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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    Northern California. 10900 Miles since March 2013, 295 WH/Mile. Mostly short commuting against the main flow of traffic, so lots of red lights... Very little AC so far, no radio.
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    Taking apart a Roadster charging plug

    A few years ago, I posted a series of pictures documenting how I took apart an MC120 plug. The original post is half way down this page: J1772 Charging for the Tesla Roadster - Page 3 Since then, a few of you have asked for more detailed instructions, so I put this document together: Opening...
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    How do you have your displays setup? (Touchscreen and Dash)

    I never bothered changing the left and right displays... I think I read about how it can be changed when I first got the car but never got around to it. I never use any of the steering wheel buttons. I also don't use the audio system at all: I enjoy the silence! So it shows the Wh/mile on the...
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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    After a little more than one year, I'm at 9800 miles and an energy use of 296 Wh/mi. This is mostly commuting in fair weather (Northern California: we did not have a winter this year), with speeds rarely exceeding 60 MPH. Very low use of climate control. Just got the 5.9 update and it looks like...
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    Supercharger - Vacaville, CA (expanded in 2017, 16 V2 stalls)

    Just in time for my trip up to Sacramento on Saturday: merry Christmas to you too, Tesla Motors!
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    Supercharger - Vacaville, CA (expanded in 2017, 16 V2 stalls)

    This will be very convenient for travelling between the SF Bay Area and Sacramento. I have three such trips planned during the holidays. Not having to detour through Folsom would be nice!
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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    Update: dwegmull - 298 Wh/mi, 5521 Miles, 19", 85KWh, Northern California My energy usage has come down with the temperature. I think I'm at a sweet spot now as I (and the battery) do not need any climate control. Soon we will need the heater... It is interesting that the comfort zone of humans...
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    Exterior box big enough to hold the UMC?

    Maybe one of these would work: McMaster-Carr They do get pricey with size...
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    Get J1772 adapter to pop charge port door

    When it comes to plastic enclosures, my go to place is Serpac: Serpac - Enclosures - CA-Series
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    Model S Mirrors

    I hope they will offer it as an upgrade for existing cars. I only have a couple of inches of clearance on each side of my garage opening... Furthermore, I wonder if the wiring harness for the motors was already there (so the upgrade would consist of just swapping the mirrors and updating the...
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    Unlocking the Doors from inside

    If my window is opened all the way, I reach out and touch the exterior handle on my door, causing all of them to extend. It is a bit awkward, but I find it quicker than fumbling with the touch screen.
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    PG&E EV Rate Timing Chart by Musterion

    Sorry, I do not have one. I'm still on a basic rate (no time of use), once I switch, I will probably get one of these devices...
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    PG&E EV Rate Timing Chart by Musterion

    That is one nice graphic. I might just have to print it once I switch rate... By the way, several companies make real time indicators that are compatible with smart meters: Validated HAN Devices
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    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    I would like to be able to log into my Google account, so the maps would show my favorite spots and saved maps. This way, I could create a map with a customized route on my computer and it would show up on the car's screen. Today, I use my tiny phone display for that purpose...
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    So what's available for sale at the Fremont store?

    If you are in a bind comes the 30th, I can loan you my 14-30 adapter. By the way, when I ordered it online (just a few weeks ago), it arrived the next day by Fedex...

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