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  1. Whisky

    Low ceiling sensor briefly doesn't detect low ceiling

    My underground parking has some big pipes running above. I've been parking here for two years and haven't had an issue. A few days ago, it seems the 'low ceiling' sensor didn't work and the FWDs opened in their full glory, thus hitting one of the pipes. It's a small dent, not a huge deal, but...
  2. Whisky

    Model 3 Canada - Confirmed Orders Only thread

    Can you explain the reasoning? Do you think the crash will cause people to cancel their orders, because they've lost money? My initial thought is short term losses won't affect a market like Canada. Might be a different story in China where it's been physically more difficult to purchase a car...
  3. Whisky

    User experience with mode 3 that stay in the garage during winter?

    The bad news; my garage rarely gets too cold, (rarely under 16 degrees) and I still face a cold battery pack if I don’t prep the battery before driving by charging it. If you drive regularly, the scheduled end time makes this way way way more painless today than it was years ago. The good...
  4. Whisky

    Underground Overnight Parking

    I have between one to two LTE bars. That's enough to get a download when tethering. Sometimes I hit 3G, and that's definitely not enough. Otherwise, yeah, I just tether whenever I'm at a restaurant or go to the mall. I do often have an issue (I have a MX, so this might work differently in a TM3)...
  5. Whisky

    I'm an idiot...advice needed!

    Don't worry about range with an SR+. I have a X75D that basically has the same range as a SR+, but charges slower. If you take long road trips, it'll cost you a little extra time, but it'll be fine. Having chargers next door, but not in your condo, is unfortunate but liveable. Re: 96 month...
  6. Whisky

    Condo in GTA - Charger experience

    I have one at my condo (Toronto), and I’ve spoken to other people that have gone through the process. 1. Be prepared for it to take six month to a year for installation to be approved, and another two months to six months for installation 2. Be prepared to pay anywhere between $600 (unlike)...
  7. Whisky

    Are Canadians still getting Model 3s right now?

    So sounds like you do have 'Autopilot' included in the price, but not full-self driving. Assuming you did not pay an extra $4000 for autopilot, this looks like they delivered the car they promised.
  8. Whisky

    So many mixed answers - Electrical requirements for installation

    Whether it's a 48A or 24A charge, we all wake-up with a car that's 90% charged (or 80%, or whatever you set it at). Even driving 300km/day in my MX, that's 12 hours of charging (closer to 9 hours, my guess, with a TM3). A person with lower amperage might start charging sooner in the evening, or...
  9. Whisky

    So many mixed answers - Electrical requirements for installation

    I'll just add another 24A service to the car is more than enough. At my condo building, that's all we could install, and it's fine. If there's ever a time that I arrive near empty and need to go out in a few hours, there's always supercharging. In my MX75D that gives me about 5% of charge per...
  10. Whisky

    Awesome iOS App called Stats

    You have an engaged developer. You can pay for the app.
  11. Whisky

    Shorter range MX and MS not appearing on Canada's website

    While the US has an $8K discount for shorter range vehicles (the software locked 100D batteries), there's no such option in Canada. Anyone hear about the reason why?
  12. Whisky

    Awesome iOS App called Stats

    Sorry to hear it was tough, but thank you! I’ll be using this feature often, especially in the winter time. It’s a huge convenience!
  13. Whisky

    Awesome iOS App called Stats

    Possible to get Siri commands for battery charging, like “Hey Siri, charge car to 90%” similar to what you have with HVAC? That be terrific for days when I want to preheat the battery!
  14. Whisky

    Awesome iOS App called Stats

    Yes, this would be terrific. I manually do this in the winter time, but my charger is only 30A so I’m charging to 80%, and then topping of to 90% an hour before I leave. So if we can play with the timing? That be great. And yes, in extreme cold weather, 10% is a good gauge for me and still with...
  15. Whisky

    Super charging at -10F

    When doing a road trip, it's better to charge the night before when coming into your destination, or finding a destination with a charger. Those speeds are normal, and it might take a while before they improve. Fastest way to heat up your battery is driving, accelerating, etc.. do everything...
  16. Whisky

    Awesome iOS App called Stats

    Ads work great for high volume games and other apps. If you want apps that serve a boutique audience, pay for the apps.
  17. Whisky

    Awesome iOS App called Stats

    I love that the icon can be changed. Nicely done!
  18. Whisky

    Low Range

  19. Whisky

    Stay in car or Eat/shop while supercharging?

