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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:39 am

If an adapter is made for the Model 3, my bet is that it will be a CCS adapter, not CHAdeMO.

Also, for those concerned with the price of adapters, you might want to check with the host sites of charging stations you might frequent, as they may have an adapter. I know of at least one site in Maryland that has an adapter in their store for Tesla owners to use. Also check with any local clubs that may have members with an adapter willing to loan them out. And/or, you could find another owner or two to go in on an adapter with and share it.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:39 am

iPlug wrote:Tesla has the Model S/X CHAdeMO adapter listing currently for $602.

Would like to have one of these for the Model 3, but that's a hard price to swallow. Might be worth it for a commuter who would depend on it, but was looking to have one as back-up to fill in the gaps between superchargers on the occasional long trips for convenience and emergencies.
Indeed, but S and X adapter is incompatible with Model 3, per Tesla. Again, no word from Tesla about a Model 3 CHAdeMO adapter. There are presumably some 3rd-party products, perhaps that would be a solution.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:55 am

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webeleafowners wrote:Model 3, White on White, LR, Upgrade rims, Autopilot. That’s our first choice for a replacement for Angela’s Smart EV convertible. If they come out with a Chademo adapter we’ll pull the trigger. If not we’ll order an Eplus Leaf SL with all the trimmings. We have some time so we’ll hang in there for a bit to see if Tesla makes the Chademo adapter for the model 3.
Interesting. Your vehicle choice is based solely on whether or not a specific adapter is available. I can understand if you’re in parts of Canada where CHAdeMO chargers far outnumber Superchargers, but elsewhere? To date, Tesla has made no announcement nor move toward supporting CHAdeMO so it would appear your decision is an easy one. Enjoy your new LEAF.
Yah I know. Seems weird. But we can’t afford two vehicles and still want to continue to drive electric so yah, no choice. Chademo/CCS locations already outnumber Tesla Supercharger locations by 10 to 1 and its still growing. It comes down to where we drive. Vancouver island, the Kootenays, central interior. There is no doubt the model 3 is a better car and it’s definitely our first choice but the Leaf E-Plus is also a nice drive and we can go where we need to go. If we could afford both we would but we need to be practical. But we have a little time. Hopefully they’ll make an adapter like the one for the S and the X.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:57 am

SalisburySam wrote:I can understand if you’re in parts of Canada where CHAdeMO chargers far outnumber Superchargers
That is indeed his situation. The thing is though, it does not take more than a handful of Superchargers to open up a large area to Tesla ownership so between that possibility and Tesla coming out with a CHAdeMO adapter, he is wise to wait as long as he can. He can also consider a 2 or 3 year lease of a non Tesla EV to extend the waiting game.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:12 am

SageBrush wrote:
SalisburySam wrote:I can understand if you’re in parts of Canada where CHAdeMO chargers far outnumber Superchargers
That is indeed his situation. The thing is though, it does not take more than a handful of Superchargers to open up a large area to Tesla ownership so between that possibility and Tesla coming out with a CHAdeMO adapter, he is wise to wait as long as he can. He can also consider a 2 or 3 year lease of a non Tesla EV to extend the waiting game.
Agreed but unfortunately none are planned for the island although I see one in the Kootenays planned. Doesn’t have to be Chademo. CCS would work as well. No preference.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:45 am

webeleafowners wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
SalisburySam wrote:I can understand if you’re in parts of Canada where CHAdeMO chargers far outnumber Superchargers
That is indeed his situation. The thing is though, it does not take more than a handful of Superchargers to open up a large area to Tesla ownership so between that possibility and Tesla coming out with a CHAdeMO adapter, he is wise to wait as long as he can. He can also consider a 2 or 3 year lease of a non Tesla EV to extend the waiting game.
Agreed but unfortunately none are planned for the island although I see one in the Kootenays planned. Doesn’t have to be Chademo. CCS would work as well. No preference.
I admit to a small pang of regret when I watch Teslas videos in Europe. They are able to use Superchargers AND CCS chargers because Europe has standardized on the CCS type 2 plug. That plug is no where near as elegant as the Tesla plug but it sure is versatile. Heck, it even supports up to 22 kW L2 !

