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Teslive charging?

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  1. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    Curious, why would we need shuttle service to the factory when:
    1) There will be a bunch of Model S's available
    2) Those staying overnight will need their cars charged up, and there doesn't seem to be anything at the Crowne Plaza according to the apps. Where but the Factory could accommodate so many Teslas?
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Not everyone will be driving. One of the TESLIVE committee members is working out charging options with the hotel.
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    For those of us travelling across multiple states, this is a big "todo" on the planning list.

    So much so that I may have to take my other vehicle if I don't plan enough in advance.

    As an example, if/when some of us arrive with low two-digit remaining range it would be nice to have a way to reserve a charge spot -- even at 110V/12A.
     
  4. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    You'd never live that down....Tesla has always managed to provide all sorts of charging for multiple cars (remember the Model S launch event?), they should surely come through for TESLIVE.
     
  5. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    So setting aside that we know that someone on TESLIVE is working out charging options (meaning, more info to come) ... good god, man! Bring up all the charging options on Recargo or PlugShare or whatever for the area! You'll get charged. I'm driving in and will probably stop right before I get there and top off so that charging isn't an issue. Make it work!
     
  6. lodenthal

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    I agree with Bonnie! Be prepared and top off before you get there. We cetainly will!
     
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    Rofl
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    From Tesla store @ Bellevue...

    Google: 834 mi., 12 hr 53 min
    Bing: 835 mi., 12 hr 9 min

    Napkin calculations...

    Assuming the incredibly-unlikely-for-highway rated mileage (265), that's around 3 full charges.

    Say you go with 40A charger (WTB Chademo!) -- which is better than the 30A I usually see -- that's ~9.5 hours for each charge, so an additional 28.5 hours for charging.

    So let's say 40 hours. So that's basically 2 days to get there and 2 days to get back. In my other vehicle, the vacation days don't add up so quickly. Vacation days aren't something I toss casually. Just sayin'.
     
  9. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    Good God Man!!!:smile:
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Don't take your Model S then? If it doesn't physically work with the time then it doesn't work. Have a good drive either way.
     
  11. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    At least one charge will be while you sleep, so remove that from the equation. And if you attend the conference, your car could be anywhere nearby charging. But if you feel it won't work for you, then you definitely shouldn't do it.
     
  12. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    If you rollback to post 3, my request was simply to tell us early rather than late about any charging opportunities that are being established specifically for the event. From there it's just elaboration on why it matters. Cheers.
     
  13. lodenthal

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    Southwest has some cheap air fares and only takes an hour and 45 minutes...
     
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    I am optimistically hoping for Superchargers rolled out along I-5 before July 4. ;)
     
  15. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Sorry! I am overwhelmed with messages, etc. (No surprise there.) So the TESLIVE committee member arranging charging said that communication about additional charging opportunities would be announced no later than 6/12. Also note that on the registration page, you are asked how many miles of charge you anticipate needing. The purpose of that is to assist in organizing necessary charging for the non-locals.
     
  16. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    There's also a few sites on Recargo nearby that might be unoccupied on the weekend. If you're ok with leaving your car there overnight, I or someone else that's local can help shuttle people to/from the hotel. Also, Blinkmap shows a bunch at various Cisco buildings, but I don't know if you need a badge to get in.

    http://www.recargo.com/sites/7020
    http://www.recargo.com/sites/2971
    http://www.recargo.com/sites/7255
    http://www.recargo.com/sites/5318
    (note I have not personally scouted these out)
     
  17. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    The last few times I've been through San Jose I've used the Gilroy Supercharger and the Santana Row Roadster charger. If going to SJ in the morning then returning in evening, I'd prolly just get coffee in Davis on the way there and back. Only need an extra 40 miles or so for me.

    In addition, when desperate, I've used a 30A charger along 680.

    Still considering whether to go or not, but I'm not worried about charging at this point. It really is just a matter of picking your rest stops.
     
  18. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    No worries. Carry on. Just wanted to make sure the original point/concern didn't get lost in the discussion it triggered.
     
  19. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    The factory has 18 14-50 outlets (208 volts), 3 roadster hpc, and one j1772 hpc.
     
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    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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