The Adventures of Ruby Woo!

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Car looks great! What % tint did you go with? If you did the entire rear glass do you think the rear is too dark on top from inside or can you still see out okay?
So I backed out of my garage this morning in the dark with the new tint. I could see just fine. But the house does have lights out front. So I gotta find some real dark areas to really see.
 

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What brand of tint did you go with? Can you post some closeups of the full back window? Oh, and are you going to do a Clear Bra?
I did the Windco Tint by Madico.
Here a link to their site but not allot of info.
http://www.madico.com/window-film/automotive/

I am on a work trip but I can post some close up inside and outside back window pics when I get home Friday.

Ya know. I was gonna do a full frontal wrap. I was quoted $1459.
But after considering the local roads and if I have to rewrap certain areas from damage or whatever, I have decided not to do one....for now.
 

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So today, the 2nd day of ownership, I had to go back to work after spring break and picking up Ruby Woo. Oh the horror! :screamcat:
So I left today on a 3 day work Trip and had to park...at the airport!!
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The left side is protected with a large pole. So hopefully there is enough room on the right. But this is TX, so some guy with a duality F-350 will probably squeeze in next to me on the right!
 

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So I have some thoughts after my drive in......

1. Cruise control — I do not have autopilot. I have just the basic cruise and it works just fine. People complain about using the screen to increase speed. I do see that as an opportunity for Tesla to improve it by mapping the speed to the Right Scroll Wheel. I would like that. But in the mean time, I found that if I rest my right 4 fingers on the top of the screen, I can then just tap with thumb to increase or decrease the speed. It is much better than stabbing at it while I drive and takes less attention from the road than trying to tap with my index finger while going over a bump.

2. AC — Same with the AC to increase and decrease temperature. It was cold this. Morning, so I was jockeying the heat. I just underhandedly held the bottom of the screen and used my thumb to change the temp, Works well.

3. No Binnacle — This was a 30 mile drive in the dark, First trip in th dark. I am use to screen already and dont miss the binacle one bit. Additionally, “the black hole” some YouTubers are complaining about :rolleyes:, that is click bait. There is nothing scary about this.

4. Phone Useage — I like the voice commands, but sometimes doesn’t work if you dont know the contact name exactly. So if you bring up the phone tab, you can just select it from the recents or contact list. But if it wasn’t recent, it could be hard to scroll to find. I would hope that they will had a Favorites tab that either you can designate or that maps from your phone favorites like the contacts

5. Podcast — I was trying to pick up a podcast from where I left off last night. But TuneIn does not mark your place, so it starts over again. So if you don’t remember the stop point you will be searching for it. Plus the bar to do that is small, so I could not do that without being at a complete stop
 
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So after driving a LEAF for 5 years, I am use to to thinking about my energy usage. I have no range anxiety now. My commute is 30 miles each way to work. So this morning I decided to see what it takes to drive like a normal person and not in the slow lane with the heat off and coat on, so that I can make it home. I am also curious about vampire drain.

So this morning I left the house with 285 mile of range.
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That was 91% but forgot to take a pic.
The nav said I would arrive with 81% and could round trip it and be home with 72%
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As I got to work, it had changed to arriving with 80% and return home with 71%
When I got there, I parked with 250 miles of range and 80%
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The stats for the drive are here. So I drove 30.5 miles and used 35 miles of range.
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For you Leaf drivers, that works out to 3.73 miles per KWh. So a little worse than my Leaf at 3.9 Miles per KWh
But I also drove at 70-73 mph vs 63 mph. And I had the heat on the whole 40 minutes with no coat on. AHHHHHHH, it was so nice.

So very happy with those numbers. I will be parked there for 2.5 days. I left it with 80% at 5am. At 1pm, it says 79% and 246 miles. But that could be noise level since it may have been right at the cusp of changing to 79%. I will report how she does at 24, 48 and 57 hours parked.

EDIT: Fixed Energy Usage Units and typo. Added mileage remaining via Siri, as shown in post below.
 
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For you Leaf drivers, that works out to 3.73 miles per Kw. So a little worse than my Leaf at 3.9 Miles per Kw.
You mean kWh (killowatt·hour), not kW (power and energy units are so confusing).

I wish Nissan had used watt·hours/mile instead of miles/kWatt·hour. Yes, the latter sounds more like miles/gallon, which North Americans are used to seeing. But I like the lack of fractional values when you talk about 268 W·h/mile (Model 3) and 256 W·h/mile (Leaf).
 

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You mean kWh (killowatt·hour), not kW (power and energy units are so confusing).

I wish Nissan had used watt·hours/mile instead of miles/kWatt·hour. Yes, the latter sounds more like miles/gallon, which North Americans are used to seeing. But I like the lack of fractional values when you talk about 268 W·h/mile (Model 3) and 256 W·h/mile (Leaf).
Sure. I see your point and will correct that in the post. I just kinda say it that way since it quicker i.e It’s got a 75 kw pack and I used 8 kw to get to work.

