NWR Anyone buying a Tesla Model 3 (or any BEV) ?

I’m told that cleaning them helps. Have you tried other brands of wiper blades?

Interesting. I will tell my wife. I should mention that I don't drive cars in general. My wife drives and she is driving very fast. Fair to say she wouldn't allow me to drive, despite the fact that I have a driving license.. haha

What I love most is when she is doing me a favor and making a very very fast start at the traffic lights and my whole body is pressing in the seat like at planes. I love it! AND all the male Porsche drivers are going mad. :)
 

Tom Cannavan

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Multiplicity of Tesla and another type of charging stations at Tebay services. Would have been easy to charge for the 30 minutes or so while we stopped for coffee (assuming there were some available - didn't look too closely)
 
So Tesla are opening up their network to other cars. In Norway next year, and one can only assume other countries will follow.

It's interesting timing, as it will probably coincide with other networks being vaguely viable alternatives. I wonder if it might even result in a drop in used values for Teslas some time in the next year or so.

Good news for EV take up in general, I'd say.
 
We test drove the long range model 3 and overall were impressed. Performance was great, the way the acceleration kicks in instantly is quite something. The open and uncluttered interior is quite tranquil. The range and practicality on top of this make it a good choice for us.
The interior materials aren't up to some (but they are ok) and having to do everything through the touchscreen isn't great. Id prefer it if the sat nav maps and speedo etc were behind the wheel rather than offset on the tablet but I think/hope I can used to that.

Doesn't seem to much competition in this category until the bmw i4 is released.
 
We decided to go with Tesla for the repair of the roof glass, not cheap but could be worse. Of course the major benefit is that they fix it for you at your home - you just unlock and lock it remotely. Thats worth the difference alone!
 
The Polestar arrived today and must say I’m quite impressed. It’s a very solid car with nice features and slick interface,
drives very well and is composed on the road. As others here know the acceleration is astounding, mainly due to its immediate nature. This did rather surprise me the first time the pedal was pushed to floor. It’s similar to my other car which is 400BHP + supercharged but without the engine roar and with that instant full on hit, it really can catch you out. It’s so easy to be over the speed limit and really not realise as you glide and waft along on zero emissions .
 

Tom Cannavan

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The Polestar arrived today and must say I’m quite impressed. It’s a very solid car with nice features and slick interface,
drives very well and is composed on the road. As others here know the acceleration is astounding, mainly due to its immediate nature. This did rather surprise me the first time the pedal was pushed to floor. It’s similar to my other car which is 400BHP + supercharged but without the engine roar and with that instant full on hit, it really can catch you out. It’s so easy to be over the speed limit and really not realise as you glide and waft along on zero emissions .

A Polestar parked in our village the other day and it looked lovely. As an existing fan of Volvo I'd be tempted at some point if the introduced a lower price model, but I think we might still be one car away from going pure electric.
 
It may well already be in the 25 previous pages, did a quick scan, but what’s the thoughts on charger prices.
I don’t think I’ll need them much as we have a home charger with 5p KWh off peak charging which seems pretty good.
The car has a Plugsurfing card which seems to tick the boxes for a part time user. Quick search shows prices of .35 and .45 for local chargers. Is this normal and do you just tend to put the card in the charger or flash your phone app at a sensor ? 35-45p at 3-4 miles per Kw is about Petrol prices. I guess for emergencies and convenience that’s fine.
 
It may well already be in the 25 previous pages, did a quick scan, but what’s the thoughts on charger prices.
I don’t think I’ll need them much as we have a home charger with 5p KWh off peak charging which seems pretty good.
The car has a Plugsurfing card which seems to tick the boxes for a part time user. Quick search shows prices of .35 and .45 for local chargers. Is this normal and do you just tend to put the card in the charger or flash your phone app at a sensor ? 35-45p at 3-4 miles per Kw is about Petrol prices. I guess for emergencies and convenience that’s fine.
I find tesla superchargers cost c. £15-20 to fill up. Seems to be similar cost if I use one of the regular ubitricity street chargers overnight. The rapid chargers at larger petrol stations (eg bp at hammersmith roundabout) are more expensive, typically double ie c. £30 to fill up.
 
Paid for a charger today for the second time ever.

In St Jean De Luz the car parks were really busy but we easily found a spot with a charger reserved for electric vehicles. The parking was free, and it cost about €3 for 70km of range. Cheaper than parking would have been for 2 hours.
We are now at about 14,000km and €6 costs.
 
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