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  1. cpa

    Climate Change / Global Warming Discussion

    I did not say that. I said that they don't care about climate events in the West. How many wildfires are there each year in New England, and how many acres do they burn? Are the people in the New England region suffering from drought? I am seriously asking, because I am ignorant. Are there...
  2. cpa

    Climate Change / Global Warming Discussion

    While we slide off topic, I would just like to add that we will never make much progress in this country with respect to this issue or other important issues because there are too many selfish interests that think only for themselves. I really believe that the people in the Midwest, Appalachia...
  3. cpa

    Climate Change / Global Warming Discussion

    From what I kinda sorta remember from reading about "How the States Got Their Shapes," was that at one time, Congress wanted states to have approximately the same area. The original 13 ranged from small states in New England to much larger states in the South. With the two senator per state...
  4. cpa

    Supercharger - Needles, CA - E. Broadway St. (permit filed 26 May 2022)

    Yes. In fact Tesla announced Friday that off-peak Supercharging at selected Superchargers would be free to all. The four-holer at Needles was included in this promotion. In addition, you can always check on your touchscreen for any area in the world to see if Superchargers are available...
  5. cpa

    Climate Change / Global Warming Discussion

    Yes. But Manchin has major interests in coal in West Virginia. I am sure that there are plenty of the likes of the Koch Bros. and other greedy individuals who grease the palms of Congress to do their bidding. Those people don't have to live among the unwashed masses or even work in the...
  6. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Actually, the official name of this state is Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. I had heard that the citizens of RI & PP wanted to remove the latter from the official name several years ago through a referendum or however their laws permit. So, yes there is a Rhode Island. It is where...
  7. cpa

    Climate Change / Global Warming Discussion

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/30/politics/supreme-court-climate-change-epa-regulations/index.html This is like death by a thousand cuts. Dusting off the "major questions" doctrine. Maybe we should just let all the wildfires rage until they burn themselves out. Let all the rivers flood until...
  8. cpa

    Supercharger - Harris Ranch, CA - Expansion (under construction Apr 2022, 80 stalls)

    Used to be one in Corning and Atascadero at the bank branches adjacent to the SC. The one in Woodland was tricked out to be a J1772 plug in 2014. I think they all pull 70A, so not a bad way to gather 14kW . . .
  9. cpa

    From San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA

    I've driven 86,000 miles over eight years. I remember! (And there were only about 80 Superchargers in the entire US of A then! I've been from California to Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver, SE British Columbia during this time. Anyway, I suggest that you look either at...
  10. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Quick trip? Via Alturas, Susanville, with a pit stop in Truckee? 🤔 By the way, from Susanville to Truckee did you go into Reno before heading west on 80, or did you head west at Hallelujah Jct. on SR70 to Vinton, then south on SR49 through Loyalton? The latter is a fun drive, much more so...
  11. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    This might help with the drive south.....
  12. cpa

    Superchargers visited 3.0

    Okay, I am thoroughly ignorant and and naive about these things. I kinda sorta understand that there could be potential issues with sharing our personal locations. I kinda sorta understand that this could wind up on shaky ground if bad actors can infiltrate this device? Yes/No? So, are there...
  13. cpa

    Hertz Employees Using All Superchargers

    Just spitballin' here.... Hertz does not own the land at the airports. It likely leases their counter space and parking lot from the Airport Authority, or whatever governmental agency is in charge of the airport. The parking lot might even be a consortium of all car rental companies since we...
  14. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Thank you, Tes-s. Not sure when I'll crash the 500 Club; certainly this year is out. Maybe next year if the planets align just so, and I can take a couple of 3-4 day excursions into the wilds of America. I hate grabbing all those SC in large metropolitan areas. I gnash my teeth every time I...
  15. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    My dad (1918-2013) grew up in Wood River, Nebraska. He would tell me of the Lincoln Highway that passed through all those tiny farm towns that were adjacent to the UP tracks. He said that there were signs with a big L on a red, white, and blue background stapled to telephone/telegraph poles or...
  16. cpa

    Supercharger - Kettleman City, CA - Bernard Dr. (check navigation screen for status, 56 V3 stalls)

    They could go back to the 19th Century and use cow chips--no shortage of those.
  17. cpa

    2 Questions from new Tesla owner after first long trip…

    My experience since this tool came out seven years or so ago has been that when you keep your destination visible on the touchscreen, the SOC at your destination does not increase at the same rate that the battery actually fills. So, you might be at 45% SOC, dial in your destination to see that...
  18. cpa

    Is a backup mobile connector necessary?

