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Issue 6 - Tips for long distance trips

Clean air vehicles will no longer be able to ride pay lanes for free in LA County

  • The new policy will take effect in November or December of 2018.
  • The 110 Freeway from the South Bay to South Los Angeles
    An 11-mile stretch of the I-10 Freeway from the San Gabriel Valley to downtown Los Angeles

Read more: Los Angeles Daily News

Visualizations charts on Model 3 reservation data

Thanks to bnaoki for putting together and sharing these visualizations on Model 3 delivery data. Here are some of them, check out the thread on Reddit to see more charts.

Number of deliveries by state

Avg days from configuration date to delivery date by color and wheels

Avg days from configuration date to delivery date by state

Read more: Reddit

Is there a trick to activate the auto park?

It seems like some Tesla drivers are having problems with the auto park. We’ve seen ourselves the auto park appears at intersections which is kind of weird. As pointed out by some Tesla drivers, one of the secrets is to drive slow and pull way past. That made the trick for us too!

Read more: Reddit

What's the difference between 'estimated', 'rated', and 'ideal'?

chibi_kurochan explains it:

  • Based on the historical consumption the past 30 miles.
  • Based on Car’s rated Wh/mi vs rated battery kWh
  • 300Wh/mi for Model S and Model X
  • 230Wh/mi for Model 3
  • Based on ideal conditions (climate, battery temperature, and speed).

Read more: TMC Forums

Tips for long distance trips with a Tesla

Using RV parkings (with real toilets and hot showers!), going for walks during charge stops, keeping it flexible for ‘surprise’ destinations, and having lunch at Superchargers are some of the recommendations shared by Tesla drivers.

Read more: Reddit

Spectra Photosync window film

Learn more about Spectra Photosync window film which is capable of rejecting most of the IR, not just the basic 800-1000nm of the spectrum that most window “tints” on the market cover.

Read more: TMC Forums

Tesla is scheduling deliveries of the Model 3 in Canada

Apparently, the first batch to Toronto is arriving for June delivery.

Read more: Reddit

What the acronym?

As Tesla fan I find myself sometimes having to remember what are all those acronyms, here is a list of the ones you can find in this issue.

  • BMS - Battery Management System
  • IR - Infrared Radiation
  • EV - Electric Vehicle
  • MS - Model S
  • MX - Model X
  • M3 - Model 3

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