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  1. boulder.dude

    CCS - buy now or wait?

    Are the EA chargers reliable (150kW)?
  2. boulder.dude

    Parked at airport for 36 hours, lost 40miles of range

    Disable it by default (it is an electricity hog) and enable it as needed via the mobile app.
  3. boulder.dude

    Model Y P vs Rivian R1S

    At an SC stop I thought someone had a 2021 M3 but it was a 2018 with aftermarket chrome delete. Looked brand new!
  4. boulder.dude

    CCS - buy now or wait?

    Hmm, I wonder if the CCS chips were so cheap they put ‘em in for Europe cars and kept them in US cars just so they would be the same.
  5. boulder.dude

    Navigation - alternative routes?

    You could “force” a specific alternate route by adding a waypoint…
  6. boulder.dude

    Model Y P vs Rivian R1S

    A corollary to lower efficiency is a smaller “range penalty” from towing, cold temps, and rain, which suits the Rivian use case well. (Maybe the “wind penalty” would be a bit worse, though.)
  7. boulder.dude

    Don’t summon your vehicle

    Then how does FSD detect curbs?
  8. boulder.dude

    Don’t summon your vehicle

    Usually beta is free, and you have to pay when it comes out of beta.
  9. boulder.dude

    Don’t summon your vehicle

    Hopefully you have video. Surprised the car can’t detect contacting the curb and immediately stop, esp. for a paid feature.
  10. boulder.dude

    Don’t summon your vehicle

    Book service appt? Tesla should cover Summon related repairs. Otherwise too risky to use.
  11. boulder.dude

    What’s your longest drive without charging?

    Road trip next week and I’m trying to decide if I can shoot for a 250 mile first leg, to get to a great SC stop (Colby, KS) and bypass some not great SC stops. Maybe if I drive 🐢?
  12. boulder.dude

    Model Y P vs Rivian R1S

    Elon promised he’d open up SC network to non-Teslas…
  13. boulder.dude

    Newbie - Question about extension cord

    Can you have an electrician add an outlet (or Tesla WC) on the left side (keeping the existing outlet) so you have one on each side? Assuming you have a 2 car garage, that enables two EVs in the future and saves the cost of the extension cord.
  14. boulder.dude

    What’s your longest drive without charging?

    Alright, time to brag… or share horror stories. What’s the farthest you have driven your MY without charging? Or your longest leg between charging stops? I’ve had my MY for one year and my longest so far it’s 231 miles round-trip from Boulder to Laramie, Wyoming. Mostly 50 to 65 mph, A couple...
  15. boulder.dude

    Model Y - Gigafactory Texas Production

    Best case is there is a software lock and Tesla will later offer a paid upgrade to unlock it. No way it’s gonna be free! 🤑 But the more likely conclusion is the new batteries are cheaper & heavier and less performant than the old batteries. In electronics, smaller is always better.
  16. boulder.dude

    range anxiety

    Intuitively it seems leaving the heating running would use more energy than letting the car cool a bit. This because every degree colder the car gets, the less rapid the further cooling. (This is the same reason keeping your thermostat lower in the winter / higher in the summer reduces energy...
  17. boulder.dude

    range anxiety

    Did you notice a drop off in acceleration as the SOC got lower? There are other threads on TMC that discuss this but I don’t have firsthand experience.
  18. boulder.dude

    Why my Wh/mi so bad?

    +1 to chill mode on snow-packed roads; helps the back spin less
  19. boulder.dude

    Why my Wh/mi so bad?

    The biggest cost of hard acceleration is wearing out your tires faster! Lots of posts on TMC from people who burned through their tires after getting their car or buying Accel Boost. (Btw the battery provided the energy that went into wearing down those tires).
  20. boulder.dude

    When is structural battery pack & 4680 cells coming & Why are you not waiting until then?

    Here ya go! 2021 BMW i3 Review, Pricing, and Specs “To make up for its stingy 153-mile driving range, the i3 can be ordered with an optional gasoline-powered engine to provide additional range—something buyers who aren't quite ready to let go of internal combustion may find comforting.”
  21. boulder.dude

    When is ultra Long Range battery coming?

    We’re depending on Ford F-150 Lightning for that, since Tesla won’t make a normal pickup truck in the foreseeable future!
  22. boulder.dude

    When is ultra Long Range battery coming?

    In flyover country (e.g. Kansas) the chargers are 120 miles apart. This determines your frequency of charging stops more than your battery size. If there were chargers at more highway exits it would be a huge (effective) range boost for my MY! I don’t need a bigger battery… I need a denser...
  23. boulder.dude

    Another price increase

    Don’t forget they will drive themselves from LA to NYC in a year or two from now. 🤔
  24. boulder.dude

    Model Y - Gigafactory Texas Production

    what’s your hot take on the car?
  25. boulder.dude

    Another price increase

    I love my 1yr old MY. Every time I drive it, I’m like “wow…” But I couldn’t afford one now ($15K more than what I paid in Mar ‘21) I’d probably have to settle for ID.4. ☹️
  26. boulder.dude

    When is structural battery pack & 4680 cells coming & Why are you not waiting until then?

