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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2019 edited
     
    The local electric utility is having an "experience an EV" affair (reservation only). If I can get one and a Tesla, I might be tempted to have some fun driving over some of the most potholed tank-trapped streets in town at speed. I suspect it'll probably bottom out, but who cares? I suspect, however, that the permitted route will be already specified.
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    Posted By: AsterixThe local electric utility is having an "experience an EV" affai
    That's a nice positive bit of news
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2019 edited
     
    Heck, they've been at this for decades. They even demoed a GM EV1 back in the day.

    They even offer rebates on installing home charging stations.

    PNW = cheap electric power.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2019
     
    If you can bottom out a Tesla, you're a pretty scary driver.
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    Posted By: Andrew Palfreyman
    Posted By: AsterixThe local electric utility is having an "experience an EV" affai
    That's a nice positive bit of news

    It's good to keep up with current events.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2019
     
    Yes, you can sense the tension...
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2019 edited
     
    Posted By: korkskrewIf you can bottom out a Tesla, you're a pretty scary driver.


    So Tesla wouldn't have any problems with me taking out on some of the country mudhole roads here? (we've lost 4WD F350s in those). Said roads have a name and addresses on them.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2019 edited
     
    Maybe you'll high center it, but all I said is that if you bottom out that suspension, you're a pretty scary driver.

    ETA: The subtext there is that it isn't a normal suspension. It's pretty amazing (to me).
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2019
     
    I'd love to see a video of a Tesla S going "mudding" (a favorite sport of the younger males here).
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2019
     
    The Model X is what you would want to take mudding.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2019
     
    That's not mudding--this is mudding.
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    Here's another one - it's oldish but not yet linked here, I believe.

    Sandy Munro Talks About Tesla in China - Autoline After Hours 458
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DucRxWz_58
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2019
     
    Posted By: AsterixThat's not mudding--thisis mudding.
    Will have to wait for the Tesla pickup (2021 likely) to do that.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2019
     
    Posted By: korkskrew
    Posted By: AsterixThat's not mudding--thisis mudding.
    Will have to wait for the Tesla pickup (2021 likely) to do that.


    I hope they get it right. Pickup trucks are sold to a completely different market/demographic*.

    If I were i9n charge of tesla, I would instead focus on improving the existing products and scrap the X.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2019
     
    In my part of the county, you're more likely to see a pickup truck or at least an SUV, as opposed to a passenger sedan.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2019
     
    Posted By: aber0der... If I were in charge of tesla, I would instead focus on improving the existing products and scrap the X.
    But if you were in charge of Tesla, there would likely not be a Tesla.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2019 edited
     
    In charge of electric cars? :)
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2019
     
    Posted By: korkskrew
    Posted By: aber0der... If I were in charge of tesla, I would instead focus on improving the existing products and scrap the X.
    But if you were in charge of Tesla, there would likely not be a Tesla.


    Hehe.