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RoboAdmin 03-24-2018 12:00 AM

March 24, 2018: Happy With My Tesla
March 24, 2018: Happy With My Tesla

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Tom H. 03-24-2018 11:47 AM

Re: March 24, 2018: Happy With My Tesla
This is good to hear, and I really appreciate quality in this day.

However, I've been increasingly concerned with how people can be treated at their jobs.

I have heard some dark things about how Tesla's factories are run.

To be sure, news today can be very biased. It isn't lost on me that the media can be used for corporate and political warfare.

However, if the report is true, it's not even in the company's ultimate best interest to mistreat its people.

Of course, this is a prevalent problem across many large companies today. I have plenty more articles that are critical of corporations from Starbucks to Amazon.

Now it may be too much to assert cause and effect, but from one perspective, the world is "bleeding." And a person's job is a significant part of his or her life.

Kalzazz 03-24-2018 03:07 PM

Re: March 24, 2018: Happy With My Tesla
How is charging handled? How long do you go between charges? Is it inconvenient or not bad?

Steve Jackson 03-24-2018 04:59 PM

Re: March 24, 2018: Happy With My Tesla
Charging is super convenient - I plug the car in when I put it in the carage, and it regains about (IIRC) 40 miles an hour, to a usual max of 225 or so. I can charge it past 250 if I need to, but I don't do that unless I'm going on a long trip.

Charging speed depends on what you're plugging into. I can recharge from ordinary 110V wall power, but it would take more than two days to bring the car from empty to full. We have 220V outlets at the office - several of us have electrics of one sort or another - and if I drive to the office and plug in to 220, it is full before I'm ready to go home.

So, like I said, super convenient. That's not even getting into the chain of Tesla superchargers, which are super fast but not relevant to my daily driver routine!

Mack_JB 03-24-2018 05:52 PM

Re: March 24, 2018: Happy With My Tesla
This past summer my son and I made a road trip, passing through Shamrock Texas, and we stopped to see the iconic Route 66 era gas station there. He was thrilled to see a bank of Tesla chargers out back --which were new since my last visit in Fall 2013.

tbriggs 03-24-2018 11:57 PM

Re: March 24, 2018: Happy With My Tesla
Got my Tesla Model S 75D late October 2017. Been loving it so far. Even with the "small" battery I can have 230+ mile range every morning with 90% charge to preserve the battery life. Also better performance than my last car (333+ HP coupe) and better handling too.

SolemnGolem 03-25-2018 09:05 AM

Re: March 24, 2018: Happy With My Tesla
This is good to hear, and I'm also looking at a new car at some point.

The car I'm currently driving is a two-door studenty hatchback that I acquired seven years ago on limited means. Since then, I've gotten a good job, saved up a nice rainy day fund, and I'm looking at the addition of a number of family members to my household - all of whom prefer driving automatic transmission, instead of the manual transmission that I have and prefer.

I think this car is still beyond my comfort at this point, cost wise, but it does look like the first class of automobile where the cost is commensurate with a sea change in the industry and product design.

Steve Jackson 03-25-2018 12:10 PM

Re: March 24, 2018: Happy With My Tesla
Yes, the Model S is a big car. I have never stood next to a Model 3 but they seem to be bigger than my old Corolla. Definitely not designed for the UK :(

Kalzazz 03-25-2018 06:33 PM

Re: March 24, 2018: Happy With My Tesla
Is yours the 4 door?

The front and rear trunks made me drool. I drive a cute little 2 door Honda Civic and I so want a 4 door, but, every time I think on it I'm like 'but my car is paid for! Do I want a car note?'

The most I drive at a stretch except in really weird circumstances is like 120 miles, so the range would be perfect for me

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