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Rocket arrived today!

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Puslinch, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Puslinch

    Puslinch Member

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    After a long wait, we collected our car today. All snug in the drive charging away.....I forgot to ask about switching the headlamps for EU driving is there a switch?

    Gary

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  2. smac

    smac Active Member

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    You got a plaque with your name.. no fair :( (The showroom still had electricians and plumbers working in it when I picked mine up ;) )


    Looks lovely though, I hope you enjoy it as much as I am mine!
     
  3. mgboyes

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    Congratulations!

    My understanding (though it's second hand knowledge) is that the beam shape is so tightly defined that the headlights do not need adapting for driving in Europe at all.
     
  4. Rluner

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    Big gz!

    Ive had mine two weeks and done just over 1500 miles. Amazing cars, enjoy!
     
  5. smac

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    The low beams are definitely set up for RHD, and "bleed over" to the left. I've parked up on a pavement on the wrong side of the road, and got lots of angry flashing from passing motorists due to me dazzling them. Not sure if there is a lever like a lot of modern cars to switch them. My mate's SL can switch on the fly from the dashboard :eek:

    Last time I drove to Europe I (not in the Tesla) I didn't bother doing anything, so I just avoided driving at night, if you can manage this tactic just stick some black insulation tape vaguely like it would work on the lenses, and you will be fine ;) This is a trick passed onto me from the Lotus boys on thee annual Le Mans trip :D
     

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