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  1. Zaxxon

    Electrical panel advice

    The home has no AC so I think we'd be fine, but we'll do the calc.
  2. Zaxxon

    Electrical panel advice

    I'm looking at buying a home that has a panel which looks rather full to me. I'm interested in adding at least a 14-50 outlet in the garage, and perhaps a 60A EVSE instead. Also want to put at least modest solar PV on the home. I know we have some amateur and pro electricians here, so please...
  3. Zaxxon

    Go Fund Me for EV Charging in SE NM

    Unfortunately we nixed Big Bend for this trip (extremely limited with dogs and we aren't bringing extra family to allow for splitting up this time out). Will keep in mind for next time! I did do the Ft Davis loop above the fort, though. Was great.
  4. Zaxxon

    Go Fund Me for EV Charging in SE NM

    Well, we sucked down 84 kWh from two of your chargers. I tossed some dollars to the GoFundMe again. Thanks again for making this area more accessible!
  5. Zaxxon

    Go Fund Me for EV Charging in SE NM

    Thanks! Chowing down on some form of McChili while adding a few electrons before settling in Carlsbad for the night.These are absolutely helpful given the sorry state of infrastructure down here. It's a shame Tesla won't add them to the nav (I received the dreaded 'son, you're on your own'...
  6. Zaxxon

    Supercharger - Alamosa, CO

    Did someone mention pie?
  7. Zaxxon

    Go Fund Me for EV Charging in SE NM

    I'm planning to finally stop by and see the Roswell and Carlsbad locations over spring break on my way through a CO-NM-TX-NM-CO road trip. Thanks again for putting these in, @nwdiver! Makes taking the direct route to Carlsbad / Guadalupe Mountains / Fort Davis a whole lot less stressful...
  8. Zaxxon

    Is a 3 night stay in Big Bend (no charging) crazy?

    Which is why I'm talking about Tesla. The return is they close another 'difficult-to-travel' hole in their customers' landscape. One hosting a national park, no less. I took my 3 to Teddy Roosevelt in North Dakota in 2018, and far west TX makes ND look like a charging panacea.
  9. Zaxxon

    Is a 3 night stay in Big Bend (no charging) crazy?

    Looks cool--will definitely try to fit it in, especially if we don't head down to BBNP. And the more I think about it, Tesla could even put a 4-post HPWC install somewhere public with a 100A circuit and even that would make a big difference. Would be a pittance of a cost.
  10. Zaxxon

    Is a 3 night stay in Big Bend (no charging) crazy?

    Yeah, I imagine you're right. I'd just love to see even a minimal/'cheap' setup, eg the smallest grouping of urban SCs Tesla can put in. Even that would make a world of difference. On the one hand, I'm considering just skipping BBNP, as it may not be worth the headache on this trip since we...
  11. Zaxxon

    Is a 3 night stay in Big Bend (no charging) crazy?

    Great info, @growler23. I'm considering a trip to Big Bend for spring break in our X, and the actual day in BBNP is the only part I'm struggling with at this point, largely because the lodging options with 50A or Tesla service are all booked up. We have an Airbnb near the Alpine Stable 14-50...
  12. Zaxxon

    Supercharger - Amarillo, Texas

    It used to be free, but I don't think anyone ever knew why for sure. I last charged there in 2019 and it was free then.
  13. Zaxxon

    Refreshed 2021+ Model X and Model X Plaid waiting room

    I've camped multiple times in our 7-seat X with my daughters and a TesMat. It's actually pretty comfortable considering you're in a car.
  14. Zaxxon

    Refreshed 2021+ Model X and Model X Plaid waiting room

    Hello there; Raven X owner here. Saying they go to 200 kW is... Generous. If the temperature is perfect, Elon's in a good mood, and Mercury is in retrograde, 200 kW may flash for the briefest of moments. Normally the car can maintain ~150 kW for a bit, and is below 100 kW by the time 50% is in...
  15. Zaxxon

    Far West Texas Charging

    Thanks!
  16. Zaxxon

    Far West Texas Charging

    Seconded! I'm looking into a spring trip to Big Bend, and boy does this area put even our past 'charging desert' trips to shame (North Dakota 2018, Utah 2019) as far as big area, not much charging. Even getting to the area is a bit challenging, but that part's easily surmountable thanks to...
  17. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Agree with your sentiment, but (1210 - 895)*500 = $157,500. What kind of car are you typically buying where that's a down payment? :D
  18. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    For 2022, I think only "isn't land" purchase discussion is acceptable. Island is so 2021. This sure will be an interesting week.
  19. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    TIL that when you submit a DTC request in order to transfer some shares to charity, sometimes your brokerage will decide that it'd be fun to transfer 2x the requested number of shares, a few seconds apart. Ha! The hilarity! Poof! They're just gone! Narrator: It was not hilarious, nor were the...
  20. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Perhaps offsetting some of CNN's ridiculous video exposure today, we have iJustine (6.8M Youtube subscribers, 1.7M Twitter followers) finding a Plaid S in inventory, impulse-buying it, picking up same day, and putting out a very flattering video. Crazy world we live in.
  21. Zaxxon

    Supercharger - Beaver, UT

    I can imagine them... 'EV chargers that actually get fully utilized? I don't think they exist.'
  22. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Anything to do with shares being transferred to his trust? (Just spitballing, as it doesn't make sense to me, either.)
  23. Zaxxon

    How much $ to retire and how to fund your lifestyle in retirement

    A million votes in, selling has a 54-46 lead.
  24. Zaxxon

    Need Help planning out home charger(s) installs. Appreciate any Pros that can weigh in...

