My hopes of charging here on our Christmas visit back home are fading. Looks like another year of hauling it all the way over to Athens. I’m glad they are building this but Huntsville is a tech heavy city, Tesla could sell a LOT of cars here if there was a service center and superchargers for...
Plasti-Dip is quick and easy. If you don't like it, you peel it off and try again and you can go to lowes for all the stuff and do it today. I plasti-dipped my rear emblems on car, and removed the T on the hood and did it off car. By far, I'd recommend doing it on car and masking off well.
I got my Gemini rims powder coated. I then installed Wheel Bands in an attempt to keep from getting curb rash. However, due to the lip on the wheels, I don't think the wheel bands will do any good at all. Any suggestions for a rim protector kit that will work with the lip of the gemini wheels?
There is no way this would be possible in my AP1 car. I’d suggest taking your car in.
Just to be clear, you do know it’s looking for a torque bias right? Are you balancing out the torque of one hand with the other, just exactly perfectly?
I used to wait until the nag then slightly turn the wheel. After the last update, I discovered that is just as relaxing and comfortable to lightly hold the wheel. I drove 100 miles on AP today and didn’t get a single nag while very lightly resting my hand on the wheel at 5o’clock.
I like it...
CR said it hit Tesla's spec of 133 ft on the first try in two different vehicles. Subsequent tests on both vehicles showed significantly worse results. The 152 was the average.
Brakes need to work well more than once. The guy who burned his Model 3 brakes out in 1 lap at Laguna Seca may have...
How fast were you driving when it died?
Lithium battery capacity is very difficult to judge when the state of charge is low. The voltage starts to drop off a cliff at the end and the lowest bank of cells determines where the cutoff is. Additionally, the discharge rate of the cells determines...
No it's not. There are multiple sensors on the accelerator that are completely independent of autopark. If those sensors don't agree then the accelerator is not "pressed" according to the computer.
The car was going too fast. At 45mph and above AP in it's current form can't detect stopped objects.
TACC works great when you have flowing traffic, but go from 60mph to a dead stopped object and it won't see it.
This is the quote from the last earning call from Elon:
This sounds to me like the Model 3 is NCA.
Despite the rabid assertions of a poster in this thread, we do not know the exact chemistry or performance of the Model 3 2170's yet.
I respectfully disagree. Just because you are buying a mid-level luxury car doesn't mean you don't take into account the cost of ownership. I do, and many of my friends do and we have S's and X's.
Also don't discount the "I want a Tesla" factor. When I bought my S, I had been shopping for and...
I think you could be close.
However, the assumption of the similar torque curve is probably off enough to make a meaningful impact. The permanent magnets really change the equations here.
Additionally, I don't think that using 370kW as the maximum output power is valid since the "P" model of...
I wrote a long rebuttal to this, but it was quite snippy. So I’ll just say this.
You have a fundamental misunderstanding of how chemistry affects the C rate of the cell. This is likely due to the fact that you also have a fundamental misunderstanding of how C works. You possibly don’t...
Who cares about the number of cells?
The physical number of cells playes no role in maximum discharge capability. Cathode size can be much larger in physically larger cells allowing for lower IR numbers.
You act and state as fact that a single cell has a fixed output no matter it’s size, that...
75kWh is not a "power level", and a 75kWh battery is not a 75kWh battery. kWh is an energy measure and has very little to do with the power output capability of the pack. The Watt is a measure of power, not the Watt hour. Tesla talked about the tradeoff's in the last conference call. It's easy...
As a LEAF driver as well, I can firmly say that you are doing it wrong. Don't take the LEAF downtown. Nobody bought a LEAF believing it was a general purpose car. It's a short commute, get around town, 2nd car only. Trying to make the car do things it wasn't designed to do is not the fault of...
Here is where I see profitability coming from in Q3 and Q4. It also explains Elon's short squeeze.
Tesla knows that the end of the $7500 federal tax credit will help it sell high-spec cars. So as soon as they get up to 5k/week they will introduce AWD (possibly P) but NOT the base battery. This...
Still weird that Elon was tweeting about the stock price before he was about to buy 33k shares.
Perhaps it was an effort to dissuade insider trading accusations in that he tried to pump the stock price before he bought just to look "clean".