    Diesel locomotives are actually a diesel generator connected to electric motors. Crazy power!
  27. boulder.dude

    Okay, some questions after driving for a few days...

    No! I haven’t seen oncoming traffic ever in my MY; it is a year old with 30K miles. Are you supposed to see oncoming traffic?
  28. boulder.dude

    When is structural battery pack & 4680 cells coming & Why are you not waiting until then?

    I think they would be a gas powered “range extender” (makes electricity for the car, as opposed to being part of the drivetrain). Great idea and bonus points of it could be left at home / work site except when needed.
  29. boulder.dude

    Model Y - Gigafactory Texas Production

    Could they bring the “tabless” coolness to smaller batteries? From a performance standpoint, smaller will always be better than bigger.
  30. boulder.dude

    Speed (and acceleration) Kills (Range that is)

    Degrading the battery and wearing out the tires takes energy too! Hence faster acceleration has lower efficiency than gradual acceleration. Save it for when you really need to show off off the line (me yesterday against a 1980s Corvette).
  31. boulder.dude

    Model Y - Gigafactory Texas Production

    It’s weird they didn’t make the Texas car RWD? They could have made it slightly cheaper, less of a range hit from LR…
  32. boulder.dude

    Discussions about Infinity

    1 is infinity% greater than 0. Similarly, even a single Level 3 charging station over a large distance is immensely better than none. Once we have more chargers, EV range will probably be much less of a thing.
  33. boulder.dude

    Discussions about Infinity

    >0 is infinitely more than 0…
  34. boulder.dude

    Summer trip

    Plan on your first SC stop after 200 miles and subsequent SC stops every 120 miles. More stops will get you there sooner. Trust the car nav.
  35. boulder.dude

    When is structural battery pack & 4680 cells coming & Why are you not waiting until then?

    We’ll be at the ~300 mile plateau for a few years. Competition, broader EV adoption, and people demanding good cold weather range will drive it higher someday. Might even make it part of an optimal “cold weather package.”
  36. boulder.dude

    CCS Adapter - ?

    Thanks! I guess the CCS is too bulky to fit in the driver’s side door. I wonder if that case would fit under driver’s seat?
  37. boulder.dude

    Ding on rear passenger door

    I have a similar sized hood ding (no scratch somehow) that I think of as a beauty mark. Only visible in certain angles/light.
  38. boulder.dude

    When is structural battery pack & 4680 cells coming & Why are you not waiting until then?

    I think the current answer to the OP at this is point is “I’m not going to wait for a slower car with less range!”
  39. boulder.dude

    CCS Adapter - ?

    How nice is the case? (Pics?)
  40. boulder.dude

    Colorado waiting room

    Can you put a plate in your front window when you park to avoid a ticket?
  41. boulder.dude

    Installing Wall Connector is better than NEMA 14-50

    Does the ChargePoint go through a J1772 plug? I thought those could only go up to 30A or so.
  42. boulder.dude

    Colorado waiting room

    The wait is worth it! Have faith. 🤞 My MYLR turned 1 today, took delivery last year in Superior. Have loved it every day since. Over 32K miles, I’ve saved $4,000 in gas vs. my 21 mpg ICE vehicle (Honda Pilot) including 4 long road trips. “Let it rain VINs!!”
  43. boulder.dude

    CCS Adapter - ?

    Awesome!! Thank you for posting.
  44. boulder.dude

    Installing Wall Connector is better than NEMA 14-50

    This is why I charge at 40A (unless I’m in a hurry). All electrical and mechanical systems tend to work better (and last longer) if operated below their maximum rate.
  45. boulder.dude

    Installing Wall Connector is better than NEMA 14-50

    Elsewhere on this forum there is a thread on charging efficiency stating that 40A is slightly more efficient than 48A due to less resistive heating.
  46. boulder.dude

    Hydroplaned and crashed. Driving for 50 years. Never happened before. Thoughts?

    I think that the rear tires doing all of the regen breaking is a big difference from ICE as well. Rotate often!
  47. boulder.dude

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    The bigger the battery the slower the charge!
  48. boulder.dude

    Hydroplaned and crashed. Driving for 50 years. Never happened before. Thoughts?

    I’m rotating the tires every 3.5K miles, which is a pain. But it’s essentially a rear wheel drive car with rear wheel brakes, so…
  49. boulder.dude

    CCS Adapter - ?

    Please state your charging rate.

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