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CNN's Howard Clark Howard Reviews His New Model S; can't stop gushing!

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  1. twinklejet

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  2. CapitalistOppressor

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    That was weird. Apparently the guy purchased a 40kWh battery, but he had really old info on the ranges. Guess he didn't get the memo :)
     
  3. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    That's Clark Howard. Certainly not Ben Affleck but a pretty well respected consumer reporter/syndicated radio, TV host here in the East. Probably qualifies for celebs with MS thread. I AM surprised that he got the ranges wrong. He's usually very nitpicky about things. Especially numbers.
     
  4. Soflason

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    Solid piece, very positive. Lots of errors though, and, I wish he didn't say "out of luck" if there were no superchargers... he at least should have mentioned charging at hotels, parks, etc. where it's slower charge capability still readily exists, but, you're still not "out of luck" -- you've just got a longer wait.
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Would be nice to e-mail him thanking him for the review but pointing out the errors to next time he talks about it he is more accurate.
     
  6. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Yeah. That was a bit unusual. He actually dismissed the fact that you can technically charge anywhere with a plug (though it would be prohibitively slow) and instead said you actually need a HPWC or Supercharger to be able to charge at all. :confused:
     
  7. Doug_G

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    Most of us never use an HPWC... and there are no Superchargers anywhere near here.
     
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    Silly commoners...um ICErs
     
  9. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Hmmmm....I guess your car must run on pixie dust then, huh? :wink:
     
  10. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    He is most likely like me. No superchargers within 1000 miles (or close to that) and I have never charged at an HPWC (although I think they charged it on a HPWC once at Service).

    I charge solely on a NEMA 14-50.
     
  11. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Oh, I know. Trust me. I've got close to 2000 miles between me and Tesla anything (Stores, Service Centers, Superchargers, etc).

    Perhaps this is just an example of sarcasm not carrying well over text conversation. Since my original post (#6) was merely repeating what Mr. Howard said in the video, I assumed Doug's reply to me (#7) was of the sarcastic variety and I replied in kind (#9). Was he being serious?
     
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    #15 Soflason, Jun 19, 2013
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    Great video, been sending it to all my friends on the fence about Model S...

    Here is the version posted on youtube:

     
  15. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Older one of Clark Gushing:
     
  17. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    So apparently, "America's most frugal man" didn't buy a Tesla after all. It was his wife's doing.
     

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