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Is this your car?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Barklikeadog, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Barklikeadog

    Barklikeadog Active Member

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    Seriously now... Cali plates on a vehicle in PA on its way to the service center. This -has- to be a TMC forum member.
    What happened to your wheels?
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  2. tpham07

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    MFG plates...that's a Tesla owned vehicle.
     
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    Tesla loaner transported to PA to be sold as demo inventory?
     
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    As has been written above, this is a manufacturer plate. Most of the loaners that Tesla has have these plates because they are owned by Tesla and registered in California.

    But some of the loaners in Mass have Mass EV Plates also.
     
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  5. Saghost

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    I saw that car charging at Somerset Sunday around 6:30 pm - the MFG plates caught my attention. There wasn't anyone around the car, but there was a bunch of stuff in the car (nothing specific I recognized, and the exterior all looked normal to me.)
     
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    new battery pack field testing (totally un) confirmed!!!!

    :p:p:D:D:p:p:D:D
     
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    If that's the case, the photo on that flatbed suggests Tesla needs to work on the new packs a little more... :p
     
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    well, see, that was kinda part of the joke.


    (it sounded funny in my head, but I'm only on my first coffee....so maybe I screwed up the joke delivery...)
     
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  9. Barklikeadog

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    This vehicle would have had to be going (after offload)about 130mph average on the turnpike to make it to somerset by 630
     
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    I don't know what to tell you. The time stamp on my photo at Somerset Supercharger is 6:43 pm on Sunday, and I had been there a few minutes by that point with no one around, and the plate matches.

    Maybe they have really fast flatbeds...
     
  11. Barklikeadog

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    My last photo is timestamped 4:03pm on 276, last time I saw the truck it was exiting 476 at about 4:20pm, heading towards the service center.
    If I google map from Tesla service to the Somerset station, it gives me 3 hours and 28 minutes. It is 220 miles away, or an average of 65mph.
    :confused: :confused:
     
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    So they offloaded it at the service center, and someone immediately hopped in and drove straight there at "somewhat more than 65"?
     
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    Fast enough to go 220 miles in 2 hours apparently. :confused: I'd love to see the other photo/plate.
     
  14. Barklikeadog

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    Color me wrong... this was still on 309, not 276, at a 4:03pm time stamp. That would mean the Lancaster exit for the service center was probably 4:30, arrive at service center approx 4:40. :confused: wtf?
     
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    I debated taking this picture, since I thought I would probably never do anything with it. Now I'm glad I went back and took it. Somerset at 6:43 PM Sunday:
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    Full EXIF should be intact. The right edge of the plate is slightly blocked by the pole, but I'm pretty certain it's the same car.

    Did you see them take the exit for the service center, or is it possible they just got on to 76 westbound?

    I've seen cars trucked to Somerset before, but presumably not from so far away and past two other working Superchargers...
     
  16. Max*

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    Why is one car blue and the other black? :confused:


    Do all MFG plates have the same number?
     
  17. Saghost

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    It's in shadow in my picture. It was a blue car.
     
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    O no, the car turned white!

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    Man, this car is like a transformer, now it's gray and testing something!

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    Max* Charging

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    I believe you, but I've never seen my blue car (deep blue metallic, not the older blue) look that black in ANY photo. Just odd.
     

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