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  1. spectrum

    Model X Premium Upgrade Price Decrease — What it means for existing orders

    I have an X100D on order (see Tracker spreadsheet for my dates). I've asked 2 different owner advisors at Tesla and they both denied making a $2,500 adjustment on my order. I think this is unfair and I would love to see if any of you are in a similar situation — and see what you're doing about it.
  2. Gwgan

    Drive Change. Drive Electric. Really?

    Drive Change. Drive Electric. is a campaign by some northeastern states and members of two trade associations which lobby against fuel efficiency standards and independent state regulations, Association of Global Automakers - Wikipedia and Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers - Wikipedia Are...
  3. mknox

    Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program (EVHIP)

    The Ontario EV Rebate program has been revamped and now extends to Hydrogen vehicles... and completely shuts Tesla out! Electric vehicles incentive program
  4. eye.surgeon

    Looks like Elon agrees with Trump on Tariffs

    Any thoughts on Elon's tweets to Pres Trump requesting tariffs on China? Seems like he agrees that asymmetric trade and the resultant trade deficits need to be countered by the administration, and that Elon's request fell on deaf ears in the previous administration.
  5. Pandalus

    Contacting Tesla to discuss a utility-scale project=

    I am the lead of a team of researchers and entrepreneurs pushing for clean energy in Canada's Arctic. We are trying to put together a proposal to government to fund a large-scale renewable project that would largely depend on Tesla Powerpacks and other similar technology. In an effort to ensure...
  6. bro1999

    The Cheeto is out of control (tariff on EU cars)

    Trump threatens to tax European cars Yes, let's start trade wars with as many countries as possible why don't we.:rolleyes:
  7. ecarfan

    Cairo Review: “The New Age of Renewable Energy”

    See The New Age of Renewable Energy Article author Jeffrey Ball is the scholar in residence at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and a lecturer at Stanford Law School. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Cross-Brookings...
  8. TheTalkingMule

    Solar in Denver, CO

    Anyone have experience with local installers in Denver? That's a fairly mature solar market, so I have to think there are long established contractors offering $2.75/W or lower for high quality residential solar. Thoughts?
  9. ohmman

    California AB 1745 -- "Clean Cars 2040 Act"

    In January, Assemblyperson Phil Ting introduced this bill which intends to limit original registrations of vehicles after the year 2040 to Zero Emissions Vehicles only. It is intended as a phase-out bill and therefore doesn't currently place limitations on people bringing an ICE from out of...
  10. D

    My Terrible Ordeal with AXA Insurance Renewal

    I recently had to renew AXA insurance on my 2015 MS 85D. Due to a variety of reasons which I won't dwell on, I was late to renew my insurance policy that expired last week. I contacted AXA to renew based on the notice they sent in late Nov, 2017. They said my old rate $9600 is no longer valid...
  11. markwj

    Open letter to Mrs Carrie Lam - Support for electric vehicles in Hong Kong

    Dear Mrs Lam, I am sure that you are aware of the situation with the poor air quality in Hong Kong, and in particular our roadside air quality. This is affecting the quality of life of everyone in Hong Kong. It is impacting our health, and the competitiveness of HK in the region. According to...
  12. SageBrush

    My Home: Carbon, Nox and Sox Negative with 3.78 kW PV

    Executive summary: put up more than 3.8 kW; it is easier ;-) Colorado ~ 6000 HDD a year ? ~ 2000 CDD a year Two person household Marginal electricity on our local grid is coal, estimated to have 1 Kg CO2, 2 gram Nox and 2 gram Sox per kWh NG Home boiler for DHW and radiant heat. Annual PV...
  13. Brando

    Southern California Utilities to Pay $775M in San Onofre Closure Deal

    Corporations and all their corruptions don't always win. Here is some GOOD news - for now anyway. Southern California Utilities to Pay $775M in San Onofre Closure Deal Just a reminder of just how cheap Atomic Reactors are . That's a joke, son.
  14. SageBrush

    An Idea to Reduce Winter Heating NG Consumption

    My two person household lives in a 3800 Sq Ft detached home with heating provided by an efficient boiler that circulates hot water through pipes in the slab to radiant heaters. While the boiler is at least 80% efficient (perhaps more,) the slab is not insulated and I am limited in my heating...
  15. R

    Powering my Model S with Hydrogen

    Note: This is a rather long post detailing a road trip to power my Model S using a stationary hydrogen fuel cell. The trip took place more than a year ago but various factors prevented me from posting about it until now. It’s not news to most anyone here on TMC that there has been considerable...
  16. P

    Carbon Pricing @ MA State House, TOMORROW Jan 31 @ 10 a.m.

