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Old 10-02-2017, 02:34 PM   #323
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:48 PM   #324
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To all those naysayers that righteously proclaimed, "not in my lifetime".........I hope you have your will updated and ready to go based on this report and the two in the preceding posts.

It's coming, and coming fast.

It's like watching the start of the 100 metre race; we have seen the racers (Tesla, GM, Ford, FCA, VW, BMW, Toyota, Honda......) with all the electric cars up to now being the warm up; now they are in the blocks and about to race for real.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/elec...line-1.4327559

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Interesting article, and I hope the personal-computer analogy proves true.

Comments on that Canadian article mirror the comments here on this thread.
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Six doors anyone.....

https://www.autoblog.com/2017/10/10/...ic-6-door-suv/

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Old 10-14-2017, 01:59 AM   #328
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FYI a new thread on a hybrid Ford F-250:

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As I was evacuating Florida with hurricane Irma hot on my heels, I wondered how someone with a Tesla would fare.
What if you needed a charge and traffic was moving at a snail's pace?
More to the point, what if there were a million Teslas all trying to get far away, all at once?
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Old 10-14-2017, 09:17 AM   #331
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As I was evacuating Florida with hurricane Irma hot on my heels, I wondered how someone with a Tesla would fare.
What if you needed a charge and traffic was moving at a snail's pace?
More to the point, what if there were a million Teslas all trying to get far away, all at once?


Many Teslas also evacuated. Chargers were up the whole time. Did all gas stations have gas?
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Many Teslas also evacuated. Chargers were up the whole time. Did all gas stations have gas?
As mentioned a while ago, we test drove one, but I can't remember . . . Do the power settings let you toggle on an economy mode, in order to maximize battery life in between chargings? In an evacuation scenario, this might help with distance covered.

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As mentioned a while ago, we test drove one, but I can't remember . . . Do the power settings let you toggle on an economy mode, in order to maximize battery life in between chargings? In an evacuation scenario, this might help with distance covered.
There is a "range" mode. Common sense helps as much as anything, though. If you're in an emergency you can just go slower, avoid flooring it, and avoid excessive HVAC use.

An interesting side note - some smaller battery Teslas are actually normal batteries that are "software limited" -- so the 60kWh is really a 75kWh with a software limit. During the evacuation, Tesla remotely removed all software restrictions, giving owners the most range possible to get out.
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Thanks.

https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forum...ing-real-world

Quote from a comment: "Range Mode, as I understand it, limits AC performance and turns off the Daytime Running Lights in the daytime. In a dual motor vehicle it changes the balance between the two motors, mainly running off the smaller and more efficient front motor. The down side is less AC and less acceleration."

Does your X model have dual motors? Seems like a significant savings of energy to use the smaller motor when possible?

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