Why did you choose this car?
The absolute pleasure of driving a masterpiece of electrical, electronic, computer and vehicle engineering. Classic style, blissfully relaxing comfort, effortless performance and ridiculously low running and maintenance costs.
Best car I have ever driven.
Value for money considering the range and the Tesla charging network.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car?
- Tech updates
- Never-ending torque
- It is NOT ‘just another car’, it is something completely different.
- Road holding
- Charges anywhere.
- Great performance
- Smooth and quiet
- Good range.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car?
- No coat hooks
- No load securing points
- No door pockets.
- Jarring ride
- Tesla head office policies re: recurring faults.
- Need more storage in the front area
- Could do with a space saver wheel
- Need another inch of ground clearance.
Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
65 miles for £1.00.
So many different charging standards (mine is Type 2).
Practical for sleeping in.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
myenergi zappi 2 – love it! Eco modes allow me to charge from my solar panels, boost charge using cheap rate electricity at night and it can limit overall max power from the house, all controllable via a smart phone App.
Tesla – it is technically integrated and evolves with the car through over the air (OTA) updates. Looks smart.
zappi integrates with solar.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
EDF Go Electric Tariff 2022 – this gives me 10 hours continuous charge from 9pm till 7am Monday to Friday then 9pm Friday all weekend till Monday 7am which is 98 hours cheap rate @ 9p and allows me to run the home on a cheap rate for longer than economy 7.
OVO night-time rates 0.07p from 00:00 to 07:00.
What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
I can’t recommend any to-date, overpriced and unreliable. I love the closed Tesla superchargers, they just work.
Tesla Superchargers Plug, Play & Pay automated integration. Most others are neither easy, quick, reliable, or cost-effective.
As I get free charging from Tesla at all Superchargers across the UK and Europe and also at the Tesla destination chargers in hotels and other locations, I try to avoid most public chargers. Tesco has now provided charging stations across their locations and Pod Point is a good supplier.
There are a lot of providers and a total mismatch of services and prices. You should not have to be a member of each club to access a charger. It should be as easy as touch and go, the same as petrol stations. I have over 40 cards and apps as I have travelled 88k miles across the UK and Europe and keep them just as a backup if needed.
To date, Tesla chargers account for 76% of my charging, home is 22% and public is 2%.