    Folks, Apologies for very late notice! I don’t know why I’m just hearing about this now?! Carbon pricing as part of an omnibus greenhouse gas reduction bill Multi-State Carbon Pricing Coalition Business Support for Carbon Pricing 10 a.m. TOMORROW, Jan 31 MASSACHUSETTS State House, Room 222...
  17. R

    Fulfill all referrals

    I posted this in the referral program thread but it’s hundreds of pages long and a question gets overrun very quickly. How can I get to secret levels I saw posted online? I have 5 referrals (3 delivered and 2 ordered) and another person wanted to use my code. When they tried to use my link, it...
  18. Fab-fours

    Wing/Side Mirror Disaster!

    Having previously complained about this issue, I now need to report my worst feared nightmare. This cost was discovered during my annual service, where I incurred a most unwelcome repair quote! Why? Because of Tesla's revised policy on opening manually folded /closed wing/side mirrors, then the...
  19. Trips

    Nebraska LB 830 would allow Tesla to sell directly.

    Email I received about LB830. At Tesla, we’re accelerating the future of sustainable energy with groundbreaking electric cars and energy products. As you may know, Nebraska is currently one of the few states that prohibits manufacturers from selling directly to consumers. Although we make...
  20. TheTalkingMule

    We Need A 500% Oil Tariff

    The Saudis keep pumping oil at $8/barrel and have an unfair advantage over US frackers whose costs are more like $50. I propose a 500% tariff on foreign oil to level the playing field and make America great again.
  21. S'toon

    How to get more electric vehicles on the road

    Full article at: How to get more electric vehicles on the road
  22. Ulmo

    You know you need more solar panels when ...

    This is a sure sign I need more solar panels (and PowerWalls). Good sunlight today, but PowerWalls + Solar aren't enough to serve our needs: (Red going down is using utility sources; green going down is using solar production; blue going up is charging batteries, and if it was going down...
  23. DevinH

    Philadelphia EV Policy Task Force Draft Issued for Public Comment

    City of Philadelphia froze the ability of residents to get EV chargers installed street-side in front of their houses for a 2 year period, while they study the situation. Comments on the report are currently being accepted. Comments will be accepted until February 16th. Comment here: Electric...
  24. OBX John

    East Coast Oil Exploration - Any interest in going to BOEM meetings?

    There is a BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) meeting in Raleigh NC on February 26th 2018 to get public comment on the new offshore drilling plan that will now open up the entire east coast, with the exception of Florida, to offshore drilling, starting in 2019. The location is: Hilton...
  25. Curt Renz

    $7500 Tax Credit

    NY Times/CNBC: yesterday & today: Electric vehicle tax credit survives, but GM and Tesla aren’t cheering This morning I wrote the three people who represent me in Congress. I asked them to either enact a universal ending date for the credit, or a cap on the total number of electric cars...
  26. SageBrush

    Neighborhood Transformer Question

    During the winter I can easily time shift my EV charging to just about any time of the day, so I wondered what would be the most beneficial to my utility. This is not really an energy source question since the majority of the energy bought by the utility from their wholesale supplier is coal; it...
  27. I

    Supercharger - Carmel, IN

    Carmel approves new Supercharger location at Old Meridian & Penn (Meijer parking lot). Bruce Kimball (@CarmelBruce) | Twitter
  28. M

    2017 SCE Tariffs effect on solar costs, California.

    This data also occurs in my Solar Project thread, but in truth, it's a totally separate issue from Solar hardware and production. This is about how our state bureaucracy (CPUC) is harming the adoption of 'green' energy programs for small businesses by changing the rules in July 2017. It will...
  29. mspohr

    Plastic

    $180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge $180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge Looks like the fossil fuel companies have opened a new front in their war on humanity. Large investment in plastic production will burry us in plastic waste.
  30. 1101011

    What kind of guy buys wife a snowblower for Xmas?

  31. M

    First MWh produced! On the Solstice!

    Came initially on line Dec 2, some shutdowns to optimize. Hit first MWh at 10:00am Pacific Dec 21 after 20 days. Array is pointed to peak production in the Summer when power is $$$. Monitoring was not enabled until Dec 14, but the inverter stores total production since coming on-line. Happy...
  32. A

    This Week Tesla & Companies

    Realized I left out a very important step in the relationship progression example I used by way of intro post before last. When he lets you drive it. Hot ticket item. Tesla stocks rise as markets recognize PepsiCo in semi preorder driver seat. They've joined the queue with their 100 truck buy...
  33. Lhshockey24

    Tax Credit

    Effective date.−The provision applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017. Senate Amendment No provision. Conference Agreement The conference agreement does not include the House bill provision. 3. Repeal of credit for plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (sec. 1102(c) of the...
  34. J

