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AWD to be about 6500 cdn plus tax

Discussion in 'Canada' started by hingisfan, May 20, 2018.

  1. hingisfan

    hingisfan hingisfan_Mark_V

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    Elon tweeted 5k usd so with exchange that puts it at about 6500 cdn. Same range, and a nice performance bump, assuming real world 0 to 60 is faster than quoted, as it usually is.

    Not worth the cost for the budget conscious buyer IMHO, but those that want it should be able to get it soon.
     
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  2. Lon12

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    When I select "Start Designing" now I am taken to a page that doesn't show anything to select. So I guess it still isn't the end of the week or "tonight" for us.:(
     
  3. FrozenCanuck

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    Same here - I get a basic text screen telling me that the car is being prioritized to US and employees (same as what happened with RWD). Maybe this isn't coming to Canada as fast as we hoped?
     
  4. ebatmobile

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    As of July 1st, basically nothing will be coming to Canada. The only reason we are getting cars is because Tesla wants to hit its 200,000th car on or as close to July 1st as possible. This triggers a US Federal tax credit going away 6 months after that. They are very close to that 200k car which is why we have seen so many cars in Canada.

    Once they hit the 200k in the US, they will be devoting every car to the US to take advantage of the tax credit or at least the vast majority.
     
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  5. ZooSean

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    By the time AWD hit Canada, rebate is gone. Total damage will be 20K for that damn small motor at front.. Not worth it...
     
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    Yeah - pretty glad I didn’t wait. I just hope the RWD is as good in the snow as folks have attested.
     
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  7. hingisfan

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    It is!
     
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  8. TytanX

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    Did I get it right that the performance is $30,000 CAD ($24,000US) more than awd? 1 second isnt worth that much too me.
     
  9. Canuck

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    #9 Canuck, May 20, 2018
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    If it's like the S, it's no different than any other car with RWD. Being electric doesn't make it any different at least in my experience after 4 winters. With good winter tires, I still need chains to get up the driveway at my cabin. With AWD no chains are needed. I also wonder if FSD needs redundant motors especially given Elon's recent comment about having a spare if one breaks. That sounded odd to me since why mention failures unless there's a reason. I wonder if the regulators are demanding redundancy there too?

    Still, I'm really looking forward to my RWD 3. Hurry and build it Tesla. It's getting out-of-date just waiting for it! ;)
     
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  10. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    FSD would not need redundant motors. FSD would only redundancy related to its replacement of a human driver.

    He mentioned it just because it provides _additional_ safety.
     
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  11. Canuck

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    #11 Canuck, May 20, 2018
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    That's clearly not true. Redundancy is required for FSD. It's not required for humans. If our heart fails, it's all over. Cars must have redundant computer hardware, at least according to Musk. No redundant heart inside of me or any other human.

    Here's a quote directly from Elon Musk on this issue about the regulators wanting "redundant motors". It's likely still part of the ongoing negotiations but his words today regarding the failure of one motor and it keeps going certainly sounds like a FSD issue to me. From Elon Musk back in October of 2015:

    What I can't figure out is an ICE can't have redundant motors, but maybe they are more confident in ICE motors than EVs? Or is he referring to steering motors, braking motors, or other motors? That doesn't seem to make sense though.

    I also find it hard to believe that he's promoting: "oh good, if one of my motors fails I can keep driving so it's safer."
     
  12. Osteolog

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    He made similar comments years ago when they introduced the dual motor Model S, nothing new here.
     
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  13. Nixx

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    I feel by nothing you mean any new orders... then yes.
    I haven’t finished my order, but they aren’t going to take away my invite. They filled probably 80% if reservations in Ontario, and that’s a lot of the Canadians that ordered

    Anyone placing a reservation now will likely be waiting until 2H2019
     
  14. ZooSean

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    I bet you if you put an order in now, you won’t see your car by Sept.
     
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    Considering they have the bulk of 450000 orders to fill, that’s a good bet.
     

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