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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by SoulSurfer, Sep 3, 2021.
Def said HELL NO to autopilot, LOL
the equivalent of an $80 tank of gas
Any owner who is truly honest about it and not a fanboy will tell you, yeah, refueling on the road is most definitely not just a minor drawback. It's not "Ehh, I'm running low on gas, so let's start thinking about looking for a gas station." It's "I've got 50 miles of charge left at current rate of consumption, so either I charge this immediately, or drive with a sinking feeling of I might just wind up getting stranded." It's also not, "This will take 10 minutes." it's "This will take 10 minutes.....or maybe an hour...or worse case scenario even longer." In some locations, recharging can really eat up part of your day.
I'm sure in 5 years the situation will be much improved, but it's definitely not there yet.
Superchargers will give you a full charge in 30 minutes. The brains of the vehicle does a lot of this planning for you. But I know that feeling. Happened once to us before. Made it, just under the wire. I guess we could argue the same about ICE (internal combustion engines) cars.
I’m still a gas car lover. But good luck with it , I see quite a few on the road where I live.
I don't see how. There are roughly 150,000 gas stations in the US, while there are roughly 50,000 charging stations, and only a fraction of those are DC fast charging. It is changing rapidly obviously, but the ease of refueling is still nowhere close to being comparable.
Considering that I travel crosscountry everyday its a no go.
What did i say?
I drive like 50 km at the most and park in my driveway. No problem.
Congratulations! I see them all over town here and I really like them.
The charging takes getting used to: Planning ahead donor trips becomes second nature, and you plan your breaks around charging.
But it’s definitely manageable, and we’ve taken holidays with the Tesla, and never ran dry.
My sister and her husband each got one recently. She loves hers. She's on tbe road a lot for work and they figured they'd save money in fuel and maintenance.
Serious acceleration. My 14-year-old son loves it.
I have a buddy that bought one a few months ago and he takes many trips from AZ to CA.....what was a 5 1/2 trip is now a 6 1/2 sojourn...he says he does paperwork and catches up while waiting...
I also have another friend that has had his for a couple of years (and he is waiting for his pickup) and takes his cross country and loves it....
One nice thing that I hear the car does is that it maps out charging stations for you while you are on the road....so as not to run out of electricity...
What I often forget to mention, is that my other car was a Corvette 2016 Z/51. Had it for 10 yrs as well as my Volt(s), but ended up selling it to my best mate as I loved the EV more.
Just get one of these for looong trips:
PMSL! I think we’re good. The Supercharger ans ChargePoint networks are extensive.
the west coast of the US is full of these. cross the golden gate bridge and 4 out of ten cars are teslas.
My Avalon hybrid does 500+ miles on $45 worth of gas.
At least I can still drive half a day when the California power grid crashes.
I'm a dinosaur and will never let go of fossil fuel but I'm glad you're happy with your car
Home charging is not an option for me.
I have a garage, but the two power outlets are on the HOA circuit.
Most residents of California live in apartments and condos with no ability to install a charger.
Tesla owners lined up for over a mile trying to get back to Los Angeles at the end of a holiday weekend.....
The acceleration is amazing. These are muscle cars!
Kinda lucky in that my building installed my L2 charger and I charge from their grid at no charge (pun intended). The Tesla comes with a J-1772 to Tesla adapter so no need to buy a new charger.