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free radical

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Posted: 01/05/22 09:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Maybe this will help, Mercedes built Tesla killer
Range of 600 miles/1000 km.

Tesla sold close to milion EV a year and will sell more then double next year.
Kinda lame caling something that dont exist Tesla killer. [emoticon]

But hey whatever gets you haters thru the day

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specta wrote:

Nevada County, CA has been without power for 10 days.

I wonder how those electric vehicles are working out for them?


They wouldn't get through the snow anyways...lol. Time to break out the Highboy for the real work!

But they would make a nice heated tent for a couple days!


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Back when we had a house, the power company always capitalized the 3 letters.

When incorrect units are used, it leads to incorrect assumptions (or presumptions as to what was meant)

Understood and applaud your effort but I suspect incorrect posts will continue especially for anything electrical. [emoticon]

Apparently Wikipedia has changed the capitalization. [emoticon]
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The kilowatt-hour (SI symbol: kW·h or kW h; commonly written as kWh) is a unit of energy equal to one kilowatt of power sustained for one hour or 3600 kilojoules (3.6 megajoules). It is commonly used as a billing unit for energy delivered to consumers by electric utilities.



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Learjet wrote:

two things stick out in the thread...ignorance and people afraid of changes.


Yep. I've never figured out why people feel threatened by electric vehicles. Are they perfect for everyone? No, but neither is your diesel truck.

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Is that an AWD Tesla with chains on the back?

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Thermoguy wrote:

Is that an AWD Tesla with chains on the back?
Why not? I put chains on my 4WD truck when needed.


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Thermoguy wrote:

Is that an AWD Tesla with chains on the back?


Almost all AWD/4WD with independent front suspension can only be chained in the back, due to clearance with the front strut. Maybe ultra-low profile cable chains would fit in the front, but those aren't really effective.

Only my live front axles trucks can fit bulky chains up front.


Judging by the BMW i3's performance with range extender, even if we could charge an EV on the move, it'll take at least a 15 - 20 kW generator to propel a Model X safely at highway speeds.

Lifetime average kWh / distance doesn't factor short term elevated averages over mountain terrain.

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time2roll wrote:

Thermoguy wrote:

Is that an AWD Tesla with chains on the back?
Why not? I put chains on my 4WD truck when needed.


We keep chains in the frunk of our model 3 during winter. Never had to use them yet. They come right from Tesla. Hopefully we’ll never need them.

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Tesla trunk battery video


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Posted: 01/25/22 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does CA allow EVs use HOV lanes when there is only 1 person in the vehicle? If so, perhaps the owner chose the Tesla for another reason than their concern for the environment. This might explain why they have no issues with their choice for recharging.

My next question is; what is the tow rating of this Tesla? In other words, should this topic be in “Tow Vehicles”?

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