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    500 + Mile Range Debate

    If the cybertruck trimotor will still have 500+ miles of range, that might fill the void? It would be a lot less convenient around town, but it could be a viable alternative? Or is the longest range configuration of the cybertruck going to be off the table too? Ben
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    500 + Mile Range Debate

    Agree with you. We also take our ICE on certain longer trips because of how much it cuts the total travel time. A 500+ mile range Tesla would eliminate that. Ben
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    Maybe a dump question, but it's physics

    I'll bite. :) I've read the full regen process (motion to electrons and back to motion) loses about 30%. So about 70% of the energy used to climb will be restored during the descent. But you're still driving a 24 mile route (Pike's peak). So your total energy use = energy required to go 24...
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    Sleeping at super chargers?

    I crashed in the back, parked one slot over from the superchargers, during a long journey in March, and it went fine. Here's the thread I started at the time: Sleeping at a supercharger? Safe travels! Ben
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    HVAC decontamination mode?

    Wow, that's disappointing. Appreciate the insight! Ben
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    HVAC decontamination mode?

    If it's just for 15 minutes, will that really hurt the hvac? And aren't cars spec'ed to handle death valley's 130 degree temps? Not saying you're wrong, just not familiar with reasons why a decontamination mode would have a significant impact on longevity or reliability. Thanks. Ben
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    HVAC decontamination mode?

    Hi Everyone, Saw this article: Ford heats police cars to 133 degrees to break down coronavirus They're basically heating the interior of the car to 133 degrees for 15 minutes to kill viruses. This seems like a useful feature for transporting vulnerable individuals right now and also during...
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    Supercharger cable / ports different in Canada vs USA?

    We went from the US into Canada last summer, and even though we didn't supercharge, we had many Canadian superchargers on the nav, and I'm certain we could have changed at any of them. I vote for your local rep being high as a kite. Ben
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    Can anyone help with a photo of something in your Model S?

    Had my wife go take a photo of our pre-facelift model S's screen. Is that what you're looking for? Sorry about the dust and blurriness. Best she could manage... Ben
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    Sleeping at a supercharger?

    My interpretation of his advice was to bring a golf wedge. Fortunately, only ended up using it to practice my swing. :) Ben
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    Road trips: Where to find open bathrooms during coronavirus

    I drove a significant chunk of i95 two weeks ago. At that point, most supercharger stops still had accessible bathrooms within walking distance. Most gas stations and hotels were still open, and Savannah airport was too. A few of the shopping mall based supercharger stops didn't have anything...
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    Quarantine in a Model Y with a bed?

    I recently slept several nights in my model S during a somewhat similar emergency trip. We used sleeping bags on a foam mattress topper we had lying around. A couple layers of thick blankets could also work in a pinch, but foam was more comfortable. We also used a crib mattress to fill the...
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    4 days on autopilot

    Hi everyone, Last week I had to make a long journey for a family emergency. I couldn't have done it without autopilot. Over the course of 4 days, I did a solo drive of over 2000 miles, with 19 supercharger stops. I know some people can drive for long distances without trouble, but driving...

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