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  1. SmartElectric

    Supercharging Speeds: Who, what, where, why, and when

    Correct. A-pack, the original battery specification for the Model S early production. Limited to 90 kW maximum supercharging rate, and kW = 120-SOC% charge curve. Tesla improved the maximum and charge curve starting with the B spec packs later in 2013, and interestingly, when Tesla...
  2. SmartElectric

    Tesla BEV Competition Developments

    No, I have exhaustively researched it day in and day out for a year as I intend to spend $100K on the vehicle, you can't say that. Re: votes, if you don't get a vote, you don't get acknowledged for posting useful content, which I did in this thread as rebuttal to your clearly false statement.
  3. SmartElectric

    Supercharging Speeds: Who, what, where, why, and when

    Not mine. Original 2013 Model S with 90 kW maximum charging speed, in the past 100 supercharges, I have been able to reach the exact charging curve the car used when new 9 years later. Obviously, you meant "all 85 except that guys" . l-)
  4. SmartElectric

    Tesla BEV Competition Developments

    If you get upvoted for your post, I'll relent, until then, almost completely false and shown clearly false. Nothing personal, I like your factual posts, but that one was a turd.
  5. SmartElectric

    Nuclear power

    And yet Ontario Canada has a lesson for you. We elected a Conservative Government that has entirely redirected renewable funding to Nuclear. In fact, they spent $400M to cancel renewable contracts, pay penalty, rip working wind turbines out of the ground, and then $20B goes to a nuclear...
  6. SmartElectric

    Tesla BEV Competition Developments

    So, you agree it isn't an ICE conversion of the F150. The Ford Focus EV was a "conversion". This F150L is not. Fine, keep digging Rob, your statement to remind the thread was : Frame is entirely new, not "slightly modified". The suspension is new to the F150, again, it's not a derivative of...
  7. SmartElectric

    SpaceX vs. Everyone - ULA, NG, Boeing, Lockheed, etc.

    Politicians get re-elected for this. Billions spent in local districts is exactly what keeps US politicians in their seats for decades.
  8. SmartElectric

    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    Right. Ontario dumped coal electricity production nearly a decade ago and made moderate attempts to re-use transmission infrastructure. https://www.opg.com/strengthening-the-economy/our-projects/nanticoke-solar-facility/ Problem, Conservative Government (crack smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford's...
  9. SmartElectric

    SHOULD TESLA BE WORRIED? (2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB Starts at $10k Less Than a Tesla Model Y)

    Wrong! The 2018 Ioniq also came in pure EV 28 kWh variety, which we own and drive, it's not a hybrid, it charges very competitively in terms of distance added per minute charging compared to a big battery 2013 Model S. Point stands, 64 kWh is PLENTY even with a worse charging network...
  10. SmartElectric

    Ford dropping dealers for EVs

    Ford dealers comeuppance will be coming due in 2024 when the re-up agreements and negotiations will take place. It has been reported that Ford deliberately is creating a special division for only EV's, and within that the 2024 negotiations will set terms to dealers on the EV's (not ICE).
  11. SmartElectric

    Tesla BEV Competition Developments

    Not quite. F150 Lightning has it's own frame, new unique motors (not used on mach-e), new battery system (SK innovation , not LG), new suspension (rear independent), completely redesigned front end and coolant architecture to host a very large "mega-power frunk", new to F150 large center display...
  12. SmartElectric

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Lucky you. Others like Alex Autos youtube have $10K "magic" added markup, posted today!
  13. SmartElectric

    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    Heat pumps are cheap. https://senville.ca/ And some are DIY : https://mrcool.com/diy-3rd-generation-e-star/ Hey, if the blonde model can install one, you can too!
  14. SmartElectric

    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    Wrong. Residential High Temperature (80℃) heat pumps are widely available for domestic hot water and high temperature radiators. https://www.daikin.com/products/ac/lineup/heat_pump...
  15. SmartElectric

    Wiki Trailer-friendly Supercharger Locations

    Not that I've found, I hope they add this soon!
  16. SmartElectric

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    I've owned 4 Ford's, across three decades. No major issues that weren't caused by me (hard driving). Solid cars. 1991 Tempo. First car. Drove the crap out of it for 4 years, sold to my parents. Zero maintenance. Never changed the oil. Blew a head gasket at year 16, 100,000 km and was...
  17. SmartElectric

    SHOULD TESLA BE WORRIED? (2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB Starts at $10k Less Than a Tesla Model Y)

