I don't know if the January information is still valid or not.Suspension question:
What is the ground clearance (both front and back) for the different suspension settings?
Walter Franck said:Dynamics on how the active air suspense will handle when corn[er]ing is to be announced, but I can expand upon the height levels. Manual Adjustments are as follows:
•Normal height = 6”
•High Level 1 = 0.90” taller; When the vehicle accelerates above 19 mph, the clearance adjusts back to Normal height.
•High level 2 = 1.3” above Standard and can be used for ascending a steep driveway or fording deep snow. Clearance reverts to High Level 1 above 10 mph.
•Low Level = 0.79” under Standard; Active Air Suspension will automatically lower the vehicle for highway driving to improve aerodynamics. Low Level is also accessible from the touchscreen for loading/unloading of passengers. When the vehicle begins driving the clearance adjusts back to Normal height.
•The suspension will also self-level the car. For example if you load a lot of weight in the trunk the vehicle will remain level.
I don't know if the January information is still valid or not.
To my eye, the Specs page is showing the low point of the clearance (the battery) rather than the high point (rear). Note the gap between the top of the "I" and the rear end of the vehicle.I'm confused, because on this page: Model S Specs and Standard Features | Tesla Motors
It shows the 6" "ground clearance" specifically pointing to the rear of the vehicle, at the point where it is the *highest*. Is that an error in the diagram, or is this not really the ground clearance?
Does that pricing include TPMS sensors?
Do the sensors require special tools to synchronize with the car, as the Roadster does?
Set of 4, 19” wheels with Pirelli winter tires and tire pressure sensor= $2,400
Set of 4, 19” wheels with studded Nokian tires and tire pressure sensor=$2,800
Mobile Connector with 14-50 adapter= $500.
No, it does not. Many devices can be charged directly from the USB, which are high-power ports. I have a charger for laptops that plugs into a standard car 12v outlet. It's really a little silly to charge devices from an AC plug, which requires the car's native DC power to be converted to AC and then back to DC.Does anyone know if the S has any 120 volt AC outlets? My Sienna has two and we use them a lot to charge laptop,etc from while driving.
No, it does not. Many devices can be charged directly from the USB, which are high-power ports. I have a charger for laptops that plugs into a standard car 12v outlet. It's really a little silly to charge devices from an AC plug, which requires the car's native DC power to be converted to AC and then back to DC.
This is a great list, thanks!
Had a couple more questions:
Has anyone tested running the car while charging (Like for A/C here in Florida Summer)?
Does the DC outlet still work when the car is off? Just while key fob is in range?
Is the key fob water proof or at least water resistant?
I asked these at Santana Row and they did not have final production answers 6/21
Update on the "When can we get the Sunset Red" question:
I was told at the Palo Alto event: mid 2013. Reason is that there are 10 paint setups in the factory--one for each color. Sunset red is the 11th color and will take the place of signature red once all sigs have been produced (incl. international).
Does that mean the radio or whatever will not work when I leave the car, with someone sitting in the passenger seat?
I tend to think it can already be done--we just haven't read the manual yet.