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Just got signed up on the board today. I put my order right after the event; hopefully the initial kinks will be worked out by the time I take delivery.

Also, I have a NEMA 14-50 set up for our AirBnB guests in Duluth: https://airbnb.com/h/duluth. Come up and see the Fall colors (and get charged up).
Welcome to group! Thanks for sharing the link! Will definitely keep this in mind.





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Here's another CT reservation holder from Minnesota.
(South Minneapolis, almost within hearing range of where the G.F. riots took place.)

On October 6th, 2006 I heard or read the news that Mitzubishi was going to have yet ONE MORE DELAY in bringing their "Outlander" plug-in-hybrid crossover vehicle to the United States. That was the last straw. That same evening I placed my reservation, RN108117924, for a Model 3. As things turned out, I did end up getting my money back on THAT reservation, but that was mainly because I subsequently placed a DIFFERENT reservation, RN109523095, for a Model Y. That purchase is remains on hold (details below re Austin vrs. Fremont).



As for the CT...
I placed my first CT reservation on the night of the big reveal event (the 21st), however my confirmation E-mail claims I waited until 3am of the following morning (the 22nd). {I suspect the servers were a bit busy that night.}
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RN Found: 112752352 RN Date: 11/22/2019 3:00:00 AM CST
RN Location: Minneapolis, MN RN Count: 1
RN Trim: Dual Motor Full Self Driving
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Est Position: 7,405
Est Position for Trim: 2,436
Est Delivery Month: 6/13/2022
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That same night, I realized that I was late in paying the tabs on our then Nissan Leaf. So, the very next morning, the 22nd, I went into the local DMV service center, and bought the rights to the license plate: "CYBRTRK". As detailed elsewhere, those plates HAD been on a Nissan Leaf. When we traded that in on a Chevy Volt, the CYBRTRK plates got moved over to my Orange 1973 Chevy C10 Suburban (Garage Queen with ~78k miles; it's for Sale!)

I semi-regularly attend the MN EV Owners group meetings; they take place 6:30-8:30PM, generally the 2nd Thursday. Prior to COVID-19, the meetings had been held at the MN Lung Association (490 Concordia Ave, St Paul, MN 55103); I hope/expect the meetings to return there before the summer is over.

Thanks to COVID however, the meeting are now taking place via "Zoom"...
Jukka Kukkonen, MN EV Owners coordinator
651 428 3155, [email protected]
www.MNEVOwners.org , www.facebook.com/groups/mnevowners/
MNEVO is a chapter of EAA www.ElectricAuto.org


Before buying a new Tesla of ANY MODEL, I am waiting for GigaAustin to be finished. My hope is that the 2004 Toyota RAV4 (low miles) and the 2016 Chevy Volt (high miles) will not get wrecked or require a major mechanical repair before then. The plan is to first get a CyberTruck and sell the '73 Chevy Suburban and keep either the Volt or RAV4 for my daughter. At that point we will wait as long as practical then decide: Do we sell and/or trade in the RAV4 as a part of getting a Model Y for my wife? {Eventually my son will need a car, but that's three or four years down the road.}

About paint:
I really want to avoid buying a Tesla Y that was made in Fremont because of the paint. I expect the different chemical laws, plus the newer more modern paint facilities at Austin will solve a lot of problems that Tesla has with their paint finishes. One more reason to wait as long as I can.



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MUCH later on, I thought about a CT for my wife and kids. They are very UNLIKELY to want a CT (they insult it's appearance almost daily). In any case, I figured I could loan Tesla $200 at zero interest for a while, and so I placed two more reservations for a just-in-case scenario.
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No: RN114134822
Medium/2-motor from Oct. 25, 2020
No.: RN114134819
Low/1-motor from Oct. 25, 2020.
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About paint:
I really want to avoid buying a Tesla Y that was made in Fremont because of the paint. I expect the different chemical laws, plus the newer more modern paint facilities at Austin will solve a lot of problems that Tesla has with their paint finishes. One more reason to wait as long as I can.
Tesla does not use special paint in California due to "chemical laws". They use the same kind of water based polyurethane automotive paint all modern manufacturers use around the world. It's an urban myth that California laws require a different paint and it was likely started by TSLAQ types to dissuade sales of Tesla's.

California is more strict on regulating VOC's but this is just a function of how many vehicles they can paint with existing air handling equipment.

The only reason Tesla's paint might be initially softer than other makes is because a Tesla gets manufactured and delivered very quickly. There is very little time sitting on lots in the sun like all other brands tend to experience. Automotive paint continues to cure and become harder after it leaves the factory. The paint on a Tesla will match the hardness of the paint on other quality cars when cured an equal amount of time. Most curing is done in two months unless temperatures are very cold. Strong sun will cure it more quickly.

