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Can I leave the Tesla parked without charging for a long

Cars Details: I was wondering if I could leave a tesla 70d parked for more than a week and not charging without affecting the 12V battery and finding the car dead when I'm ready to drive it again.

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Vehicle life expectancy — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Including ICE cars :-) 0. ian t.wa.us. January 2014 edited November -1. There is also the single gear that will need servicing. Not much but a fluid change every so often. On ICE differentials that is usually like every 60k miles or so. 0. Car t man. January 2014 edited November -1.

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Insane cost of repair; Tesla's Achilles heel — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: New aluminum panels on half the car is a lot of labor and materials. Each bumper is not a minor cost either. Then it all needs to be sanded, painted, clearcoat and buffed out. If the damage was this extensive, I'd expect a bill closer to $25K. Sounds like the damage is not as extensive, but cars are not cheap to repair. It's not unique to Tesla.

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Can you negotiate the price of a Tesla. — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Do you think any SC has autonomy to lower prices on inventory cars via negotiation ? Negotiation takes two, Tesla is not interested . Case closed. 0. TeslaTap.com. July 2016 edited November -1. Well, you can negotiate anything. I'm sure Tesla would be willing to take a higher price than that listed if you want to be generous! 0.

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Replacement cost of battery — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: If it is your June 2015 70D, it is under warranty until 2023. The Battery and Drive Unit in your car are covered for a period of: Model S and Model X – 8 years (with the exception of the original 60 kWh battery manufactured before 2015, which is covered for a period of 8 years or 125,000 miles, whichever comes first).

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The Ten Disadvantages of Owning A Tesla — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: 6. Tesla owners leave a trail of disappointment wherever they go, because when they drive by, people no longer take pride in their own cars. 7. It is impossible to commit suicide by leaving a Tesla running in a closed garage. 8. When you punch the accelerator on a Tesla, you can hurt your neck. 9.

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Horrific depreciation in 1 year? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Also, most cars don't have $10,000 in tax credits available that does have a direct impact on pricing. The good news for existing owners is that with the Model 3, Tesla will be out of tax credits pretty soon. Thus will effectively raise the price of new cars by $10,000 +/-, depending on which state.

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Do you have to get an inspection? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: CT, no inspection required. Even for ICE cars there is no "inspection". There is an emissions check every 2 years. For cars made after 1995. they simply plug into the OBDII port and check for codes. Basically is your Check engine light is not on, your car will pass and it cost $20. They do also check the seal on the gas cap.

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My Model S is a heap of junk — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: This would like for those of us that drove ICE cars and forget to turn them off before walking away. Long story, but I once let a Dodge Caravan run for 45 minutes before I realized I didn't turn it off. I pulled into the parking spot, then my brain switched to Tesla mode as I my usual grabbing of my phone and wallet and climbed out.

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What is the effect of air-conditioning on battery mileage

Cars Details: Electric cars are so efficient that they have very low excess heat generated from running. There is a little bit, and that is collected in the Tesla system, but it's not really enough to warm up the inside of the car. So they have to run straight-up resistive coil heaters to adequately heat. Technically not all cars, though.

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Replacement parts. Why are they impossible to get? — Tesla

Cars Details: But Tesla has over 100,000 cars on the road now and those drivers, like myself, are going to have cracked windshields and be involved in fender benders like everyone else. I am ok giving lots of leeway to Tesla as they continue to ramp up production and take over the world (which I'm excited to be a part of).

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Why not in-wheel hub engines? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Lighter cars also lessen the weight being born by the motor spindles as well. 0. Protean. February 2013 edited November -1. All - I have to jump in here on in-wheel motors. Don't get me wrong, the Tesla powertrain is fantastic. But we make in-wheel motors so I wanted to say something.

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Use small turbines to recharge while driving? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: It's not a "perpetual motion scheme," it's a simple question which anyone who understands high-bypass turbofans should be able to grasp. I'm not suggesting this would eliminate the need to charge the battery, but merely contribute to recharging the battery nominally over long stretches of highway driving at significant speed when braking is infrequent.

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Charging the batteries while in motion — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Where an electric generator is spun via the axles of the car moving. I am by no means an electrician or know how this could be an issue for the batteries, but my thought is. If you have four small electric generators near each wheel, while the car is moving a belt (like on an alternator for gas cars) would rotate it, producing electric charge.

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Silver or white, pros/cons? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Shows off the cars lines well enough but more importantly it hides dirt better than any other color. People who don't like cleaning their car like silver. Unfortunately, it dose not have a mirror like reflection like a solid color dose. If you like this sort of thing, white will give you a much better reflection and show the lines the best.

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Charging costs 110v vs 220V — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Efficiency is the same. Cost is the same. What you might run into is the 110v outlet will not supply enough power to compensate for the power drained if the battery heater is running.

