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    Busting 2 myths about saving money when home charging in Hawaii

    I have completed my six month trial of the Interim Residential TOU rates. For the last six months I have saved between $50-$70 each month using around 1,200 KwH/month. This plan is definitely a keeper!
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    Basic Autopilot at $2K till June 30

    I added Autopilot in 3/2019 after the price dropped from $4k to $2k. It was worth it when I drove my M3 MR from the east coast to California to ship it here. :)
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    Oahu Charging Strategy - No home charger?

    Bobhilt, The HECO Fast chargers are on the OpConnect or Greenlots networks. They all take credit cards or RFID card 'swipes' (one had been broken and worked with App only). The only advantage I can think of is seeing if the station is occupied. I have used ChargePoint network to unlock the free...
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    Oahu Charging Strategy - No home charger?

    I moved my M3 Mid-range here from the mainland and did not have any charging options except public charging. The L2 chargers with J1772 adapter are awful and take hours. Most are very expensive (compared to Chademo) and the free ones are always occupied. I bought the Chademo adapter and would...
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    Busting 2 myths about saving money when home charging in Hawaii

    I have signed up for the Residential TOU metering in October. In a week they installed a new meter. It takes HECO 1-2 months for the rate plan to become active so I don't have actual cost yet. HECO has an paper form to complete but one of the helpful agents took care of this over the phone...
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    Safety Inspection Recommendations

    I bought an inspection sticker bracket at the NAPA auto parts store so I did not have to deface the bumper. Tesla SC put the sticker there at my request.
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    Chademo Adapter Cost

    Me too! The must've had a bad batch. Took two weeks and several prodding emails to get the replacement.
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    Chademo Adapter Cost

    I rented one from them and was quite happy with the experience. I moved Hawaii and have no Superchargers or AC charging options in my apartment building. Tesla was sold out and QC Power had one available. When the Chademo adapters were back in stock I bought a new one and returned the rental...
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    New Chademo Adapter fails to lock

    I contacted Tesla and they replaced the suspect Chademo adapter. The new one works now.
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    New Chademo Adapter fails to lock

    Hello all, I just got a new Chademo adapter from Tesla to replace one I rented from QC Charge. The new one will not lock onto the Chademo plug (Efacec station with a Yazaki CHV-04 connector). I checked for debris or obstructions and none are there. I read that there is a electromagnetic lock...

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