    Glad your plan is coming together, @k.alexander. Actually, they do (now) sell Gen2--with J1772 connectors on the end. So weird that they phased out Gen2, then brought it back (kinda) for the J1772 version. I wonder what the rationale was for going that route rather than introducing the J1772...
  25. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Interesting that in attendance at VW Group's upper management meeting today, discussing ways to evolve the company for the future, was one... Elon Musk.
  26. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Yes, I certainly under-sold it. But it was fun. Thanks for the expounded thoughts--I fully agree.
  27. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Fun video on fleet learning applied to crash testing and crash test reaction improvements delivered OTA...
  28. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    The irony, of course, being that Texas still messes with Tesla selling vehicles there.
  29. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    https://www.tesla.com/blog/regarding-todays-jury-verdict
  30. Zaxxon

    Watch: SpaceX to Launch First Flight Crewed by Private Citizens - I4 Launch Thread

    Great night, great launch! That NBC coverage is great, but yegads, the commentary on what was happening during the launch/first stage landing was way bad. I'm surprised NBC can't get one of us on to explain the process. Hear me, NBC? I'm available for the next one...
  31. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    No, it's just that this quarter you have to look at sales of gray Model 3 Performance units on Nunavut on Wednesday afternoons.
  32. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I mean, they're owned by CarMax, sooooo...
  33. Zaxxon

    Driving on Sunshine

    The short version is you are artificially bumping up the energy required to charge your car by about 10% (~7 kWh on a full Model 3 LR charge, or ~5 kWh for a more normal charge). 5 kWh is a not-insignificant number. If you opt to instead charge your vehicle overnight at 240V, you are...
  34. Zaxxon

    Driving on Sunshine

    Something to keep in mind is that 120V charging is *significantly* less efficient than 240V (~80-85% vs 90-95%), so it may be counterintuitively 'better' from an environmental perspective for you to charge at 240V and use your solar for other loads.
  35. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Or, to quote someone wise and good-looking from last week...
  36. Zaxxon

    Considering solar panels, looking for sizing/financing advice

    My older system (non-Tesla, installed 2014) is outperforming the original PVWatts estimate by about 3%. That called for 5,600 kWh/year. Looking just at the 2015-2020 period containing the six full years it's been on, I've averaged 5,777 kWh/year. The Tesla system (installed 2019) called for...
  37. Zaxxon

    Considering solar panels, looking for sizing/financing advice

    I'm about to hit 50 MWh since my first system PTO. Since March of this year we've used a net of about -300 kWh from the grid. Fun.
  38. Zaxxon

    Colorado Tesla Owners

    Doable? Yes. But it's one of the more difficult areas to get to. Colorado's Supercharger network is largely very good, but the Dunes are not ideally situated given the lack of a Supercharger in the Alamosa area. (Ask any Colorado resident where we need additional Superchargers and you'll get...
  39. Zaxxon

    Go Fund Me for EV Charging in SE NM

    Bless that McD's owner's heart. Next time I'm down there, it's an all-Big Mac diet.
  40. Zaxxon

    Go Fund Me for EV Charging in SE NM

    Awesome! What's next on the docket? (Aren't we patient around these parts?)
  41. Zaxxon

    Supercharger - Pigeon Forge, TN

    On the contrary, I'm hoping that by pointing this out, I'll be proven wrong and it'll be online by this weekend.
  42. Zaxxon

    Supercharger - Pigeon Forge, TN

    Also, often the longest single step is moving from 'everything's done' to power-on. Power companies can be... less than agile.
  43. Zaxxon

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Enough with all this talk of colors, presentations, range, etc. Let's get to the important stuff: when do I get waypoints on my car? I wants me that new UI, and I wants it now. Also, we got confirmation that 350 kW Supercharging is coming, and that the Supercharger expansion isn't planned to...
  44. Zaxxon

    What Advantage Does the Wall Connector Give?

    If you have a 14-50 outlet installed, you only need the mobile connector adapter for that outlet and can then just use the included cable. The advantage of the wall connector is that it's attached to the wall leaving your mobile connector free to live in your car for trips, and that it can...
  45. Zaxxon

    Go Fund Me for EV Charging in SE NM

    If your experience is like mine, they'll get back to you in 1 week to 4 months.
  46. Zaxxon

    EAP upgrade coming back

    Sure could be. The issue right now is that FSD is an extreme disincentive to upgrade to a newer car if you haven't had your car for several years at the least. FSD has traditionally returned very little on used Teslas (or trades to Tesla).
  47. Zaxxon

    EAP upgrade coming back

    Yep, will be interesting to see the pricing. At least this will solve the non-transferability issue.

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