TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

What We've Been Waiting For....a little closer

Discussion in 'North America' started by EdisonFire, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. EdisonFire

    EdisonFire Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    149
    Location:
    NJ
  2. miimura

    miimura Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    5,897
    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Really? You think a significant number of people want to spend $4,000 to get power out of their car once in a while? They didn't say how much it would cost to isolate your house wiring from a failed grid either.

    Personally, I agree with Elon and think stationary batteries are much more useful.
     
  3. EdisonFire

    EdisonFire Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    149
    Location:
    NJ
    It was a first move in a good direction. The first flat screen TV's were outrageous in cost as were the first computers. One Powerwall @ $7,000 might also present a cost. If the cost for such a device described above was down to $500 in the future, it would certainly be a desirable solution for people that lose power. I have a lockout device currently on my circuit panel to shut service from the utility when power fails so I can power my house from a generator without back feeding electricity into utility power lines. Cost of that was $100 for the lockout.
     
    • Like x 1
  4. jkoya

    jkoya NA2 NSX

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2018
    Messages:
    3,626
    Location:
    Northern CA
    The Sacramento EV club is having their first meeting of 2020 tomorrow. One of the presentations will be on "EV to House, Power Outage Support". I might not be able to make it, but I'll try and get minutes of the meeting...
     
    • Informative x 1

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC