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Old 03-15-2019, 09:23 AM
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Here's a pic somebody snapped of the 3rd row seat.

Looks like no leg room at all.

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looks about the same as the tahoe
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You ever been in the back of a Mustang, Integra coupe, 1g/2g DSM, etc? Can't ride back there for a long road trip, but works fine for a ride across town. This is not intended for those trying to carry around 7 tall adults all day every day. Nobody with those needs is shopping for a small CUV. Many of those with vehicles that have 3rd row seating only get it for once in a while situations, which is what this is designed for.
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Yeah 3rd row is useless for big families as well unless it’s a suburban.

Suburban is one of the only ones that has a 3rd row AND cargo space. It’s why so many soccer moms drive them.
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seems useless tbh, just keep it 2 rows and battle it out with similar models.
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no one is going to buy tesla because the tax credit is slowly going away, gone by the end of this year.
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no one is going to buy tesla because the tax credit is slowly going away, gone by the end of this year.
So you believe people spend $50k+ on a car to get $3500 back?
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no one is going to buy tesla because the tax credit is slowly going away, gone by the end of this year.

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More info about the third row seats:

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/03/15...-in-the-world/

Turns out the middle row was locked all the way back for the test rides. It isn't quite as cramped as it looked in the picks.
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The last couple days I've started to think of getting the Performance 3, need to check inventory cars and find out trade in value of the AWD. Most likely won't pull the trigger until heated steering wheel is included, but it'll suck having to pay for LTE connection. That $100 a year
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Performance isn’t just a software update?
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Performance isn’t just a software update?
I think it is, but nice thing would be getting another tax credit ($3750 )
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I want a Model Y 😭

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woo, what a night! we launched with no leaks!

Go buy a Y!
I was so surprised, this hardly ever happens. Good job to Tesla for keeping it under.
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Still want a model 3 but need to buy a house soon
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You can't bang slores in a house
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Hey 96dxB16 did you update the website too soon or something?

https://electrek.co/2019/03/18/tesla...ate-reverting/
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170 miles in 15 minutes!
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Hey 96dxB16 did you update the website too soon or something?

https://electrek.co/2019/03/18/tesla...ate-reverting/
haha, that was done via CMS; not me specifically.
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Referral program is back! 1,000 miles of free supercharging for both!
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Referral program is back! 1,000 miles of free supercharging for both!
And don't forget being entered into a drawing to win a Model Y once a month and a Roadster once every quarter.
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Oslo to become first city with wireless charging infrastructure for electric taxis

Norway’s appetite for electric cars is booming, and its capital of Oslo will be the first to install wireless charging infrastructure for the city’s electric taxis.

Finnish energy company Fortum announced its partnership with Oslo on the project, in conjunction with American wireless charging company Momentum Dynamics. Charging plates will be installed in the road at taxi stands in the city, and receivers will be placed in the taxis.

While waiting for customers at the stands, the taxis will charge via induction at a rate of up to 75 kW. Fortum says, “The project will be the first wireless fast-charging infrastructure for electric taxis anywhere in the world, and will also help the further development of wireless charging technology for all EV drivers.”

Fortum has long been focused on electrifying taxi fleets, claiming that typical charging infrastructure has been a challenge. Its wireless charging infrastructure is built to solve the issue of taxi drivers searching around for chargers and waiting to charge.

Oslo’s taxis will be completely emission-free by 2023. Oslo Electro Mobility Manager Sture Portvik said,

“The future is electric, and it is already here, right now. Wireless charging is a potential game changer. From 2023 onward, all taxis in Oslo will be zero emission. Together with the taxi industry we will make sure that the shift is as user friendly and efficient as possible. Oslo will always be at the front of innovation and we are delighted to join forces with two of the industry’s most progressive players in this game-changing move to launch the world’s most ambitious plan for wireless charging of a taxi fleet.”
Norway is all in on electric vehicles. Electric car sales grew 40 percent in Norway last year, and Tesla’s Model 3 recently broke delivery records in the country.

Wireless EV charging is most often less efficient than plugging in, and only slightly more convenient. We get the concept of charging while waiting for customers — but is it really more convenient than a regular charging station, which is likely going to be more efficient and therefore, cost less to operate?

It’ll be interesting to see the results once the infrastructure is installed and taxi drivers give their feedback.
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I'm surprised taxi companies aren't lobbying Tesla for fleet vehicles.
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yesterday I saw a short video of a electric truck that drags something on the ground, where it gets charged while the truck is driving, I think that was in Sweden too.

edit: looks like it was an idea over a year ago, and now they have it working on a 1.2 mile stretch.
https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/12/...while-driving/
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Tesla's website code possibly showing that the new Autopilot HW3 computer modules are starting to get put into cars: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-auto...e-3-model-s-x/
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