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09-12-2017 06:57 PM
krandall
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Originally Posted by Ricky Ricardo View Post
Well, here is the latest! TESLA is buying back all their spent and accident damaged batteries! They recycle nearly 100% of the materials at their Gigafactory in Nevada. Entrepreneurs are buying up totaled TESLAs, salvaging the batteries and selling them to TESLA at a profit.
Good for Tesla! Now, if we could just get Toyota to do that!!!


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Please understand that they are simply trying to MAKE CANUCKISTAN GREAT AGAIN by excluding you and they rest of us "confused" Illuminati.

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Yeah, I know. TOTAL jealousy.

I almost spit my coffee when listening to the morning news and a reporter, talking about leaders of various countries, said they re all feeling very smug because SOMEONE is making them all look like rock stars. You can't make this stuff up!
09-12-2017 11:29 AM
Ricky Ricardo
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Originally Posted by krandall View Post
The toxic "mateTe" are in the batteries, when you have to replace them. I know that many people think that the environmental impact of that is less than of a gas engine, but it's something to be concerned about with batteries.
Well, here is the latest! TESLA is buying back all their spent and accident damaged batteries! They recycle nearly 100% of the materials at their Gigafactory in Nevada. Entrepreneurs are buying up totaled TESLAs, salvaging the batteries and selling them to TESLA at a profit.

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P.S., I loved so many things about Nova Scotia (it's no colder than where we live) and their whole outlook on things, that I tried to get someone to adopt me so I could move there... at least for a few years. When that didn't work, I tried the amnesty approach, but they kicked me back across the border anyway. Politely and sympathetically, but they sent me packing.
Please understand that they are simply trying to MAKE CANUCKISTAN GREAT AGAIN by excluding you and they rest of us "confused" Illuminati.

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09-12-2017 11:04 AM
LoriJack
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Originally Posted by Melissa Brill View Post
Do you think they'd allow (or even know the difference) with the new tesla solar tiles - they look just like regular tiles, not solar panels. I saw them and wanted to redo my Mom's roof just to have them


No. Unfortunately, everything in this housing neighborhood is uniform. The good news is that a couple miles down the road from us they built a solar farm and we have opted-through our power company -- to obtain our power from solar.


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09-12-2017 08:39 AM
krandall
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Yeah, right, I've heard the old "CoFeFe" excuse once too often!
Out of curiosity, what are the toxic "mateTe" used in a Prius?


I've often wondered how solar panels work when they are under a foot of snow. Any electric appliance that uses a heating element - clothes dryers, hair dryers, cooktops, house heating, water heaters, dishwashers, etc. - are energy hogs. Fortunately we have natural gas for heating, cooking, water heating, and clothes drying - in California. However, as solar panel technology improves and battery storage technology advances, I plan on going 100% electric and go completely off the grid. TESLA has designed a electric power storage system called Power Wall for domestic use. It is in the early stages of development and doesn't quite meet my needs yet.

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The toxic "mateTe" are in the batteries, when you have to replace them. I know that many people think that the environmental impact of that is less than of a gas engine, but it's something to be concerned about with batteries.

We currently use gas for all those "high energy" appliances, but they haven't made a natural gas dog dryer yet. I tried throwing them in the clothes dryer, but they complained.

It will be great when they solve the problems with batteries, and we can be TRULY dependent on just renewable energy sources!!!

One of the cool things we did in Nova Scotia was visit FORCE, where they are experimenting with big turbines (basically underwater "windmills" to harness tidal force. If the reseach they are doing pans out, they could power most of Nova Scotia on the tidal energy through the Bay of Fundy. And if it works there, there are many other places that it could be part of producing clean, renewable power atound the world.

I really like the work they are doing because a large part of the work they are doing is on how these turbines would disrupt wildlife and the ecology of the area. So far, the signs are all good. They are large enough that fish CAN swim through the middle (humans could too) but so far, the fish and cetaceans in the area are quickly learning to avoid them. :

Fundy Force

P.S., I loved so many things about Nova Scotia (it's no colder than where we live) and their whole outlook on things, that I tried to get someone to adopt me so I could move there... at least for a few years. When that didn't work, I tried the amnesty approach, but they kicked me back across the border anyway. Politely and sympathetically, but they sent me packing.
09-12-2017 08:28 AM
krandall
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Originally Posted by ShamaMama View Post
We don't have a TESLA, but we do have two Subarus, a Forester and an Impreza. (LoriJack is going to bring KC to visit Shama. Shama is so excited!)
My new "dog car" is a Forester. I LOVE it!!! It fits a double Variogpcage in the back, and then Pixel's Ruff Tough Kennel is strapped on the back seat. Plenty of room for 3 dogs plus all their stuff!!! And it gets great mileage too.
09-12-2017 02:53 AM
Melissa Brill
solar panels

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Originally Posted by LoriJack View Post
Our housing development doesn't allow solar panels...bummer.

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Do you think they'd allow (or even know the difference) with the new tesla solar tiles - they look just like regular tiles, not solar panels. I saw them and wanted to redo my Mom's roof just to have them
09-11-2017 09:59 PM
LoriJack
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Are you able to drive your TESLA long distances? What about your yearly trip to Cabo?


Yes, we travel long distances throughout the US, as Tesla has many super chargers. