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My battery completely died, and had to be replaced...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mcornwell, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. mcornwell

    mcornwell Active Member

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    Well, it was in my ICE vehicle, since I never drive it now that I have the Model S. :)

    I bought a replacement on Sears website, and went to pick it up at their automotive center. When I pulled up, I got lots of oohs and ahs by the guys working there, who for the most part, had no idea what it was. The interesting comments I got...

    One guy must have known the specs, and told a co-worker, because I heard someone tell someone else, "You gotta see this, it's zero emissions, but it has a 4.4", which I assume he was confusing 0-60 time for the size of a non-existent engine size???

    A hard of hearing 60 something year old customer said "All the way from England, huh?". "Actually, it's not a Jaguar, it's a 100% electric Tesla, made in Northern California". "So, it's a Lexus?" "No, ELECTRIC...".
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Yeah, back when I still had an ICE car, I learned the hard way to take it out of the garage occasionally. When the forecast turned to snow I figured I better take the ICE... but the 12V battery had drained and bricked. So I ended up racing out with the Roadster to get a new battery before the snow started (no snow tires!). Seemed weird to be loading a lead-acid battery into the trunk.
     
  3. Toasty

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    had the same problem the other day, but our local sears auto center actually installed blink chargers.

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    They are putting them across the country

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