I wrote my Mannequin 3 Mega Overview again in 2019, a couple of months into possession, after which adopted up on its one yr anniversary. At present the automotive 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) exhibits 277 Wh/mile, which means the automotive has now averaged 3.6 miles per kWh since new. Meaning I’ve used round £430 of electrical energy to gas the automotive over the past 2 years (on an Economic system 7 tariff that might have been beneath £250).
That 2 yr determine interprets to a median vary of round 180 miles on this smallest battery Commonplace Vary Plus automotive, though the overwhelming majority of my driving has nonetheless been quick journeys.
On the few longer and extra leisurely runs I’ve made to this point this summer time it’s simple to attain over 5 miles / kWh, which might permit you to eke out nearer to 250 miles from a cost in perfect 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 Highway will arrive within the third quarter of this yr as deliberate.
I’m now paying £9.99 / month for ‘Premium Connectivity’, the info improve which provides Dwell 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 out there on the faucet of a finger within the app…
Service & Points
It’s good to have the brand new Belfast Service Centre right here now (opened in August 2020) and the workers there have been unbelievable to take care of. There’s not any must trek to Dublin for any service points and likewise no must journey to take supply both (though we’ll all the time keep in mind our Scottish Highlands Journey with nice fondness).
Following on from the 12 month report, the automotive 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 automotive nonetheless suffers from the phantom braking points. I’ve additionally seen fairly a couple of auto steering correction messages whereas not on Autopilot which look like linked to the Lane Departure Avoidance function.
Large Wheels, Small Wheels
I curbed certainly one of my 20″ wheels, paradoxically it occurred within the Tesla automotive 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 automotive 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 newest Mannequin 3’s arriving into the UK at the moment are in-built China and phrase is the panel alignment is best than the Californian constructed automobiles. The incumbent producers are chasing exhausting and a current run in a pals Porsche Taycan exhibits the progress being made by the competitors. Tesla can’t relaxation on their laurels.
Nevertheless it’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 photographs of the automotive this yr.
Final replace on 2021-07-07 / Affiliate hyperlinks / Pictures from Amazon Product Promoting API