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Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving #5281130 11/30/19 01:18 PM
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Re: Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving [Re: madRiver] #5281133 11/30/19 01:21 PM
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Yikes.

Although I have to wonder if anyone in a horse & buggy ever laughed at a stuck motorist, or laughed when they ran out of gas.


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Re: Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving [Re: madRiver] #5281150 11/30/19 01:34 PM
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Tesla brought in a mobile " megapack" charger to help alleviate this, but yeah holiday travel to the most popular destination might incur a wait.

An hour doesn't seem too bad comparatively to what I had to deal with recently.

A few weeks ago we were up to a 2.5 hour wait at the only open station in town.



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Re: Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving [Re: madRiver] #5281152 11/30/19 01:37 PM
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Yes, there can be EVs waiting in line, even here in Silicon Valley. I have seen 3 cars max.
Some of the chargers charge $1 per minute over full charge. Something like that...


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Re: Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving [Re: madRiver] #5281153 11/30/19 01:38 PM
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Welcome back to the 70’s.

That driver sure spent a lot of time driving on the wrong side of the road.


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Re: Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving [Re: PimTac] #5281228 11/30/19 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Welcome back to the 70’s.

That driver sure spent a lot of time driving on the wrong side of the road.



I wish - I could at least I could get electricity in the 70's

The last few months Northern Californias Pg&E has made Puerto Ricos electrical grid look stable.

Lots of my guys have natural gas backup gens at home and can charge their cars off their own grid.

We had to drive 30 miles away for genset gas - it was that or wait 2.5 hours at Robinson (pict above) that was if they were open and had gas.

The owner to his credit kept prices the same and didnt gouge anyone.

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Re: Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving [Re: madRiver] #5281229 11/30/19 02:48 PM
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Super cool hotel! How far away to the next charging station?


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Re: Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving [Re: UncleDave] #5281271 11/30/19 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleDave
Originally Posted by PimTac
Welcome back to the 70’s.

That driver sure spent a lot of time driving on the wrong side of the road.

I wish - I could at least I could get electricity in the 70's

The last few months Northern Californias Pg&E has made Puerto Ricos electrical grid look stable.

Lots of my guys have natural gas backup gens at home and can charge their cars off their own grid.

We had to drive 30 miles away for genset gas - it was that or wait 2.5 hours at Robinson (pict above) that was if they were open and had gas.

The owner to his credit kept prices the same and didnt gouge anyone.

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I was watching the storm blow through No California a few days ago. Having a Tesla or other EV getting stuck in the Siskyous could be very bad in those conditions.

On my Maps app the red traffic lines ran from just north of Redding all the way up beyond Ashland OR.

Of course the smart thing would have to been aware of the storm beforehand and not even attempt that trip across the pass.


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Re: Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving [Re: madRiver] #5281276 11/30/19 03:46 PM
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I smell a business opportunity.

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Re: Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving [Re: UncleDave] #5281285 11/30/19 03:54 PM
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I could note we have both fuel and power shortages during storms and flooding …
Anyone know the water crossing limits of a Tesla ? Most vehicles don’t supply that … think I had only one address that in the Owners Manual

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Originally Posted by Audios
Super cool hotel! How far away to the next charging station?

18 miles away -Atascadero

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I just drove by Atascadero...packed 15 or more cars waiting to charge.


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Originally Posted by MadAmos
I just drove by Atascadero...packed 15 or more cars waiting to charge.



Did you get a pict of the megapacks at Madonna?

They claim they are down to a 2 minute wait.

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Didn't go to SLO, just happened to pass the Atascadero SC on my way to Taco Bell. It was raining and the bulk of the bank parking lot was full of cars waiting to charge.


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Re: Tesla 1st world problems thanksgiving [Re: madRiver] #5281418 11/30/19 07:09 PM
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Based on last year tomorrow should be worse.


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