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    When is ultra Long Range battery coming?

    Yes, there are a lot of EV drivers as well as ICE drivers who have a lot of time and sometimes money on their hands in which to drive slowly around the country. They recommend that others spend a lot of time making many stops. I understand them but don't share their situation. I drive because...
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    Gen 1 Charging Cable i used w/o issue since 2015 now keeps tripping Breaker

    This will work. This is probably true but the adapter should work fine as well. I do recommend dialing down the current down to about 30 amps, then bringing it up incrementally while checking to verify that none of the connectors are getting hot. As far as coming with the Gen2 cars, some of...
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    Teslas are being delivered too fast for Supercharger Growth

    Does anyone remember how upset GM executives were when they discovered that the average income for Saturn owners was higher than for Cadillacs?
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    Teslas are being delivered too fast for Supercharger Growth

    Get over yourself. If you were really cool, you'd have a Tesla Roadster and an S3XY. That's the exclusive club. If you don't have such, don't bother me peasant.
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    Hotel Destination Poll

    Yep, without reservations (and I don't know of anyplace one can get a reservation), that's probably the best plan today.
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    When is ultra Long Range battery coming?

    I agree with the time issue, however, we really don't know exactly how it will play out there is some good analytical work out there but we really won't know until around the 10 year point and for the last 10 years, battery technology has been changing a lot so looking at our old 14 year old...
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    When is ultra Long Range battery coming?

    There was plenty of coaching in the ICE era. It came from your parents, relatives, friends, driver-education instructor, etc: - change your oil ever 5,000 miles - cheaper gas can be found farther from the freeway interchanges or near Costco - Don't park your car overnight in cold country with...
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    When is ultra Long Range battery coming?

    That's a narrow-minded, attitude that misses the big picture. The larger battery will last longer, both because it gets less stress and because its useful life, especially in the secondary market is longer. I'll work out an example in detail when I have the time.
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    Teslas are being delivered too fast for Supercharger Growth

    Back when Teslas were only for the exclusive club of rich people, there was not enough market to support more than the minimum number of Superchargers across the country. The maximum separation distances between them meant Model S and X drivers had to carefully watch their speed, just to make...
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    Starting to feel like Cybertruck is going the way of the Roadster: Vaporware

    @Jigglypuff You seem to be or have been misled on so many issues. I've driven over 1100 miles in a day with a Model 3. I've driven from LA to VA in 3 days. This was before I-40, the most direct route, was fully covered with Superchargers and before there were more than a couple of V3 ones. I...
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    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    The 20% to 80% is for leaving it or a daily basis. Going above 80% and driving immediately afterward or letting it go below 20% but charging immediately upon returning, is no big deal. Just don't charge to 100% or drain to below 20% and leave it overnight or all day. Even driving at 80 mph...
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    Cheated on Tesla for 10 minutes

    I've never seen a dealership without multiple Corvettes in inventory, ready for sale. If they fly off the lot, Chevy would be selling many millions of them each year (like Camrys) - and we know that isn't the case.
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    I see this as a big limitation for adapters, in general. I've seen the chained adapter in a couple of places, however, the adapter is subject to a lot of abuse. The place I've seen it work well for the longest time is the amazing parking garage (Caltech - California Garage #3 | PlugShare) at...
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    Electrify America general discussion

    The "All Electric Family" just did a road trip towing a trailer with a Rivian . While it's interesting, in general, because of the towing performance experience, their less-than-ideal EA experience, unfortunately, reflects ours as well. Perhaps if EA would spend their money fixing their...
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    Starting to feel like Cybertruck is going the way of the Roadster: Vaporware

    That can be a problem depending on how battery swap is implemented. Tesla's trial eliminated that challenge because on one's return trip you received your own battery pack back. Another means of getting around that issue would be that data on the battery could be provided and perhaps assigned...
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    When is ultra Long Range battery coming?