In case you are wondering -- N. American CCS is type I, not type II. No inter-operability between them. Universal use of the Tesla plug would be ideal, but barring that option CCS Type II is a pretty good second choice and about 10x better than the ridiculous mish-mash in N. America.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:48 pm

SageBrush wrote:
webeleafowners wrote:
SageBrush wrote: That is indeed his situation. The thing is though, it does not take more than a handful of Superchargers to open up a large area to Tesla ownership so between that possibility and Tesla coming out with a CHAdeMO adapter, he is wise to wait as long as he can. He can also consider a 2 or 3 year lease of a non Tesla EV to extend the waiting game.
Agreed but unfortunately none are planned for the island although I see one in the Kootenays planned. Doesn’t have to be Chademo. CCS would work as well. No preference.
I admit to a small pang of regret when I watch Teslas videos in Europe. They are able to use Superchargers AND CCS chargers because Europe has standardized on the CCS type 2 plug. That plug is no where near as elegant as the Tesla plug but it sure is versatile. Heck, it even supports up to 22 kW L2 !

In case you are wondering -- N. American CCS is type I, not type II. No inter-operability between them. Universal use of the Tesla plug would be ideal, but barring that option CCS Type II is a pretty good second choice and about 10x better than the ridiculous mish-mash in N. America.
AFAIA the only difference between CCS Type I and II is the L2 plug, as the DC pins are the same. They take up about the same room and (aside from the lack of 22kW AC, a minimal advantage even in Europe given the expanding number of DC chargers) provide the same functionality. The number of owned cars that will ever be shipped from one continent to another is minimal, and I think CCS I is pretty clearly going to be the NA standard, with CHAdeMO gradually fading away. Even Honda opted for CCS 1 here, in the Clarity BEV.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:59 pm

iPlug wrote:
palmermd wrote:
iPlug wrote:Got a text about 30 min ago on my Model 3 SR ordered 2/28. "Your Model 3 is tentatively scheduled to be delivered on 3/30 between 12 PM-2 PM...". Only 2 days late from the estimated delivery of 2-4 weeks. That's really good for Elon time.
I got the same text. 3/29 at 3:30pm, so almost exactly one day late from the 2-4 week estimate.

I was at the Rocklin store when I placed my order. What a fun day that was. Almost exactly 3 years ago.
SR? Any options?
So, for both of you with SR orders, I am curious to know if you'll end up getting pushed to a later unknown date and upsell in the meantime to SR+?

I came across https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2694 ... es-delays/. The piece pointed to https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... om.146897/ which I'd seen recently.

FWIW, right now, if you go to https://www.tesla.com/model3/design#battery, SR has an estimated delivery of 6 to 8 weeks while all the other choices claim within 2 weeks.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:15 am

webeleafowners wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
SalisburySam wrote:I can understand if you’re in parts of Canada where CHAdeMO chargers far outnumber Superchargers
That is indeed his situation. The thing is though, it does not take more than a handful of Superchargers to open up a large area to Tesla ownership so between that possibility and Tesla coming out with a CHAdeMO adapter, he is wise to wait as long as he can. He can also consider a 2 or 3 year lease of a non Tesla EV to extend the waiting game.
Agreed but unfortunately none are planned for the island although I see one in the Kootenays planned. Doesn’t have to be Chademo. CCS would work as well. No preference.
Have you considered a used Model S ?
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:26 am

cwerdna wrote:
iPlug wrote:
palmermd wrote:
I got the same text. 3/29 at 3:30pm, so almost exactly one day late from the 2-4 week estimate.

I was at the Rocklin store when I placed my order. What a fun day that was. Almost exactly 3 years ago.
SR? Any options?
So, for both of you with SR orders, I am curious to know if you'll end up getting pushed to a later unknown date and upsell in the meantime to SR+?

I came across https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2694 ... es-delays/. The piece pointed to https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... om.146897/ which I'd seen recently.

FWIW, right now, if you go to https://www.tesla.com/model3/design#battery, SR has an estimated delivery of 6 to 8 weeks while all the other choices claim within 2 weeks.
Yes to both later date and upsell.

Two days ago I called Tesla to see what they had in inventory and left a message. They called me back at the end of the day and said the Model 3 SR would not be available now until May or June. :lol:

I was presented with the "option" to get an SR+ and to take delivery at the same time or earlier as was promised with the SR order.

I’m a sucker, so took the bait. My SR+ was delivered to my house yesterday morning.

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