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To: Nifster

um... and if you run out of gas a normal car is too...

300 mile range is good enough for anything but cross country trips. Very few people would choose to take a high end luxury sports car on a cross country trip anyway electric or not.


35 posted on 05/23/2013 5:49:45 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Nope read the reviews from people who have had this happen. The car has to go back to the factory. All a gasoline car needs is a gallon of gas


38 posted on 05/23/2013 5:51:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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as a reference

http://www.geekosystem.com/tesla-charging-problems/


41 posted on 05/23/2013 6:04:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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Yeah right. And if you run the battery out your car is now an expensive book end.

um... and if you run out of gas a normal car is too...

No not quite. If you run out of gas you call AAA and 5 gallons later, you are on your way. If you run these batteries down to zero, you need new batteries. Not quite the same thing.

42 posted on 05/24/2013 12:14:56 AM PDT by Wingy
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To: TexasFreeper2009
um... and if you run out of gas a normal car is too...

If you run out of gas in a gas car you can, believe it or not, bring the gas to the car!!! But if you have an EV you need a flatbed to take the car to the charger. It won't cost you more than just a couple hundred dollars; people who can buy a $80K car do not worry about such pocket change. Besides, there is only a dozen of superchargers for Tesla; and any other outlet requires you to set up a camp right there for many hours.

300 mile range is good enough for anything but cross country trips.

This is the best possible range under best possible conditions. A reporter took this car on a trip, left it overnight outside of a hotel, and next morning it lost half of the charge. He became stranded shortly after that, despite his frantic efforts to find a public charger.

Very few people would choose to take a high end luxury sports car on a cross country trip anyway electric or not.

Tesla S is not a sports car, it's a family sedan. It just costs like a top notch sports car; but it can't go much faster than the speed limit on I-5 (70 mph.) You could drive very comfortably in the right lane at that speed, right between huge trucks :-) Calculators on Tesla's Web site max out at 65 mph. Makes sense - who would dare to drive faster than that? :-)

But otherwise you are correct; whenever I go on a road trip I always walk into my garage and spend literally hours trying to pick the best car out of tens - no, hundreds - of cars that I own :-)

44 posted on 05/24/2013 1:29:32 AM PDT by Greysard
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