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  1. SageBrush

    Russia/Ukraine conflict

    What was the price ?
  2. SageBrush

    Tesla uses 1/6 the energy compared to gasoline

    A model S ICE equivalent at 30 mpg overall ? Hmm. Possible with a hybrid That is a different discussion from efficiency, and from the start the results are goofy because the costs of pollution are externalized to general taxation. Just because people are blind to the costs they pay for...
  3. SageBrush

    Disappointing Power Generation, and I need help with analysis of pypowerwall output please!

    mp2 and mp5 are mostly north facing. There is no way peak production is at noon. More generally, only 10 panels (mp1 and mp3) have good orientation, all the other panels are varying degrees of not so great and your production stats reflect these basic placement facts. Tesla found space on your...
  4. SageBrush

    Tesla uses 1/6 the energy compared to gasoline

    This is reasonably correct but ultimately a fool's statistic since the former is electricity and the latter is petrol. If the electricity is clean sourced then the efficiency per se is not much of a concern outside of cost; and if the electricity is fossil sourced then conversion efficiencies...
  5. SageBrush

    Model Y - Gigafactory Texas Production

    That article makes it sound like Tesla is prioritizing LR orders that pay current prices.
  6. SageBrush

    All discussion of Nikola Motors

    Indicted
  7. SageBrush

    Supercharger - Socorro, NM

    I am the curator of a CHAdeMO adapter a group of 3 in Albuquerque bought last year. If you can pick it up from me locally, you are welcome to rent it for $10 a day + security deposit. Details
  8. SageBrush

    Retro-fitting HEPA filter in Model Y

    Tell me more ! I've yet to find an electrical supply house that is not quite a bit more expensive than the (already expensive) Lowes or HD
  9. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    It could be the same people that first posted here and then departed due to the antagonistic reception.
  10. SageBrush

    Disappointing Power Generation, and I need help with analysis of pypowerwall output please!

    Have fun. I say this sincerely -- I enjoy spreadsheets. Pivot tables and the AVG function are your friend. Trying to graph without them is going to give you very noisy data. One other point to know: Inverters have a cut-off voltage for each channel. It varies by manufacturer but somewhere in...
  11. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    I've had really good results in the summer using a combination of windows open enough for ventilation, car parked facing the sun with a sun-shade, and light colored upholstery. The Tesla white is fine if you do not mind the plastic. I dislike it intensely so I swap it out for light colored...
  12. SageBrush

    Disappointing Power Generation, and I need help with analysis of pypowerwall output please!

    More like 6 - 10% on a hot day for panels with good ventilation. I'm not sure Tesla panels hugging the roof fit 'good ventilation'.
  13. SageBrush

    Disappointing Power Generation, and I need help with analysis of pypowerwall output please!

    Regarding PVwatts, It is really useful. Note a couple of things: You can set the STC watts -- just multiply the number of panels in the string * 400 watts/panel (in your case.) Default PVwatts shows average generation each month for your location/azimuth/inclination but you can change the...
  14. SageBrush

    Disappointing Power Generation, and I need help with analysis of pypowerwall output please!

    The tell-tale sign of microinverters is that each module, string, and trunk is 240V
  15. SageBrush

    Disappointing Power Generation, and I need help with analysis of pypowerwall output please!

    Yes -- PVwatts * 4 Check one string at a time, when the string azimuth is exactly facing the sun. Then you just have to correct for inclination, which is a right triangle problem. This all presumes no shading, and you do have to correct for temperature as I mentioned above. This exercise is a...
  16. SageBrush

    Disappointing Power Generation, and I need help with analysis of pypowerwall output please!

    NW and NE panels are not useless but their output is going to be poor -- on the order of 80% annual generation compared to SW -- SE. Moreover, these panels will not add to your peak. You end up with generation through most hours of the day, and trade-off peak generation. Use pvwatts for...
  17. SageBrush

    Supercharger - Socorro, NM

    Probably Cuba, unless the Apache Casino takes its head out of its a** first. Time to get one, or be left behind. Tesla would be foolish to spend its resources on covering a small minority of owners, all of whom can upgrade to CCS compatibility or use CHAdeMO, instead of expanding the...
  18. SageBrush

    Supercharger - Socorro, NM

    EA in Grants I'm a lot more interested in charging somewhere mid-way between Bernalillo and Farmington.
  19. SageBrush

    Skid plate justification

    I'm having trouble visualizing the damage mechanism unless the screw was only partially fastened.
  20. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    That was my approach as well (and honestly still is a bit.) I didn't mean to leave you with the impression that I grouped you with the Zen turkey and company -- sorry for the confusion. I responded to your suggestion that those painted as liars just shrug it off because I thought it unreasonable.
  21. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    A little humor after all the attacks suggests a forgiving nature. I would have left TMC for good.
  22. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    There is polite skepticism, but that is not what I read in this thread. If people had posted something along the lines of 'I hope this is the real deal, but past experience here makes me take a wait and see attitude. Thanks for posting, I am looking forward to hearing about delivery!' no...
  23. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    One question at a time
  24. SageBrush

    Enhanced AutoPilot (EAP) Has Returned!

