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Old 04-15-2016, 07:51 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Nope, they don't even include DC fast charging as standard.

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GM confirms 60 kWh battery pack for the Bolt EV and DC fast-charging will be optional

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Thanks for that link. The article and the specs make it look like the Bolt will just be a longer city car. A shame. Tesla needs some real competition for long range EVs.

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Old 04-16-2016, 07:48 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:53 PM   #63 (permalink)
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There's the reason I bought stock in the company. Ironic? Yes.
I'm still kicking myself for not finding the money to buy Tesla stock when it was $20/share. It's up around $200 now! I could have paid for my Model 3 with Tesla stock lol.
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An electric-only car forces me to have another car. I live too close to the mountains where there are avalanches and rockslides and the detours can be a couple hundred miles all by themselves. My EV-wannabee vehicle has to be something along the lines of a Chevy Volt, BMW i3, A3 e-tron, or some other electric-based vehicle with a range extender engine.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:19 AM   #65 (permalink)
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I'm still kicking myself for not finding the money to buy Tesla stock when it was $20/share. It's up around $200 now! I could have paid for my Model 3 with Tesla stock lol.
Yes, it's been quite the performer for me. But I'm long-term and I think it's a bit over-inflated where it is currently. Even if it loses 1/3 of its value, it's still a big win. Especially if Tesla is as big as Chrysler by 2022 like is currently predicted.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:00 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Nope, they don't even include DC fast charging as standard.

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GM confirms 60 kWh battery pack for the Bolt EV and DC fast-charging will be optional

GM confirms 60 kWh battery pack for the Bolt EV and DC fast-charging will be optional [full specs] | Electrek

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I think that the headline is a bit poorly-worded. Seems to me the headline should read: "GM confirms 60 kWh battery pack for the Bolt EV and THAT DC fast-charging will be optional."

The 60kwh battery isn't optional like the Leaf's 24->30kwh upgrade.
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I'm still kicking myself for not finding the money to buy Tesla stock when it was $20/share. It's up around $200 now! I could have paid for my Model 3 with Tesla stock lol.
I DID have some Tesla Stock .. but I'm not the day-trader type I guess. I dumped it with a modest gain (bought 175, it went down as low as maybe 115 and recovered to 180). After I sold it, Tesla stock continued up to about 225.

I had more stress over less than $3K invested than I had with the rest of my retirement investments combined .. not logical at all!

Everything sounds obvious in retrospect. And you need to have an appetite for the risk.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:09 AM   #69 (permalink)
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An electric only car doesn't force you to have another car, the unrelible infrastructure in your area forces it.
Reliable infrastructure will probably never solve the problem of running a 300-mile detour to get around a closure on the North Cascades Highway (for example). Sure, I might be able to stop for recharging somewhere along the way with the right infrastructure - but it's going to set my schedule back significantly considering the detour alone could already be adding 8 hours to my return home without the added delay.

In contrast, I can drive my TDi 700 miles from a full tank if I have to WITHOUT having to stop and wait and I just don't see the electric solution for that challenge in the immediate future.
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