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Gas prices going up and up and up, my Model 3 cannot come soon enough!

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TheRealM3, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. TheRealM3

    TheRealM3 Member

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    I am noticing long lines of cars (I don't understand people waiting like 10 minutes just to put gas that's like 10c/g cheaper) at these two cheaper gas stations around my area. I haven't seen that in couple of years. This means gas prices are getting up there. EVs should become more attractive I am happy at least one vehicle in my household will be a Model 3 in the very near future.
     
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  2. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    So you will have an M3 and a T-M3?
     
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  3. sooner

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    Just in time for Ford to announce ceasing most car manufacturing!
     
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  4. Moderatefan

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    Just sedans. Obviously, today nobody cares about the cost of gas.
    That's a lot of electric vehicles though, I doubt Tesla can catch up with that...
     
  5. TheRealM3

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    Old M3 for me, new Model 3 for the wife.
     
  6. Uncle Paul

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    It is interesting to me how the same people that bring up the complaint that it takes 20 minutes to charge up at a Supercharger and only 5 minutes at a gas pump, are the same ones waiting 30 minutes in line at the Costco pump to save 10¢ a gallon.

    No matter how you look at it, people are often willing to wait a bit if it reduces their costs.

    On the other hand, people also settle for lousy and un-healthy fast food to save a few minutes.
     
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  7. Fusion

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    Don't kid yourself if you don't think they are not already looking for ways to increase the electric rates. I hope that day does not come in 100 years.
     
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  8. Henchman

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    Pretty hard to raise electric rates when you've got solar.
     
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  9. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Give me some sugar baby

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    More like .30 a gallon for premium where I am. Three of our four cars have high compression engines that call for premium fuel. 30 gallons a week combined works out to savings of over $350 a year. Not chump change.

    Is your solar grid tied? If so they are already looking at raising your rates by trying to roll back net metering and increasing the fees to be grid tied at all.
     
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  10. xav-

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    Just back from the fountain valley supercharger (S loaner).. 30 kWh supercharging... 8:30 pm on a week night.

    Trust me I never waited that long at the Costco pump.
     
  11. Blup85

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    Sadly they can and they are (at least in Northern California) CPUC will change the time of use to benefit the utility for sure..
     
  12. Blu Angel

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    You ain't seen nothing yet!

    Big Oil is pushing Washington to mandate minimum 91 octane gasoline
    and the inherent price increase!

    It's the cheapest way (for Big Oil) to increase their coffers in the BILLIONS of dollars
    and meet the ever increasing CAFE fuel standards
     
  13. jtpassat

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     

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