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    Tesla.com - "Transitioning to Tesla Vision"

    You know that feature where as you approach a wall while parking (like in a garage or at the side of a building or a Supercharger) and you get the on-screen measurement showing the distance between the car and the wall/object... Does that rely on the radar or is there another sensor used for...
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    Driver Experience Essay - Uber and Lyft with a Tesla Model 3

    Most riders are typically above a 4 - anything below a 4 will cause me to consider declining the ride (and negatively impacting my Acceptance Rate), especially if they're more than a couple minutes away. You can see tips in the ride history, and if you remember something about the ride then you...
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    Driver Experience Essay - Uber and Lyft with a Tesla Model 3

    I've had some nice / interesting / in-depth discussions with passengers. Maybe they appreciated the ability to converse with someone with - but if they did, not enough to tip for it. I guess in short my advice @BobDole is that if you're driving to show off the car, or get out of the house, or...
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    Driver Experience Essay - Uber and Lyft with a Tesla Model 3

    Glad you enjoyed it! Maybe I was naive about the frequency of tipping when I got into it, but I was certainly surprised by the rarity. I'm in the Princeton area.
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    Driver Experience Essay - Uber and Lyft with a Tesla Model 3

    I wrote the below throughout 2019 and the first few months of 2020. When the pandemic hit in March 2020 I stopped rideshare (both as a driver and rider) and am now considering whether to get back into it once I'm vaccinated. Hope you find the essay below interesting (or helpful if you're...
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    Supercharger - Joplin, MO - 5002 S Main St

    Thanks @bwalker5 and @MorrisonHiker Interesting history on this site... seems at one point there was hope of reviving a hotel of some sort here, but apparently over the years the renovation plan was abandoned. And those posts about the nails/screws... will avoid if I can.
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    Supercharger - Joplin, MO - 5002 S Main St

    May be traveling through Joplin area on an upcoming road trip and had to ask... what's the issue with the older/existing site that makes it creepy?
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    Model 3: Collision repair location and cost in central NJ

    I’ve used Coleman twice, the second time for pretty extensive repairs after a deer strike earlier this year. They were excellent both times and at least in my case did a great job of collaborating/negotiating with the insurance company to get everything covered so I paid nothing but my...
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    Charger at Princeton Service Station?

    The Princeton SC seems to be discouraging use at least (though I haven't talked to anyone there about it) as several times when I've exited that way after picking up Starbucks at Mercer Mall the end of the SC parking lot where the chargers are has been blocked by orange cones. Seems like maybe...
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    Volta Chargers in Nassau Park Shopping Center, Princeton NJ

    Charged today at the Best Buy-side... the one towards Five Below does not seem to be activated yet, but the one towards Best Buy gave out 32A / 7kw.
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    Volta Chargers in Nassau Park Shopping Center, Princeton NJ

    I had looked at PlugShare and didn't see them, and after seeing your post I looked more deeply into PlugShare and realized I didn't have the Volta network enabled for display. Yeah, I really hope that's the case. My concern was they're prime parking near a few stores and people might...
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    Volta Chargers in Nassau Park Shopping Center, Princeton NJ

    There are pairs of Volta chargers in two spots in Nassau Park - a set near Dick's Sporting Goods / Panera, and a set near Best Buy (if I recall correctly). I wasn't aware of Volta before I saw these, but they're an ad-supported free charging network that, per their website, started in Hawaii. I...
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    Supercharger - Springfield, MO

    Interesting to see the history of the development and opening of the site in this thread. I've charged there a couple times over the past week and once hit the full 150kw so it seems to be operating fine. Also wanted to mention the amenities and perks at this location: there is a Macadoodle's...
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    Supercharge account history "no charge" (not referral miles, paid other places)

    Thank you @user212_nr , much appreciated. Still curious why these specific ones are free (covered by the state) while others aren't, but at least it's good to know it wasn't an error or something.
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    Supercharge account history "no charge" (not referral miles, paid other places)

    Anyone know why this supercharging session appears as "no charge" in my account history? I don't recall specifically but I thought on the in-car nav it showed a cost-per-kwh when navigating there, and I thought during charging there was a $ tally running on the battery screen. As you can see...
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    GreenwichCT-South-No-Charge

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    Supercharger - Columbia, MO

    Yeah, good info and will impact my kid-management strategy rolling into this stop. Thank you!
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    Supercharger - Columbia, MO

    Appreciate the heads-up, @PLUS EV - was there anything open for restrooms etc? Will be coming through there soon with a kiddo.
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    Jersey Folks, Front plate or No?

    I cannot recommend this highly enough: https://www.1975creations.com/product-page/tesla-model-3-front-license-plate-bracket 5-minute install, great design (doesn't impair any sensors etc), actually has some protective value (if someone gets too close, they hit the bracket and not your car), way...
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    Attacked by a herd of deer in Princeton, NJ

    Got the car back yesterday, after nearly a month in the shop. Total repairs $8650, comprising (from what I can decode from the cryptic parts list) the mirror, windshield, front half of the glass roof, door, window, window motor, and some other smaller items that I'm not sure precisely what they...
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    Attacked by a herd of deer in Princeton, NJ

    Backseat, passenger side. Scared, but very polite. First thing out of her mouth (after a little shriek) was "are you OK?"
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    Attacked by a herd of deer in Princeton, NJ

