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Tesla Ownership Experience (Car Talk ONLY)

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vkizzle wrote:
May 31st, 2016 11:12 am
I would, but don't want to lose my place in queue (just below the 200K marK) and I don't tweet.LOL
Same here (about twitter and position). Maybe between 150-160k, 12-15 minutes into the unveiling.
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def47 wrote:
May 31st, 2016 4:26 pm
Nothing new, they offered this referral credit for about a year now.
It was stopped a while ago and now it is back on the menu. Canadians get $1200 this time!
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SmartElectric wrote:
May 28th, 2016 8:44 pm
Right now, today:
https://evtripplanner.com/index.php

saint john,nb -> long beach,bc

Distance 5,914.8 km
Driving Time 67:35
Charging Time 14:45
Total Trip Time 82:20
Total Energy Used 1,000.3 kWh
5,551 RKM
Average Efficiency 169 Wh/km

That's 22 stretches of 3 hours of driving and 40 minute breaks for bio + food + stretch.
Fortunately, with a Tesla, the fuel is free at the superchargers, and the auto-pilot makes 3 hour drive stretches a breeze.

Personally, I've driven across the continent 4 times, so I know that I needed a break after 3 hours of road time for a trip that long!
No free fuel for Model 3.
http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/31/elon- ... y-default/
To date, we wanted to keep it really straightforward and easy. So that’s why the Superchargers are set up, at least to date for people who bought the cars, as free long-distance for life. Obviously that has, fundamentally, a cost. I don’t want to make this some big news headline, but the obvious thing to do is decouple that from the cost of the Model 3. So it will still be very cheap — and far cheaper than gasoline — to drive long-distance with the Model 3, but it will not be free long distance for life unless you’ve purchased that package.
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I saw this coming from a mile away anyway. There's no way supercharging could have been free for life with the demand the Model 3 has received.

I would much rather pay for the package to unlock supercharging and help support further SC growth.
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yo2boy wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 1:51 pm
I saw this coming from a mile away anyway. There's no way supercharging could have been free for life with the demand the Model 3 has received.

I would much rather pay for the package to unlock supercharging and help support further SC growth.
I don't know about the rest of Canada but at least in BC we have free 240V charging. Not bad for just puttering around the Lower Mainland.

http://pluginbc.ca/charging-stations/public-charging/
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So is it still free for life for Model S and X owners who opted for the feature? Does the use go with the car or the owner? :)
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alanbrenton wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 1:55 pm
So is it still free for life for Model S and X owners who opted for the feature? Does the use go with the car or the owner? :)
Model S and X will be grandfathered.
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yo2boy wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 1:56 pm
Model S and X will be grandfathered.
alanbrenton wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 1:55 pm
So is it still free for life for Model S and X owners who opted for the feature? Does the use go with the car or the owner? :)
When Supercharger first went online, access to supercharger was a $2000 option. Tesla then jacked up the price across the line and make SC standard.

For Model 3 they are smart to make it an option: a) to lower the cost, and b) reduce overcrowding at SC.
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When Supercharger first went online, access to supercharger was a $2000 option. Tesla then jacked up the price across the line and make SC standard.

For Model 3 they are smart to make it an option: a) to lower the cost, and b) reduce overcrowding at SC.
Can't complain even if access was more than $2k, if not for Model S owners, there wouldn't be this thread. :)
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b166er1337 wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 2:30 pm
When Supercharger first went online, access to supercharger was a $2000 option. Tesla then jacked up the price across the line and make SC standard.

For Model 3 they are smart to make it an option: a) to lower the cost, and b) reduce overcrowding at SC.
Do you think the cost would be $2000 or less? That's still affordable and if 80% buys that options there would still be overcrowding at SC even more because owner will now feel obliged to use it.
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some1not wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 2:50 pm
Do you think the cost would be $2000 or less? That's still affordable and if 80% buys that options there would still be overcrowding at SC even more because owner will now feel obliged to use it.
More people using more superchargers is good, it leads to less gasoline, less carbon and more superchargers built to meet demand.
This way you can choose whether or not you want to pay the extra instead of having it built into the mandatory price of the car.
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How orderly can the queuing be over at the Supercharger station when cars have to back into them?

Is there a ticket given to a Tesla vehicle once near the station to hold his position in the line? How do drivers know who is next and how do they avoid queue jumping?
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alanbrenton wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 3:22 pm
How orderly can the queuing be over at the Supercharger station when cars have to back into them?
I think you have to have everybody act in a civil manner and form a line by pulling behind the last car waiting when you arrive and as a group shame anybody trying queue jump.

https://transportevolved.com/2015/12/28 ... ect-storm/

Looks like a self-organized line to me.
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SLee wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 3:41 pm
I think you have to have everybody act in a civil manner and form a line by pulling behind the last car waiting when you arrive and as a group shame anybody trying queue jump.

https://transportevolved.com/2015/12/28 ... ect-storm/

Looks like a self-organized line to me.
Probably too expensive to make them like the drive through bank ATM's.

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