This whole process has been a goat rodeo. Makes me really, really rethink my reservation. The fact that there is not "one queue" for orders is just assinine. It should be a VERY simple first come, first served system. They want to maximize the credits and crap like that but I think they will...
I used an extension cable (dont remember the brand) on my Tesla. It worked okay but it stopped working after a few weeks. Then again, Tesla is always pretty finnicky about the voltage drop using extension cords and cables.
I have a Model X which the Lightning will replace. The 3rd row is ONLY for midgets. You "can" put car seats back there but it takes some Bronze medal gymnastics to do that.
For current EVs, you really dont have a choice. You get a 2nd Lightning . . .
For future EVs, you might look at the...
If I were to receive this survey, my biggest question would be how in the holy hell did the company that has made the #1 light duty truck in America for the last 40 years miss the Lightning demand so badly?
I am just sayin' . . . .
Sorry to hear that, but honestly, I dont have much sympathy as I am still waiting for my Ready to Order email. I am just jealous! :( Look at it this way - at least you have an email vs the rest of us who check email about 50 times per day!
I am sure you will get it worked out eventually. You...
Anyone have any idea if the Max Tow Package will reduce range while NOT towing? On the ICE models, I think you get a different gearing but with the Lighting, the motors are electric so I assume they are not any different with the Max Tow Package. Any have any better info?
Has anyone heard any official statements on range estimates for the Extended Battery? I have seen the info on the "first look" videos showing 450+ range but I have not heard any official data. Are we still in the dark on that?
I dont know where they got their data but my 2016 Tesla Model X has been very inexpensive to own. I have had a few repairs under warranty but for "routine" maintenance, only my annual service has come out of pocket and that was been very reasonable - about $400.
Why is having a battery pack that is isolated from the frame such a big deal? I am not a mechanical guy. I can see the benefit for servicability or, God forbid, you have to replace the battery pack. But he was talking about it in regards to reliability.
Can anyone clue me in?
True, but the system is not 100% efficient - you always have losses, even with regen braking. Also, my Tesla is now 6 years old. Technology always advances. I am pretty confident that Ford has better efficiency than my 6 year old Tesla. As I said, I can only comment on my experience with my...
I can only speak to my experience with my Tesla Model X. Short, quick trips kills my range more than sustained speed for longer drives. Also, being in Seattle (for now) with all the hills, is terrible for range.
A larger battery pack is also useful for people that do drive all day, just not all at once. If you are running around town all day, you can use up a battery quickly. EVs are most efficient when driving at the same speed for long distances. When you start doing many smaller trips, stop and go...