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Old 01-30-2020, 06:50 PM   #161 (permalink)
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I refuse to stand in line again. If there is a line I go somewhere else. Road construction may be my Achilles heal as they trap you in that. Google maps helps a lot with that and traffic backups in general. Say I'm leaving work and there is an accident with no good way around, I'll just go to the store, sit and listen to a podcast, whatever, but I'm not getting in the line. I spent 11 years in the navy and I swear 3 of them were just standing in one line or another. We used to joke if you can across a line you might as well get in it even if you had no idea what it was for. It's just something they will send you to sooner or later. I've waited 3 hours in a line just to make a 15 min phone call.
I'd think living in Montana makes one particularly intolerant of lines. I dealt with it regularly living in the Portland area, but now that I live in Silverton I have much less patience for them. Rush hour here is 3 people ahead of you at the stop sign instead of 0.

Prison sounds similar to military service.

I used to take a nap immediately after evening count (after 10 hours of landscaping), and the guys would line up for an hour waiting for chow to be called. Once called, the room would go from 110 guys talking, laughing, yelling, to dead silence. The silence would wake me up, and I'd leisurely make my way to chow. Once released for chow, a line still forms in the mess. Some guards would ask if I'm not eating, or why I didn't follow everyone else down right away. It was one line I could minimize my wait time in.

I waited 3 hrs in line when Splash Mountain was new.

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Hopefully this means the CT will come sooner rather than later, and that the semi is on track.
The Semi will start deliveries in the second quarter of this year; its range is now 600 miles instead of 500.
The Y will have more range than was shown at the unveiling, and the Cybertruck also has an astounding range especially considering the price of the truck.

Tesla must have done something spectacular with the batteries. Apparently the Semi and Roadster have been put on hold until they come available.
Battery&Powertrain Investor Day 2020 (probably next April) will be worthwhile.
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Recently the Hyundai Ioniq popped onto my radar. The 2020 model got a 10 kWh increase in battery size bringing it to 38 kWh and 170 miles of range. It has a liquid thermal management system and appears to be about the same size as the Prius. The MSRP is $33k, but they still have the full federal tax credit available unlike GM and Tesla.
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The Ioniq is on my radar too; even though its battery is not that large it is very efficient.

Only problem is that I have 5 TSLA shares, which almost tripled in value over the last few months, and vowed to buy a Tesla if the share value exceeds the purchase price. which at this exponential rate could be around November!
Not going to happen, probably, but then nobody expected the rise so far either.

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