[LMB] OT: Cars, independence, and haut bubble

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 04:33:30 BST 2021

According to the info I have on the Tesla charger it's a 16KW charger would
take 3.44 hours to get to a full charge. Of course it varies. According to
one Tesla club member site, home chargers can be connected that max out at
48 amps at 240v and can take longer. Of course none of this applies to me
since I don't have the money to splurge on a Tesla.

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021, 6:35 PM brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

> > On Sep 1, 2021, at 5:09 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Around my neighborhood I see a Tesla about every thirty cars. I've been
> > intrigued by them. Unfortunately the closest charging station is 6 miles
> > away from where I live.
> My wife buys the wrong lottery tickets, so we can’t afford a Tesla.   One
> person had a Tesla in our senior apartment building without a garage, and
> periodically went to the Tesla dealer to recharge.   That made *no* sense
> to me.
> To me, plug-in vehicles need plugs.   That usually means a garage.    They
> should have sufficient power to fully charge the vehicle overnight.   For
> plug-in hybrids a 110 socket is normally sufficient for that as they only
> can go about 30 miles or so on a charge.   For a full EV, upgraded power is
> highly recommended.
> Charging overnight is what makes EVs win.
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