Tesla Model S sightings

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    I saw one a few weeks ago at a Lowe's Home Improvement. I believe it was white and the plates said......."MODEL S" I thought it was pretty cool.

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    I see them every day at my work. They are everywhere and taking up half of all the 20-something L2 chargers. Considering there are a lot of bmw/Audi 7 series, Lexus LS and Merc S around, that was a natural transition.
     
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    The Spark is available with a similar pink.
     
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    Another review by people I hope I don't have to share a road with.
     
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    Why on a Tesla S is this termed "vampire drain"?

    Isn't it the same parasitic or IOD (Ignition Off Draw) that every vehicle accommodates?

    And how about the parting words: "When the battery is cold, the car won't allow it to be charged"?

    Really? So when the battery is low and it's cold, you're what? Dead in the water?
     
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    Apparently, once you plug a cold Model S, it goes to a battery self-warming process before charging.
     
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    So you wait before charging, before waiting while charging?
     
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    Why would you wait?
    I plug in and go get dinner, watch some TV, go to bed, and wake up in the morning.
    Then I unplug the car and have a full 'tank' for the day.

    The car does a number of things automatically. One of which is to heat or cool the battery pack as needed (when plugged in).

    As for the 20% loss over 20 days, that is about what I have seen over shorter times. About 2-3 mile loss over 24 hours. My understanding is the car has deeper 'stages' of sleep so that it will loose less energy the longer it is left unattended.
     
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    According to someone talking to a Tesla tech, at the Tesla Forum, the vampire drain is seen mostly on the first 3 days even when you put in econ mode. econ mode, as explained to me, is to preserve the state of the battery from vampire drain, instead of preserving range. That button is called range instead. Then after the 3rd day, the econ mode will not keep the battery warm for long term storage.
     
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    If your life revolves around your Tesla's umbilical, I guess there is no waiting -- or range anxiety.
     
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    It's a plug in. You get home and plug it in. Do your at home stuff then go to bed. Get up, unplug it, and go to work. Repeat. A person's life revolves around it as much as stopping to refuel an ICE car.
     
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    Not exactly. The Prius v gets refueled three times a month for three or four minutes a pit stop. Hardly a case of life revolving around an EV's umbilical.
     
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    I find fueling in my garage far more convenient than taking 5-10 minutes out of a trip to fuel up. Even if it is less often.
    But to each their own.
     
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    Truly, neither is a big deal, although I admit to a little anxiety over forgetting to *un*plug an EV before driving away.
     
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    In January in Minnesota, it is far preferable to not need to;)

    As for driving away while plugged in, I don't believe it is possible in any of the EVs, although possibly in a conversion.
    I know for a fact it is not possible in the Volt, Roadster or Model S.
     
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