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Buying a Model S - Forget about resale value — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: The good thing is deprecaition from here on would be much smaller and, unlike ICE cars, you will not be driving a dirty old gas guzzler. 0. sambstl_98037816. April 2016 edited April 2016. don't think its too typical for other cars. Fact is, tesla depreciates a lot. A lot. A lot of 100k cars do. 0.

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Projected resale value after 3, 4 years. — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Within the next 3, 4, 5 years the resale value for ICE cars purchased in the past six or seven years will absolutely plummet at a rate unseen before. Even people buying used will be looking for electric cars. The current demand, roughly 35,000,000 units per annum, for used ICE cars aged up to ten years old will evaporate.

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Tesla Timeline — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: 02/24/15 Edmunds.com: P85D One of the best cars in the world. Period. $204.11; 02/26/15 Autocar: one of the most remarkable production cars on sale today $203.34; 02/27/15 Tesla Model S P85D 5 Star Review from Auto Express (UK) $203.34; 02/28/15 Tesla Model S: Car of the Future Already Here The Economist $197.33

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Ride quality difference with 18, 19, or 20 inch wheels

Cars Details: The ride is definitely rough, which I am use to having had a series of performance cars. If you are concerned about the smoothness of your ride and or potentially damaging your rims, I suggest you consider the 18's if they are offered. I wanted performance so I got the 20's. As such, I try very hard to avoid potholes.

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What's the name of your car? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Amped, My old home office looked down over the drive, and I had to back her in to get to the plug. Looking down and from the rear, you can see the car has "curves".

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Cost of Electrical Energy as compared to Gasoline — Tesla

Cars Details: Most cars that can be compared performance wise to any Tesla need to use premium fuel. Today the average price for regular is $3.30 in the Seattle area and is $3.50 for premium, per Gas Buddy's web site. The cost for electricity is quite stable. The cost for gas can change significantly in days.

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Miles per charge? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: At 340.9 kWh/mile, our cars would have a range of a few hundred yards. 0. Rocky_H. October 2018 edited October 2018 @Mikepadilla, The biggest thing is, energy use is very high for the first few minutes, as it usually does some heating or cooling of the battery pack. Any short drive after sitting for a long time is going to have that.

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Retro Fitting Classic Cars — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: One of the elegant design features of Tesla Motor Cars is the flat battery arrangement giving the car an exceptionally low center of gravity. Placing a heavy cube shaped battery in the very front and higher up in the car creates significant balance issues.

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Nickel Metal Hydride vs. Lithium Ion: Toyota has NiMH

Cars Details: While Toyota sees FCVs as the ultimate ‘green’ car, the United States and China are encouraging automakers to make more all-electric battery cars as they push alternative energy strategies. “Developing lithium-ion batteries for both hybrids and plug-ins will enable us to also produce all-electric cars in the future,” said Toyoshima said.

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How loud is an electric car? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Rather than using 400 lbs of sound deadening material in their cars, I expect Tesla will find some high technology manner to relieve such concerns while having barely 100 lbs of the fluff & stuff on board. 0. tedirelan_98037067. May 2017 edited May 2017. That's a great question. Had a Hyundai Accent for a while (talk about load) and moved up

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EMF dangers? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: EMF is not a toxin. Magnetic fields in general are completely harmless, and EMF in the car is small, tiny, you get much more EMF talking to mobile or listening music in your iPod with ear buttons (that's actually a HUGE source of EMF).

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Ceramic Pro: 2nd thoughts — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: By the way, darker finished cars like black or dark blue are likely to have far more visible paint imperfections (fine swirl marks and fine scratches). They will require more preparation such as clay barring and machine polishing to remove these as whatever is there will be there under the ceramic.

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How long can an EV vehicle last? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: This person is used to replacing cars every 2-3 years, so they have never seen a car go over the century mark, never mind 200,000. 0. rlwrw_93253978. January 2016 edited November -1. Wear and tear on any moving component is what will affects the life of an EV.

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How long will our electric motors last? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: The only 2 wear points in the motor itself are the bearings. There are no other moving parts that touch each other. At one end of the rotor shaft is splined and goes into the gear reduction box.

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Flat tire- Run flat tires? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: One question I have: Why don't Teslas have run flat tires? Given there is no spare tire in the car this would make a lot of sense I think. I am not very familiar with run flat tires but the service station I spoke to while I was waiting for roadside assistance said many high end cars now have run flat tires.

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To clear tint windshield or not to clear - Tesla Forums

Cars Details: @ResIpsa As for the windshield, I am not only thinking of driving time, but also when parked outside during the day. My parking for work is outside. @gmr6415 I think they were wrong. Here is what FL Stat Sec. 316.2952(2) says: A person shall not operate any motor vehicle on any public highway, road, or street with any sign, sunscreening material, product, or covering attached to, or located in

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Charging for non-Tesla Vehicles — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: So I think when Elon extended that offer, it obviously came with the caveat that those other cars would have to have a more robust battery/charging system. 0. Earl and Nagin 08 RDS 359. December 2017 edited November -1.

