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Going to take a LOT of electricity to charge those trucks. Look at CA with their blackouts. Batteries don't charge so well during blackouts.
Ever try to fill with petrol during an outage?


Yes, the gas stations use generators. Speaking of which...

That is something to plan for, if you have a home generator or are thinking of getting one (seems like everyone in Connecticut the last few years has gotten home generators). Make sure it can safely charge everything (including a car if you have an electric) safely.

If you have solar, you should be okay once the storm passes, IF you have a solar system that your house can use. Some of those solar panel lease programs don't actually let you use the power directly, it goes into the grid -- which may be knocked out.


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Posted: 09/20/20 09:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tvov wrote:

time2roll wrote:

philh wrote:

Going to take a LOT of electricity to charge those trucks. Look at CA with their blackouts. Batteries don't charge so well during blackouts.
Ever try to fill with petrol during an outage?


Yes, the gas stations use generators.
Virtually none in CA


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Tvov wrote:

time2roll wrote:

philh wrote:

Going to take a LOT of electricity to charge those trucks. Look at CA with their blackouts. Batteries don't charge so well during blackouts.
Ever try to fill with petrol during an outage?


Yes, the gas stations use generators. Speaking of which...

That is something to plan for, if you have a home generator or are thinking of getting one (seems like everyone in Connecticut the last few years has gotten home generators). Make sure it can safely charge everything (including a car if you have an electric) safely.

If you have solar, you should be okay once the storm passes, IF you have a solar system that your house can use. Some of those solar panel lease programs don't actually let you use the power directly, it goes into the grid -- which may be knocked out.


I believe if you are grid tied and no battery bank. You are SOL in a power outage with solar. It will be deactivated. I remember this discussion awhile ago about the blackouts on perfectly sunny days and those with solar had zero advantage.

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mich800 wrote:

Tvov wrote:

time2roll wrote:

philh wrote:

Going to take a LOT of electricity to charge those trucks. Look at CA with their blackouts. Batteries don't charge so well during blackouts.
Ever try to fill with petrol during an outage?


Yes, the gas stations use generators. Speaking of which...

That is something to plan for, if you have a home generator or are thinking of getting one (seems like everyone in Connecticut the last few years has gotten home generators). Make sure it can safely charge everything (including a car if you have an electric) safely.

If you have solar, you should be okay once the storm passes, IF you have a solar system that your house can use. Some of those solar panel lease programs don't actually let you use the power directly, it goes into the grid -- which may be knocked out.


I believe if you are grid tied and no battery bank. You are SOL in a power outage with solar. It will be deactivated. I remember this discussion awhile ago about the blackouts on perfectly sunny days and those with solar had zero advantage.


Hence the advantage of having a power wall or two installed In the house. It comes with switch gear.

Interesting to see the the non Tesla charge networks including Volkswagen’s Electrify America network start to use on site Tesla grid storage to take advantage of lower power rates at certain hours. Tesla does this as well but generally only on the new V3 stations and to reduce the maximum peak total input to their large Superchargers. It will be interesting to see how this is incorporated into escape route plans at provincial and state government levels. I think Australia is already looking at integrating diesel backed up charge stations as well as portable deportable charge units for emergency operations.

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Tesla is building their next HQ in Austin, Texas!


Why is Tesla Moving to Texas?

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According to Tesla, its new racetrack star can do 0-60 mph in less than two seconds, will do a quarter-mile in under nine seconds, has a top speed of 200 mph, more than 1,100 horsepower, and a range of over 520 miles.



" Plaid Model S , Elon Musk says will be "the fastest production vehicle ever."


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According to Tesla, its new racetrack star can do 0-60 mph in less than two seconds, will do a quarter-mile in under nine seconds, has a top speed of 200 mph, more than 1,100 horsepower, and a range of over 520 miles.



" Plaid Model S , Elon Musk says will be "the fastest production vehicle ever."


In what year? What will be the range at 200 mph? And at what cost?

Seems just like the same marketing that Elon fans were complaining about from the other EV companies.


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8.1 Van wrote:

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According to Tesla, its new racetrack star can do 0-60 mph in less than two seconds, will do a quarter-mile in under nine seconds, has a top speed of 200 mph, more than 1,100 horsepower, and a range of over 520 miles.



" Plaid Model S , Elon Musk says will be "the fastest production vehicle ever."


In what year? What will be the range at 200 mph? And at what cost?

Seems just like the same marketing that Elon fans were complaining about from the other EV companies.

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Tesla Model S Plaid pre-order form



Tesla Model S Plaid Vs Lucid Air: Range, Acceleration, Price Compared

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$140,000 - what year? Range with what batteries?

Having an order form is no different than the other EVs.

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8.1 Van wrote:

Dadoffourgirls wrote:

8.1 Van wrote:

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According to Tesla, its new racetrack star can do 0-60 mph in less than two seconds, will do a quarter-mile in under nine seconds, has a top speed of 200 mph, more than 1,100 horsepower, and a range of over 520 miles.



" Plaid Model S , Elon Musk says will be "the fastest production vehicle ever."


In what year? What will be the range at 200 mph? And at what cost?

Seems just like the same marketing that Elon fans were complaining about from the other EV companies.

[image]
Tesla Model S Plaid pre-order form



Tesla Model S Plaid Vs Lucid Air: Range, Acceleration, Price Compared


I see they still use the deceptive pricing on their order form.

I just noticed Dodge is selling the Hellcat for $35k**




**price does not include the $60k in fuel savings if you don’t drive it.

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