Tesla Model 3 Long Range 2021, K – EV Owner Review

Tesla Model 3 Long Range 2021, K - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review?
K

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
Tesla Model 3 Long Range

 

What year was your EV registered?
2021

 

How long have you owned your EV?
From new

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
500 – 1,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
250

 

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Why did you choose this car?
Tesla always offered the most range when I was researching various EVs before I purchased.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • Immense torque – the power is instant
  • Running cost – on a good home electric tariff it equates to 1p/mile
  • Infotainment offers many fun things to do whilst charging!

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • App is a little lacklustre
  • Collection can be quite far away
  • Range is hindered by cold weather.

 

Rate your EV out of 5.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
With Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) specified and ‘Navigate on Autopilot’ running, the vehicle can take you onto, along and to the exit ramp of a motorway. EAP also offers ‘Summon’ which allows you to move the car via an app when standing next to it (great if someone parks next to you like an idiot). Finally, EAP offers ‘Autopark’ which is based off of cameras rather than sensors so it can park based on lines rather than cars around you meaning you don’t have to park between 2 cars to use it. Oh, and how could I forget that Teslas now have Sonic the Hedgehog to play whilst charging!

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
Kia EV6 for size and affordability and the fact you can run any electrical appliance from the charge port with the relevant adapter. Tesla Model X (if money was no object) as it offers 6 or 7 seat configurations as well as automatic doors amongst other perks

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Hypervolt Home v2.0 – 100% recommend this charge unit. Great build quality, good functionality in the app and unrivalled customer service. It also has fun little light shows and Alexa integration available.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – In the form that it was when I signed up I would have recommended it (16p/kW peak and 5p/kW off peak 00:30 to 4:30) but with the volatile energy market the offering isn’t so great anymore so best to shop around.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Tesla Superchargers – great speeds and when using the navigation in the car it automatically adds waypoints for the chargers. Never had an issue using them and can not compare to others as I have only really used these.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
PSA – There is a lot of speculation that PSA should only be insuring Peugeots but I have never had this issue. They have great pricing but unless I have an accident I couldn’t comment on how great they are at claims handling. For what it is worth they are underwritten by UK Insurance.

 

Rate your insurance provider out of 5.

 

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