    This thread was about people chatting at superchargers. o_O
  20. Whisky

    Snow driving, Model 3 RWD with snow tire handles better than RX350 with snow tires.

    Yeah, I don't know what's up with that. I swear in my MX the seat position varies slightly from time to time, and sometimes it's just way off from where it was originally set. I keep having to make adjustments.
  21. Whisky

    MX 100D Trip from NJ to Florida in winter

    I can't stress enough how that entire "shuts off at 17%" thing has happened, but it's as rare as "I drove the car, and I got a flat tire!" I have no stats to back it up, but considering how often we hear about worst case scenario stories, the chance the car runs out on a charge that high is...
  22. Whisky

    Finding super chargers in canada

    abetterouteplanner is great for planning. There's a 'superchargers' app on iOS and possibly Android.
  23. Whisky

    Bitter cold and snow in GTA vs my Model 3 (LR, RWD)

    The first winter is the toughest. You can do it without an ICE car, but driving an EV does mean some pre-planning. 120V won't cut it in the winter on days this cold. Not sure on the TM3, but the X and S both will take in more power just heating up the battery over a regular plug than you can use...
  24. Whisky

    MX 100D Trip from NJ to Florida in winter

    If the road conditions are dry, over the course of this long of a trip your consumption will be closer to your summer driving. It’s the cold car in the morning that especially gets you in the winter, along with wet and/or snowy conditions and winds. I’d plan out a few places to eat in advance...
  25. Whisky

    What happens to my Tesla 3 if I leave it in the garage unplugged for 7 months?

    You don’t want this. Shorter charging cycles are better. I know Elon once said that “70 to 30” is best but that was for someone that literally drove 40% of their battery daily. I asked a few battery experts and the answer is the same, keep it to short top-ups.
  26. Whisky

    Cold Climate with short Commute

    This all makes sense, and the only conclusion for cold-weather driving (in my mind) that makes sense is to charge the car in the morning before you drive, and interrupt the charging as you leave. I don't know if that's one our or two hours or however long your car typically charges, but that's...
  27. Whisky

    Toronto to Blue Mountain and Back on Sunday

    AP isn't recommended on streets with lights and stops signs, only on highways, so Tesla reduces the speed in which it'll work in. The car won't change lanes in none-highway routes. You can, though, use the accelerator to drive faster and the car will still steer with just a warning message.
  28. Whisky

    A Better Routeplanner - for Model X Too

    I did the same, sometimes picking up hotels with destination chargers. It worked great. Even got a destination charger that was broken, but there was a supercharger a few miles away with a place for dinner, so it wasn't an inconvenience. Our trip was more like 300 miles each day, but have...
  29. Whisky


    Just keep in mind, that a car with a cold battery can have its initial range cut in half when driving short distances. This is especially true when regenerative breaking is limited. Cold batteries need time to heat-up, whether that’s 30 minutes or an hour depends on how cold the battery is, and...
  30. Whisky


    Most apps use the ‘last 30 miles’ as the estimated range. If you did a few short trips in the last 30 miles, that be your range, assuming you did another bunch of short trips. If your last 30 miles were on the highway, I’d be worried. 43F is cold. Pre-heat your car by charging it up to 80%...
  31. Whisky

    Toronto to Blue Mountain and Back on Sunday

    Sorry my fault, I misread. You should be fine doing that entire trip, you won't lose that much charge with the same-dray return and it'll be real obvious if you do need a charge at Barrie within the first part of your trip, but you probably won't.
  32. Whisky

    Toronto to Blue Mountain and Back on Sunday

    No real difference between the two superchargers, but if you're going to Blue Mountain, the Bayfield one will be right on your way so probably your best stop. I've been to both a few times. Bayfield has plenty of terrible fast-food options nearby. The other one is bigger, but it's a long walk in...
  33. Whisky

