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  1. M

    Best EV charging solution for Condo Association

    Might want to check out these guys - they claim to have the lowest cost solution for providing EV charging for everyone. They explain why they think this is better than having a few shared chargers. Orange Outlet - Scalable EV Charging
  2. M

    Weird charge port issue

    I had a similar problem with my Model S charge port - it started clicking like that as it repeatedly tried to pull down the locking tab. I was unable to insert the charging cable unless I pulled the manual release. Repair solution: new charging port ($600 parts & labor).
  3. M

    Which Supercharger sites need to expand to relieve congestion?

    I would think that the southern CT main routes (95 and the Merritt) will get more sites rather than expanded sites, as there are plenty of exits there to use - look at what Tesla's done in NJ or around Hartford as an example. For northern CT (84) and western MA (pike) that's less of an option...
  4. M

    Which Supercharger sites need to expand to relieve congestion?

    I've noticed that some supercharger sites have been getting upgraded with additional stalls, which lead me to wonder about New England sites that could use some relief. My vote - Lee, MA. Those 8 V2 stalls stay pretty busy during summer weekends, as everyone from the Berkshires and points west...
  5. M

    Supercharger - Danvers, MA

    Nice V4 find! I suspect they went with tall/narrow and outside cable coil to get a longer cable to better support non-Tesla CCS charging (easier to get to both sides). Notice that the cable is in the opposite direction from V3? Also, it's hard to tell, but it looks like the handle is...
  6. M

    400 kWh of free Supercharging credits discontinued?

    Wow - Tesla really knows how to treat their customers, don’t they? I’ve had the exact same experience with my 2018 Model S. They told me it’s supposed to renew every year, and it never has without some contact, which is increasingly difficult to do (even the chat option is gone now). I’ll try...
  7. M

    Model S charge port failure work-around

    Good news! I was able to get an emergency service slot (odd that you have to make a regular service appointment before you can message anyone), and my charge port was replaced today. For anyone interested: the charge port part (Model S Gen 2) costs $385, with $175 for labor.
  8. M

    Model S charge port failure work-around

    The charge port in my 2018 Model S just failed. The door opens properly, but then it just makes a grinding sound and the LED ring never lights up. Upon inspection I can see that the locking pin isn't pulling down, so the grinding sound must be a failure of the mechanism responsible for that...
  9. M

    Mirrors unfold "randomly" in my garage

    Interesting observation. My Wifi signal is fine in the garage (note - you're may have trouble getting FW updates without Wifi), so I don't think it's that for me. Mine is still random. I notice that if I get back in the car relatively quickly (i.e., it doesn't have time to go to sleep) then...
  10. M

    Mirrors unfold "randomly" in my garage

    No solution here. I noticed that my mirrors have stayed folded since I got the latest update a few days ago, but that could be random. I need more time to see if it persists (I’m not holding my breath). The map suggestion sounds pretty unlikely to me. I think they were desperate to give you...
  11. M

    Tesla Supercharger network

    I think this is what you're looking for. It's for a Model S Plaid, but that should match your late-model X I would think. According to this the 40-70% should be about 14 minutes. That assumes the battery temperature is optimum, which can take 30 minutes or more of preconditioning. Your car...
  12. M

    Do supercharger users not care about price?

    I get 95% of my electrons at home, so when I’m picking a SC I look for the one that will give me the shortest stop (arrive with low state-of-charge), without any regard for price. In fact, I was somewhat happy to see Tesla raise SC prices somewhat (unpopular, I know). Why? Because it reduces...
  13. M

    Supercharger - Worcester, MA

    Didn't see this one coming (that's pronounced Wooster, for the out-of-towners). Permit for a new Neon Marketplace at 75 Quinsigamond Ave in Worcester includes an 8-stall supercharger. It's right near the highway on the map, but it's actually in the city so it isn't super easy on/off, but...
  14. M

    Mirrors unfold "randomly" in my garage

    That's my experience as well. Here's what I've noticed (auto-fold refers to GPS) Walk-away Lock:Yes.................... Auto-Fold:Yes.... Result: Stays folded, random unfold when I start car Walk-away Lock:Exclude Home.. Auto-Fold:Yes.... Result: Random unfold when car unoccupied...
  15. M

    Tire shop - Reading/Woburn area

    I've always used Hogan Tire in Woburn (Washington St), and I've been happy with them.
  16. M

    Mirrors unfold "randomly" in my garage

    You’ve got the gremlin. As far as I know there’s been no attempt to fix this behavior. Mine has acted that way for a long time through many software updates.
  17. M

    Poll - how many charge at home?

