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Good Delivery and a 350 mile drive home

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by fuelsman, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. fuelsman

    fuelsman Member

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    Took delivery of my Model S Performance Saturday at Dania Beach. Good and very smooth delivery experience from Jacques and team. Since I finished most of the paperwork on line the it was just signing a couple of papers accepting delivery and handing over my Alliant CU loan check. (Thanks Jacques for getting the paperwork completed to get the loan.)
    Orientation took about 45 minutes. The delivery specialist mentioned they were delivering 15 cars that day and it was the busiest delivery day ever in the US.
    After a good overview (but how do you turn off the radio and get rid of the channel display on the drivers display?) the car which had 312 miles range was driven 17 miles to a home garage where I charged it on 110V overnight to get a full charge of 325 miles.
    Next day attached a SunPass mini to the windshield in the cut out area and drove to Port St. Lucie at 75 mph. Arrived with 68 miles left. Attached the SuperCharger and five minutes later heard the roar of the battery cooling fans come on. It was hot outside at 95F. One other Tesla pulled in and we went to Five Guys to buy a soda. After 40 minutes we were back to 325 miles. When we left there were 4 other cars charging.
    North on I-95 to Port Orange another 141 miles at 75 mph and arrived with 56 miles range left. It was cooler, 74F outside. Connected to the SuperCharger. The battery cooling turned on at slower speed and much less noise. One other car was charging but they left 5 minutes after we arrived. We went to Red Robin to eat. Checking on the car with the IPhone app it fully charged in 30 minutes. Much faster than hot Port St. Lucie.
    Drove home to Jacksonville at 75 mph with 120 miles left.
    Very impressive, great drive. Instead of our typical 6 hours with meal stop it was 7 hours total. Don't know if the SunPass mini worked, nothing in the activity log but the SunPass portable in the rear trunk was read several times. Saw and asked a couple of owners with either the mini or portable and they said they had no problem mounting just under rear view mirror mount.
    Back to driving my ICE cars and they seem so crude in comparison. Can't wait to drive to Savannah or Bruswick for BBQ.
     
  2. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    What version firmwsre on you on that gives 325 mikes of range? Thst is awesome if that is the case.
     
  3. texex91

    texex91 Banned

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    Pics please! Love to see that beauty!
     
  4. fuelsman

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    Oooooops, ignore 325 it's 235 miles. Sorry I flipped the numbers without thinking.
     
  5. JPP

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    There is no on-off for the radio/media. You scroll the volume down below 0 and see the X on the display. Odd but effective. Driver's dashboard has scroll wheel controls. Press and hold scroll wheel to bring up options--roll the wheel to pick the item you want to keep on the left and right hand sides.
     
  6. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    You can also just press the left hand steering wheel scroll button to pause playback or mute radio.
     
  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Yup, that's what I do every day for any music source regardless of technology (slacker, radio, usb, etc.).
     

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