    Carbon Removal

    If we end up making an effort to remove carbon from the atmosphere, are we ultimately going to end up with giant piles of graphite? We could remove some carbon with Ferrock and/or Novacem, or perhaps manufacturing bioplastic, using it once, and landfilling it, but it seems like graphite would...
  35. TheTalkingMule

    World Bank to Cease Oil/Gas Investment After 2019

    This is going to crash the entire global economy. Run for your lives. World Bank Group Announcements at One Planet Summit
  36. ForeverFree

    Tax Credit -- WSJ Editorial Advocates Elimination

    This editorial won't help ...
  37. Dutchie

    Cost transition to Solar compared to LPPFusion

    There is already a different thread about LPPFusion. See LPP questions/discussion However, I thought of starting another one as this article gives a good comparison to the ever decreasing price of solar LPPFusion Update | Over 80% of minimum goal reached, answers on solar comparison
  38. tander

    Carbon Credits but for NOX?

    Just purchased carbon credits for the first time this year. They don't really solve the problem imo but it seems like a nice small thing to do. Anybody heard of something like that but for other emissions like NOX? At a local level those are a lot more important to me than carbon.
  39. W

    Help a foreigner understand California emission laws.

    Hi all. We are Canadian. We own property in the Palm Springs area and live in the US about 4 months of the year. We always hear about the tight standards for vehicle emissions in California and we see the various "smog check" signs on various garages etc. We are confused on whether these are...
  40. nwdiver

    800MWh; 200MW flow battery

    Pretty neat... ~$400/kWh but ~14k cycle-life. Further reason why I'm not at all bothered by the intermittency of solar and wind... as storage becomes necessary we'll build it. Nuclear is done.
  41. SageBrush

    SMART! Combined PV + Agriculture

    PV increases efficiency of cultivatable land use by more than 60%, Fraunhofer ISE says The trick appears to be orienting the panels to face SW so that morning sun reaches the crops.
  42. L

    Solar install in FL

    I'm planning on getting solar installed on my home but my AHJ requires plans to be stamped by a PE. Does anyone know a PE in FL that would be willing (for a fee ofcourse) to review and stamp my permit package (if they agree with the design of course). I've called over 10 companies locally and...
  43. Zero CO2

    Con Edison Customer -Charging Discount w/Fleet Carma

    Telsa owners in the NYC Con Edison service area may be interested in using discount from FleetCarma Just install a device and get electric discounts for charging your Tesla or any other EV Please use my referral code if interested: SmartCharge New York | FleetCarma It works flawlessly and...
  44. nwdiver

    This holiday season, if you have anti-GMO family...

    Point out this fact; Every Sweet Potato in the world is a Trans-Genic GMO. The Natural GMO Sweet potatoes aren't tubers, like potatoes. They're roots — swollen, puffed-up parts of the root. "We think the bacteria genes help the plant produce two hormones that change the root and make it...
  45. RubberToe

    Yay ! We can now resume the elephant slaughter for trophies !

    Here ya go, Making America Great Again one dead elephant at a time... U.S. Lifts Ban On Importing Elephant Trophies From Zimbabwe And Zambia I would like to formally apologize to everyone in the world, on behalf of the dozen or so sane people left in this country. I am truly ashamed to be an...
  46. gene

    Good stewards! solar plants to protect bumble bee populations

    I drive by large California solar plants in the deserts and just get pissed off for the wildlife habitat they have scraped clean. I know good and well that rooftop solar on every roof in California is the better answer. But this article does make me feel somewhat better that the land is not...
  47. RubberToe

    U.S. to promote "Universal Access" to fossil fuels at climate talks

    U.S. to promote 'universal access' to fossil fuels at climate talks Might as well complete the trifecta by throwing in Universal Access to automatic weapons, and unlimited Carfentanil. RT
  48. ZsoZso

    FUD article about CO2 pollution of EVs

    Motor Mouth: A few more inconvenient truths about EV CO2 emissions The article sites a study from U. of Michigan that expresses the CO2 emission of EVs in terms of mpg equivalent of ICE cars, different numbers depending on the generating source of the electrical energy, which comes out to...
  49. Patrick W

    Investor's Business Daily editorial, 7 NOV 2017

    Trouble is, some will read this and believe it. Sad... Why Calling Electric Cars 'Zero Emission' Is Blatantly False Advertising
  50. A

    Editorial: "Federal Electric Car Tax Credit, Once Bipartisan, Threatened by Republican Tax Reform"

    "Federal Electric Car Tax Credit, Once Bipartisan, Threatened by Republican Tax Reform" kochvsclean.com/federal-electric-car-tax-credit-bipartisan-threatened-republican-tax-reform/ Published on Monday 06Nov17. Please share and comment on impact to Telsa and US EV market as a whole, and what...

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