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  1. The $35,000 version has arrived. But, I need AWD which bumps the price up and with the options I desire, a little over $50,000. Well, someone has to save a few bucks now.
  2. A lot to read about at the Tesla Motor club forums. Interesting experiences during winter weathers.
  3. Reports from owners at another "site" have posted about "cold weather headlight flickering"? Some claim this is related to a software issue. How are yours managing real winter cold weather?
  4. Yikes, I just read the Supercharger rates have been doubled to 0.31 cents a kWh which is similar to what a 30mpg fuel vehicle obtains. Is this correct? Of course home charging is a lot cheaper. Electrify American is bringing out fast plug in stations at at rates of 0.30-0.36 kWh. Some Tesla owners have free lifetime SC usage, others 6 months and some none.
  5. Yes 5 cents a gallon in Central and Northern Wisconsin at the Kwik Trip stations
  6. The C-Max Energi plugged in at a National Park in Virginia, next to a Tesla charger.
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    Ford C-Max Energi

    photo is here
  8. It helps to have warmer weather to obtain consistent higher mileage.
  9. A lot to learn about the various Tesla "modes" and software items. and other. Want to see what model Y brings. Want to see what the competition does during the next two years and improvements/additions to the supercharger/roadside charging locations.
  10. Thanks for the reply. It seems as if the AWD Tesla has sufficient ground clearance for snow. I'm likely headed/moving to northern Wisconsin for retirement within 1.5 to 2.5 years. I need to have a vehicle to handle 2 to 3 inches of snow on the road and ground clearance is one of my thoughts. (I enjoy Nordic skiing and occasional downhill skiing). I still have the Escape Hybrid now with 183,000 miles on it and it works well in winter conditions as it is 4wd capable. My CMax is low to the ground and with the stock tires (doesn't make sense to obtain winter tires if I still have my Escape Hybrid), probably not the best for real winter conditions. From what I recently read, Ford and VW are now going to share VW's BEM (battery electric modular) platform for future EV. Could be interesting to see what new battery electric vehicles arrive in the future. Tesla is suppose to bring out the "Y" (smaller crossover based upon the 3 series) late in 2019 and this might be an option for me if it can provide over 300 miles of EV range. I wonder if the Tesla allows one to degrade performance (0-60 time) for improved battery range?
  11. I wonder how high TD is recharging his Tesla battery? To 90%? How high does it charge at the supercharger location?
  12. With 183,000 miles on my Ford Escape Hybrid, I can not really tell any difference with the MPG figures compared to when it was new. It is possible that a small change in battery capacity has occurred as I remember Ford buying a 200,000 mile Escape Hybrid and finding like 3% loss.
  13. Yes I have a 2017 version that can run on E85 up to around E50 before the check engine light comes on. Still have my 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid that has auto 4wd.
  14. As a follow-up, I have not notice such a change at the Kwik Trip stations that I have stopped at during the past two years. Then again, I actually live in Pa, but our family has a home in northern Wisconsin.
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