    I would suggest that another driving factor for longer ICE range is the ability to delay the miserable ritual of driving to or stopping at one of those filthy gas stations for a little longer during one's normal daily life. Trip range is important but, for most, doesn't come into play since...
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    Hotel Destination Poll

    Cones help with ICEing but not other legitimate EVs. Eventually, a reservation system for charging spots, just like rooms, will be needed. But that's in the future.
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    Starting to feel like Cybertruck is going the way of the Roadster: Vaporware

    I fully understand what you are saying. Musk definitely has little compassion for others and little care about people's feelings or their lives. He uses people as long as they are useful, then throws them away as soon as he thinks they are not. This attitude permeates to the brass as well...
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    Starting to feel like Cybertruck is going the way of the Roadster: Vaporware

    I know they guy who ran the battery swap facility at Harris Ranch. I will assure you that he and Tesla were 100% serious about making it work to learn its economic viability and market popularity. He was one of the original Roadster technicians at the LA Tesla Store. He was a brilliant...
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    Starting to feel like Cybertruck is going the way of the Roadster: Vaporware

    I'm not a Musk worshipper but I'll give him credit where it is due. So far, for the most part, he's built what I wanted, and then some, for that past 16 years. I will (and have) called him out to explain some of his actions (like firing Eberhart and Tarpenning) when it is appropriate. One of...
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    Hotel Destination Poll

    Unfortunately, even having destination charging is no-longer a huge deal since the chance of it being in use or ICEd is fairly high these days so you may not be able to use it even if there is one.
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    Cheated on Tesla for 10 minutes

    This may actually be a positive indicator: Clearly, there were no new Bolts available for a test drive. There are Bolts being produced albeit slowly. This could mean they fly off the lot, unlike the Corvettes which just sit there for a while. Maybe GMs shareholders will take note and GM...
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    Today's Roadster Orphan

    Conversely, if future Signature owners hadn't paid 100% down payment for future Signature models in 2006, there would have only been EP1 and EP2 ("the red Tesla" and "the black Tesla" respectively). They were all part of the formula that enabled a new car company to start. ☯️
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    Starting to feel like Cybertruck is going the way of the Roadster: Vaporware

    I'm not sure what you mean? Supercharging (which was not mentioned at all upon purchase, hence, the capability was an over-delivery)was and has always been free for everyone for whom it was promised prior to purchasing their car. Those of us who purchased later cars were told we would have to...
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    Starting to feel like Cybertruck is going the way of the Roadster: Vaporware

    Only as far as timing is concerned. However, keep in mind that the Model 3 was released earlier than the original schedule. The products generally have exceeded initial promises (Supercharging, autopilot, battery swap, faster charge rates, etc), once they finally got released and all of the...
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    Electrify America general discussion

    And thus one of the biggest issue with standards occurs . . .
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    Mismanaged - The Problem With Government-Funded EV Chargers (TMC Podcast Clip)

    Don't forget that Tesla, and only Tesla, gained significant market data from the battery swapping so they can better decide whether and/or when that path makes sense in the future, as well. This will enable them to avoid potentially wasting huge investment on deploying this capability only to...
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    Burbank - E. Orange Grove Ave - 28 V3 stalls

    The City of Burbank has been very EV friendly from the beginning and it has apparently paid off. I first charged our EV1 there back in about 2000 and their number of chargers has been steadily increasing. It might be an interesting research project for some student to study and report on how...
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    Mismanaged - The Problem With Government-Funded EV Chargers (TMC Podcast Clip)

    One can actually calculate it fairly easily (good task for your 6 kids). It does, of course, depend on assumptions such as over-production needed, efficiencies, solar insolation, etc. I assume the basic inputs are about 1 KW/sq meter of solar radiation and that the USA consumes about 3.9...
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    Electrify America general discussion

    Clearly, our resident EA apologist and troll with fictitious name from fictitious location wants to try to sweep all issues with EA under the rug - if he/she/it can't bury them completely. I hope EA gets better, and indications are it may be. However, it clearly lacks a lot and is arguably more...
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    Electrify America general discussion

    True, Tesla Superchargers have no problems. Plug in, charge. They work. They're fast. Easy. Nothing to juggle, not a card, not a fob, not an app, nothing, nada.
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    Electrify America general discussion

