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Old 09-27-2019, 05:45 PM
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Old 09-28-2019, 02:35 AM
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Is this utube channel ran by Tesla marketing and/or some Tesla fan club?
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:51 AM
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The channel is "Two bit Da Vinci", a wannabe investigative reporter.
I found it interesting.
After watching these i found another where an engineer took a 2000 mile trip and reported his findings.
To me the most interesting part is near the end when he reports comparative costs of the trip.
Super chargers vs estimated gas costs, not worth the difference in time lost.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:02 AM
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Those fast charges degrade the batteries. So do 100% charges and running them now to near zero.

It's the same today as it was a decade ago... electrics are a PIA on a road trip.

The Tesla battery heating and cooling systems were interesting. Also, if Tesla can fix the battery durability problem, more power to them. I know two people who kept hybrids over twelve years. They both needed battery replacement after about eight years, and that wiped out all of their fuel cost savings.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:30 AM
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Those fast charges degrade the batteries. So do 100% charges and running them now to near zero.

It's the same today as it was a decade ago... electrics are a PIA on a road trip.

The Tesla battery heating and cooling systems were interesting. Also, if Tesla can fix the battery durability problem, more power to them. I know two people who kept hybrids over twelve years. They both needed battery replacement after about eight years, and that wiped out all of their fuel cost savings.
How much is hybrid battery replacement cost?
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How much is hybrid battery replacement cost?
One was a Prius, one was a Accord Hybrid. Aftermarket batteries were $3k to $4k. OE ones from Toyota or Honda were probably twice that. With an aftermarket battery pack, you have to wonder if all the safeguards are still there.

I stumbled into a Tesla event once at a shopping center, maybe six years ago. The Tesla rep' said that a batter pack for a Tesla was about $12k.

Right now, finding a public charger is an effort. As more EV's go on the road, there'll be more chargers but you'd end up waiting in line at them. Waiting five minutes at a gas pump is annoying. Waiting a hour at a charger is a whole different thing.

My cousin's kid has a Tesla. But he has two chargers, one at his house in the city and one 200 miles away at his beach house. So, a Tesla works for him. But, not everybody has their beach house just 200 miles away.
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:52 PM
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I just found it damming that his cost savings for the trip was only about $50 and the time added was about 8 hours.
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:23 PM
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I just found it damming that his cost savings for the trip was only about $50 and the time added was about 8 hours.
. less than minimum wage, and burger flippers at McDonald's can't afford new Tesla's.

That geeky guy in the video said he was born in 1963. So, I'm only four years old than him. I should send him a picture of me. That'd make he terrified about what he'll look like in four more years.

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Old 09-28-2019, 04:20 PM
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Haha! I thought the same thing!
Only 2 years younger than me, are you saying my next 2years are going to be hell?!?!
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