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Volt Owner, and will be switching to Model X Soon

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by cmaster, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. cmaster

    cmaster Member

    Dec 4, 2014
    United States
    Hi Folks,

    I am new to this forum. However, I'm not new to EV. I own an range extended EV Volt for almost a year. When the model X comes out, I'll be snatching one. And, I will install the 80A HPWC.

    My plan is to post that on plugshare, and have a small donation box near my garage. Will be based on a honor system. We are all EV owners, and we want EVs to succeed so, the honor system I believe is a chivalrous deed. Also, electric rates here in the upper valley in the NH is quite high, no offpeak. Tesla registration avg around 1500/year (yes, we have to renew our registration once a year). So, any donation would help if using the HPWC.

    Looking forward to a few people who have reserved their Model X, and lives up near my kneck of the woods.
  2. SmartElectric

    SmartElectric Active Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    I think you will find that rarely (if ever) do EV owners stop at residential plugshare locations.
    This is based off of reading many forum posts on many different forums including Leaf, Smart and Tesla.

    There are some exceptions, such as lack of a supercharger between two long distance end points (such a Toronto to Montreal in 2013) where the residential chargers of some Tesla forum members here were put to good use many times.

    Glad to hear you are getting a Tesla, and enjoy your Volt, my wife and I loved it when we test drove it, but the lack of 5 passengers made it a no sale.
  3. Moonwick

    Moonwick Member

    Dec 4, 2014
    Atlanta, GA
    Welcome aboard! I'm new here as well, and I just put in an order for an 85D that'll be replacing a 2013 Volt. I've been really happy with it and I'll be sad to see it go, but I won't miss the annoying noise that comes from under the hood every time the battery runs out. :D
  4. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

    May 1, 2013
    Southlake, TX
    Welcome. My HPWC has been used a couple of times by transient Teslas who found me through Plugshare. If you're ever in the Dallas area, you're welcome to use mine for free.
  5. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    McKinney, TX
    I believe I've had three visitors in about a year.
  6. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    NE Tennessee
    This varies a lot by area. I have had 5 visits as there is not a charger above 6KW within 200 miles of me and I live right off of two major interstates.
  7. Chipper

    Chipper Active Member

    Sep 23, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Prior to the Chattanooga SC going live I had several visitors who took advantage of my 100 Amp HPWC. I very much enjoyed having them visit and swap Tesla Moments. Those who choose Tesla and are distant from SC's are usually very much appreciated by those needing a sip to make it home or to destination.
  8. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

    Mar 24, 2011
    @cmaster - welcome to the forums, you might want to sign in on the New England page (New Englanders -- check in! - Page 43). We also have a Meet Up for group rides.

    Depending on how near you are to ski areas and how far you are from existing chargers - you may see more activity up there.

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