    That sounds helpful. If you refuse to pull over at the demand of a LEO, you can plea in court that you thought the noise and lights were your car.
  25. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    I was mulling over whether it is possible to prove at this time that VINs are going out for MIA Model LR. I think the phone app shows the VIN and RN on one screen, while the website provides a sale document that links RN to car specs.
  26. SageBrush

    Enhanced AutoPilot (EAP) Has Returned!

    For now. Nothing prevents Tesla from changing the subscription price
  27. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    Not me
  28. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    I'm happy if I get a 2170 structural Model Y.
  29. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    ^^ That outlet often just echoes this forum. The only reason I am inclined to add their report to the evidence is that they showed a document of a Model Y LR that they say has a MIA VIN
  30. SageBrush

    Enhanced AutoPilot (EAP) Has Returned!

    EAP and FSD are truly differentiated now. EAP is now, FSD is the future -- not just in terms of functionality but also by virtue of having a free hardware upgrade path, and I have very little doubt that more advance hardware is going to be needed for full FSD. OTOH, the subscription covers a a...
  31. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    Please do not include me in your rant, I agree with you. My earlier post was an attempt to show with math that a group of eight new to the forum posting about a new MIA MYLR is not statistically a red flag. E.g., even if TMC veterans are 10% of the Austin cohort the likelihood that none are...
  32. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    It is not at all uncommon in Tesla land for a new battery to be peak current nerfed for a while, and then get unleashed as it proves itself in the field. Bjorn Nyland has documented this multiple times in his charging tests
  33. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    Yes. Easily Elon touched on this point. He said that fit and finish has something of bathtub curve. Initially extremely good as the first cars are manually tweaked, then a low point for a while until manufacturing processes are brought up to standard. I also have another motive: I want to keep...
  34. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    Dear Tesla, I live closer to Austin than Fremont. Just sayin'
  35. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    How many active N. American TMC members are there ? I'd like to use that number to estimate the fraction of Tesla owners that are active on TMC It's meant to give a little context to the idea that if a long-time, valued member is not posting direct experience about an emerging happening in the...
  36. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    "posted on Facebook" is not a vote of confidence for me. Fingers crossed !
  37. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    Exactly. Quiet skepticism is reasonable until a kind person posts a video of delivery or updated documentation. Until then I wish the weeny whiners would shut up. All the negativity can do is annoy those who might be posting truthful information for **our** benefit. One thing is for sure: if I...
  38. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    Stop already. We all understand that proof is pending.
  39. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    Delivered in 2020.
  40. SageBrush

    Model Y LR built in Giga Austin!!

    Rest assured some genius would point out that the photos could have come from different cars. I imagine that OP will eventually receive a document from Tesla that has the VIN and enough car details to identify its trim.
  41. SageBrush

    All discussion of Nikola Motors

    Yes indeed. The curious thing about TSLAQ is that they refuse to accept that NKLA is a scam. Very loyal, those fools.
  42. SageBrush

    All discussion of Nikola Motors

    That strikes me as his lawyers doing the groundwork for an appeal.
  43. SageBrush

    October 2021 Order Delivery Dates

    Assumptions stated as fact are rampant in this forum. It is one of the reasons I don't pay much attention to the belly-aching. One of the things I was taught as a young physician, and later taught others, was that 'assume' meant "makes an ass of you and me." It is very worthwhile to give up...
  44. SageBrush

    Cheated on Tesla for 10 minutes

    Heh. My wife and I went to a Chevy dealership yesterday to buy a Bolt but it turned out that the cars advertised on the dealer website were spoken for. I was offered an EUV for $4k more that I declined. Nothing like a little bait & switch to welcome me back to American car dealerships. Then I...
  45. SageBrush

    Russia/Ukraine conflict

    For economic and resource exploitation, acting like the worst of the colonial era empires. Otherwise I agree with your post.
  46. SageBrush

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Sometimes, although even then you have to know the nitty gritty details surrounding land use and connection for an honest accounting. To answer what I think you are getting at, I have no problem with a utility choosing the cheapest clean energy it can buy.
  47. SageBrush

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    To continue my rant for a moment ... The utility argument towards the home PV with excess generation boils down to this: "we think clean energy has the same wholesale value as energy from fossils." Any PRC/PUC tasked with community value should reject that argument out of hand since it...
  48. SageBrush

    Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who is the dumbest EV Rag of them All ?

    For today it is torquenews. I'll not link to the the article to avoid giving them clicks but they decided that finding a stamp labelled '50D' meant that the MIA, 279 mile Model Y must have a 50 kWh battery. The rest of the article sung the virtues of the astounding 4680 architecture that lead to...

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