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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:24 pm

free fuel for long distance trips...I'm sold. And it looks like they are going to put one in Santa Nella, like I need for my business trips to Los Banos, Volta and Firebaugh. Time to put down my deposit on a ModelS-P60 since I'll be able to sell two cars and replace them with one very nice one.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:29 pm

Phoenix wrote:But apparently Nissan is now going to install 300 QCs in the Bay Area starting Oct. 2012 per posting on the topic "SF Bay Area QC--getting them sooner rather than later" (someone, put in the link). Let's hope that is not vaporware like the $9900 QC. (Nissan, you are such a tease!)

But my loyalties are still with Nissan since they have put out an affordable EV.

Huh? viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5692&start=370 says
a Nissan representative announced while on the podium that Nissan will deploy 100 level 3 chargers in the bay area over the next two years starting in October 2012.

I really hope that's for real. If so, then at least it means Nissan's still serious about EVs and CHAdeMO. 100 in the Bay Area would be an incredible number. Question is, how much will they cost to use? I wonder how many will be installed at Nissan dealers?

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:01 pm

Phoenix wrote:But apparently Nissan is now going to install 100 QCs in the Bay Area starting Oct. 2012 per posting on the topic "SF Bay Area QC--getting them sooner rather than later" (someone, put in the link). Let's hope that is not vaporware like the $9900 QC. (Nissan, you are such a tease!)

But my loyalties are still with Nissan since they have put out an affordable EV.


It's not really "affordable" if your range is 50 miles after 50K miles... At that point, it's a very expensive vehicle that only gets you around town for chores.. You'll have even less range if you actually use the QC's that Nissan says they're deploying...

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:12 pm

No doubt--the siren song of Tesla with lifetime free solar charging is beckoning. Hard to beat that since their supercharging network already exists (but not necessarily their Tesla Ss--at least not to enough customers). Nissan, with the opposite problem, can't get the QCs out there fast enough with solar PV charging.

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:28 pm

I had to LOL at the huge lighted phallus they're using as a sign...

Not to mention these massive displays of light always rub me the wrong way - night-time light pollution is a big issue - not to mention the energy those lights consume.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:33 pm

Free charging and they are announcing the superchargers when they are already being deployed. That is classy folks. I'm sold.

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:44 pm

I'm sold simply because of the giant Phallic Tesla Monolith at the launch. The monkeys jumping around were a nice touch, too.

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:03 pm

grommet wrote:I'm sold simply because of the giant Phallic Tesla Monolith at the launch. The monkeys jumping around were a nice touch, too.


It's not going to actually be that big, there are city sign ordinances... It's just signage to help you locate the SuperCharger site. At this point I'm realy pleased I waited for the Model S, free lifetime charging and enabling cross country travel (for free) is pretty amazing. The solar arrays are always feeding into the grid, so they'll actually be generating more energy than the SC site consumes - of course that will be dependent on how many cars/day use each site... It won't be many for a while, but it will eventually.
It's also brilliant marketing, "buy our car, we give you free energy for life". I don't think any other manufacturer can hope to compete with this model. It's probably has the attention of big oil at this point as well, or it will shortly.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:12 pm

Now if Nissan would just take a few tips from their playbook. Or many. Or just copy the damn car!

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:18 pm

chris1howell wrote:The space ship is about to land...
Chris, you are obviously having too much fun tonight taking time off from your EVSEs! I'm completely envious, especially after finally seeing and trying on a Model S for size this weekend in Newport Beach. Thanks for the picture!
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