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New braking system - Transport Department delay

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by Argonaut, Jan 24, 2017.

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  1. Argonaut

    Argonaut Member

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    FYI that if "new" Model S cars the delivery will be delayed due to the need to get Transport Department approval over a new braking system. I'm a victim of this delay on an inventory car I ordered in December.
     
  2. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    In general, and new model (including significant changes to existing models, such as a new braking system) will require type approval. That is an approximately 2 month process.
     
  3. Argonaut

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    Is it common that Tesla doesn't tell you about this (the significant changes and potential delay) when you place an order?
     
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    Will this slow down delivery on all the new model x's that have arrived or about to arrive I wonder?
     
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    If that's really the rate TD approves cars at then HK will always be behind the global release schedule even when it comes to moderate changes in existing models.
     
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    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    From what I hear, TD has approved at least some of the Model X models for Hong Kong. First deliveries are tonight at the X event in PMQ.
     
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    No doubt the genius's at the TD know better than their counterparts in the US.
     
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    I'm having the same issue.
    Ordered a car in December, car arrived HK last week but Tesla is unable to register the car.
    Does anyone know when it will be approved? I already sold my old car an was hoping to get the new one this week :/
     
  9. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    What is the specification of the car you ordered? The 100, 90 and 75 kWh versions of Model X have been approved (from what I see in recent deliveries). 60 kWh approval still in progress.
     
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    I ordered a model S 60.
    Do you happen to know when it will be approved?

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    After chasing my delivery specialist with no success for a estimate of delivery.. I decided to go to tesla store in wanchai to check directly with staff there.
    They mentionned they expect the approval within 1 to 2 weeks... Finger crossed this will actually be the case.
     
  13. Argonaut

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    Especially given FRT waivers will be substantially reduced soon...
     
  14. jerems

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    It shouldn't be an issue as governement will waive frt for all cars ordered before 22nd of Feb.
    It's the first thing I checked this morning when I saw the news;)
     
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    Delivery was finally scheduled on May 8th and is now pushed back again... I'm starting to be really annoyed of all this nonsense...
     
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    Yay, finally got the car on March 11th. About 3 weeks late ;)
    Quite impressive to see how busy the delivery center is on a saturday!
     
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    What is this new braking system? how does it differ than the old? Does the X have the new or old?
     
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    It concerns new model S, except performance edition. The parking brakes and the rear brakes were separate originally. Now, the parking brakes are merged with the rear brakes. I believe it is for cost-saving.
     
  19. Argonaut

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    That is much more detail than I could ever get from Tesla.
     
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