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  1. WildhavenMI

    This is a dumb question, but can Tesla's charge (via an adapter) from a Chargepoint CCS DCFC?

    Okay, forgive me because I own a Bolt and a PacHy and am unfamiliar with the chargers on Telsa vehicles. I did google this, and I found no clear answer - so please no "let me google that for you" comments. Can a Tesla use a CCS DCFC? Is there an adapter to go from (for example) a Chargepoint...
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    Giga Texas Paint Shop for MY

    I've heard a lot about the Berlin paint shop, the new colors, the new tech, etc. But I haven't heard bubkis about the paint shop in Texas. I have a hard time believing that they'd build a fancy schmancy paint shop in Berlin and not have Texas have the same tech and capabilities. Is there an...
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    Life Changed, Need 3 Rows - is R1S the only option?

    Posting this in vs. because it's the closest fit. When I first reserved my CT, the day after reveal, my life was simpler - 2 kids, a dog, and a small homestead. Mostly office work for my day-job, and outdoor work for the hobby-turned-smallbiz. Well, that was what feels like a decade ago and I...
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    Anyone have guesses (or data) on weight-per-kWh on the 4680s?

    Curious as to what the return curve looks like on 4680s - meaning, as you make a bigger pack you add more weight, thus reducing the effectiveness of the pack. I'm curious as to if it's linear with a cliff like current packs (i.e., there are no other major issues in scaling a pack up to a limit...
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    Do you think Tesla will answer the R1S with a 3-row below $80k?

    If/when I actually get a CT, it'd be replacing my Pacifica Hybrid, also known as my kid hauler, also known as the camping-mobile. Somewhere between 4 and 6 of us pile in to a vehicle and drive for 4-14 hours to stay in a tent for a week, and we do that around 4 times a year. In my head I've been...
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    That R1T "Forest Edge" interior is calling

    I mean, the Rivian is nice and all, but the short bed and $$$$ make it an immediate non-starter compared to the CT, right? Disregard the fact that I've been pining for another forest green car since my 1999 Escort. Disregard the fact that that Forest Edge interior option is so...perfectly...
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    Reference for watt-per-mile usages?

    Hi All! I'm trying to assess the relative energy efficiency of different electric vehicles, and attempt to project an efficiency metric for the CT, as it comes to "energy used per mile of propulsion" rough calculation. This is primarily napkin math for me so I can calculate incremental solar...
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    Fellow Nerds: Is Elon more Paul or Leto II?

    I think one could make a convincing argument that Elon is taking guidance from Dune's Golden Path, with spice = fossil fuels. I am far from the first to suggest this connection. It does beg the question for me, however - is Elon more Paul, or is he Leto II? Given that he is taking the first...
  9. WildhavenMI

    Maybe I shouldn't wait for the CT anymore.

    I drive one hybrid (Pacifica), and one ICE (Volvo). I have a reservation number that puts me around 20,000 in line for a CT and my plan was to replace the Volvo with the CT. As a side hustle I do wildlife habitat restoration work. I get along just fine pulling a small trailer with my Volvo, or...
  10. WildhavenMI

    Options/Mods for Wintry Weather

    As I shoveled the drive of 13" of snow this morning, then got into my car to drive into work, the whole time I was driving I was thinking about if/how much better a CT might be in these large drifts we got here last night. I, most days, drive a Volvo - and you can tell it was designed by Swedes...
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    What's your realistic "worst case scenario" for CT range/efficiency concerns?

    So I've been going through the process of "worst case scenario" planning for my personal field work applications for my CT, and I've think I've figured out my not-exactly-uncommon "worst" scenario. There are a few days a year where I'm in-the-field, ~100-120 miles from home in the bush, on...
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    EV haters in EV threads are now called "ICE Trolls"

    I head that term for the first time today - calling someone who comes into EV forums and threads to spread misinformation about EVs (typically the "expensive battery replacement" and "EVs are coal-powered" crowd) an ICE troll. Which, obviously I know what a troll is, but adding that Skyrim...
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    A van mural on the cybertruck

    I'm going to mural my CT like a 70s/80s astrovan. I have this idea for "angry pixies" ala AVE/Uncle Bumblef*#k meets wolves-howling-at-the-moon t-shirt and it's so bad I'm 100% committed to it. Problem is I don't know where to get started. Anyone know how the process on something like this...
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