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Old 04-28-2014, 04:45 PM   #61
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Just playing devil's advocate: What's the opportunity cost of having to wait half an hour to a few hours for your electric vehicle to charge if you run out?
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:49 PM   #62
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Just playing devil's advocate: What's the opportunity cost of having to wait half an hour to a few hours for your electric vehicle to charge if you run out?
and having such heavy cars that you can no longer push it on foot

(esp when it runs out of gas
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:35 PM   #63
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Just playing devil's advocate: What's the opportunity cost of having to wait half an hour to a few hours for your electric vehicle to charge if you run out?
No problem. If you run out of juice on the road, you can call Triple A and have them bring you a big fresh can of electrons. That way you don't have to drive 150 miles to the next charging station...
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:58 PM   #64
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and having such heavy cars that you can no longer push it on foot

(esp when it runs out of gas
The Tesla is heavy, but not so much heavier than any other comparable size luxury car. Pushing it would be the last of my concerns.
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my neighbor has a p85. round trip for work is 50 miles or so he charges it monday and thursday over night it costs him like 18 bucks a month or something stupid to run the car. so as always marshy has no idea what he is talking about.
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Everyone in here talking about a heavy car with their 15 year old suspension lol

Tesla's are dope, they're EVERYWHERE here I can't believe it. Car of the century. Quick, one of the sharpest looking, and requires the least maintenance by a long shot.

Must be weird having to not think about your motor anymore.

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Old 04-28-2014, 06:12 PM   #67
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my neighbor has a p85. round trip for work is 50 miles or so he charges it monday and thursday over night it costs him like 18 bucks a month or something stupid to run the car. so as always marshy has no idea what he is talking about.
a teeny bopper who drives a sea green station wagon with beige interior he tried to convert to black and lives in the middle of no where U.S.A. has no idea what he's talking about?



You act like that retard is shopping for a new 5 or 7 series and compared it with a Tesla recently. News flash: he'll never get a good enough job to do that. Swiftly ignore.
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Just playing devil's advocate: What's the opportunity cost of having to wait half an hour to a few hours for your electric vehicle to charge if you run out?
Unless you're one of those people that wait for the idiot light on your dash to pop on to get gas, I don't see that ever happening... Typically if you can afford a Tesla, you also have a petrol powered car as well...
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a teeny bopper who drives a sea green station wagon with beige interior he tried to convert to black and lives in the middle of no where U.S.A. has no idea what he's talking about?



You act like that retard is shopping for a new 5 or 7 series and compared it with a Tesla recently. News flash: he'll never get a good enough job to do that. Swiftly ignore.
BAHAHAHA perfect
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a teeny bopper who drives a sea green station wagon with beige interior he tried to convert to black and lives in the middle of no where U.S.A. has no idea what he's talking about?

You act like that retard is shopping for a new 5 or 7 series and compared it with a Tesla recently. News flash: he'll never get a good enough job to do that. Swiftly ignore.
It's grey green. We've gone over this before, and I'm going to get rid of it soon. Teslas are nice cars but I wouldn't buy one. It just doesn't fit me.
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for me, even if I had a charging station available in my condo's parking structure I wouldn't get one...I find them ugly.
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I really like them but the lack of engine noise and gear changes is a major turn off.
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I really like them but the lack of engine noise and gear changes is a major turn off.
I really like them too but that whole not paying for gas thing is a major turn off. You hear yourself?
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I really like them but the lack of engine noise and gear changes is a major turn off.
From a driver's standpoint the lack of gear changes can make you feel less in control, but the regenerative braking helps that a lot. It's definitely not as engaging, that's for sure, but for daily driving I wouldn't mind at all. I'll have a toy car for the weekends anyway.
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Just playing devil's advocate: What's the opportunity cost of having to wait half an hour to a few hours for your electric vehicle to charge if you run out?


I always considered if I had a fully electric car getting like a honda eu2000i and just keep it full of gas in the trunk in case I ever got stranded somewhere. The hot **** would be if you could get an electric start one mounted somewhere on the beast, and kick it on when you're driving, and let it charge while you go. Turn it into a hybrid for emergencies. It might not be able to keep up with the batteries while you're driving but it'd extend range and burn basically no fuel at all.
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My dad came up with the same solution. The problem is that even at 240v on a 60A breaker the car takes ~6-7 hours to get a full charge, so you wouldn't be doing much. That generator can deliver ~16A at 120V. It might be good in a pinch, like stuck in the desert overnight, but in any other situation you're just wasting time.
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My dad came up with the same solution. The problem is that even at 240v on a 60A breaker the car takes ~6-7 hours to get a full charge, so you wouldn't be doing much. That generator can deliver ~16A at 120V. It might be good in a pinch, like stuck in the desert overnight, but in any other situation you're just wasting time.

so your options are super charge station, or you're ****ed basically.


I have an old generator with a blown motor, big monster 6500 10HP unit. I always dreamed of building an early 70's AWD POS, making it full electric powered on the front wheels with regenerative braking by attaching the generator directly to the rear end. My idea involved using a short driveshaft into a manual transmission using the original clutch / flywheel to engage/ disengage the generator via solenoid when you release the gas peddle. I will likely NEVER do this, but I will also never throw that generator out because of the chance that I might.
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Well if you can find a level 2 charging station, meaning 240v, level 1 is 120, then you can get a decent charge in a few hours, maybe enough to get you home or at least to a supercharger. There are level 2 stations all over Raleigh and from the looks of it, they're not hard to find really anywhere in the state http://www.plugshare.com/

Haha if you did that, you'd be sending a whopping 8.7hp to the front wheels. 746W/hp. We have a few servers at work pulling a couple horsepower, I love thinking about computers like that.
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