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RHD test drives in May 2014

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by markwj, May 9, 2014.

  1. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Right hand drive test drives have just been announced.

    Next two weekends, Disneyland Hotel, then Deep Water Bay.
     
  2. Vmax

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    Just saw it too. So TD first type registration must be completed.
     
  3. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    #3 DITB, May 9, 2014
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    Just to keep the other threads on topic, let's keep the RHD test drives separate from the delivery/charging standards threads :wink:


    I plan to go in the afternoon on the 17th, if they will slot me in. It would be a good occasion to make some kind of meet-up amongst upcoming Tesla MS owners, as well as current Roadster owners.

    Test drives end around 6 pm, maybe we could go for dinner some place after, if people are interested? I don't know the local eateries, suggestions welcome.

    If you post here, I'll subsequently update who is coming. I suggest phone numbers and emails are kept in PMs, I am not having my number on the forums anyway.

    Feel free to PM me your email/phone number. In case we want to arrange a meeting, I can coordinate it.


    May 17th, Disneyland Hotel



    • Capt666, afternoon
    • DITB, afternoonish requested, option for Sunday if Saturday is full
    • jh78 ,maybe meet for lunch/tea


    May 18th, Disneyland Hotel



    • DITB - maybe test drive this day
    • jh78 ,maybe meet for lunch/tea



    May 24th, Crown Wine Cellars



    • DITB - maybe
    • jh78 ,maybe meet for lunch/tea or dinner
    • Vmax - maybe



    May 25th, Crown Wine Cellars



    • DITB - maybe
    • jh78 ,maybe meet for lunch/tea
    • Vmax - maybe
     
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    capt666, requested 17th afternoon
     
  5. Vmax

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    would love to join a meeting, but out of town 17/18.5.
     
  6. DITB

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    Go the following weekend. I might even come that weekend too, if there is reason for a meet-up. And always game to sneak in on the back seat in someone else' test drive.

    In fact, if someone is going alone for the drive, and I am there, I'd be happy to make video or pictures of others driving - if TM allows it. It's a moment of history, and I suggest it as a good moment to keep in a video, especially if you haven't driven any Tesla before. You MUST have a recording of the first time you floor it, the sound and grin on your face is inevitable and priceless! Like in case you missed it, this is the third time I drive a Tesla (LHD though) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpykVWiEZTU - and I didn't even floor it when the video was taken. You should have seen/heard me when I floored it going up the ramp for the freeway, hee-haaaaaw!

    I did my first test drive in San Francisco 1/1-13, and had two local family members with me (who did some videos of me). My test drive in Florida some weeks ago, they wouldn't let me make video or pictures, apart from the car at standstill and the charging station (it depends on the local station).
     
  7. Vmax

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    I might pop in on the 24/25th. Will not make a test drive as it will just add to my suffering to wait until autumn to get the car.
    Did a LHD test drive a few weeks ago and can't agree more to the grin on your face once you floor the pedal. Feels like in a 911 less the (annoying:wink:) noise.
     
  8. lx3h

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    I'm gonna say "maybe" for those days
     
  9. DITB

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    All 4 days?

    I am hoping that at least one of the days would gather a group of some of us here, now there's a reason to meet. Initially, on Saturday (the 17th), at 6pmish, somewhere nearby for dinner, venue yet to be determined.
     
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    Has to be a 'maybe' for me too. I should know more later this week.
     
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    Yeah, maybe for all 4 days because it has to be kind of a weather issue too. Trying to get as many of my family members to ride on the Model S as possible.
     
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    As I'm not sure if I can go, could someone please ask who will finally be the 3G provider for Tesla.
     
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    All of you doing test drives, please check it out and post your findings. Thanks.
     
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    Signed up for both weekends but only available for a dinner meetup on 24 May.
     
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    Has anyone received confirmation call yet?
     
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    I'm wondering too. I've RSVP-ed them since Thursday last week for aboug 3 or 4 times. Still no response from them.
     
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    Nothing heard yet. I will be updating the list with the times for those who let me know (here or pm), and I will for sure have my own time on.

    Hoping it could turn into some kind of mini-meet, looking forward to meet other like-minded future owners, in person.
     
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    Same here, still waiting for Tesla's call.

    I guess many of us will be driving to the event? If a meetup is really happening we need to go for a place that is easy to park. I suggest Sham Tseng/ Tsing Yi for this weekend and Tin Hau/ Kennedy Town for the next.

    Again I am only okay for dinner on 24 May. Lunch/ afternoon tea are fine everyday.
     
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    I don't have a car, so will be arriving by public transportation (or BYD e6 electric taxi!). Anyone with three spare seats going from the Tuen Mun area :rolleyes: ?

    Speaking of the taxis, since I don't have a car (until I get the model S), it's train, bus, taxi, helicopter, walking, running or cycling for us. Since about a month or so, we have only taken taxis of the electric version (for any longer drive than ~50 HKD). As far as I know, there are no formal way to call one of the ~45 BYD e6 taxis, but we have three different mobile phone numbers we can call, and they will inquire within to get us a charged drive. If not available, they can get us an ordinary LPG taxi. PM me for access to these phone numbers, though I must say, Cantonese language skills are a plus!
     

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