Tesla Mannequin 3 – 24 Month Replace – Automated House

Tesla Model 3 – 24 Month Update – Automated Home

I wrote my Mannequin 3 Mega Evaluate again in 2019, just a few months into possession, after which adopted up on its one yr anniversary. At this time the automobile turns 2 and so it’s time for an additional replace.

All Dressed Up & Nowhere to Go

There’s now 9,761 miles on the odometer. With COVID lockdown restrictions I’ve lined simply 3,006 miles within the final 12 months. Journey 3 (by no means zeroed) reveals 277 Wh/mile, which means the automobile has now averaged 3.6 miles per kWh since new. Meaning I’ve used round £430 of electrical energy to gas the automobile over the past 2 years (on an Economic system 7 tariff that might have been beneath £250).

That 2 yr determine interprets to a mean vary of round 180 miles on this smallest battery Normal Vary Plus automobile, though the overwhelming majority of my driving has nonetheless been brief journeys.

On the few longer and extra leisurely runs I’ve made thus far this summer time it’s straightforward to attain over 5 miles / kWh, which might mean you can eke out nearer to 250 miles from a cost in very best situations.

I nonetheless have 20,000 free miles (thanks for persevering with to make use of my referral hyperlink – mark40609), however with no touring exterior Northern Eire and nonetheless not a single Supercharger right here, I’ve had no means to make use of any of those.

Hopefully the Belfast Supercharger on the Service Centre on the Boucher Street will arrive within the third quarter of this yr as deliberate.

Upgrades

I’m now paying £9.99 / month for ‘Premium Connectivity’, the information improve which provides Stay Site visitors Visualisation, Satellite tv for pc-View Maps, Video Streaming (eg Netflix & YouTube), Music Streaming (eg Spotify) and an Web Browser.

Listed below are another improve choices obtainable on the faucet of a finger within the app…

Service & Points

It’s sensible to have the brand new Belfast Service Centre right here now (opened in August 2020) and the employees there have been implausible to cope with. There’s not any have to trek to Dublin for any service points and likewise no have to journey to take supply both (though we are going to at all times bear in mind our Scottish Highlands Journey with nice fondness).

Following on from the 12 month report, the automobile did have its ‘connectivity board’ changed beneath guarantee which solved the problems I used to be having with it shedding its mobile connection.

On Autopilot the automobile nonetheless suffers from the phantom braking points. I’ve additionally seen fairly just a few auto steering correction messages whereas not on Autopilot which look like linked to the Lane Departure Avoidance function.

Massive Wheels, Small Wheels

I curbed considered one of my 20″ wheels, paradoxically it occurred within the Tesla automobile park whereas I used to be there making this video for the brand new Belfast Service Centre opening.

I put the usual 18’s again on whereas it was being repaired and I’ve loved the added consolation and improved vary a lot that I’ve stored them on ever since. The automobile appears to be like a lot better on the 20″ Turbine reps, however I could find yourself promoting them now as I’m not utilizing them.

2 Years On

The most recent Mannequin 3’s arriving into the UK are actually in-built China and phrase is the panel alignment is healthier than the Californian constructed vehicles. The incumbent producers are chasing onerous and a current run in a pals Porsche Taycan reveals the progress being made by the competitors. Tesla can’t relaxation on their laurels.

But it surely’s nonetheless a pleasure to get into the Mannequin 3 each time I drive it. As a tech lover and a (ex?)petrolhead, it continues to be the right every day for me.


Due to Reinis B Pictures for extra nice pictures of the automobile this yr.



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