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Standard Battery in December?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by TJKR, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. TJKR

    TJKR Member

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    I am waiting for the standard battery and do not want the premium interior. I just checked my estimated delivery time and as of 8/11/18 and it changed to 5-8 months from 6-9 months. I am assuming they'll start building in December and release in January. Lately Tesla has not been too communicative when it comes to the standard battery and everyone is ordering the AWD or AWD P. Anyone else still waiting for the standard battery?
     
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    My grandson is waiting on the SR. He works at Gigafactory 1 and drives our Leaf to work. He likes our LR Model 3 but laughs at thinking anyone needs so much range since he never drives out of town anyway and couldn't with the Leaf. The cost is another big factor that is probably affecting his decision since he is only 20 yo and still lives with us so hasn't really built a credit history yet.
     
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    I suspect that there are a LOT of people waiting for the standard range. The question is just how many LR dual motors orders there are, because you'll probably be after them.
     
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    He laughs at people who want to be able to drive their car out of town? Most people would laugh at someone who buys a car that they couldn’t take out of town.
     
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    I remember the old Ford Pintos having small tanks and getting atrocious gas mileage. I think you could only get about 200 miles per tank. These days most expect 300 miles per fill up. We've come a long ways. Regardless, it's all dependent on your lifestyle and where you live. I know plenty of people who have the Leaf and they are just fine going 60 miles per charge. 200 miles is plenty for me.
     
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    my Rav4 EV with Chadmeo goes 80 miles with comfortable reserve all year around, summer it'll get up to 120. I'd say 95% of the time I don't even think about needing to charge. 4% of the time I plug in for 15-30 minutes to get home comfortably, grab a coffee and go to the bathroom. The remaining 1% is freaking miserable (250 miles plus). I'm excited to take delivery of the 3 to change that 95-4-1 to 99-1-0. Doesn't sound like much difference but it really is
     
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    I imagine that the majority of the reservation are for the SR model. So you are not alone waiting desperatly for it!

    I'm confident that some will be delivered before the year's end (Tesla workers and owners, line waiters...?).

    Before that they will logically offer the LR without PUP.
     
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    Very true but I find it's not that uncommon among this younger generation to not even want to drive or own a car. Doesn't make sense to me since having a car meant freedom to go where and when I wanted and I had 2 cars before reaching 16 yo or a license to drive them. Of course I paid for them myself and as soon as I got on a payroll, I bought a new car that I also paid for myself. Maybe they are actually onto something with no auto expense like insurance, repairs, loan payments, safety, etc. Some think that in the future that no one will even need or want to own cars. Guess if we live that long, we'll see.
     
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    America is simply not built for mass transit.

    You will need cars for a very very long time.

    Look at the Las Vegas monorail, I can crawl from point A to B than getting on it and exiting it.

    They only had space behind the casinos to build it.
     
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    #10 dhanson865, Aug 12, 2018
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    There it isn't a binary choice of can't drive out of town vs can. He's laughing at people that buy something with 5x the range when there is a 3x the range choice that is a better deal.

    I only need 100 miles range to make it through the largest gap in charging infrastructure around me (Great Smokey Mountains National Park and/or I-40 on the way to Asheville, NC). It''d be nice to have the extra range of the LR Model 3 but I'd rather pay for the SR Model 3 if the difference in price for the higher range is more than 2 or 3 thousand dollars.
     
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    Today with so many working from home, home delivery of almost everything, and services like Uber for the occasion Dr. visits, there may come a time when people just prefer staying at home all the time. Even medical services are poping up for in home needs. Going to a movie is not even a consideration for some with streaming everything. My grandson doesn't even care about having regular TV in his room since he watches everything on streaming services for free that he cares about. The future may look different than we think and sooner than we expect.
     
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    That's the way he feels and he knows he could rent or borrow another vehicle if he needed in a rare instance he might need one. Us being retired and having the time and money to travel, I didn't want to wait and the extra range will be appriciated for our own use.
     

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