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NYT Roadster sport review

Discussion in 'News' started by vfx, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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  2. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    I'd feel I'd not done my job if I didn't quote details with 100% accuracy. Maybe I'm fooling myself that that is practical for a full time reviewer. I don't know, just museing.
     
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    I don't think he drove it. You can almost see the Tesla grin when the writer has driven it. The grin was definitely missing here.
     
  4. Palpatine

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    I just noticed in that NYT article that the HPC is $1,950. Lower from the original $3,000 price.

    I checked on the Tesla Motors website and it was an accurate price. When did this happen? New? If it had been that price back in early 2009 I am sure a lot more people would have purchased it.
     
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    My memory might be playing tricks on me, but I seem to recall Elon Musk commenting on the high price of the charger, and that they had plans for a lower priced charger.

    Was it in a Town Hall a while back?
     
  6. mpt

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    Perhaps it occured when the 30A mobile charger price dropped. I'd still like the home unit and would happily swap my mobile unit for a home one if the gap were just $500 now.
     
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    The main reason I don't get the current version of the HPC is because it will be obsolete within a year or two. They will be switching all EVs to the J1772 connector. The Model S will use that new standard. There will be a future HPC on the J1772 standard.

    I am hopeful that they design a fix for the Tesla Roadster to use J1772 recharging stations.

    So I will get a future HPC for my Model S from Tesla. The goal is for that HPC to be used on both of my Teslas.
     
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    I was told that the plug change to J1772 would be an easy change.
    (not by Tesla)
     
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    I was told the same thing vfx. :wink:

    Zak
     
  10. Palpatine

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    Zak must have free time if he is skimming the forums these days.
    5 posts in two years. That was a rare visit. :smile:
     
  11. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    You may have to wait another two years for a reply. Perhaps Zak is 1 light year away. :biggrin:
     

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