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    Considering Tesla model 3 / Y

    I bought mine. I've had my Model 3 for two years and I've had zero trouble, the only service that I've done are tire rotations. I had Tesla do the last rotation in my driveway, they came to me, cleaned and lubricated the brakes and rotated my tires. DO NOT LEASE a Tesla. Tesla's lease deal is...
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    They should put a Supercharger in Bath ME

    They have a Supercharger scheduled for Bar Harbor, that's close to Ellsworth.
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    Solar Panels

    My usage is 1600KWh a month, higher in the summer when the air conditioner is on. Thanks for the data point. I'm leaning away from doing it. Buying a system doesn't make sense at my age, if I was 20 years younger I'd do it but not now. If I were to buy I'd do it for cash, I never borrow money...
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    Solar Panels

    I haven't received a formal quote yet but verbally it was 19.5 cents/KWh. I'm paying about 25 cents to the electric company at the moment. I just talked to a realtor in my town to see what solar does to the value of a house, she say's it detracts. With a PPA people don't want to assume the...
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    Solar Panels

    This isn't Tesla specific so I apologize but I figure there will be a lot of overlap with this community. I'm thinking of putting solar panels on my house. I just had Sun Run solar over to take a look, instead of buying solar panels they put them up and become a power company that charges me per...
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    Need Insight...Model 3 vs id4

    If it's efficiency you want put in a reservation for an Aptera, I've already done that. Aptera's will get 10 miles/KWh which gives them incredible range. They hope to start shipping by the end of the year but I think that's impossible, I'm hoping for mid 2022. It's a two passenger three wheel...
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    They should put a Supercharger in Bath ME

    Freeport is a lousy place to stop if you aren't going to Freeport. It's also a very crowded Supercharger. They need more Supercharging capacity on that route and it would be better to put another Supercharge in a more convenient place rather than trying to expand the one in Freeport especially...
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    They should put a Supercharger in Bath ME

    Maybe it's a three minute walk for you but it isn't for me or my girlfriend, we are in our 60s.
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    They should put a Supercharger in Bath ME

    My slider was at 90 and it stopped charging at 80. If a Supercharger is busy they limit you to 80%. This is the last Supercharger on Route 1 so it's oversubscribed.
  10. bjrosen

    They should put a Supercharger in Bath ME

    It's still so far away that you can't do the round trip before the car stops charging.
  11. bjrosen

    They should put a Supercharger in Bath ME

    The level in the car/app was set to 90%. The Supercharger was half full when I got there, I've seen the message before at another busy Supercharger which said charging would be limited to 80%.
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    Plate Number for EV Plate

    There is no requirement for an EV plate but I don't see any reason you wouldn't want one, I explicitly asked Tesla for an EV plate. They said they keep a supply but they sometimes run out at the end of a quarter and have to use regular plates, I let them know I had a strong preference for an EV...
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    They should put a Supercharger in Bath ME

    We went to Camden yesterday and had to top up in Freeport. The Freeport Supercharger sucks, the nearest bathroom is at LL Bean several blocks away. I came very close to getting idle charges, I received a five minute warning notification, because the round trip between the Supercharger takes...
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    Some advice on a used model 3 vs. ordering.

    The range went from 310 miles to 353 miles with all of the upgrades, so yes you want the bigger battery if you can get it. To get all of those upgrades you are looking at a very new car so the price will be correspondingly higher. With Superchargers the range bump, while nice to have, isn't...
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    Some advice on a used model 3 vs. ordering.

    The HW3 computer came in the middle of 2019, the heat pump in Oct 2020, a bigger battery in early 2021, the big battery might have come with the heat pump but to be safe assume a few months later. Ask for the build date of the car, to be on the safe side for the HW3 computer look for July 2019...

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