People who don't like Tesla will forcibly propagate these rumors. Only some are fooled.
 

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Elon Musk gave an interview with Sandy Munro. Sandy specifically called him to task on the inconsistent paint quality out of Fremont factory. Elon said they found they needed to have the paint dry for 2 more seconds. It isn’t about the “California paint.”
 

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There are some volatile dyes that can't be used at the retail level in California; but at the industrial level, it's just a matter of air and water reclamation.

California was where the most superfund sites were, and we've had entire aquifers and rivers made permanently undrinkable because of industrial and extractive uses. Hence being a bit careful about what we release into the environment.

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But they'll announce a new model and new technology before you get your Model Y. What will you do then?

-Crissa
I don't understand your point.
The only "New Model" I care about is the CyberTruck, and paint is not an issue on that topic.
 
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Tesla does not use special paint in California due to "chemical laws". They use the same kind of water based polyurethane automotive paint all modern manufacturers use around the world. It's an urban myth that California laws require a different paint and it was likely started by TSLAQ types to dissuade sales of Tesla's.

California is more strict on regulating VOC's but this is just a function of how many vehicles they can paint with existing air handling equipment.

The only reason...
-- CLIP --
...some are fooled.
Huh. OK. Learn something new every day.
But my priorities remain the same:
- CyberTruck for ME first.
- Then the "Y" for my wife, and the Volt for my daughter.

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Here's another CT reservation holder from Minnesota.
(South Minneapolis, almost within hearing range of where the G.F. riots took place.)

On October 6th, 2006 I heard or read the news that Mitzubishi was going to have yet ONE MORE DELAY in bringing their "Outlander" plug-in-hybrid crossover vehicle to the United States. That was the last straw. That same evening I placed my reservation, RN108117924, for a Model 3. As things turned out, I did end up getting my money back on THAT reservation, but that was mainly because I subsequently placed a DIFFERENT reservation, RN109523095, for a Model Y. That purchase is remains on hold (details below re Austin vrs. Fremont).



As for the CT...
I placed my first CT reservation on the night of the big reveal event (the 21st), however my confirmation E-mail claims I waited until 3am of the following morning (the 22nd). {I suspect the servers were a bit busy that night.}
==========
RN Found: 112752352 RN Date: 11/22/2019 3:00:00 AM CST
RN Location: Minneapolis, MN RN Count: 1
RN Trim: Dual Motor Full Self Driving
-
Est Position: 7,405
Est Position for Trim: 2,436
Est Delivery Month: 6/13/2022
==========

That same night, I realized that I was late in paying the tabs on our then Nissan Leaf. So, the very next morning, the 22nd, I went into the local DMV service center, and bought the rights to the license plate: "CYBRTRK". As detailed elsewhere, those plates HAD been on a Nissan Leaf. When we traded that in on a Chevy Volt, the CYBRTRK plates got moved over to my Orange 1973 Chevy C10 Suburban (Garage Queen with ~78k miles; it's for Sale!)

I semi-regularly attend the MN EV Owners group meetings; they take place 6:30-8:30PM, generally the 2nd Thursday. Prior to COVID-19, the meetings had been held at the MN Lung Association (490 Concordia Ave, St Paul, MN 55103); I hope/expect the meetings to return there before the summer is over.

Thanks to COVID however, the meeting are now taking place via "Zoom"...
Jukka Kukkonen, MN EV Owners coordinator
651 428 3155, [email protected]
MNEVO is a chapter of EAA www.ElectricAuto.org


Before buying a new Tesla of ANY MODEL, I am waiting for GigaAustin to be finished. My hope is that the 2004 Toyota RAV4 (low miles) and the 2016 Chevy Volt (high miles) will not get wrecked or require a major mechanical repair before then. The plan is to first get a CyberTruck and sell the '73 Chevy Suburban and keep either the Volt or RAV4 for my daughter. At that point we will wait as long as practical then decide: Do we sell and/or trade in the RAV4 as a part of getting a Model Y for my wife? {Eventually my son will need a car, but that's three or four years down the road.}

About paint:
I really want to avoid buying a Tesla Y that was made in Fremont because of the paint. I expect the different chemical laws, plus the newer more modern paint facilities at Austin will solve a lot of problems that Tesla has with their paint finishes. One more reason to wait as long as I can.



-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

MUCH later on, I thought about a CT for my wife and kids. They are very UNLIKELY to want a CT (they insult it's appearance almost daily). In any case, I figured I could loan Tesla $200 at zero interest for a while, and so I placed two more reservations for a just-in-case scenario.
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No: RN114134822
Medium/2-motor from Oct. 25, 2020
No.: RN114134819
Low/1-motor from Oct. 25, 2020.
==========



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Welcome to the MN thread!
Here's another CT reservation holder from Minnesota.
(South Minneapolis, almost within hearing range of where the G.F. riots took place.)