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Plastics in Electric Vehicles Soaring — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Once the self driving aspect gets worked out, cars can be made much, much lighter. No need for high impact absorbing bumpers, huge crumple zones, side guard beams, air bags, crushible steering wheels seat belts etc. The inherent structural design of the floor mounted battery will provide enough crush resistance for the very rare impacts.

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What's Up with Tesla's Trade-In Offers? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: The cars are to young to make any sense on a trade or sale. 0. Unknown. April 2015 edited November -1. That's a little low but Tesla is said to have 25% margin. They could make a brand new one with autopilot at the cost of the price they offered for your car. That's pretty much the situation for other high end brands too.

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How Tesla Transports Cars — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: All the cars were mostly Xs and all were at least partially plastic covered for protection. Love seeing that. Happy new Tesla owners comin up!! Still Grinning ;-) 0. jeff_pearce_98030734. November 2016 edited November 2016. Don't have time to post any images, but mine was delivered to my driveway in an enclosed carrier. Maybe I just got lucky.

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ICE -vs- Electric. The argument. — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: I know Tesla cars have phenomenal range, but there seems to be something deep-seated about the fear of being alone on the highway and "running out". It's a genuine concern for some. (2) Charging Time: Most folks I talk with can accept the Level-2 home charging scenario; it's the charging-during-a-road-trip scenario that causes them a problem.

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What year Tesla Model S would you buy? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: The drive train has an 8 year warranty, and unlimited miles on most cars, but there's a good chance that Tesla already swapped it out for a newer one. My car is a 2014 with a 2016 drive train. Tesla doesn't do things the way other companies do. Instead of taking those early cars in, dropping the drive trains, disassembling them, putting in

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What are your thoughts on ceramic coatings to protect

Cars Details: "Cars this expensive warrant this type of expense." It would be fascinating for someone to prove that resale value a few years down the road is any better for an Xpel, cQuartz, or OptiCoat treated car. My thought is the cost will never be recouped, but if one wants to have a shiny car, more power (and less dough) to them.

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kWh. Wh/mile Explanation — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: 1000 divided by the cars Wh reading will calculate miles per kWh. 0. jjb94941. January 2014 edited November -1. A couple of sentences understandable to a 2-year old? Maybe a tall order. But how about. Firstly one must understand power vs. work. Think of a weightlifter who is capable of lifting 400 lbs. This requires power.

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Please tell me if this idea is stupid — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: If the cars motor uses the battery to run, the battery is draining whenever the car is moving. If you can run an alternator using a gear drive from the drivetrain, you're not using energy from the battery to run the alternator itself you're using the gear drive from drivetrain. The drivetrain spins the alternator which then creates the charging

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Cars Details: General Discussion about Tesla Products, Services, and Community . 15.1K discussions 205.3K comments Most recent: GM: "We are transitioning to an all-electric portfolio from a position of strength and we're focused by Ross1 7:51AM

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California EV rebate program for 2020 vehicles — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Don't believe that Ca. gave Tesla advanced warning on this change, as the intent is to reduce the payouts. Giving Tesla time to flood more cars into Ca. would not have been what the State wanted. Tesla has a history of working like crazy to get as many eligible vehicles delivered as possible to meet various deadlines.

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How Long Do Tires Last? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: But in general AWD cars are much harder on tires than 2wd. Due to tires on either side of a diff get increased strain. On 2wd tires get a break from that strain half the time. Again this assumes conservative driving. 0. CST. March 2019 edited November -1. Conflicting answers from @rxlawdude & @coleAK, lol! 0.

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So what fluids are actually in a Model S? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: It's also not a wet cell battery. The 12 volt battery is an AGM (absorbed glass mat) battery. There is no fluid sloshing around inside of it.

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How much has your electric bill increase with your Tesla

Cars Details: To be fair, if you add solar and/or switch to more efficient lighting and appliances to offset the cost of charging your car, you need to include the capital costs of those improvements in your calculations.

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2 cars to charge: Tesla Wall Connector OR ChargePoint Home

Cars Details: Then you use that plug for both cars. The Tesla wall connector is the best but limits you to just tesla. 0. Tesla-David. April 2018 edited April 2018. We have a Tesla HPWC 100A charger for past 5+ years for our MS, and picked up our M3 in February. We have been charging the M3 exclusively with UMC plugging into 12A 120v outlet In our garage for

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Supercharger free for Life? — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: It applies to cars purchased after a certain date. My car came with free supercharging for life, and Tesla can't change it now since I already paid for it. 0. inconel. March 2018 edited March 2018. I meant the change for cars bought after Jan or March 2017 . 0. adelbazzi_98230255.

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How many motors in our cars — Tesla Forums

Cars Details: Charge port door, only on the recent cars. Prior to that it is a simple spring loaded latch. 0. cquail_92818811. December 2015 edited November -1. Isn't there a pump to cool or warn the battery? Does the air conditioner have a motor to run a compressor? 0. AoneOne.

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