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m3gt2

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Sep 14, 2015
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So now 6 days into ownership and 2.5 days of using it and all I can say is wow! I do miss the interior space of my A8L but that's about it. Last night my car was made better with V10 although I haven't really tried the new stuff, I have noticed TACC and AP seem much smoother but still work in progress. The performance, country road this morning, tractor and 5 cars doing under 30 and could see about 1/4-1/3 mile ahead was clear so I hit the laughing pedal and was past the lot almost before I thought about going :D and to top it off, pulled in the services for a coffee and toilet and I'm charging at the rate below for pennies (well free at the moment)! I don't think this is ever going to get boring!
 

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davidmc

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So now 6 days into ownership and 2.5 days of using it and all I can say is wow! I do miss the interior space of my A8L but that's about it. Last night my car was made better with V10 although I haven't really tried the new stuff, I have noticed TACC and AP seem much smoother but still work in progress. The performance, country road this morning, tractor and 5 cars doing under 30 and could see about 1/4-1/3 mile ahead was clear so I hit the laughing pedal and was past the lot almost before I thought about going :D and to top it off, pulled in the services for a coffee and toilet and I'm charging at the rate below for pennies (well free at the moment)! I don't think this is ever going to get boring!
I feel that Coffee will be the next "Oil". Prices will become obseen with all the M3 owners drinking it while charging!
 

tonyj01

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Apr 3, 2015
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Manchester, England,
I made the jump across 42 months ago, [I researched in 2015 and ordered in Oct 2015!] with the aim of keeping the car longer, I am now on 41k miles and the car is the same as ever, no rattles, no problems, but even on the most mundane journey the fun is as you described - away from the lights, get round a roundabout, you are suddenly 1/4 mile from the car that was next to you, without breaking limits, you just get ahead, get away faster, silent and smooth.

Some aspects of the car are maligned, but not by me.

Your new enthusiasm has reminded me that mine hasn't waned so I hope everyone else feels the same. I truly don't know which way to go when the time comes to change.
Tony
 

LukeT

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Apr 9, 2019
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UK
Wish I did it years ago too. Stopped for a charge on a long journey with my dad yesterday. Was hurrying him out of the service station because it charged in less time than it took him to drink his cuppa.
 
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m3gt2

Member
Sep 14, 2015
912
311
england
It's so much more than a car, I've spoken to other Tesla drivers while charging, had them waving/flashing lights etc, other people looking and asking questions, and this morning when the app said the cabin was 5 degrees, 2 minutes later it was at a toasty 22! I'm sure I've forgotten to mention so many other great points I've found in such a short amount of time.
 

LukeT

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Apr 9, 2019
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UK
Portable espresso maker!

I was looking at portable espresso makers too (coffee snob), but the car shopping has to stop somewhere!

The amount of car related stuff I've bought in the last 2 months has been ridiculous. USB hub, memory, wireless charger (which I can't be bothered with), umpteen USB cables, boot liners (2, first didn't fit), rubber floor mats, jacking points, windscreen treatment stuff, extension cable parts, dribox, key covers...... Must stop shopping. Once I've sorted the tyre pump, tubeless plugs, power pack......... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

I reckon once I've charge points sorted the supercharger coffee need will be quite small because I'll almost always leave home or work full enough for anything <300 miles. And although Starbucks coffee is awful, and I think location correlation between superchargers and decent coffee is almost uniquely negative, I'm quite OK with their fancy tea.

Also, I discounted in-car kettles because of the time taken to boil and I figure if you're taking a thermos it might as well have a pre-made drink in it.
 
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Daverh

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Jul 7, 2019
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Just thinking out loud here...
Apparently petrol stations make very little margin on the fuel so do their best to get you to buy things like snacks and drinks which have a higher margin.
As rapid chargers become more ubiquitous one would hope that competition would drive the £/kwh down forcing the providers to compete for business/profit in similar ways.

I wonder whether places like Starbucks will become charge hubs, fitting multi-bay fast chargers and offering loyalty discounts.


Or...
"Welcome to ionity, would you like to watch an 30-second advert in return for a discount?"

Tesco et al... 5p/kwh hour off rapid charging when you spend £50 in store etc.

Amazon style adverts on your Tesla screen while it's charging.


I hope none of the above are reading this and taking notes!
 

LukeT

Member
Apr 9, 2019
729
337
UK
Just thinking out loud here...
Apparently petrol stations make very little margin on the fuel so do their best to get you to buy things like snacks and drinks which have a higher margin.
As rapid chargers become more ubiquitous one would hope that competition would drive the £/kwh down forcing the providers to compete for business/profit in similar ways.

I wonder whether places like Starbucks will become charge hubs, fitting multi-bay fast chargers and offering loyalty discounts.


Or...
"Welcome to ionity, would you like to watch an 30-second advert in return for a discount?"

Tesco et al... 5p/kwh hour off rapid charging when you spend £50 in store etc.

Amazon style adverts on your Tesla screen while it's charging.


I hope none of the above are reading this and taking notes!

All that sh1t seems quite plausible. And a good reason to have bought a pretty long range EV!
 

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