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Initial State of Charge at delivery

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by apacheguy, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. apacheguy

    apacheguy S Sig #255

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    Title says it all. What SOC are people seeing when they first enter the Model 3 at the delivery center?
     
  2. PLUGZIN

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    At San Diego deliverycenter; I had about 80% SOC.
     
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  3. Chickenlittle

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    Same here in virginia
     
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    I had 182 miles, so maybe about 59%? It was charging when I arrived but disconnecting the charger was the first thing he showed me.
     
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  5. HG Wells

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    Wait.
    Are you guys saying they wont even throw in a full TANK ? /S
     
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  6. dhrivnak

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    I asked for a full charge as I had a 200 mile trip home and they readily complied.
     
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    Im picking up next week. When my delivery specialist saw I had a 240 mile trip home, he said he requested a full charge.
     
  8. apacheguy

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    I would expect them to do this upon request. I just wanted to make sure Tesla didn’t ship the cars at close to 100% since that is bad for the battery.
     
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    Tesla is an expert on batteries, and is well aware of their advanced degradation at higher voltages. Did you actually think that they wouldn't have considered this as part of their manufacturing and would just ship batteries fully charged?
     
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  10. apacheguy

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    Yes, it is quite probable. I’ve heard that Tesla used to allow batteries to sit fully charged for 1 week as a “burn in” procedure.
     
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    And how much degradation does that cause? You don't think they considered the trade-off between the degradation and the increase in customer quality experienced by having a "burned in" pack? If leaving a battery charged at 100% for a week caused any real noticeable degradation, then Tesla cars wouldn't allow you to charge that high and leave it there.
     
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  12. garrity

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    249 miles basically 80% of the 310 listed range.

    how are you seeing the % state of charge?
     
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    Full. 310 mile range.
     
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  14. TexasEV

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    You’re a Signature S owner. Don’t you think Tesla would know how to take care of the battery?
     
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    Both deliveries at Fremont were at around 250 mi charge....
     
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  16. apacheguy

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    Yes, I know a tremendous amount about the inner workings of the vehicle and how it operates.

    I asked a simple question but it is clear that others have taken offense to this question. All I can say is that was not my intent.

    Thank you to those who responded kindly and provided the information requested.
     
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    Are you accusing them of not giving you less than 1 dollar of electricity? But there would not be a reason to charge to 100%. Doing that routinely is not good for the battery. Guess they were being cheap when they refused payment for two additional key cards we requested. Those rats
     
  18. MistaEV

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    I believe that "/s" is for sarcasm.
     
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  19. S3XY

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    Same here except 370 miles.
     
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  20. mtndrew1

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    Mine was very close to full, maybe 95%. I would have preferred 80% as I live close to the delivery center.
     
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