    Battery Capacity / Consumption Question

    Heating runs as-needed during charging and driving. If you have limited regenerative braking, your battery heater is almost certainly running. I do it manually, but I don't drive on a regular schedule. If your charging is predictable, you can set it up to run at 6am and charge through until...
  34. Whisky

    Battery Capacity / Consumption Question

    I think you’re still missing the point we’re trying to make: The Tesla Model X and S (not the 3) have a heater under the car specifically for the battery. When you start the battery cold, energy is to heat the battery, in addition to the interior. This is why it was suggested you charge the car...
  35. Whisky

    Battery Capacity / Consumption Question

    Well look, either you have it all figured out and Tesla sold you a 66kWh battery or there’s an energy consumption not being taken into account by the metering you’re basing this assumption on. Pretty much every long time Tesla driver here has told you short trips aren’t indicative, and one of...
  36. Whisky

    Battery Capacity / Consumption Question

    The trip computer doesn't include other consumption beyond the energy used to drive the car. If you're taking a cold battery out, for example, energy is used to heat the battery up to optimum level. If you're using a lot of heating, the same is true. Kind of like if you drive a gas car, your car...
  37. Whisky

    Charing strategies for an infrequent driver that drives lots of miles

    Thanks for participating in this and offering some terrific feedback! I do wonder if part of the magic behind Telsa’s BMS is the management of voltage across battery blocks so that when one charges to 80%, not every cell is at 80% (that’s most certainly true anyway), but rather some get...
  38. Whisky

    Charing strategies for an infrequent driver that drives lots of miles

    I like yeah and all but I think the concept of “largely academic” is escaping your notice. Literally the first paragraph stated doesn’t actually matter for the duration of my planned car ownership. No need to keep stressing the point that the discussion was founded around and acknowledged.
  39. Whisky

    Planning trip with abetterrouteplanner.com

    I’m just going to add some more math to this. 289 miles rated, but you’re only going 190 miles. You’ve already lowered yourself down to 250 miles EPA rated by charging to 87%. Add to that you want to arrive with a 10% margin (I think that’s what the car defaults at, but you don’t need to choose...
  40. Whisky

    Charing strategies for an infrequent driver that drives lots of miles

    * I'll preface this with stating my understanding that this is a largely academic discussion, and that no matter what charging strategy employed, battery degradation won't matter overly much across the 5 or so years I plan to own this car. I also have a MX75D but there are more people in the MS...
  41. Whisky

    Planning trip with abetterrouteplanner.com

    I've done a similar business trip that's about 300 miles long and with a return the same day. This, unfortunately, sucks in a Tesla especially if you can't charge the car to full at your destination. In my case, I have a choice of either parking the car at a Level 2 charger and taking a cab to...
  42. Whisky

    Model S for 6hr journeys with young family?

    I traveled about 3000 miles in a MX75D with twin toddlers. It was just fine! The supercharger stops almost always went long because of the kids, and not because we needed to stick around longer. MS75D has even better range, so great perks there. One of the reasons we went with the smaller...
  43. Whisky

    Regenerative braking will be limited?

    How do you know it's from SoC and not from the battery heating up from driving the car?
  44. Whisky

    Regenerative braking will be limited?

    Been doing some research on this... how do you know this? I've been having trouble finding a source
  45. Whisky

    NoA Navigate on Autopilot not available due to outdated maps

    Thanks, I seem to be having this problem. I don’t have regular nightly wifi available, but I do hotspot to get updates, and the map hasn’t been updated. I’ve also borrowed wifi from family members when coming over, and still nothing.
  46. Whisky


    Yeah that’s true! You’ll be fine
  47. Whisky

    Navigate on autopilot not in Canada? 2018.42

    I didn't get it until 49.12.1 on my MX, but also it says it needs to update the map for it to be enabled, but it's showing no progress in downloading the map... realizing there's no progress bar, but because of how my car is parked, I'm tethering my car to the ipad and haven't seen that huge...
  48. Whisky


    Scroll down to the chart. 17km/h is achievable with a wall-plug. PlughShare is generally pretty great by identifying how many kW are available at the charger. The highest you'll see is 11kW, because that's the most your car is capable of doing. If there are two or more destination chargers...
  49. Whisky


    Do you have places to charge? PlugShare is a great resources with some gems

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