Monthly Update for June 2018 - 2017 Tesla Model 3 Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
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imageMonthly Update for June 2018 - 2017 Tesla Model 3 Long-Term Road Test

June turned out to be the least efficient month of energy usage to date in our yearlong test of the 2017 Tesla Model 3. Could the warm weather be to blame? We also return to the test track to investigate

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  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    I'm not a fan of the key card/app concept. I don't always bring my phone with me, and an unreliable card entry system is terrible. There was no reason to reinvent the wheel in this case; a tried-and-true keyless fob would have been just fine, and probably cheaper, too.
  • oils4asphaultoils4asphault Member Posts: 2
    The key card needs to be VERY close to the sensor to work (try sliding around in the b-pillar below the camera). The badge holder you're using might be too thick?

    My phone isn't very reliable lately, so I've resorted to relying on the key card. Although it's not as convenient as a key fob, it has worked all the time. Plus it's waterproof, so going to the beach is a breeze (lock the phone in your car, and the keycard in your swim trunks. Not sure if ladies' swimsuits have a place for credit cards though?
  • oils4asphaultoils4asphault Member Posts: 2
    On another note. less than 700 miles on both the model 3 AND the bolt?!?! This perception of range anxiety by the staff is doing a huge disservice to themselves.

    I just came back from a 7-day 2000-mile vacation trip up to Lassen National Park. Due to a dearth of chargers within and near the park, navigating the 200+ mile trip up and down the mountain daily proved to be a challenge. For anyone planning on this trip with an EV, I suggest staying at the Shingletown KOA Holiday (has two Tesla wall chargers onsite), or somewhere near Taylorsville (Bill @ Feather River Solar Electric has a juicebox - see plugshare for details).

    Please go on a road trip, and write about it.
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