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ICE Trip

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by gavine, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    We are going on a 100 mile trip this evening and my mother-in-law is coming so we have to take the SUV. She has a bad hip and can't get in and out of the Model S (too low). Now I have to go out of my way (the other direction) to get gas which will be about a 20-minute hit. Before owning an electric car, I never realized how inconvenient getting gas can be. We hardly use the ICE anymore and it has been a long time since we've bought gas. I'm not looking forward to it. Any sympathies are appreciated.
     
  2. FourBucks

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    You may want to consider trading it in for the X when it comes out then everyone's happy (so long as you get along with your MIL)!

    Edit: Just saw your signature indicating reservation for X!! Well done.
     
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    Seriously? 20 minutes out of your way to find a gas station in the "Oil and Petrochemical Refinery State"? :biggrin:
     
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  6. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    5 to 8 minutes drive in wrong direction (depending on traffic and lights), 10 minutes to fill-up and then another 5 to 8 minutes to drive past my house again towards the freeway.

    Speaking of oil refinery state, I have a client who is an oil refinery. I met them for lunch last week and I used the ICE. I felt funny pulling-up in an electric car when the company makes gasoline. "Hey guys...look here...this car is going to put you out of a job in the future".
     
  7. benjiejr

    benjiejr Technogeekextraordinaire

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    I know how you feel. I work for a refiner. I sometimes think they won't let me through the security gate. :/

    My sympathies to you... you will enjoy the Tesla more when you get back in it! Is that even possible - to enjoy it more?
     
  8. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Absence make the heart grow fonder.

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    This deserves its own thread. Start one Gerardf....What a great piece. It enlightens how antiquated ICE has become.
     
  9. Gerardf

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    I agree, however I did not write it. So I left a message for the author.
     
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    Love the article!
     
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    Very often I do turnpike trip of 260 miles and trip need to be done in max 3.5 h. I wonder if 85 can be used to do this trip, and how long it will take to recharge. There are no superchargers on the way.
     
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    not possible to do at 3.5h without supercharging.
     
  14. exLeaf

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    If I charge to 100% at home what speed I have to go to do 260 miles on turnpike minimum speed is 55 mph.
     
  15. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    You'll want an SC on the way. What's the route?
     
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  17. Candleflame

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    Taking you almost 5h. He wants to do it in 3.5h. Therefore he needs to drive an average speed of 74mph. Not possible. Unless he drives 80mph and uses a supercharger at the latter end of the journey in combination with a range charge at the beginning.
     

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