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Impression after spending a day with my MS in Hong Kong

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by ekwng, Aug 3, 2014.

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  1. ekwng

    ekwng Member

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    #1 ekwng, Aug 3, 2014
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    Just a quick sum up:

    - The Pano roof was my main concern for HK weather. I must say it is excellent and blocks heat under today's typical HK hot sunny day. The sun is very pleasant inside and didn't feel much heat wave. Under the same condition in my X5, I can definitely feel the sun and heat. I would say 90% vs 50% blocked.

    - When the car switched on you can hear some high rev sound, probably Aircon and fluid pump etc.

    - The Tesla App not working yet. DS told me I can start using it 48hrs after delivery. Let's see what it can do tomorrow.

    - The touch panel glare is minimal. My drive position is quite lay back, so I need to stretch for some left side "buttons". (No, I won't admit I have short hands, No..)

    - Google map, Browser, and Internet Radio all working fine.

    - The Connection service comes with MS is on 3G. (Not sure which provider) The car can also connect to Wifi Access Points.

    - If you use an USB flash Disk to hold music files, the Media player plays MP3, FLAC, WAV ok. Cannot play M4A and APE format. No Album Arts. (Solution to this is buy a bloody iPod and get connected, which I don't have one... :rolleyes:)

    - Screen displays both Simplified and Traditional Chinese OK.

    - I've done mostly City drive, but no heavy traffic. Average energy consumption is 260Wh/Km. Roughly each KWh goes 4Km, so 85KWh gives you 300Km City range?

    Anyone got experiences to share?


    UPDATE 8 AUG 2014

    Autotoll - The shaded area on the right of rear mirror may or may not work, depends on which booth you get through. Nose cone is the best place to put it.

    Regen Brake - I went down from the peak all the way to Garden Road. If you use "Standard" you'll get 30-40KW charge but the car goes like 20Km/h, no brake needed. For "Low" you get 15KW charge, the car goes 35-45Km/h which is more like the normal downhill speed. :smile:
     
  2. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    I WISH! But not until over a month from now :(

    Good to read about though. Met Alipapa briefly, and saw his car (and part of his family). His mom went along for the drive, and she had her fingernails painted in Signature red to match the car - what a detail! I don't think anyone except me noticed, including herself :)

    Browser active, even when driving, or only in Park?
     
  3. cynix

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    300km seems rather far from the advertised 502km range.
     
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    lx3h Charged.hk TSLA Grp Rep

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    It's real cool to hear stories of how the cars feels from our fellow members!
     
  5. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    They advertise 'up to 502km NEDC RANGE'. See New European Driving Cycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Not at all representative of city driving, and models a very light foot.

    By comparison, the 2013 Nissan Leaf had a US EPA rating of 121km, vs 200km NEDC.
     
  6. cynix

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    Thanks. I wonder what the EPA rating is for MS85?
     
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    426 km.
     
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    265 miles (whatever that is in KM... Too lazy to convert). And that is pretty accurate for 65mph, if you drive slower you will go farther, but stop and go kills you, just as it would in any car.
     
  9. MikeC

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    Hong Kong gets Google Maps but China doesn't?

    @ekwng, don't forget that you might need to turn Mobile Access on from the car to get the app working, just in case that is the issue.
     
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    Hi Ekwng, congrats on your delivery!! Can you do Navagation and web access on the Model S?
     
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    you can easily check which 3G provider by typing checkip.org to check ISP name.

    interested to see the pano roof photo from inside the car

    also is the rear seat comfortable?
     
  12. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Thanks for this. Most helpful.
     
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    I checked with this kind of check ip site, but it says I am using a German Isp
     
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    uploadfromtaptalk1407137930862.jpg

    This album's artwork in my usb drive works, but don't know why other doesn't
     
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    Thanks for the impression.
    Did you try to drive it uphill yet? Say the Peak? Wonder the energy consumption for uphill...

    ws
     
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    kbekaert EU P360 vin 17969

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    I had the impression that the artwork is from the net, not what's on the USB drive. So if they can't connect any artwork with you MP3 you don't get one.
     
  18. ekwng

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    Thanks! Let me check the ID3 Tags and test again.

    One more thing is the browser works while moving, but no flash player for youtube :crying:

    Also my Tesla app is working now :cool:

    More updates later .... :)
     
  19. ekwng

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    Tested again still not working...

    I've checked the ID3 tags of my music files and Album arts are all intact.

    Sony you export the file from iTunes?
     
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    I went up route TWISK and down, this is what the energy graph looked like
    IMG_4199.jpg
     

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