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  1. Aces-Truck

    Do You Currently Drive an EV?

    CT will be my first EV. My wife & I both drive Prius's. I always felt that A Tesla would be too expensive. That I'd end up with a Leaf or Bolt EV. But know this: I didn't buy my Prius, nor did I order the CT, to save the environment. I'm a very conservative guy. And I think that the way to...
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    Bi-Directional Charging

    If you re-check out the link, they've updated it with a video that shows the charging hardware has Diodes in a key place, that would need to be Transistors, in order to do Bidirectional charging. So not something that could be turned on, in a software update in the model 3.
  3. Aces-Truck

    Home Charging System / Charger Kit

    @TyPope, You may need to work with an Electrician. But the first thing I noticed is that you have a LOT of 15A breakers. So either your lights are wired separately for every nook and cranny in your house, or the wiring is quite old, if those are for outlets. There is physically room to add a...
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    Home Charging System / Charger Kit

    I'm not sure I agree with the 800 pole Amps. IMO, it should be closer to 400. To use 800, you'd have to make sure both side (H1 & H2 are balanced, AND your actual use is only at most 50% of the circuit breakers combined capacity). Does the Code allow for this? Maybe it does. I don't know. I just...
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    Win a Free Tesla Trucker Hat Giveaway! [Contest Inside]

    So were winners drawn on this contest?
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    Home Charging System / Charger Kit

    A.J. has it basically right. For some additional clarity: When you put 120V Breakers in, first CB use H1 (to bridge to neutral), the 2nd uses H2, 3rd uses H1, etc. But if you want 240V, Your CB uses two adjoining spots, to bridge between H1 & H2. So if all you ever needed was 120V, you could...
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    Latest Info on Tesla's Million-Mile Battery Which May Power the Cybertruck

    Good news on the horizon. I find it interesting how they have to look at batteries from so many angles: - Raw materials and scarcity impacts on price. - Battery costs, at production quantities. - The effect of shape of cells in how you bundle small cells into Banks of cells. - Internal...
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    When Do You Think the Fremont plant will restart? Is Elon Musk investigating other options?

    The way I see it, reopening the Plant is an important step in us all getting our CT's. It doesn't mater the why, as long as it doesn't get shut back down.
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    Elon Musk is ready to pull out of California, over CA not allowing the plant to be reopened.

    Updated May 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM PT Elon Musk has just tweeted that production is restarting today at the Fremont plant, against Alameda County rules. Original Post I just saw this today...
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    Win a Free Tesla Trucker Hat Giveaway! [Contest Inside]

    It will replace my 2007 Prius. We'll still have my wife's 2010 Prius. (I don't do FB nor Twitter)
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    Should Reservation Price Increase?

    I'm wondering when I should tell my wife what the $100 was for.....
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    Cybertruck Keychain

    Thanks! I just ordered one. For anyone else, it was kind of hard to find it on their website. Here's a direct link: "https://evannex.com/products/cybertruck-keychain-for-tesla-owners" Domestic Shipping was only $3. Very cool!
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    Home Charging System / Charger Kit

    I've read a bunch about all this on the Tesla forum. AJ has it right, from what I've read. There are two more considerations: 1) some posters are concerned about the plug (14-50, or really any plug) being a potential resistance point, building up heat at some future time. So they are strongly...
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    Rivian announces Tank Turn feature

    My experience with Tank Turning is designing some gears once, for an ultra-large Crane. From what I learned at that time was that it requires more torque as the friction of the surface increases. They would drive the treads onto sheets of plywood (as opposed to soil) anytime they wanted to make...
  15. Aces-Truck

    New Members Welcome Area!

    Great info on this site. Having a good time reading about what's coming for CT. My reservation is for a Dual Motor. But I'm pretty far down the list for Delivery (192k, reserved on 11/23/19). Meanwhile, at least I can drive my current Electric Truck... Axial Trail Honcho! ;) I wonder how soon I...
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    NO SIDE MIRRORS (Side View Cameras Instead)

    What may be lost in this discussion, is what is the objective of the side mirrors (or mirror camera systems). As I read it, it is to see parallel to the side tangent of the car/truck. It does not care about the blind triangle created by the vehicle. Here is a good quote from the regulation...
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    Reservations by trims and locations as of April 27, 2020

    I started out with preordering the Single. But switched to the dual recently. Reason? I have heard that with dual the 2 motors are slightly different sized, So sometimes you are using both motors. But at others you can use just one. With the different sized motors, you can use the smaller at...
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    Cybertruck may become the first Tesla able to vehicle-to-grid power your house

    When the idea of V2G first came out, it was thinking about using Hybrids. That way you can leverage the energy density of Gas to turn the car into a generator for the Grid. Escape Hybrid was one being looked at. For a pure EV, IMHO, it's better served as a home generator use only. And the CT can...
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