    My experience (9 years) suggests 65 kWh is PLENTY for any driving in locations in North America where there is a Mercedes dealership presence. Our 2013 Model S is 68 kWh usable now after 9 years, and we do 60% of our driving on road trips with two or more charging stops. Our sons 2018 Ioniq...
  18. SmartElectric

    The Issues With Tesla's 2012 Model S - Repair

    Our Jan 2013 built Model S (vin #~6000) has had one motor "replacement". Tesla chose to replace with a refurbished motor from a similar car with new bearings, and took my motor back to factory to replace it's bearings and put that motor in someone else's Model S. It was for convenience of...
  19. SmartElectric

    Ford dropping dealers for EVs

    Many dealers are not marking up Lightnings. There is an entire thread listing dealers selling at MSRP on the Lightning owners forum. Personally, I put down a reservation because $100 was a great hedge on Cybertruck arriving late (which is has!).
  20. SmartElectric

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Care to revise your estimate? https://www.besthorserider.com/average-weight-of-horse-trailers/
  21. SmartElectric

    Reaching the Magic $25,000 Price Point, Who First?

    https://insideevs.com/news/589557/chevrolet-2023-bolt-ev-euv-pricing/
  22. SmartElectric

    Reaching the Magic $25,000 Price Point, Who First?

    Why not buy 5 of these for $5K each: https://www.wired.com/story/review-wuling-hongguang-mini-ev/
  23. SmartElectric

    Identifying Chargers with Drive-thru so I can keep trailer hitched

    FYI that plugshare has the "trailer friendly" feature as of June 2022. Noticed it today and found a number of chargers I've used are correct!
  24. SmartElectric

    Wiki Trailer-friendly Supercharger Locations

    FYI, this feature is available in plugshare as of June 2022. Just started noticing it today, not sure when they first added the feature!
  25. SmartElectric

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Update: First towing report, 50% of rated range https://driveteslacanada.ca/news/ford-f-150-lightning-towing-stats/
  26. SmartElectric

    New Electric Motor Technology Will Push EVs To The Next level

    The motors may be efficient, but the entire car systems suck power and waste energy, and add to the weight of the vehicle, also reducing performance. Tesla has room for improvement, but is absolutely the leader in efficiency. A Model 3 is similar weight to a BMW 3 series, whereas I drove an EV...
  27. SmartElectric

    Using EVs to power homes in emergency, EV as batteries.

    Jeff Dahn, a foremost expert on lithium battery and funded by Tesla agrees with OP and advocates for V2H or V2G technology to be included with all EV's. His point (on a recent EV club zoom call where he presented) : the majority of battery factory build outs currently announced are for EV's...
  28. SmartElectric

    Loud noise from battery

    The pump behaviour absolutely changed on our 2013 S during 2020/2021 and after an update later in 2021, the pump was no longer running constantly. No issues with my 12V, and I have no 3rd party draining hardware attached to my 12V system. But yes, sensible reply. Thanks. Before 2020 and...
  29. SmartElectric

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    Pump, not a sensor, the PDF I received had the pump part #. No idea if Tesla updated the pumps, but from replies after me, sure seems like Tesla knew pumps were trouble in early cars.. Mine is VIN 6000-ish, very early car.
  30. SmartElectric

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    I specifically outlined the issue to Tesla and the remote diagnostics did not identify the issue with the pump. I suspected PTC heater (as we already had that replaced once), but it took them a day to discover it was the pump, not PTC. They initially quoted me $2K CAD for PTC heater...
  31. SmartElectric

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    Can confirm, coolant pump failures are not visible to Tesla owners on the dash, and even service centers take time to diagnose and identify. My local SC thought I had a bad PTC heater, but found the coolant pump failed. Took them the day yesterday to find this. In a previous gas car a...
  32. SmartElectric

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    FYI that Tesla Model S diagnostic capability for older cars like our 2013 is not good enough to detect coolant pump failure. Service center spent yesterday trying to identify battery preconditioning issue in cold weather and suspected (and ruled out) it was PTC heater till they discovered a...
  33. SmartElectric

    Yellow Dashed Line

    FYI that indeed I saw no errors on our 2013 Model S, and Tesla didn't identify the coolant pump failure until the service center spent yesterday chasing down an issue with cold weather battery preconditioning. All this to say, the Tesla diagnostics on the coolant pump for older cars seems to...
  34. SmartElectric