    Got it. Learned something - thanks!
  18. M

    Poll - how many charge at home?

    You should check! I don't have any knowledge about trailer parks, but I know RV parks use a 240V plug to connect, and I would guess they'd have something similar. You can find a bunch of threads on here about RV connections. The charging cable that comes with the car can plug into those with...
  19. M

    Poll - how many charge at home?

    20-25k/year is a lot to go without 240V charging - at least it would be for me. I do about 20K/year (about 70/day during the work week), and 110 at home wouldn't be enough, especially in the winter (I see you're in roughly the same temperature zone as I am). Do you have reasonable access to...
  20. M

    Mirrors unfold "randomly" in my garage

    joe.smith You're absolutely right - it's a SW issue, and I suspect it's random based on how the car wakes up. For me, turning off 'don't lock at home' prevented them from unfolding on their own, but they still sometimes unfold when I start the car (and sometimes fold back up again...
  21. M

    Real Driving Range

    I do most of my driving in MA / upstate NY. The supercharger coverage is excellent, and getting better every year. You should never have to worry about running out. That said, if you're considering a 3 or Y you'll really want to get the long-range, assuming you'll be driving in the winter...
  22. M

    Real Driving Range

    Speed matters, but temperature (and foul weather) matters even more. Here's some data I accumulated on my Model S 100D. The horizontal axis is temperature, and the vertical axis is "how many more range miles it took than the actual distance", i.e. 0% means range miles equaled actual trip...
  23. M

    Supercharger - Charlton, MA (I-90 westbound service plaza)

    I agree - this lot fills predictably from the food court out to the edges. Of course, they’re going to have to move the Farmers’ Market, which traditionally takes those spots (probably for the same reason). You can see the tents on the Google Map satellite view.
  24. M

    Supercharger - Littleton, MA

    It's a V3. You can tell by the cabinets (very square with no 'shroud').
  25. M

    Supercharger - Littleton, MA

    Yep - fences down, transformer & meter in place. I think this one could be open by next week!
  26. M

    Supercharger - Littleton, MA

    Looks like that box should add the text "... and don't support the bottom by one brick in the corner".
  27. M

    Supercharger - Burlington, MA

    I also think Lexington's going to be at the Rt 128 rest stop. Notice that for other towns (Woburn, Burlington) they put the pin directly under the town name (even though we know where those are), whereas in Lexington the pin's no where near the town and right near the rest stop. Other evidence...
  28. M

    Supercharger - Littleton, MA

    Nice to see a planning board that can approve these things quickly and efficiently. Compare to the nonsense in Woburn... Good site, as noted above. Looks like it's raining superchargers in Boston Metrowest - here, Burlington, Woburn. One more up near 495/93 (Salem NH?) and we'll never be...
  29. M

    Mirrors unfold "randomly" in my garage

    I've also had this problem for a while (Model S). I've got the mirrors set to auto-fold, which it does. Then, in the morning, they're unfolded. I I suspect the car wakes up at some point, says 'Where am I?', the GPS hasn't had its coffee yet so gives some random location, so the car says 'Oh...
  30. M

    Supercharger - Hilton Head Island, SC

    Looking pretty done. Can't confirm whether they're operational yet, though. Impressive job on the landscaping - you can't even tell that they're newly installed!
  31. M

    Supercharger - Woburn, MA

    Yes - this is much better for highway access. There's a dedicated flyover to/from 93, so it's about as close as it can be. Amenities are not great - Target + small strip mall (Starbucks, Firehouse subs, Chipotle across the street), but all in all a better location than the original.
  32. M

    New LR OR Wait...

    Here’s the thing - it’s a no-lose situation. Either way you’re going to get an awesome car. The question to ask yourself: would you be very disappointed if they did a refresh and you missed out? If so, then wait and see. As others have noted, however, there have been refresh rumors for...
  33. M

    New LR OR Wait...

