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  1. wraithnot

    Supercharger - Quartzsite, AZ

    The Quartzsite supercharger is becoming a bottleneck for interstate travel between LA and Phoenix. We making that drive yesterday and I was watching the supercharger occupancy on the nav system and getting more and more worried about both Indio and Quartzsite. We lucked out at Indio and got a...
  2. wraithnot

    Selling Tesla Model 3 LR to Vroom.com after upgrading to AWD

    My wife and I originally wanted a Model 3 AWD. But once Tesla announced how much longer the wait would be for the AWD version we decided to get a Model 3 Long Range first, keep the mileage low, get a Model 3 AWD as soon as they were available and then sell the Model 3 LR. This ended up working...
  3. wraithnot

    Frunk no longer opens

    We just had our first hardware issue on our new Model 3. We took delivery of the car on Wednesday and the frunk latch worked flawlessly until Saturday morning. On Saturday morning I tried to show someone what the frunk looked like, but when I tried to open the frunk from either the iPhone app...
  4. wraithnot

    Red Model 3 demo car at Fremont Delivery center

    In case this hasn't been posted before, there is a red Model 3 demo car at the Fremont delivery center. It's unlocked and available for sitting, poking, prodding, etc. We're in the lobby waiting for our Model 3 delivery so I wasn't able to do an extensive search to see if this has been posted...
  5. wraithnot

    Petition to convince Toyota to build EVs again

    In a recent LA times article about hydrogen fuel cell cars, a Toyota executive was quoted as saying "We would like to be still selling cars when there's no more gas. And no one is coming to our door asking us to build a new electric car." Carmakers prepare to shift to hydrogen fuel cells - LA...
  6. wraithnot

    12V battery issue- stranded at Mt Shasta supercharger

    My beloved S85 is being loaded on a flatbed tow truck as I write this. I got a charge error when I tried to charge the car at the supercharger last night. After some rebooting and turning the car on and off I managed to get it to accept a charge at the supercharger. But it stopped charging...
  7. wraithnot

    Too many electric cars, not enough workplace chargers (San Jose Mercury News story)

    This story was in yesterday's San Jose Mercury news: Too many electric cars, not enough workplace chargers creating tension on Silicon Valley tech campuses - San Jose Mercury News Adoption rate at the two companies featured in the article were higher than I would have expected (61 EV owners of...
  8. wraithnot

    Pics of Opened Model S Battery Pack (repost from Technical/Battery Discussion)

    I thought I was doing a decent job of following things on this forum, but somehow I completely missed the thread that shows what the inside of the Model S battery pack looks like: NHTSA Opened Up the Model S Battery Pack - Pics tech01x linked this thread in the comments of a seeking alpha...
  9. wraithnot

    Blink let me down BIG TIME today

    If you plan to use a Blink charger in the next few days and don't already have a Blink card, you should be aware that 1) Blink has some sort of issue shipping their cards which is causing delays and 2) their system to allow you to charge without a card is currently down due to a system upgrade...
  10. wraithnot

    1,100 mile road trip to Las Vegas and back with a REST datalogger

    My wife and I had such a good time on our first Model S road trip to Las Vegas (Road Trip: Post your trip experiences - Page 4) that we decided to do it again. But this time I wanted to do a better job logging data from the car. I signed up for PureAmps' tripography website and this logged the...
  11. wraithnot

    Paso Robles road trip- our first multi-day EV experience

    Last weekend my wife, our dog and I headed out on a road trip from the San Francisco bay area to Paso Robles. This was our first electric-powered road trip beyond supercharger range so I thought others might find some of the details helpful. We've done this trip before in my wife's Acura TL...
  12. wraithnot

    Ever been accused of working for Tesla?

    I was driving home from work today and about a block from my house two of the guys from the neighborhood started waving frantically at me. I pulled over and rolled down the window and they asked what kind of car I was driving. It turns out they had been watching me drive home for the past two...
  13. wraithnot

    First proper road trip in my blue 85 kWh

    I took my first proper road trip in my 85 kWh Model S and I thought I would share my story to help others planning similar trips. Yesterday morning, my wife suggested we take a spontaneous wine tasting trip down to the Santa Lucia Highlands (about 120 miles south of us on 101 near Soledad CA)...
  14. wraithnot

    A cautionary tale of a NEMA 14-50 installation

    I picked up my car at the factory on Saturday and had the electrician come over to install my NEMA 14-50 outlet bright and early this morning. After about an hour, he was finished and the install looked nice an clean. I wrote him a check, he went on his way, and I quickly plugged the...

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