But it is amazingly efficient in comparison to the Leaf. But that being said, I will be dropping references and comparisons to Leaf (mostly) as most people dont have a Leaf
 

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But it is amazingly efficient in comparison to the Leaf. But that being said, I will be dropping references and comparisons to Leaf (mostly) as most people dont have a Leaf
I never meant to imply that - I was just rambling. I for one find the comparisons very useful. :)
 

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Sure. I see your point and will correct that in the post. I just kinda say it that way since it quicker i.e It’s got a 75 kw pack and I used 8 kw to get to work.

But it is amazingly efficient in comparison to the Leaf. But that being said, I will be dropping references and comparisons to Leaf (mostly) as most people dont have a Leaf
I drove a Leaf for 3 years and know exactly what you are talking about -- no heat, don't go above 60mph, draft off big rigs. When I wanted I could drive that Leaf *very* efficiently though! I averaged 4.7kWh/mi (213Wh/mi) over 42,0000 miles (CA weather though, so no really cold days). In the summer I could get up to 5.5kWh/mi (181Wh/mi) for my 50mi round trip commute!

I do feel like the Model 3 is better tuned for efficiency at highway driving speeds, which is perfect for commuting (for reference I've been getting about 240Wh/mi for my daily commute, 95% freeway, 70mph average, no truck drafting needed). Around town it is difficult to drive efficiently, perhaps due to the extra weight.) Driving efficiently isn't nearly as much on the mind when you have so much range anyway...
 

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I drove a Leaf for 3 years and know exactly what you are talking about -- no heat, don't go above 60mph, draft off big rigs. When I wanted I could drive that Leaf *very* efficiently though! I averaged 4.7kWh/mi (213Wh/mi) over 42,0000 miles (CA weather though, so no really cold days). In the summer I could get up to 5.5kWh/mi (181Wh/mi) for my 50mi round trip commute!

I do feel like the Model 3 is better tuned for efficiency at highway driving speeds, which is perfect for commuting (for reference I've been getting about 240Wh/mi for my daily commute, 95% freeway, 70mph average, no truck drafting needed). Around town it is difficult to drive efficiently, perhaps due to the extra weight.) Driving efficiently isn't nearly as much on the mind when you have so much range anyway...
Holy Moly!! 4.7??! NEVER saw that in Texas. My lifetime average over 2 cars (2 yr lease and 3 yr own) and 70k miles is 3.9-4.0, but I hate being cold and AM TOLD, can be impatient...:eek:
 

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Interesting find via Electrek
https://electrek.co/2018/03/20/tesl...s-with-model-3/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

You can use Siri for some things with the new app update from Yesterday.
As I said above I left the car set to Energy %, so that is what I can see via my app while away from her.
If I ask Siri...

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So now I can report the vampire drain both ways. Of course I will check for accuracy when I return to her.
 

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Luxman, thank you so much for this journal. It is most helpful and entertaining (I'm sure Sandy's garage has a maple leaf on the floor).

I've been tying to figure out a comparison to MPG and seeing the kwH helps.What do you pay for electricity and what did you calculate as your cost per mile (just electricity, not TCO)? I want to compare my math (without doing math in public).
 

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Luxman, thank you so much for this journal. It is most helpful and entertaining (I'm sure Sandy's garage has a maple leaf on the floor).

I've been tying to figure out a comparison to MPG and seeing the kwH helps.What do you pay for electricity and what did you calculate as your cost per mile (just electricity, not TCO)? I want to compare my math (without doing math in public).
Thanks MGallo!

My rate plan is as follows....per month...
First 700 KWh = $0.092402 per KWh
Next 300 KWh = $0.082402 per KWh
Over 1000 KWh = $0.077402 per KWh

As I am averaging just over 1400 KWh of usage a month, I could say that the car comes off the top as I drive about 1000 miles/month.
268 Wh/Mi => 268,000 Wh/Month => 268 KWh per month @ $0.077402 = $20.74 => 2.07¢/mile in electricity.

I just filled up my wife’s PU :mad: at $2.29/Gal and it gets about 18 around town :eek: => 12.72¢/mile!!! 6x more expensive on fuel!!!! (Supercharging not withstanding, but that is another thread LOL!). Thankfully she is now starting to drive the LEAF we have around town when my son isn’t.
 

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That's about right. I pay .125 and I figured it's about .03c per mile. interestingly, on my current tiered plan my prices go UP the more i use, but our EV plan is time of use based so that rate I quoted is for charging from 11PM-7AM. Good thing I can program the charge time! Here is a handy little chart I created to show my wife how much we will save on gas. I found the the 27 KwH/100 miles for the M3 on the web somewhere. I've also seen 23.7.

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That's about right. I pay .125 and I figured it's about .03c per mile. interestingly, on my current tiered plan my prices go UP the more i use, but our EV plan is time of use based so that rate I quoted is for charging from 11PM-7AM. Good thing I can program the charge time! Here is a handy little chart I created to show my wife how much we will save on gas. I found the the 27 KwH/100 miles for the M3 on the web somewhere. I've also seen 23.7.

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Yeah, ours is the standard plan for the Co-op. The Time of Use plan they have would not be useful for us. Everything is pricier in California. But that off peak rate still makes it 6x cheaper to fuel up!!!

I think the 23.7 number is low. That 27 KWh/100 miles is right on with my little test shown above. At 268 Wh/mil, that is 26.8 KWh/100 miles and just driving like I want to.
 
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