    Credit cards should have worked as well. The penance did not guarantee that they had the opportunity to force people to agree to their EULA and allow them to be tracked. One of the many things I dislike about EA beyond no working with credit cards is the lack of a fob. In cold or rain, one...
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    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    I don't see this as an excuse. Early Bl!nk CHAdeMO stations had 2 hoses but only 2 at a time worked, however, one could plug into the non-working one and, as soon as the other was finished, it would start charging your car. You could just plug in and go about your shopping or other business...
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    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    The Baker, CA EA pull-through site would support a Truck with a large trailer. That's the only pull-through EA site I know of though. All the other ones I've seen are stupid back/pull in sites with one parking space per 2-hose station.
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    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    Good to know you're finding them reliable, at least in some places. My experience differs. I've found most CHAdeMO stations to not be worth the effort of bothering and certainly not safe to rely on, choosing a sub-optimal Supercharger instead most of the time even if a CHAdeMO could help optimize.
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    Wiki Largest gaps between Superchargers on US Interstates

    IIRC, the Ford Ranger EV had and the New Flyer electric buses have a separate propane (or maybe CNG) heater for cabin heating in extreme cold climates. Pure EVs may not be perfectly suitable for these extreme places but they'll still benefit greatly if the rest of the world switches to EVs...
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    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    I'm a bit surprised to see the words "ChargePoint" and "reliable" in the same sentence without a "not" in there somewhere. I've had a lot of bad experience with ChargePoint. EVgo's ABB stations are the only ones that I've generally found to regularly be fairly reliable, however, their...
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    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    While I much appreciate Francis Energy, their track record for unreliability in Guymon and Hooker, OK means I cannot take US 54 as a shortcut from SoCal to KC, Omaha, Des Moines, etc. I much appreciate their buildout, however, unless they've improved since the one time I did try that direction...
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    Car & Driver: The Mach E is simply better than the Model Y

    Sure, Journalists can order, wait, and buy a vehicle just like anyone else can ;-)
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    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    This is just plain naive. Third-party charging providers (or at least their sponsors) would only love to offer only ICE. When forced, they (Chargepoint excepted) built the networks. The CCS Standard, however, was not developed by charging station providers. The only charging station provider...
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    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    Sure, they could have just waited another 6+ months until the CCS standard was complete and then be happy with 50 KW charging speeds that would make their cars barely suitable for road trips.
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    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    Yes, they could have. But that would have made it harder to maintain quality control that was so important when opening up a new market against such hostile, powerful competitors (the ICE industry). Besides, given the reception they met at the committee, It wouldn't surprise me, nor would I...
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    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    On a related note: https://insideevs.com/news/592360/megawatt-charging-system-mcs-launch/ It looks like CharlN may have a winner this time, now that the industry seems to be getting less balkanized and focusing on actually producing EVs.
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    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    There weren't reporters there. As an enthusiast, I was in meetings with folks from Tesla and other charging station vendors just afterwards where it was discussed. You can look at the timelines of certification for the SAE standards (both J-1772 and CCS) compared with release dates for the...
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    Car & Driver: The Mach E is simply better than the Model Y

    We need them all. I'm not particularly happy with any of them produced in places where racism and other practices create a pool of people desperate enough to work for sub-standard wages. This, of course, includes the MachE and Kia, but, while I probably won't buy one myself, I'll only...
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    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    They did submit it to the SAE (owners of the standard at the time CCS was developed) but were rejected as the majority of the committee had no interest in a good charging standard, finishing the standard before Tesla's cars were ready for production, or supporting fast charging speeds suitable...
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    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    Similarly, it is the fault of the insignificant compliance EV producers for developing and sticking with CCS so we are now stuck with what we have (ie their drivers don't support, and can't benefit from, the only reliable reliable, and well-deployed charging network in the USA. Clearly...
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    Car & Driver: The Mach E is simply better than the Model Y

    I hardly think we can put the 2 in the same category and we need to put our tribalism aside. The world needs the MachE now. Robotaxis and FSD are very nice to have but hardly needed. I sincerely hope that Ford can get their act together and actually solve the MachE problem. It would definitely...
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    Renting a house setup for EV

    2 approaches: 1 rental property needed an upgrade above 100 Amp entrance. Adding a 14-50 outlet (aka EV charger) enabled the upgrade to be part of the tax deductible EV infrastructure. Other rental property listed as having "EV Charger available upon request". There's nothing there but this...
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    Car & Driver: The Mach E is simply better than the Model Y

    Old horses used to get slaughtered for dog food and glue when they could no longer serve as transportation.

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