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Anyone else cancelling a Tesla 3 order - 2 year free charging!

Is that all it's worth? 2,000 miles vs 2 years? Seems like it would be more than that. Figure I drive 10,000 miles a year- that's only $80?
If you ONLY recharged at a supercharger then it might be worth it, but the catch is that when you supercharge too much I believe the car will reduce the volts/amps allowed to come thru a supercharger at some point in order to prevent premature battery degradation, defeating the purpose of the fast supercharger.

And now you’re stuck going to the supercharger to ‘fill up’ just like those barbaric ICE drivers who have to go to the gas station. . .
 
While free and or unlimited supercharging is a great perk, if it drives you to NOT benefit from the amazing convenience of charging from the comfort of your home, you are not fully appreciating a key aspect of EV ownership. Especially when you consider the expensive overage fees when you leave your Tesla past a full (or near full) charge... So that you have to babysit your car's charging...
 
While free and or unlimited supercharging is a great perk, if it drives you to NOT benefit from the amazing convenience of charging from the comfort of your home, you are not fully appreciating a key aspect of EV ownership. Especially when you consider the expensive overage fees when you leave your Tesla past a full (or near full) charge... So that you have to babysit your car's charging...

I would charge at home and use SC on the road trips.
 
If you ONLY recharged at a supercharger then it might be worth it, but the catch is that when you supercharge too much I believe the car will reduce the volts/amps allowed to come thru a supercharger at some point in order to prevent premature battery degradation, defeating the purpose of the fast supercharger.


Ummm, that's not true at all. Supercharging too much does not reduce the volts/amps allowed to charge. This is however done based on how much power the battery has.
 
Tesla allows discounts and offers 2 years of free Supercharging for end-of-the-quarter push - Electrek

The other good thing is that Tesla is allowing discounts:

Sources familiar with the matter told Electrek that Tesla has authorized its sales staff to offer two years of free Supercharging for new Model 3 orders that get delivered by the end of the month, which coincides with the end of the quarter.

Furthermore, they are also authorizing sales staff to waive the fees of up to two features to match orders with inventory vehicles, which can result in important discounts.

The features are limited to paint colors, interior, and wheels.

For example, you could be ordering a Model 3 Standard Plus in white with 18-inch wheels for $38,990 and if Tesla happens to have the same Model 3 in red with 19-inch wheels, Tesla’s sales staff can approve the sale of the vehicle for the same price.

That would result in a $3,500 discount over the price of a Model 3 Standard Plus in red with 19-inch wheels.

Tesla salespeople can comp up to two deviations on those inventory vehicles as long as the customers take delivery by the end of the month.
 
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Have a 3 on order for the last 2 weeks - no VIN # yet and today they announced buy one now take delivery by oct 1 and you get 2 years free charging. Talked to my Tesla rep who said I need to cancel my order and place a new one. Seems worth the wait.

Your OA should be able to add the supercharging on right now. We were able to do so on our X order, post delivery (within the 7 day return period) as Tesla added FUSC to X orders after we took delivery.

But the ability to discount features is very enticing - I’d be all about that and cancelling for that reason alone.
 

TMThree

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Ummm, that's not true at all. Supercharging too much does not reduce the volts/amps allowed to charge. This is however done based on how much power the battery has.

It is true for model S. The 3 has a different battery than S, but that doesn't change that Supercharging is not good for the battery. It's the harshest way to charge your car. Given that most people supercharge during the day, supercharging in the heat is even worse. And if you charge anywhere near 90% in the heat, that's the absolute harshest treatment other than doing that and parking the vehicle at the high SoC.

Is it going to kill your battery? No, nothing will kill it right away. It's cumulative, and the result of which would be degradation later in life. Most people don't care if the car has 87% vs 92% capacity 10 years down the road since it's ~15 miles of range lost.

Lets say you use SC a lot and you recharge your car with 10,000 miles worth of supercharging. Lets assume you get 250 Wh per mile, so that's 2500 kwh saved. US avg for power is about 12 cents per kwh = $300 in savings compared to 5% capacity loss (could be less, but could also be significantly more than this) on the battery.

The question is, how long will you keep your car, and is saving $300 worth losing 5% of your range?

You can also think about it this way, that's $300 saved over 2 years = $12.50 per month.
 

Schroeder0202

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Not only free charging for 2 year but I talked to my friend who is an advisor and stated he also has the auth
to give free wheel upgrades(19s)/color upgrades and interior upgrades (prem white) all at no charge. And yes he can give away 2 of 3 with no issues. If anyone wants to take advantage of this send me a PM and I will put you in direct contact with him.
This must be from an in stock unit and take delivery by end of this month.

Also noted if you are going to return a car within your time frame you cannot order the same trim.
Meaning if you have a std plus you cannot return and repurchase another std plus. It would have to be awd model or performance.
This is in effect for 12 months after return.
 
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People get hung up on the free supercharging but would you rather constantly have to go spend an hour near the supercharger or just let the car charge while you are home?
Half an hour north and south of me I have grocery stores with superchargers, which is at least a regular errand I could do but even at that my time is worth enough I just go to the grocery store 10minutes away with no chargers.

Home charging is a favorite benefit of EV ownership, why wreck that with public charger reliance?
 

RoBoRaT

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Is that all it's worth? 2,000 miles vs 2 years? Seems like it would be more than that. Figure I drive 15,000 to 20,000 miles a year-I'd SC maybe10,000 of those- so 20,000 miles of SC - that's only $80?

....Lets say you use SC a lot and you recharge your car with 10,000 miles worth of supercharging. Lets assume you get 250 Wh per mile, so that's 2500 kwh saved. US avg for power is about 12 cents per kwh = $300 in savings compared to 5% capacity loss (could be less, but could also be significantly more than this) on the battery.
The question is, how long will you keep your car, and is saving $300 worth losing 5% of your range?
You can also think about it this way, that's $300 saved over 2 years = $12.50 per month.

Since the OP SuperCharge 10,000 out of 20,000 miles per year, then really, he would be paying (according to Tesla/kWh is $0.28) about $700 per year. These 10K miles are for his trip to the cabin he manages, and must recharged away from home rate.

Looks like he does not have a choice but SC those 10K miles.
So if OP must SC anyway, I say take the 2 year free SC.
 

Schroeder0202

2019 Stealth/White/Black/20 inch Tsportline
May 8, 2019
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People get hung up on the free supercharging but would you rather constantly have to go spend an hour near the supercharger or just let the car charge while you are home?
Half an hour north and south of me I have grocery stores with superchargers, which is at least a regular errand I could do but even at that my time is worth enough I just go to the grocery store 10minutes away with no chargers.

Home charging is a favorite benefit of EV ownership, why wreck that with public charger reliance?

Because its faster and saves your electric bill.
 

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