Pink Wheelnuts

PWNG-083 FirstDrive 2020 Tesla Model 3

by on Oct.08, 2021, under Garage, Podcast

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Fey takes us on a ride in his recently purchased 2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus. This vehicle has a 54KWhour battery, a 211KW rear drive motor providing 275 Foot-lbs of torque or 375 Newton-metres of torque. The range is approximately 250 miles or 400 kms. The purchase price of this 2020 Tesla was $69,000 including all taxes. Fey has a lot of complaints about this car, but ultimately you will hear giggles of joy. The Auto-Drive features are unsettling and do not inspire confidence in the accuracy of the lane-keeping or cruise speed maintaining. Fey has a warning for KC in Denver about his new diesel engine.

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Harley

    Love hearing about your saga of finding the perfect all electric car. I have to admit the rear wheel drive Tesla was a total surprise! I work in an area of Denver that has lots of Teslas on the road and I’ve always wondered what they are like. I’m anxious to hear the next installment of Pink Wheelnuts to hear more detail about the new ride. Did you ever figure out what that constant motor sound is from?

    Harley in Denver

    PS If you run into Anne Murray, tell her I said hI!

    • feydriver

      Anne Murray has filed a cease and desist order on you mentioning her name on the internet, effective immediately.

      I suspect the motor(s) are the cooling fans or coolant pump circulating air and/or anti-freeze through the battery system to keep the batteries at optimal operating temperature while the car charges, or anytime the car is awake. The car is like a ketamine addled twink – it hardly ever sleeps.


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