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Wifi cost for a Tesla in Norway and Sweden

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Merrill, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    I was talking to a gentleman from Sweden and the subject of Tesla came up, he told me that the cost for wifi in the Tesla in Sweden and Norway was tremendous. I told him that it was free in the US, can anyone from these two countries tell me if you have to pay and if so what is the cost.
     
  2. Veggen

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    Must be a misunderstanding, there is no additional cost for wifi.

    Perhaps he was talking about 3G roaming, this can cost a lot when going from one country to another.
    However that cost is also covered by Tesla, so there are no additinal costs for the model S owner.
     
  3. Merrill

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    Yes it was roaming but I told him I thought it was free, but he also told me the Tesla is not a car company it is a battery company.
     
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    But there were reports in the media this summer that norwegian holiday habits - driving through Europe (and especially to Sweden) did cost Tesla a small fortune.
     
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    There is an element of truth to that. Tesla's mission is to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. They manufacture and sell batteries and drivetrains to other vehicle makers (Mercedes and Toyota) and I think would do so for any other car maker that wanted to buy their systems. In order to convince a skeptical public, they had to produce a compelling EV to show that it could be done.
     
  6. Merrill

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    Yes, I understand but I would say that they are a car company that makes and sells batteries to use in several vehicles. I would not say that Tesla's main mission is to sell batteries and make cars on the side. After all it is Tesla Motors.
     
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    and the batteries are panasonic...... :)

    As far as I know there is NO added charge for roaming in your TESLA for any of the current costumer base: US, Europe or ASIA... It is all being born by TESLA.... for how long we do not know.. In central Europe there certainly is not. I frequently roam outside of Switzerland in all directions and have not been charged a cent! :)
     
  8. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    This man obviously does not know what he is talking about :)
     
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    Where do people get their information to make statements like this.
     
  10. Thorbjorn

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    It´s true that Tesla has issues with the roaming cost of Norwegian cars driving to Sweden and further. But user dont pay anything.
     
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    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    [pendantic]
    The battery is made by Tesla using cells made by Panasonic.
    [/pendantic]
     
  12. TexasEV

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    I heard a former Tesla exec describe it as "Tesla isn't using Panasonic cells, Panasonic is manufacturing Tesla cells".
     
  13. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    [pedantic]
    "pedantic"
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    ;-)
     
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    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    touché
     

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