    Loud noise from battery

    My 2013 Model S was diagnosed to have a failed coolant pump (in service today, should be repaired in next few days). I noted to service that I suspect this is related to the non-stop coolant pump activity in 2020/2021 when the battery gate firmware was causing all older Model S (like mine) to...
  35. SmartElectric

    Tesla BEV Competition Developments

    $63500 - $7500 = $56K USD XLT 312 : AWD, 450 HP, 5000 LB towing, 98 kWh battery, adaptive cruise with lane keeping, 2000 LB cargo capacity, 360 camera, power seats and lumbar, 9.6 kW of onboard power, etc. ^ pretty much a screaming deal. $56K for all that is an excellent value in todays market.
  36. SmartElectric

    Snippiness 2.0

    Ok, so my point stands, claiming heated seats costs a huge amount of money doesn't see the big picture and is disingenuous. The Ford offering here is competitively priced with the option group that includes heated seats (and tons of other content). Saying heated seats costs big $ is...
  37. SmartElectric

    Tesla BEV Competition Developments

    That's a pretty ignorant take on things. Have you done your research to compare this to any other available vehicle at that price? My example : The Lightning XLT in Canada starts at $68K CAD and has heated seats, adaptive cruise lane keeping, 426 HP all wheel drive, class IV hitch with 5000...
  38. SmartElectric

    My cabin heater is not working. What's the easiest way to tell if my battery heater is/isn't working?

    Hello. As my sig says, 2013 Model S owner. I have a non-functioning battery heater at the moment. I can confirm a basic way to tell if your battery heater is not working. Simply put, you will not be able to charge the car in temperatures below -5C. I have been working around this by...
  39. SmartElectric

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Was watching a documentary recently and one of the topics was Henry Ford: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/henryford-antisemitism/ Pretty shocking to me, was unaware HF donated to the Nazi party pre-WWII and the history of worker treatment. OH well, not sure which of my F150...
  40. SmartElectric

    Service says $22k for new battery on 2012 Model S

    So your invoice didn’t say 85 kWh like you stated. And you choose to downvote my post that clearly called you out on that claim. Lol. Enjoy your alternate world view where Tesla delivered something to you that met the invoice and final purchase agreements you signed and yet you say they...
  41. SmartElectric

    Tesla BEV Competition Developments

    https://www.teslarati.com/bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-vote-this-week-senate-ev-charging/ Put 2 and 2 together, Tesla opens their network Tesla takes a slice of the $7.5B infrastructure pie to massively increase supercharging locations. All EV owners win.
  42. SmartElectric

    Service says $22k for new battery on 2012 Model S

    The invoice on my 2013 never said 85 kWh, it said the car was Model S 85. The EPA rated range was 425 km originally, which the car was able to achieve on the EPA cycle. In 8.5 years, I'm down to ~408 km range, so I don't consider this a situation where anyone was fooled, pack usable kWh was...
  43. SmartElectric

    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    Coal in steel making is one of the last uses in Ontario Canada. We dropped coal power production a decade ago (yeah!). Canada Federal Government is serious about reducing emissions. Conversion of steel making to use electric arc furnace in Hamilton will reduce emissions equivalent to...
  44. SmartElectric

    Federal Budget in Canada - new EV credit - but Tesla's won't qualify

    Canada Federal Government is serious about reducing emissions. Conversion of steel making to use electric arc furnace in Hamilton will reduce emissions equivalent to taking 1.8M gas cars off the road. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/dofasco-investment-1.6123829
  45. SmartElectric

    Who has ordered?

    Bullet proof armoured skin, massive tires, hardened glass... what else is required to protect it?
  46. SmartElectric

    Shorting Oil, Hedging Tesla

    In the past 10 years, the summers have gotten increasingly intense here in Ontario Canada, and with some of the best (and longest) fresh water sand beaches in the world, it's becoming less likely I'll ever fly to a beach destination. Our backyard pool is heated with solar panels (not PV)...
  47. SmartElectric

    Service says $22k for new battery on 2012 Model S

    Just “acceptable” ?! I don’t know if you’re aware of the Canadian dollar. $300 is like $200 USD. It’s stupid cheap. Tesla is giving this away. Very very happy owner of a very early Model S, and Elon had very little to do with how happy we are as owners. Tesla has done well by us...
  48. SmartElectric

    Can the American power grid sustain EV adoption?

    When there is so much solar you can redirect it to EV charging. Problem is solved. Even in the least powerful solar energy market in the world , cloudy UK delivers https://myenergi.com/product/zappi/ FYI that OpenEVSE has also been doing this for the DIY community for years. EV charging is...

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