sandange
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Tesla Model 3

Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:37 am

A lot of hype for the Model 3 as we approach the unveiling date

This is one of the first affordable new generation Evs we are considering as a replacement for the i Miev for the near future

We will be at Tesla store on Ferrier street in Montreal, Quebec , on the 31 0f March
and place our reservation deposit on the M3.
We believe in and want to support Tesla and Elon
but I will not give Tesla a blank check

Buy the time the M3 will be available, I estimate near 2 years
here in Canada for the base model
I believe our I Miev will have & be ready to be replaced.
140,000 km (87,000 Miles)

If I sign the final contract or not will depend on several details.

If the government subsidization will still be available.

The look & feel of the car,

Delivery dates

The price of the car in Canadian dollars on the date of signing the final contract.
We paid 35,000 Canadian dollars for our first i Miev in 2012
The Canadian American currency exchange rate could be a key factor.

My personal finances at the time of deliveries

A lot of variable and time delays
but an exciting possibility to look forward to
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
103.768 miles, 167,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 145,400 miles (234,000 km)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

pbui19
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Re: Tesla Model 3

Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:03 pm

just curious to the reasons you wouldn't consider the Chevy Bolt ? beside being slightly more expensive (US$ 2500)

sandange
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Re: Tesla Model 3

Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:32 pm

That's a good question
As for my way of thinking

The vehicle aside
I want to support the struggling new comer in the Automobile industry .
Tesla &
Elon who believed & said there is a better way with automobiles and energy management & put it all on the line to bring Ev's to the mainstream .
The efficiency, the environmental reasons & the practicality.
And proved it with the Model S.
This now has other automobile giants scrambling & forced them to get cracking and start to get innovative .
I'll get off of the soap box now.

As for the car
I believe Tesla 's got it figured out
the vehicle size
the technology
& the price
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
103.768 miles, 167,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 145,400 miles (234,000 km)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

PV1
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Re: Tesla Model 3

Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:55 pm

Why the Model 3 instead of the Bolt? The single reason that does it for me is the fact that Tesla is still the only EV manufacturer to use the full J1772 spec. By that, the S and X are the only vehicles that will charge at 19.2 kW on 240 volts AC.

The Bolt will take 9 hours to fully recharge on level 2. By comparison, a Model S 90D will fully recharge in 5 hours and go 100 miles further. Granted, a moot point 99% of the time, but you know people are going to try day tripping in these gen2 cars.

The deciding factor will be how the 3 looks and compares physically. I like the design on the Bolt (mini station wagon like the i-MiEV), but I am really excited to see how the 3 looks.
:idea: :idea: :idea: :!: :!:

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pbui19
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Re: Tesla Model 3

Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:38 am

Thanks PV1, I learned something new about the J1772. Indeed I am planning to take long trips with the Bolt or T3. I believe the Bolt will have QCDC, though there are fewer stations. I finally test drove an S, what a fine automobile. There is rumor of a P100D S. The AWD is a really nice option, which the Bolt really should have.

There is also the timing issue, the Bolt is scheduled for end of 2016 availability. Who knows when Tesla can deliver the T3. Either way, I am eagerly waiting for the T3 announcement. I think I need to add more solar panels on my roof.

sandange
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Re: Tesla Model 3

Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:02 am

The reservation time is getting close
Count down timer link...

http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20160331T2030&p0=822&msg=Countdown+to+the+Tesla+Model+3+Reveal!&font=slab

There's a lot of excitement on the internet in anticipation.
:D
My wife & I are having fun reading up on it and looking forward to Thursday to reserve.
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
103.768 miles, 167,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 145,400 miles (234,000 km)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

tigger19687
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Location: Bedford/Concord MA

Re: Tesla Model 3

Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:14 am

I think I got am email about the date coming.
Then read that PRODUCTION will be LATE 2017, so I am guessing that the car will not be on the ground till Late 2018
:(
[size=85]- Linda
-2017 Chevy Bolt Premier Bright Blue
- 2014 Toyota Prius C, for the Son

jray3
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Re: Tesla Model 3

Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:32 pm

Yup, lotsa excitement and a fun time to play the stock. I originally bought TSLA about a month after the IPO for $19.45..... but only rolled the dice on 20 shares!!! :roll: I'm betting that there's going to be lots of volatility for the next few years till Model III is in steady production, with rewards for the patient investor. I haven't decided yet whether to bother with a reservation or not. Oughtta at least put in an online vote of confidence.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 96,000 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

tigger19687
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Re: Tesla Model 3

Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:53 am

Nah, just wait. I want one, but the 'i' is fine for now. Will wait till I can get the 3 with out any hassles
[size=85]- Linda
-2017 Chevy Bolt Premier Bright Blue
- 2014 Toyota Prius C, for the Son

Phximiev
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Re: Tesla Model 3

Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:57 am

I want one for less than $10k, like the 'Miev! :D
2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

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