Supercharger V3 was revealed earlier this year in March with charge speed over to 250kW and 1000 miles per hour, its exciting news for Tesla and EV owners as it shows the technology is getting close to overcoming one of the major disadvantages of EV. The roll out of supercharger V3 had been slow, many owners patiently waiting for V3 as there is a significant infrastructure update to get V3 install. But Tesla can definitely do more to improve charging experience by ensuring existing chargers are working and charge at the speed stated 150kw. On a recent road trip, going through California to Arizona, there are numerous stations Glendale, Rancho Cucamonga, Quartzsite and Buckeye all either have stations that charge at suboptimal kW (20-30) or broken stations. As I get out to talk to other owners, it’s a frustrating experience as owners move from one charger to another hoping for a faster charging experience while this is probably not an issue when the charging station is empty. But Supercharging can go from frustration to confrontational when there is a line of Tesla waiting and driver trying to move to different stations for faster speed.
What do you think the rule should be for supercharger? If the charger is working, but at a slow speed should the driver be allowed to go back to the front of the line? What would be considered a slow speed?
Tesla is increasing the FSD price by $1000 on 11/1, the FSD has been available for purchase for 2016 when the AP 2.0 software was rolled out on Model S and X. I was on the fence about purchasing the FSD back in 2016 with my Model S but lucky I changed my order before the week and have it taken out. Not only because my Model S was totaled last year, but the fact that it's been 3 years and not a single feature been delivered. I highly doubted the insurance company will include FSD value in a total loss when there is no functional features.
While Tesla pricing had always been unpredictable lately, the general rule is early adopters always seems to pay more. For example, the autopilot and FSD were discounted earlier this year, all Tesla models (Roadster, the Model S, X and 3) the early buyers all end up paying more. Will owners in the early access program really get FSD functions by the end of year we will see what happen.