    Personally, I’d just buy it now - it’s a hell of a car as it is. My first one had a 260 mile range (max at the time), and my present one is 320 miles, so I can’t imagine needing more than the 400 miles you get now. Even with winter weather that’s a lot of driving between stops! Plus, it’s a...
  34. M

    Supercharger - Oneonta, NY

    Yeah, it's absolutely a V3. The thinner cable's a give-away. I also got 150 kW in my 2018 Model S, which I've never managed from a V2! Note that there's a Panera and Five Guys just up the hill past the furniture place. Note, however, that the restrooms in both are closed for the immediate...
  35. M

    Supercharger - Oneonta, NY

    Maybe it's just me, but those cables look really thin. Is it possible that this is a V3 site?
  36. M

    Lying to the car about Supercharging

    I do this too when it’s really cold out (like yesterday). I’ll put in a fake SC destination so I get back to single pedal driving quicker!
  37. M

    S charges over the set limit

    I meant the old charging option: “start charging at xxx time”, with no preconditioning or anything. If I set it to charge at 4 AM I get most of the benefit of the scheduled version, and I can always turn the heat on with the app.
  38. M

    S charges over the set limit

    The exact same thing just happened to me. I set up Scheduled Departure, weekday only. I noticed that my car started charging as soon as I plugged it in on Friday night, and then also started charging on Saturday morning (today), pushing it over the limit. In general I’m a big fan of Tesla’s...
  39. M

    Supercharger - Woburn, MA

    Stopped by today, and I'm 99% sure there's not going to be any supercharger here. The construction is completely finished - all restaurants are open, the hotel is occupied, all the landscaping is done, and there is no indication of any supercharger equipment or activity. I suppose one could be...
  40. M

    Supercharger - Chestnut Hill, MA

    Indeed, though Villages are mostly a Newton thing (they have 13 of them, apparently). My favorite is 'Waban', which, when pronounced with a good Boston accent, is indistinguishable from 'Woburn'.
  41. M

    Supercharger - Chestnut Hill, MA

    I assume they're just following the retail lead - you've got "The shops at Chestnut Hill" on one side and "The Street Chestnut Hill" on the other. Even the Wegmans across the street uses a Chestnut Hill address. Heck - condos in that area use Chestnut Hill even if you can't even see the hill!
  42. M

    Supercharger - Chestnut Hill, MA

    Found the Tesla plans through the earlier Newton permit link: http://apps.newtonma.gov/apps/test/p/18060751/Plans.pdf. Fun reading if you really want to know the details of how a supercharger is connected. Looks like 8 standard V2 150 kW pedestals, in a nice little isolated parking area:
  43. M

    Supercharger - Oneonta, NY

    Interesting - thanks for the update! Looks like all the utility gear is there (transformer (I think), meter, and switchgear), but none of the Tesla parts. There's been speculation about a pedestal shortage in other threads - perhaps that's what's holding things up here. In any case it should...
  44. M

    Supercharger - Woburn, MA

    I just dropped by here, and I've got to say - I don't think this is happening. They're starting the landscaping around the edges of the parking lot, and there's no sign that I can see of any digging or Tesla equipment. That said, there's still a big pile of dirt they're working through, so...
  45. M

    Supercharger - Ithaca, NY

    This site looks good to go. There’s a transformer and a meter - even the streetlights are in place. Looks like all they need to do is some finishing up and to put In the Tesla signs. A few more photos for your enjoyment:
  46. M

    Supercharger - Oneonta, NY

    This is totally the start of supercharger construction. I stopped by today - there’s a pavement cut perpendicular to the parking spaces, and a big load of conduit. Let the supercharge.info folks know!
  47. M

    Supercharger - Ithaca, NY

    Ok, so now I know I can make a site appear just by saying it's never going to happen! I'll try to use that power wisely. :) This is excellent news. Seems like about as good a location as any for Ithaca - right in the middle of the Rt 13 strip, with various food options nearby. Looks to be...
  48. M

    Supercharger - Orleans, MA

    Oh man - take the Tesla! If you’re renting a place, you’re probably all set. You can get back over 100 miles per day with a regular outlet (bring your own extension cord, as noted above). You’re unlikely to drive that much when you’re there. We spent a week at a rental in Sandwich two years...
  49. M

    Supercharger - Ithaca, NY

    I honestly don't know if this site is ever going to appear. It's been on the "coming soon" map for a long time, but there's nothing in the Ithaca planning board notes about it. It may be that they'd actually put it in the Triphammer area in Lansing - that's where the malls are. Check out...

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