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  1. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Oh no, they've got another one - leviathan's MX-5 NC

    In fact I enjoy it so much, I've gone and rented a second garage spot for it :p Had notices hung up around the neighborhood for a while, finally a couple days ago someone called and offered an unused spot, in the same level where the Tesla lives even. Signed and got the keys today. Sure, the...
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    LiCO2 Battery with 7 times the energy density of Li-Ion.

    With a Tesla Supercharger V3 and the battery down to around 10%, you get about ~55-60% added in a 15 minute stop in a Model 3 Long Range. Ionity stations in Europe are very nearly as fast, the by now ubiquitous V2 Superchargers a little slower, but not much - the same range gain takes just over...
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    Unverified Ownership Extension cords needed - 2015 Model S

    Ugh. This is a dark side of Tesla: unless you have a very specific contact for whatever you want from them, there is typically no way to get hold of anybody, short of going to the store and raising a stink in person (and even that has a varying success rate). If that specific contact happens to...
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    Cazzo! We escaped the swiss and survived italy - 2019 Swisstaly Roadtrip photo/video thread

    Ok, let's finish this chronological photos thing. Last post of the series: Day 7 (and bonus Day 8 aka transit to Ringmeet). As mentioned in my Day 6 post, I went to bed that night not having any idea what I'd do the following morning. As I got up, that hasn't really changed. The weather stayed...
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    A friend of mine does that with Telegram, it's incredibly annoying. You write something, it takes a day or so until he opens up the app and actually receives the message, and then you have about a 10 second window to actually have a conversation before he's closed it again. Some apps (or at...
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Oh, top speed. I finally got to verify that the car was unlocked after spoiler installation yesterday. It was limited to 234 km/h before, now it happily climbed to 262 on an empty Autobahn straight: Note the rated range drop to shit immediately as I start accelerating properly at ~22:46:20 :)...
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    That's what mine actually does at high speeds - front motor is an async machine that is switched off unless used for acceleration or regen braking, for cruising only rear motor is used as it's more efficient by design. Front motor assembly is still always there as added weight, and the front...
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    Volkswagen ID 3 - 2020

    They offered it a while back - other manufacturers were invited to join the network, if they share the cost of putting it up and running it. I believe the offer is still on the table, but there are no takers so far. In Europe, it would even be fairly easy, as all Superchargers are fitted with...
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    Volkswagen ID 3 - 2020

    Back on topic of the car itself... I like it a lot. Looks good, especially the interior - I like how they made it very simple, yet didn't overdo it like Tesla with the 3, it still looks like a car interior and not an iPad stuck on a mostly empty dash. Also rear-wheel-drive - makes perfect sense...
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    Ownership Verified: My '19 2002 turbo

    The only radio station I have programmed in my cars. Very decent rock/metal mix, especially later in the evenings.
  11. leviathan

    News: Porsche Taycan (aka: former Mission E)

    Love it. Tesla fanboys will go on about "but it's slower 0-100" and "but it has worse range" and "it costs twice as much" etc, but it doesn't matter in the slightest. This is the first serious EV offering from a "traditional" manufacturer with serious thought and design behind it, and it is a...
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    Cazzo! We escaped the swiss and survived italy - 2019 Swisstaly Roadtrip photo/video thread

    Even fewer pictures from me on Day 6... it's like I was slowly getting tired and the views, despite being awesome, have begun to repeat a tiny bit :p The day's map. After descending down from our "end of the road" apartment to the valley campsite and having some nice breakfast, we started out...
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    Cazzo! We escaped the swiss and survived italy - 2019 Swisstaly Roadtrip photo/video thread

    Day 5. The power of Christ propels you! This was my overnight charge after day 4. A bit down the hill from our apartment, not quite within walking distance - but thankfully Peter and Alex were so gracious to drive there with me to drop the car off and pick it up in the morning. We started...
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    Cazzo! We escaped the swiss and survived italy - 2019 Swisstaly Roadtrip photo/video thread

    Quick, continue with days 3 and 4 before this stalls! :) On Day 3, our half of the group left the scenic camp at Grindelwald and rejoined the others down in Interlaken, at a supermarket for a spot of breakfast. We then continued on, backtracking the final part of our last day's route along the...
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    Ownership Verified: Oh no, they've got another one - leviathan's MX-5 NC

    Soo, the NC has been sitting around without much to do for a while now. I've driven it a couple times, and every time I did the desire to sell decreased sharply, only to then eventually build up again as it sits unused :) Today, the first thing has gone wrong from no use: the A/C decided to not...
  16. leviathan

    Fuel? Where we’re going, we won’t need fuel! ==>NooDle’s eGolf

    Do yourself a favor and don't try Autopilot (or similar systems). I actively dislike having to steer now when driving on the highway or just in any sort of traffic :)
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Consumption on the roadtrip was between 160-170 Wh/km on average, got up to 180 with the highway blast to Ringmeet and the activities there. Lifetime average of the car is 191. It seems I have something of a heavy foot and drive highway rather a lot, which in a BEV increases average consumption...
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    Cazzo! We escaped the swiss and survived italy - 2019 Swisstaly Roadtrip photo/video thread

    Oh, we're up to day 2 now. I'll contribute as well. Overnight it rained in Livigno, and the morning was a bit grim. Maybe it was good that we didn't camp after all. Downside: packing the wet charging cable after leaving the car plugged in overnight. Weather has improved quite a bit as we all...
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Also, SPOILER ALERT! Yes it finally happened, of course immediately after I brought the car on the roadtrip and to Ringmeet. "Mobile ranger" (aka mobile service vehicle) came by my work and installed the thing in about half an hour. Also unlocked the top speed - was previously limited to 235...
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    For the Balkan 2020 trip, the Tesla is staying home I think. It's just not quite the right place to take it, I feel :) So I'll either passenger, participate in a cheap car purchase, or bring the NC if I still haven't found the willpower to actually sell it until then (which is entirely possible).
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