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    Supercharged Podcast

    In Episode 3 of Supercharged Podcast, David talks about how your face lights up at night on Cadillac Super Cruise, Angela dreams of going for a run at a Tesla Supercharger stop, and Ryan helps us understand how Tesla is not going bankrupt. Hope our listeners enjoy!
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    Supercharged Podcast

    Everyone can check out Episode 2 here. In our second episode Ryan compares his experience with autopilot in airliners and Teslas, Angela shares a cool new app for charging, and David bores everyone to tears with EV purchase incentives including the new one in Oregon. Hope you enjoy! FlyinLow...
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    Supercharged Podcast

    Hello Tesla Fans, With a little attrition going on in the Tesla podcasting world, some friends and I thought we would like to take a turn at sharing some thoughts and keep the conversation going. With all the news swirling around Tesla in particular right now, this seems like a great time to be...
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    How many folks got a second mobile connector bundle?

    Ditto. While traveling on a trip that requires charging at an RV park, the second UMC provides me peace of mind.
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    Drop-In Center Console now in the Tesla Model S online store

    Based on all the recent loaners I've had from the Service Center (35000+ VINs) the stitching in new cars is much lighter than the stitching in my car (7000 VIN). So it appears if you have a new Model S, your stitching will match, and if you have an old one, it will be off.
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    Educating other Model S owners

    As others have said "took some power" is a bit dramatic. But it is true, when I arrive at 20 rated miles left my car is able to pull 120kW. And when someone arrives immediately after me, they reduce my power to 90kW. It delayed me a few minutes. No big deal. More important was they didn't listen...
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    Educating other Model S owners

    brianman, I agree that TMC can be a great resource for owners, and I too send people this way when they have not heard of it. As Tesla grows larger, they will be selling to non-enthusiast drivers. I believe these non-enthusiast drivers need info from Tesla directly. I propose that a "map" of...
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    Looking for people's experience at Superchargers in the Midwest

    I've used all of the Superchargers you asked about. The only one I would be concerned about is Pleasant Prairie if you are visiting in the middle of the day on a Saturday or Sunday. On the weekend during peak shopping hours, the parking lot of the outlet mall can fill to such extreme capacity...
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    Supercharger - Salina, KS

    I agree, I don't fault the ICE drivers right now. There's no signage indicating the need to leave any of them open for charging purposes.
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    "The Watchtower" at Tejon Ranch SC

    I noticed these solicitations/litter on my trip west, and threw out the one at the stall I used. Then, a week later, I was headed east, again through Tejon Ranch and the solicitations had been replaced. I foolishly threw away a few. Upon reflection, maybe it may have been best to leave them...
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    Supercharger - Salina, KS

    On my road trip home, I decided to take the new I-70 Superchargers. Below was Salina this morning when I came through. Just sharing that the theoretical ICE-ing is becoming practical. Fortunately two spots were available when I arrived. None of the cars moved in the 1h 15m I was there (I wanted...
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    Most Superchargers Visited

    I went to update my count and discovered I had been removed from the list. I'm just wrapping up a big road trip vacation, so I put up my now 38 visited superchargers on the list in order of usage: Normal, Rockford, Highland Park, St Joseph, Mishawaka, Angola, Maumee, Aurora, Pleasant Prairie...
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    Chicago to Portland, OR road trip via superchargers starts June 26

    I've been planning this road trip in detail for months, and it's about to start. If you're interested in updates and photos, follow @davidzygmont on Twitter. I decided Twitter is the best place to post updates as I'll need to be brief by necessity. I'll be leaving Chicago area on June 26...
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    Supercharger - St George, UT

    Denarius, did you see any progress in St George during your visit?
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    Brand new Tesla has a weird sound (video included)!

    I also do not have the air suspension and my car makes the exact same noise when it switches from "Car off" to ready to drive. I believe it is the brake compressor, correction: vacuum pump.

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