    Yeah, here in my part of Central NJ it's mostly a mix of farmland and residential areas, and they were in this case running through people's yards. I'm planning to put another post up here once I have the final outcome on cost and parts from the body shop - repairs haven't begun yet because: it...
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    Thanks @Nelson - interesting that your settings were kept and mine weren't, I figured maybe this was due to learning curve at this site (maybe they didn't know how to backup and restore settings?) but clearly they are capable of doing so since your retrofit was done before mine. Maybe they just...
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    Sorry, had meant to use the asterisk * as a follow-up to say: The amount of time it took was a bit of a surprise, considering I've seen others say they got the car back in only a few hours, dropping off in the morning and picking up just after lunch. Unclear if it's just a function of how the...
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    So I got my FSD upgrade done... they had the car for about 30 hours* - no loaner, but fairly generous Uber credits. It's basically like having a new car from a setup standpoint, all data is gone and I need to go through entry of driver profiles, radio stations, etc. Saw traffic cones and stop...
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    Attacked by a herd of deer in Princeton, NJ

    Thanks, makes me feel better. They literally had me surrounded!
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    Attacked by a herd of deer in Princeton, NJ

    Thanks, yeah, when I saw that herd coming across the road my first thought was “I have no good options.” In the better light today I saw a dent in the door so I’m betting my odyssey is just beginning.
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    Attacked by a herd of deer in Princeton, NJ

    It did! I was afraid he was gonna come through the window but luckily he rolled over.
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    Attacked by a herd of deer in Princeton, NJ

    Yeah, came right at me, even as all his deer-buddies went in front or behind. I was almost at a stop, which I still contend was the right thing to do, but makes it even more frustrating that I still got hit. But it doesn't seem to have damaged anything critical - going to the SC tomorrow and...
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    Attacked by a herd of deer in Princeton, NJ

    Had one of the oddest driving experiences I've ever had today. This afternoon, near the Princeton Junction train station, a large herd of deer ran across the road. Most ran in front of or behind my car, but unfortunately one plowed directly into the driver's side, taking out the mirror, and...
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    You beat me, I'm going in Tuesday and thought I was going to be the first at this location - do you know if you were the first retrofit. Congrats though @Nelson ... curious, did you drop off in the morning and they kept it all day plus overnight? Did they give you a loaner or Uber credits or what?
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    2018, November delivery. Bought FSD after-the-fact while discounted down to $2K, I think that was ~March while trying to mitigate a miss on quarterly earnings expectations. No clue what the process is, if VIN or how long you've been waiting since paying or other factors (or total opportunistic...
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    I'm in for service this morning, so thought I'd post while I wait. (Clipped a mirror pulling into my garage, because I did an odd dance with parking near the house while moving my wife's car which apparently confused the Tesla's geo-fence for auto-fold of mirrors, and months of ingrained "I...
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    Still blocked off with cones as of this morning. So much for the pre-Thanksgiving opening.
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    Rolled through today... Some more construction progress since I last looked a few weeks ago, but still no furniture/etc inside.
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    Was there an hour ago, and there were cars parked and people inside. No furniture etc yet, but at least there's some encouraging activity underway.
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    Why is Charging app a bit rudimentary

    @Kamban If you have an iOS device available, check out the "Stats" app. Felt crazy at first to spend $20 on an app but IMHO it's more than worth it. No experience with Android devices, sorry.
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    I was in Cherry Hill for service ~2 weeks ago and asked about the Lawrenceville (which everyone there seems to refer to as "Princeton") location opening. My service advisor was aware of the legal restriction on sales locations or "dealerships" that Tesla is allowed to operate in NJ, and wasn't...
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    Looks to be blocked from opening based on the 4-sites-only legislation from 2015 still being in place: Tesla renews lobbying efforts to open more retail stores in New Jersey
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    Store/Service/Delivery Center - Central Jersey - Lawrenceville NJ

    Rolled through Mercer Mall today, no significant progress since ~September visible from the exterior of the building.
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    Front license plate holders?

    Installed my Bandit on Friday - absolutely love it so far. Excellent from end to end, including even the shipping materials and instructions. Incredibly easy and intuitive install (aided by design to make it so simple). Highly recommended.
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    The Bandit vs Slipstream Bracket

    Installed my Bandit on Friday - absolutely love it so far. Excellent from end to end, including even the shipping materials and instructions. Incredibly easy and intuitive install (aided by design to make it so simple). Highly recommended.
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    The Bandit - Tesla Model 3 Front License Plate Holder

    Installed my Bandit on Friday - absolutely love it so far. Excellent from end to end, including even the shipping materials and instructions. Incredibly easy and intuitive install (aided by design to make it so simple). Highly recommended.
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    Tesla Referral Program

    Hello - new to the community. Took delivery of an M3 LR AWD a couple weeks ago, ordered Oct 15 and didn't bother entering a referral code at the time as I was ordering hurriedly at the time while traveling. Now seems per Tesla updates Referral Program, all Model 3 eligible for free Supercharging...
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    Bethany, MO Supercharger

    Sorry I couldn't get pictures as I was passing through quickly, but glad that others could! Seems unlikely to me they'd have space for many more stalls but it would be great if they they could somehow do more than the 6 they've got in.
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    Bethany, MO Supercharger

    Was in Bethany yesterday and there's some indication of progress. Six stalls and related signage are installed on the side of the Kum&Go, but still fenced off so not accessible/activated yet. Not clear from a drive-by if the underlying electrical is done so I don't know if it's almost ready, or...

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