On October 6th, 2006 I heard or read the news that Mitzubishi was going to have yet ONE MORE DELAY in bringing their "Outlander" plug-in-hybrid crossover vehicle to the United States. That was the last straw. That same evening I placed my reservation, RN108117924, for a Model 3. As things turned out, I did end up getting my money back on THAT reservation, but that was mainly because I subsequently placed a DIFFERENT reservation, RN109523095, for a Model Y. That purchase is remains on hold (details below re Austin vrs. Fremont).



As for the CT...
I placed my first CT reservation on the night of the big reveal event (the 21st), however my confirmation E-mail claims I waited until 3am of the following morning (the 22nd). {I suspect the servers were a bit busy that night.}
==========
RN Found: 112752352 RN Date: 11/22/2019 3:00:00 AM CST
RN Location: Minneapolis, MN RN Count: 1
RN Trim: Dual Motor Full Self Driving
-
Est Position: 7,405
Est Position for Trim: 2,436
Est Delivery Month: 6/13/2022
==========

That same night, I realized that I was late in paying the tabs on our then Nissan Leaf. So, the very next morning, the 22nd, I went into the local DMV service center, and bought the rights to the license plate: "CYBRTRK". As detailed elsewhere, those plates HAD been on a Nissan Leaf. When we traded that in on a Chevy Volt, the CYBRTRK plates got moved over to my Orange 1973 Chevy C10 Suburban (Garage Queen with ~78k miles; it's for Sale!)

I semi-regularly attend the MN EV Owners group meetings; they take place 6:30-8:30PM, generally the 2nd Thursday. Prior to COVID-19, the meetings had been held at the MN Lung Association (490 Concordia Ave, St Paul, MN 55103); I hope/expect the meetings to return there before the summer is over.

Thanks to COVID however, the meeting are now taking place via "Zoom"...
Jukka Kukkonen, MN EV Owners coordinator
651 428 3155, [email protected]
MNEVO is a chapter of EAA www.ElectricAuto.org


Before buying a new Tesla of ANY MODEL, I am waiting for GigaAustin to be finished. My hope is that the 2004 Toyota RAV4 (low miles) and the 2016 Chevy Volt (high miles) will not get wrecked or require a major mechanical repair before then. The plan is to first get a CyberTruck and sell the '73 Chevy Suburban and keep either the Volt or RAV4 for my daughter. At that point we will wait as long as practical then decide: Do we sell and/or trade in the RAV4 as a part of getting a Model Y for my wife? {Eventually my son will need a car, but that's three or four years down the road.}

About paint:
I really want to avoid buying a Tesla Y that was made in Fremont because of the paint. I expect the different chemical laws, plus the newer more modern paint facilities at Austin will solve a lot of problems that Tesla has with their paint finishes. One more reason to wait as long as I can.



-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

MUCH later on, I thought about a CT for my wife and kids. They are very UNLIKELY to want a CT (they insult it's appearance almost daily). In any case, I figured I could loan Tesla $200 at zero interest for a while, and so I placed two more reservations for a just-in-case scenario.
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No: RN114134822
Medium/2-motor from Oct. 25, 2020
No.: RN114134819
Low/1-motor from Oct. 25, 2020.
==========



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Welcome to the MN club! Great to have another one of us to see driving around in the future!

Cannot wait to see you driving around somewhere. Hopefully we’ll pass each other on 62, 94, 35, or anywhere in the cities!

I’ll have to look at the local group. I’ve been an owner for a while, and it would be good to meet others, especially when I have a CT to arrive in!
 

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I’m feeling good about Q3/Q4 2021 deliveries being started. Site has been selected as of their Q2 results, and prep is underway. I’m calling earlier than anticipated deliveries on small scale, and scaling through 2021. You may see yours in 3 years as I’m assuming a healthy majority won’t even configure when it’s their time.

Regardless of that, we at least have a few of us in the state that may get them sooner, but my offer will stand once I get mine! Happy to let any of the MN crew get hands on with it, if I get mine sooner than the others!
I have been watching the progress of the TeraFactory construction in Austin. You may be closer to the production dates than I am. They already have robots being installed and haven’t even finished putting the walls on the steel frame portion yet.
Musk has hinted the CT will have no door handles. Probably a thumb scanner built into the door pillars.
I listened to a YouTube channel called Tesla Daily. He heard about a company phone conference. One of the topics that the YouTuber couldn’t specifically talk about but he said expect big news from Tesla later this year. The number of things it could be boggles the mind. A new factory in India or England or both? A new battery?
 

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