM or comment below. We will exchange information, study together. Meet up for either sailing...
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    Jerk who interrupts others charging to get higher amps

    This is the same app, the same charger - but swapped phones (iPhone 5 does the video taking, iPhone 5S measuring the charging)
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    Jerk who interrupts others charging to get higher amps

    It is new to me that pressing the button resets charging. I will try that on my own car next time I supercharge again (which is not often) Another way to see if a car is charging is using a smart phone: This is for an AC 22kW (3 phase) charger, and you can see the needle fluctuating...
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    Any stolen Teslas?

    Your brand new 90D could be sold as parts. What color is your car, I need a new hood :)
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    Any stolen Teslas?

    The fob was stolen. Car can drive. Car connects to Tesla via 3G (or 4G, or even WiFi, if available). But, if 3G/4G is blocked, antenna is removed, or the GSM signal is otherwise prevented from getting to and from the car - there is nothing Tesla can do to track the car. This car was offline for...
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    Any stolen Teslas?

    This is the car in question
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    Any stolen Teslas?

    First Tesla Model S stolen for good? (Denmark, Northern Europe) Tesla stjålet i Søndervig Some user in a local forum said he saw a car of that color being very shy against other owners, on a supercharger south of the stolen location, leaving only 5 minutes after arriving (but he didn't get the...
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    Wiki Mobile Charger Comparison

    Isn't there a 22kW option for the Tesla UMC, provided your car has dual chargers? It seems 11 kW is maximum: https://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/en_EU/installation_guide_umc_red_eu.pdf I wish we could have quad chargers in the Model S (and X and III and ...). That could give...
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    Tesla Supercharger status "IM Tesla" - Now arrived in Denmark (Norway next)

    You can see how many spots are open no matter where you are - but to update how many spots, you actually need to be close to that relevant supercharger station (hence, GPS is required to update it) At the moment it says "Testing data" where no reports are made yet. Is has just been launched...
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    Tesla Supercharger status "IM Tesla" - Now arrived in Denmark (Norway next)

    IM Tesla has just been launched for the Danish Superchargers. Norway is next! If you are in Denmark, or driving through Denmark, visit 1) tinyurl . com / sucdk 2) Register (get a user name) 3) Done The browser will remember you (in that particular browser), so you only need to log in once...
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    Hong Kong CLP (ABB) triple-standard combo charger tested (Jan 2016)

    Thank you for your feedback. In conclusion about charging infrastructure: I don't think we can say we just need one type of charging - a combination of all present types would be best: - 13A for long term parking (airport, private car park and so on) - 32A / 3 ~ for charging while you...
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    Tesla's biggest issue in HK

    Although proven not popular during testing in California last year, I think it would work quite well for Hong Kong. Of course, it depends on the price. But for many ICE car owners, that would be the single item they (might think they) need. Just like some people can't live without the...
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    HK: Model X Deposit date - confirmation - Sequence # - expected delivery

    Waidy, this is for RHD Model X, for HK delivery, right? Of course, USA deliveries will be before HK.
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    HK: Model X Deposit date - confirmation - Sequence # - expected delivery

    "Early 2016", remember Tesla has their own calendar. It's not only delayed from the Gregorian calendar, it's also non-linear. In the Gregorian calendar it's now "Early 2016". I hope Mark is right, that at least later this year we will see (RHD) Model X in Hong Kong.
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    Hong Kong CLP (ABB) triple-standard combo charger tested (Jan 2016)

    The three last videos: (due to maximum 3 videos in one post)
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    Hong Kong CLP (ABB) triple-standard combo charger tested (Jan 2016)

    The new Hong Kong CLP triple-combo EV charger test - January 2016 CLP is now installing a triple standard charger from ABB. Before, they were installing ChaDeMo/J1772 dual chargers, while the new one is an AC/ChaDeMo/CCS charger So while (AC) J1772, the American standard, is gone, (AC)...
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    Hong Kong First Registration Tax

    We are not just going to sit back and do nothing, while they cancel the FRT exemption entirely. That's why we have the discussion HERE (and elsewhere), to find the best way forward. Sure, if we find that the majority wants another extension - that's great! But there has been a lot of noise...
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    Hong Kong First Registration Tax

    Lerxt, To be realistic, we risk that the FRT exemption will be entirely abandoned in 2017. There are strong forces in government who are trying to cancel it entirely. This measure is meeting them and mitigating this risk - providing a fair solution. But I am posting it here, to encourage...
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    Hong Kong First Registration Tax

    It's important that we find a solution to agree upon - then fine tune it, and present it to the appropriate lawmakers - in due time before 2017. Having a pre-fabricated solution, even written in "law-speak", would make it easier for both opinions to accept it: 1) It's already written and...
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    Uber drivers and super chargers

    Another option is that Tesla Motors issue warnings to repeat offenders. They have all the data: It would be quite simple to have an algorithm filter out those who are abusing the system, and send them a warning first. Then a second warning. If they don't change their habits, it is even more...
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    2017 FRT Renewal

    I have just replied to the original FRT thread: Hong-Kong-First-Registration-Tax - post #116 What is really interesting about a gradual phase-out of the FRT exemption is not only to avoid a hard kill of all EV sales overnight, but also that it would actually be even more efficient to...
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    Hong Kong First Registration Tax

    As EVs are coming along faster in HK now, there will be more and more opposition to keep the FRT exemption as it is. As suggested earlier, an abrupt change from 0% to 100% FRT overnight would totally kill further progress. On the other hand, full exemption cannot be expected to continue...
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    Uber drivers and super chargers

    Status/face or not - it will be a very transparent display (literally) of behaviour. No more hiding or lying. Use the ressources the best way, until some day the infrastructure is built out so much that charging is a non-issue.
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    TMC Whatsapp group - for launch and general chitchat

    We have had the same issues in HK for our main "TMC Whatsapp group". I exported the entire chat to email, pulled it into a spreadsheet and sorted it. This showed who weren't active, or hadn't posted for a while. Those users were contacted directly and asked if they really wanted to stay in the...
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    Uber drivers and super chargers

    What is really annoying is when cars stay in supercharger spots, after they are done charging. I suggested this elsewhere already: Tesla Motors should put a display over each supercharging bay (on top of the charging stand). In simple red LED numbers, it should show "57%" or whatever the...
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    Can Hong Kong Become an All-Electric Transport City?

    It's sad how this is often made into a black and white "fossil free yes/no?" discussion. Entirely getting rid of all fossil fuel, to drive any vehicle, will not likely be in my lifetime. Probably not yours either. The quest is to reduce it as much as possible. As fast as possible. Not by a...

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