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Food for thought...

Food for thought...

Maybe we all would have an easier time plugging in the Model S anywhere if we had this?

http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/28/elviis-volvo-c30-ev-charges-from-any-...

EdG | February 28, 2012

If McDonalds can operate E-Z Pass (and the like around the world) stations to pay for food, I'm sure car chargers can do the same with less new technology and fewer new gizmo-accounts for the users.

BYT | February 28, 2012

@EdG, but what if you want to charge at work or at a clients home or overnight at a friends? Wouldn't this make it less uncomfortable to ask at least, hey bud, can I juice up?

Sudre_ | February 28, 2012

OH yah a device that someone can buy then hack and charge me for their power usage. :-)

BYT | February 28, 2012

@Sudre, OK, maybe just close friends and the office then... :D

Beaker | February 28, 2012

Ff you are going to borrow a 110v line at a friends house, you can use a "kill-a-watt". Just punch in the power cost and plug the car into it. When you're ready to go yo'll see the cost and you can give your buddy your spare change to cover the power you used ;)

BYT | February 28, 2012

Can the UI of the Model S tell use how much power draw it used during it's last charge or keep a log of such?

Volker.Berlin | February 29, 2012

Can the UI of the Model S tell use how much power draw it used during it's last charge or keep a log of such? (BYT)

AFAIK the Roadster has it's own "kill-a-watt" built into the dash board, and I have no doubt the Model S has this, too. It's easy to do, and it's one of those questions that keep being asked while the technology is new (and later no-one will bother anymore, but it's still nice to have if need be). Actually it's part of showing off Tesla's novel drive train.

BYT | February 29, 2012

Thanks for that update Volker, I hope it's the case as well!

Brian H | February 29, 2012

The EU cars would be charging at 220/240. Is it even worthwhile to bother with ELVIIS on 110/120V outlets?