Thursday, February 27, 2020

We're still here, 11 Years!

And at this point, we may move over to the new TimeHorse platform but for now, here's what we've been saying over there!

11 Years of Electric Cars

New Tesla Hardware and a birthday picture to boot! Hope to see you at what will mostly be our new home and spend another 11 years with us!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Planning an EV Roadtrip?

My friend Will Hudson just went on a road trip in his electric car and used this clever way to display his electricity usage. Great EV mileage, Will!

Friday, October 26, 2018

National Harbor Supercharger UPDATE

Visited the National Harbor Superchargers today with #CO2Fre and was surprised to see not any signage indicating the imminent closure.  Spoke to one fellow Tesla owner as he returned to his vehicle and he had no idea about it.  I took these pictures this afternoon which demonstrate there's absolutely nothing to indicate the garage will be closing this Wednesday!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

National Harbor Tesla Supercharges to Close in One Week

On Thursday, 1 November, the National Harbor SuperChargers will be closed and removed as the property has been sold to a hotel company that wants to tear up the lot.  My understanding is that the equipment will be returned to Tesla and the property owners for National Harbor have offered to allow Tesla to reinstall them in the Fleet Garage at Tesla's cost.  This is a paid garage where you get a card on entry and use a pay machine to pay the card before exiting with the card.  You will therefore be forced to pay $5 for only 30 to 40 minutes of parking instead of being on the honor system as it currently is.  Overall, it's unclear if Tesla will take them up on this offer, or consider moving to free parking at Tanger's Mall down the street.  The Springfield Supercharger will remain opened.

I, for one shall be boycotting the new hotel.  It breaks my heart to lose these as I work very close by and have only been able to use them twice in my 9 weeks driving #CO2Fre.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Last day to get free, unlimited supercharging!

As y'all may have heard, #CO2Fre got an upgrade recently.  .  And of course I love this car.  But as someone who's already driven over 150,000 mi [240,000 km] electric miles between 3 previous EVs, I must say one of my favorite features is the free, unlimited SuperCharging that comes with it!

And if you act today, 12 September, 2018, you too can get Free, Unlimited SuperCharging.  Just use my referral code!

Now get out there and accumulate those electric miles my friends!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Goodbye Nissan! Affordable, yes, Electric, yes, Car, yes, but can it even get you home from work?

As many of my readers know, I drive a lot.  About 75 mi (120 km) a day, 1,550 mi (2,500 km) per month [for about $30–35], and about 20,000 mi (32,000 km) every year.  And now that #CO2Fre (technically, she is currently white) has a mere 33,875 miles, and just over 19 months, for the first time since owning #CO2Fre2 (2012 LEAF SL, down one bar, 42,700 mi and 27 months) and #CO2Fre1 (2013 LEAF SL, full bars, 50,000 mi and 30 months), this #CO2Fre is already down two whole bars!

In fact, as you can see from LEAFSpy (Android, iOS), #CO2Fre is down to about 76.20% of it's original capacity (less than the capacity of a new 24kWh Battery LEAF) and merely just under 68% health.  I will admit 64 #CHAdeMO sessions are a bit much for 19 months, but compared to 1642 Level 2 plugins, it's hardly unusual, especially within 33,875 miles.

The moral of this story, my friends, is very simple.  Although I still strongly recommend a used LEAF for under $10,000 with maybe 50 mi (80 km) capacity, I have but one piece of advice for all my readers, especially on the cusp of the sham 150 mi (240 km) capacity 2018 too-little-too-late LEAF, my council is simply this: Do not get a Nissan, never again!

If only waiting for a Tesla Model 三 wasn't a sisyphean task.