    It depends..... If you stick to the interstate highways and the Supercharger network when you travel, you don't need it. If you never go camping at campgrounds, you don't need it. If friends and family that you visit do not have handy access to a wall plug, you don't need it. But if you fancy...
  19. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I returned from my 50th high school reunion (plus one, cuz COVID) in Southern California. I grabbed a few. The reunion far exceeded my expectations. I guess by 68 years of age pretenses and all that pettiness and jealousy have evaporated. It was a lot of fun seeing a lot of my classmates...
  20. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Tesla does some odd things with their "billing" system. Just taking an accountant's semi-scientific wild-ass guess: Every employee is assigned a labor departmental code. So, the service center employees will be coded to Service, while the payroll clerks will be coded to accounting, and...
  21. cpa

    Supercharger - Visalia, CA - Valley Fuel Travel Center (under construction Jun 2022, 20 v3 stalls)

    I sent a note to the admins that there is already a Visalia thread. Thanks for the pictures! I drove by yesterday and noticed what you shared. I wonder if this location will be like Copus Rd. and Bernard Drive in Kettleman City. The SC will be completed and available for use, but the lot...
  22. cpa

    Road trip range anxiety is still a thing?

    Eighty-five thousand miles in our 2014 S85. Road trips from California to Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, SE British Columbia, Denver, and other places. Things are significantly better than eight years ago. The first couple of trips I had to be very careful and find nonce...
  23. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Seriously, if you take the exit and head south to the present day campus research facility, you will see the vestiges of the once infamous Zzyzx Hot Springs spot that was built by a huckster-cum-radio evangelist, Curtis H. Springer. He squatted on government land after the war and constructed...
  24. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Paging Petula Clark, Petula Clark: Please report to Half Dollar Bill at his caravansary, stat!
  25. cpa

    Supercharger - Creswell, OR

    Ain't that the truth. Sorta like the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing is sometimes a common theme regarding this company.
  26. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    All in due time, Darren S, all in due time. It'll be a slow, steady slog as I meander up the ladder. I should reach four hundred this weekend (it is my 50th [plus one] high school reunion on Saturday.) But with other [cough, cough] interests plus my wife really doesn't like me to be away...
  27. cpa

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    Thank you for that summary, DJRas. My range remained about the same (254ish) until late summer/early autumn when I checked. My range had dropped to ~235. By late November, it was down to ~230--which might have been the algorithm that estimates "mileage." Fast forward to this year, and my...
  28. cpa

    Supercharger - Hays, KS

    I would hazard a WAG that before Tesla expands at Hays with the adjacent Applebee's, that Tesla would first consider installing a new V3 set up further west along the interstate, perhaps WaKenney or Grainfield. That leg between Hays and Colby is still pretty long, uphill, and windy! The newer...
  29. cpa

    Supercharger - Hays, KS

    In addition, the old V2 stalls are air cooled. So, in addition to having to share the 150kW feed with the paired stall, Tesla drops the amperage when the weather is hot. Some of us carry a rag or other water absorbent material and saturate it with cold water to wrap around the handle. We...
  30. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Congratulations on crossing the state line! Bet you're feeling pretty invincible right about now! I love that drive on US97 from Weed to Bend. As an aside, many times it is just as fast to take 97 out of Weed to OR58 thence to Springfield/Eugene and Interstate 5 as it is to keep plugging...
  31. cpa

    Superchargers visited 3.0

    With all due respect, what on earth is being discussed, please? All the acronyms and other jargon makes zero sense to this old accountant. 😕
  32. cpa

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

    I won't get into a discussion with the experts. I will say, however, that PG&E territory covers a vast swath of California with unequal and uneven electricity usage. You are in Los Altos, and from my personal experience hanging around the Peninsula, that winters are mild enough. Summers might...
  33. cpa

    California Renewable Energy Legislation / Progress

    I am by no means up to date on this subject. We had another crap winter the past six months. Predictions are that large hydro will suffer by August. I am starting to be of the mindset that if our sketchy winters continue more years than not, then we will have to make up this deficiency...
  34. cpa

