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    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    Yeah, that move really doesn't look good in PR for EVs as a whole. In practice, no-one will be paying those prices except people who are clueless. There are multiple charging card providers you can have for free that offer much more humane prices (0,29€-0,39€ per kWh or 7-9€ per full charge...
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    Fuel? Where we’re going, we won’t need fuel! ==>NooDle’s eGolf

    The heater in a Model 3 is stupidly powerful - pre-heating from -5° to comfortable 20° inside within 3-4 minutes. However, it takes a lot of power to run at full blast and chews into the range quite a bit. Tesla themselves recommend using heated seats instead of heating the whole cabin volume...
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Thanks y'all, another decently interesting thread gone.
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    Fuel? Where we’re going, we won’t need fuel! ==>NooDle’s eGolf

    Yeah. There are some basic service tasks that are the same as for ICE cars (brakes, suspension, diffs, exterior/body panel checks, air filters and other stuff that's unchanged), and most of the electric drivetrain and battery stuff is not really serviceable - there's software-based diagnostics...
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Swapping the hard drive in a '11 iMac should be fairly easy. Back in those days Apple designed the hardware for user serviceability - I had zero issues doing the same HDD-SSD swap and RAM upgrade in my '09 polycarbonate Macbook a while ago.
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    The "New Toys" Thread

    So my last proper PC build has been a while... and while I have upgraded pieces over time (cooling, some SSDs, new GPU most recently), the core of this machine has stayed untouched for incredible 10 years. It's done awesome work and has still run current game titles and allowed me to do my work...
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Same here. Went for the iPad Air (3rd/current gen, 10.5") over the base 10.2" because of the CPU - the Air sports the iPhone XS/XR-gen A12, whereas the base runs on the older A10 from the iPhone 7. Which is still more than fast enough for day-to-day use, but since I'm likely to keep this thing...
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    No, the video editor had a Mavic of his own, and a couple GoPros that he stuck on various cars. I thought about bringing the racing drone, but it would've been a ton of extra hassle, and the area wasn't really large enough to do any interesting flying in the first place.
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    As promised, here's the video my colleague made about the safety training thing. Warning: it's all in German.
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Getting back on topic of the actual car for a moment :) Small update on the current goings on. There's basically two things. Thing one: been to a driver's safety course organized by a coworker for his Tesla Youtube channel viewers and colleagues. Was quite fun, and an interesting comparison to...
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    Unverified Ownership The Whambulance

    If there ever was an undertaking worth a GoFundMe, this is it.
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    So are the superchargers and other HPCs, where blocking charges apply. They are not intended as parking - only short-term, toilet break or a coffee is ok; full-on lunch with a group is stretching it. If I'm parking for an extended period, I choose a spot with a slower charger without blocking...
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    Unverified Ownership Extension cords needed - 2015 Model S

    Congrats! Can't believe it finally made it :) Make sure that the UMC is a 3-phase one, as they come with the Model S and X! "Brand new" could be one of those that come with Model 3s that are single-phase - with those, even with the red plug it'll still only charge at 3.7kW max on a single...
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    Tesla Model Y protoype filmed on highway

    I really, really hope Tesla pulls the same thing as they did with the Model X - changing the front fascia on the final unveiling of the production car (before that the X prototypes all wore the same "fake grille" front as the pre-facelift Model S). The car is larger than the Model 3 and from all...
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