TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Model X Design Studio Change

Discussion in 'Model X: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by beths11, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Molalla, OR
    Yesterday, I noticed the accessory hitch option returned to 1.25" from 2". The verbiage also changed back to "factory installed" from "installed at Service Center mid 2016".
     
  2. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Messages:
    2,010
    Location:
    Bellevue WA
    Confounding isn't it?
     
  3. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Molalla, OR
    As of today 1/18 the Accessory Hitch in the Design Studio is back to 2". It still says "Factory Installed", not sure if this is a change "Compatible with all 2" hitch mounted racks." They must be using a hitch pin?
     
  4. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Molalla, OR
    72 A charging option added, no longer hidden.
     
  5. CTemp222

    CTemp222 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2016
    Messages:
    524
    Location:
    Chicago
    Thats a pretty big deal, why did they hide it from all of us early buyers?
     
  6. MiddKid

    MiddKid Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    206
    Location:
    Seattle
    Still hidden for me. I got invited to design yesterday and it doesn't show up.
     
  7. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Molalla, OR
    Goneskiian actually posted a screen shot of it yesterday.

    What is the highest reservation number to get invite to configure? - Page 34

    - - - Updated - - -

    I saw the discussion on the "Charging, Battery" thread. I have only had access to the design studio since 1/11 and have never used the Easter egg as I have no interest in the option.
     
  8. Colby Boles

    Colby Boles Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    279
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Maybe there was a shortage of the 72A chargers for a while, but now that production is going slower than expected the supply of chargers can meet the demand? It seemed weird to me that Elon was quoted somewhere as saying that 72A was unnecessary - it seems like something he was told to say just to get people to order some of the cars without it.

    I know in my own company we have had to resort to similar tactics when supply of an optional accessory is low. We try to hide the availability in some way so that the people who really need / want it, get it, while at the same time preventing people who just always buy every option from eating up the remaining supply of what is a crucial accessory for some. The last thing you want to do is let everyone know you are running low or people will begin hoarding...
     
  9. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Messages:
    2,010
    Location:
    Bellevue WA
    It seems I found a bug since we haven't had anyone else confirm they see the option without the easter egg code.

    Or, I'm just special.

    No I don't really think that. Haha! ;-)
     
  10. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker Beta Tester

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    1,925
    Location:
    Morrison, Colorado, USA
    I mentioned in another thread that I see the 72 amp charger option in any browser. I just confirmed again. It's there in Chrome, Edge, IE and Firefox. No easter egg code needed.
     
  11. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Messages:
    2,010
    Location:
    Bellevue WA
    Thanks. Good to know I'm not special. Or crazy. ;-)
     
  12. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    4,859
    Location:
    North Bay, CA
    In the 72A thread, there was a spirited discussion for a while about whether the charger upgrade only "enabled" 72A charging, but the hardware was the same. No real information came out of that rumor, but the one spreading it was adamant!
     
  13. MiddKid

    MiddKid Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    206
    Location:
    Seattle
    Does anyone else imagine a group of psychologists standing behind the developers? Design Studio on one screen, TMC forums on the other.
    "Change the accessory hitch to 2 inches...change it back!...back again!"
    "Hide the 72A charger...show it...hide it..."
    "Change the name of that wheel"
    "Tweak that price"

    All the while the psychologists furiously write notes as the forums light up with every change. We're all part of a big Cabin In The Woods-style experiment...
     
  14. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Messages:
    2,010
    Location:
    Bellevue WA
    When did Tesla start hiring from Facebook? ;-)
     
  15. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Molalla, OR
    I also see the 72A option when I go into the Design Studio, never used the "Easter Egg" option. Just went to the Design Studio, 72A option right below "Accessory Hitch" option.
     
  16. MiddKid

    MiddKid Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    206
    Location:
    Seattle
    I don't know why I'm somewhat fascinated by this...

    Just to test I just opened up a brand new browser I never use, logged into the design studio, no 72A. Typed the easter egg, it showed up. Exited and went back in, no 72A option. So odd!
     
  17. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Molalla, OR
    Just checked the design studio today, 2/8 and the accessory hitch has changed again. Still a 2" hitch but now it is a $200 option instead of free.
     
  18. Darryl

    Darryl ModelXTracker.com Co-Adm

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    505
    Did you clear your cache on your browser, shutdown the browser then restart it?
     
  19. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Molalla, OR
    Tonight I went in to edit my proposed order (reserved, not ordered). It was cool that the design studio was upgraded a bit ago to remember my configuration. Tonight when I selected "edit my design" the design studio did not fully load. Hopefully it's just an error for tonight and will be working by the am. Just in case, anyone else having this issue?
     
  20. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Molalla, OR
    I called Tesla this am. There are making changes to the Design Studio and are aware of the current issues. They hope to have it functioning again by late today or Sat.
     

Share This Page