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Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:42 pm

GlennD wrote:... As a retired person the Hyundai's range works for me.
A different take: as a retired person I appreciate the ability to knock off a 2000+ mile road trip with ease. I've done seven such trips in the last three years, along with numerous shorter road trips, and have a 3000 mile trip planned for next month. The real value of range-limited EVs is use as commuters. In my view, the ability to do long road trips is part of the EV fun — one can do that in a Tesla.

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Colorado River from Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:42 pm

dgpcolorado wrote:A different take: as a retired person I appreciate the ability to knock off a 2000+ mile road trip with ease. I've done seven such trips in the last three years, along with numerous shorter road trips, and have a 3000 mile trip planned for next month. The real value of range-limited EVs is use as commuters. In my view, the ability to do long road trips is part of the EV fun — one can do that in a Tesla. <snip>
"Retired person" being the key - see viewtopic.php?f=10&t=28402
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:07 pm

Different strokes for different folks. Personally I do not travel.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:13 pm

My dentist purchased a 3 LR so he could drive to San Fransisco. It works for him. I just can n0t see that money. I also do not live in Newport Beach,
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:28 pm

Latest discussion about EV's in China in general, and Tesla in particular: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DucRxWz_58

Note Sandy's comments about financial analysts at the 21:30 mark. Spot on. People who are listening to the analysts are doing themselves a HUGE disservice.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:02 am

I could not understand how anyone can enjoy 2,000 - 3,000 miles road trip in any car EV or ICE. Either way it sucks, big time! :lol:
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:54 am

Leaf15 wrote:I could not understand how anyone can enjoy 2,000 - 3,000 miles road trip in any car EV or ICE. Either way it sucks, big time! :lol:
It is glorious!
Best road trip I ever took was in a BEV.
We enjoyed the journey almost as much as the destination. I think that is the real trick, if you make the journey fun, it is wonderful. If you convince yourself the journey has to happen before the fun, it is miserable.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:55 am

Leaf15 wrote:I could not understand how anyone can enjoy 2,000 - 3,000 miles road trip in any car EV or ICE. Either way it sucks, big time! :lol:
Not my cup of tea either but trips of 200 - 400 miles in a day are so I bought an EV that handles those tasks well.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:57 am

Leaf15 wrote:I could not understand how anyone can enjoy 2,000 - 3,000 miles road trip in any car EV or ICE. Either way it sucks, big time! :lol:
I did a 2000-mile road trip last year over the span of one-week. Didn't drive more than 350 miles each day, stopping at various destinations (visiting family and friends) along the way. Definitely was much more enjoyable than in an ICE, and not possible to do by flying. Perhaps that's what dgpcolorado was referring to?

Almost considered driving straight to Texas, but that's a 1400-mile journey and didn't have any intermediate destinations planned, so shelved it.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:00 am

Zythryn wrote:
Leaf15 wrote:I could not understand how anyone can enjoy 2,000 - 3,000 miles road trip in any car EV or ICE. Either way it sucks, big time! :lol:
It is glorious!
Best road trip I ever took was in a BEV.
We enjoyed the journey almost as much as the destination. I think that is the real trick, if you make the journey fun, it is wonderful. If you convince yourself the journey has to happen before the fun, it is miserable.
Just so. I look forward to my EV road trips — they are relaxing and fun. The Supercharger stops give me a chance to take a break and walk around for a bit. In an ICE car it was just push-through-to-try-to-get-it-over-with; it is a completely different feeling in an EV for me. It doesn't hurt that I am surrounded by some of the most beautiful National Parks and Monuments, as well as designated scenic roads, in the country, which makes road trips to explore them easy and well worth doing.
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