    Supercharger - Carlin, NV

    A minor correction, Money. Tesla increased the capacity at Winnemucca about a year ago and added four V3 stalls to augment the original four V2 stalls. The only other spot along that stretch would be Battle Mountain. It is forty-eight miles east of Winnemucca, so a slightly better splitting...
  35. cpa

    Supercharger - Buttonwillow, CA (10 V2 stalls)

    I see this every six weeks when I drive to Bakersfield. That construction is funded by a local sales-tax add-on and some SB1 money. It will bypass Rosedale Highway (the current alignment of SR58) and connect with the Westside Expressway for about an 8-mile stretch before that peters out onto...
  36. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    To set the record straight: Temeculite is a mineral primarily with CaCl2 and barium-type feldspar with streaks of serpentine. Temeculians (the ancient people from the Mar-a-lago region) were vanquished by the Persian Empire ca. AD 150. Temeculosian was their ancient language. Temeculan is a...
  37. cpa

    Supercharger - Buttonwillow, CA (10 V2 stalls)

    I believe that you are misinformed. I40 was never intended to terminate further west, either at Interstate 5 or US101. The interstate mileage that was authorized by Congress under Eisenhower did not include this segment. The two or three additional bills that became law in the 60s and 70s did...
  38. cpa

    Trip Report: NorCal -> SoCal, Memorial Day Weekend 2022

    Nice write-up, Bruce. I take it you didn't wave to us as you sped by on Herndon between Brawley and Marks. 😢 The charging speeds have improved dramatically from our dinosaurs from years past. That is the good thing. But free-for-life Supercharging sorta takes the sting out of the slower...
  39. cpa

    Supercharger - Baker, CA - StackCharge

    You thought that I was serious? Honestly? I've read enough trial briefs and other lawyerly outputs over the years, and frequently they are rife with sarcasm. Guess I need to find the sarcasm emoji next time. I've spent quite a lot of time in and around Baker, so I knew exactly what I was...
  40. cpa

    Supercharger - Needles, CA - E. Broadway St. (permit filed 26 May 2022)

    I wonder if the original four stalls at the DQ will be removed. They are V2 and frequently full or close to it not to mention the occasional ICEing. Needles is one of those places that helps the Barstow--Kingman drive with perhaps a handful of folks heading south on US95 to take the back door...
  41. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Gotta hit up the Likely Saloon! Been there many times to slake a parched soul while heading to or from Alturas. Watch for the yellow-headed blackbirds that are now in full breeding season. Beautiful birds!
  42. cpa

    Supercharger - Kettleman City, CA - Bernard Dr. (check navigation screen for status, 56 V3 stalls)

    Randy, Is this a new measurement standard that combines imperial with fecal?
  43. cpa

    Climate Change / Global Warming Discussion

    https://tellus.ars.usda.gov/stories/articles/a-manure-maneuver/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery A little light reading from the USDA.
  44. cpa

    Supercharger - Baker, CA - StackCharge

    I'm in your camp, Bruce. Tesla has the original 40-stall Baker site. I understand they are expanding that site by 60 as well. Tesla owns the real estate there. With the 3 and Y capable of 250kW charging (and, I believe the new S and X in the highish 100s), most stops at V3 sites will be...
  45. cpa

    Supercharger - Kettleman City, CA - Bernard Dr. (check navigation screen for status, 56 V3 stalls)

    OK, The official start to summer travel has kicked off with Memorial Day weekend. I regret to say that Tesla kicked off this location late Tuesday. It is showing as temporary closure yet again this morning, June 1. This may be a pattern for this site throughout the summer: open Friday...
  46. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Based upon a small sample of owners that I encountered recently: Yes, they keep the charge bar at 80% (or higher) and that must be their sweet spot. They rely entirely upon Tesla's navigation to route them. They arrive with 40% SOC to recharge to 80% even though the next Supercharger is...
  47. cpa

    Teslas to Have Windows Auto-Close When It Rains

    Ditto. Is your car over four years old? Ours started doing this with an update sometime in the summer of 2018, and it has been this way ever since. What happens is that the car is locked and the windows are up. Then 5-10 minutes later we receive notification that the "passenger side window"...
  48. cpa

    Teslas to Have Windows Auto-Close When It Rains

    Sure, just like the front passenger window that rolls down on the M3 about 3/8" when the car is parked and turned off. "We are aware of this issue, and the next software update will address and fix this." Four years later, meanwhile. . . .we are still waiting.
  49. cpa

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    So the mosquitoes can reconnect with you?

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