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Euro-spec vs USA Roadster differences

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by TEG, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. TEG

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    #1 TEG, Aug 13, 2009
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    The two white fan stickers visible under the license plate suggest it is a 2010 model, possibly even the sport.
    (Apparently the 2010 PEM now uses an external big fan similar to the one used to cool the motor).

    Also those red reflectors down low are new as well. Perhaps this is one of the first proper Euro-spec models?
     
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    The wide rear plate alone means it's 2010 euro spec.
     
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    Doesn't the D in the lower left of the plate indicate "Deutschland" (German) registration as apposed to the GB (Great Britain / UK) we had seen on earlier VPs?
     
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    Have we started a list of differences? RHD, Plug?(maybe later), Rear lower panel for plate, turn signals...
     
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    Yeah, the VPs with GB plates didn't even have a bumper cutout wide enough to support a wide plate...
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    #6 TEG, Aug 13, 2009
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    USA-Spec:
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    Euro-Spec:
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    • Wider cutout in the bumper to support the wider European license plate.
    • Extra red reflectors down low on the diffuser.
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    Doesn't the sport have an additional badge below the TESLA lettering on the back? (except James' that is)
     
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    Yes! They've done what I would do and used a stick-on small front plate.

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    They are illegal in the UK :biggrin:
     
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    Correct.

    But is this a VP or RWE's car?


    Also, is this the first time we have seen a Tesla charging lead with the new RWE/Mennekes Euro-standard connector? With 63A on tap, maybe that explains the size of the cable. I wonder if the car can draw all of it?
     
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    The one (AU58 JDX) plugged into the RWE charger seems to be the US spec VP.

    The Euro-spec (EV9001) with the wide plate seems to be parked at a RWE location based on the RWE logo on the column in the left upper part of the picture. (Or maybe it is just RWE paperwork to go along with those IEC connectors mounted there)?
     
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    But this is a UK license plate, isnt't it ?
     
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    Tesla isnt that exactly on this things ;-)
    When I was in Monaco in April 2008, the black VP12 was equipped with ONE licence plate, which looked like printed on an inkjet printer the night before, and stuck behind the rear window, fixed with some tesa film.

    The european front licence plate holder does not look that "nice", not to say its an ugly thing. Because the european plate is much wider than the US one, it looks even more not so beautiful as on the US cars.
    At this electric blue VP, they have done the same, but made it a smaller size and glued it there. Its illegal, and its illegal that it is a smaller size. They argue that it is allowed on rallye cars, which may be true, but I think this is only during rallyes, and I could not find it written that it is allowed to be smaller.
    But it fits much better.
    And it will pass through on that demonstration car, because which police officer in continental europe will know which special procedures and things might be allowed in the UK on UK cars? Especially when the driver points out the "electric car" feature. (or the police officer has seen the TV story on this 3000+ HP street legal red dragster car - then he knows that with the funny brits everything could be possible :wink:
     
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    Yes.

    It looks like a stick on vinyl one. I doubt it is a printout - you can buy these things from the plate makers, but they are only supposed to be used at shows and not on the road.

    I've seen them on Elises and other sports cars too. It's the sort of thing the police will pull you over for if they are under their quota for that month.

    Previously I think we saw this same VP with a plastic holder but I prefer this as it doesn't ruin the lines.
     
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    unforgently the legal-version may not fit on front bumper,
    in Germany you need two stamps on both plate's:

    bottom front and rear: registration stamp's from the government

    top rear: stamp for next TÜV - 'technical Inspection Ok till'..... green: till 2012 on RWE car.

    .. interesting Part (may we have a Front Picture of the RWE car ?)

    top front: on ICE car's a stamp for AU 'exhaust Inspection OK till'... should be missing on the RWE car.

    ..digressed .. the Government will not give you any stamp on a printed sticker ...
     
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    Has anyone seen a close-up picture of the instrument cluster of a EU-spec Roadster? I am in Canada, and I am just curious what the kph speedo/tach looks like.
     
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    There was this picture from the London store opening:
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    But we suspect the kp/h legend was a mistake and will probably be corrected.
     
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    It looks to me like this car's licence plate has an "L" in the corner, indicating Luxembourg. Can anyone confirm that? Do we know anything else about this car?
     
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    I think it is a D (Deutschland), but the lighting makes the D look a bit like an L...

    (See further back in this thread where same EV9001 plate on the rear clearly has a 'D')
     

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