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New Review - NYT

See the link. Very positive review. 'Aston Martin on the outside . . . Apple on the Inside'

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/automobiles/autoreviews/one-big-step-f...

Volker.Berlin | 28 settembre 2012

Here's another one, also by the NY Times, on supercharging:
www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/automobiles/on-an-electric-highway-charging-i...

"I covered 531 miles and the drive took 11.5 hours, during which the car consumed zero gasoline and produced no tailpipe emissions."

Tesla229 | 28 settembre 2012

These reviews are KILLING ME! I WANT MY CAR!!

Brian H | 28 settembre 2012

The first review sez "on a restrained run through Northern California wine country, I was able to wring 300.1 miles from a single charge." Note that this is not city driving. If 50% of the time he had been driving <40 mph, and running into stop lights every minute or two, I promise you (notwithstanding the EPA nonsense) that the range would have been even higher.

And a good turn of phrase: "I hauled amps." ;) Cute, if not over-used!

Brian H | 28 settembre 2012

The second review is a bit less accurate or complete, but has at least one intriguing note: "Each Supercharger can serve two cars, and most locations will have three units." I.e., most stops can handle 6 cars at once! And he sez he cleared his spot for an accompanying exec ... so there were at least 7 cars there.

Tesla229 | 28 settembre 2012

@Brian H

That's assuming that his stop was one of those with three units.....

Brian H | 29 settembre 2012

T229;
Yes; from the article's photo of the Harris station he was discussing, showing 2 units, I make/made the guess that another was blocked from view.

Nicu.Mihalache | 29 settembre 2012

There is just a gas station in that photo ...

Whity Whiteman | 29 settembre 2012

hahaha!

Brian H | 29 settembre 2012

No, those white cabinets are the SC charge units, AFAICT.

GLO | 29 settembre 2012

We checked out the Harris Ranch site. Two chargers (different eras, one was older and padlocked). The other, the Supercharger was what you are seeing in the picture. I believe based on what we saw it is only one supercharger and one standard charger. There are two dedicated parking spot on either side.

Nexxus | 5 ottobre 2012

Yeah, you can see the wheel well of another Tesla? between the right white box and the separating wall. It looks like a white or gray Model S perhaps?

Nexxus | 5 ottobre 2012

And here we thought we'd be bypassing all those gas stations...but at least someone took my suggestion a couple of years ago to put chargers at gas stations. They're already everywhere and most are surrounded by restaurants/shops and would make for a likely spot to go out for dinner, a movie, or shopping while you charge.

RedShift | 5 ottobre 2012

They should put a supercharger in gas stations. 5 minutes=30 miles, limp home, charge to full at night.
They can charge a fee for doing that, seeing they are remedying an emergency.