Is there any way to set an end time to charging so that you can help to minimize winter regen issues? The idea is to have your battery charging ending just before you leave for work or when your TOU electricity rates go up.
See this post in the VT thread for more info: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showt...=1#post1253051
Great post . I was skeptical when I bought the winter tire package from Tesla and saw that they had Pirelli's, like you I would have rather had the Michelin - X-Ice Xi3 tires on the rims or the Nokian's all weather. Hopefully this winter winter and the next 3 winters are OK with the Pirelli's, otherwise I'll have to change them .
Great info, well presented! Thanks much, I had been getting bits and pieces from various other threads, but you've put it all together extremely well.
I am currently on my six month of owning a Model S and have already racked up 18,000 miles. On target for 36,000+ in first year. I share all your observations, especially the part about finding reasons to drive. I actually volunteered to do a delivery of a proposal from Washington, DC to Charleston, WV. I have to confess that I geek out on tracking the range and efficiency. I am perpetually trying to get my Wh/Mile below 280 overall average since inception I seem stuck at 281.
Like you I have given a dozen test drives and so far it hasn't gotten old. People are usually enamored with the little details in the car and invariably ask how the car is doing.. no me, or my kids.. but my car. You have to love that.
I just completed a 12,000 mile coast-to-coast:
1) San Diego, California
2) Kennewick, Washington
3) Austin, Texas
4) Atlanta, Georgia
5) New Jersey
7) Buffalo, New York
8) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9) Cleveland, Ohio
10) Chicago, Illinois
11) Rapid City, South Dakota
12) Great Falls, Montana
13) Kennewick, Washington
14) San Diego (in 30 hours... 1250 miles)
Hi! I am a freshman student at Manhattan College and my group and I chose to analyze Tesla for our research project. We have generated a survey and need to survey roughly 15 tesla owners. Would you be willing to help me out? Email email@example.com if you are willing to take the short survey, we would REALLY appreciate your insight!!
Thank you for the insightful message. I also agree, the market often react overly positive or overly negative from a researchers. They often missing the entire point. Was the world better from before TESLA and after TESLA motors?
IMO, the answer is absolutely YES.
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Hey, anyone light a contained candle and put it in the cup holder for additional interior heat?
Just an idea..
Originally Posted by Oyvind.H
Any news about the 7.0 change to the climate control? Winter has arrived in Norway, and many people are complaining about horrible heater function after 7.0 upgrade.
Any canadians have these problems and know of a solution?
I'm noticing a difference with v7 HVAC... it's said to be what? 'more efficient' read: "scrimp on power" therefore "less effective".
It seems to be taking longer to clear windows at -10C and rear windows never clear.
My solution so far, is to put insulation (foil bubble sheet cut to size) up on the inside of the pano glass.
This is helping. I have it in rear section of glass, and will be doing front sunroof section next.
Hardware fix for a software problem.
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When some one in interested enough to walk up and ask me about my car I usually offer to let them drive. I have never had a bad experience. Less than half take me up on the offer.
Yup, A Tesla owner we met at the Holbrook super charger told me that is what he did on the cross country trip he was returning from. Since then we did a Tucson to Las Vegas trip and used the delete supercharger work around. Also had auto steer for that trip. It really makes driving less stressful, particularly in the morning stop and go rush hour we encountered in Phoenix.
Nicely organized blog post- thanks. And good point about cranking up the seat heaters instead of using so much cabin heating. I find it more cozy like that anyway. Please update if the car continues to perform well during this upcoming winter!