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  • The NYT's John Broder takes Tesla's (TSLA) Model S up and down the East Coast from Washington on Interstate 95, where the company has installed Supercharger stations 200 miles apart. Things start dandily enough, but then the weather cools, and Broder has to endure freezing feet and white knuckles because he has to turn the heating off to preserve power. Eventually, he needs a tow truck to pick him up because the car runs out of juice[View news story]
    I am a retire college instructor and own a Tesla Model S and have PV panels. Have not had a bill for electric since. Just plug the Tesla in every night. Tesla has a loan from the DOE and is ahead of schedule on payments. The taxpayer is not footing the bill. Planning your trips is the same as gassing up your ICE. I have no regrets on getting the Tesla.
    Feb 10 01:49 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The market for electric vehicles appears to be gaining steam in 2012, according to a tally of the most recent round of sales numbers. In Q1, domestic sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs increased 44% Y/Y to 113,457. The pickup in buying activity stands in contrast to an industry mired in a slump last year amid a safety probe on Chevrolet Volts, supply issues, and limited model options. [View news story]
    Have you tried to buy a Focus EV? I was told by 3 dealers that there are none available until July and that they would be priced at $2500. above sticker price.
    Apr 23 08:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The market for electric vehicles appears to be gaining steam in 2012, according to a tally of the most recent round of sales numbers. In Q1, domestic sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs increased 44% Y/Y to 113,457. The pickup in buying activity stands in contrast to an industry mired in a slump last year amid a safety probe on Chevrolet Volts, supply issues, and limited model options. [View news story]
    I'm a retired college teacher. I just went solar on the house with enough for charging an EV. I'm currently #4980 for a Tesla S this fall and looking for a second EV. The Focus looks pretty nice for around town.
    Apr 23 08:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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