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Never been to a supercharger before, question...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Lazenby, May 6, 2016.

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  1. Lazenby

    Lazenby Member

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    Can you sit in the car with the AC on while it charges? I'm going to Barstow and was thinking of bringing food with my family rather than go to Chillis.
     
  2. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler “Jibe” not “Jive,” please

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    Yes - Enjoy!
     
  3. pedriscoll

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    Absolutely. On my business road trips I frequently will work on emails, etc while supercharging. In warm weather the Air Conditioner may get pretty loud, though. This is normal.
     
  4. eloder

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    One of the nicest things about EVs. You can even sleep in your garage with the heater and/or AC on, if you so choose. (I'm assuming Teslas allow this just as easily as my Leaf does).
     
  5. Saghost

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    It's doable. Here's everyone's favorite Tesla YouTuber explaining how to do it:

     
  6. Maximus8

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    Sure does...personally, not a fan of sleeping in cars. If you find yourself sleeping in your Tesla a lot, you probably have a drinking problem or you should have spent your $100k on better housing. ;)
     
  7. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Dog Chauffeur

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    Or be nicer to your wife.
     
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  8. Zythryn

    Zythryn M3 Silver, M3 Midnight Silver

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    Or you are just patiently waiting for auto-pilot to get better;)
     
  9. EVie'sDad

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    Yes, you can, but you will be missing out on one of the best supercharger layovers dining establishments. They do a good job keeping pace with incoming travelers and go out of their way to leave a good impression. I look forward to those spots with more accommodations.

    If you are interested, try comparing Mojave to it, there is literally almost nothing out there, esp. after hours at the shop in front of the chargers.
     
  10. cpa

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    I agree that Chili's is a grand place to grab a bite while Supercharging. I have eaten there three times. I always make it a point to tell someone inside that I am charging, so they know that we are patronizing their establishment. (I am not trying to persuade you to change your plans, however.)

    Are you headed north on Interstate 15, or east on Interstate 40? I ask because if you are going east on 40, the Needles Supercharger is at a Dairy Queen--really not my idea of dining. You might get a "snack" at Chili's while charging more than enough to reach Needles, then use the DQ in Needles to finish your lunch brought from home. You will only need about 15 minutes at Needles to reach Kingman.

    Enjoy!
     

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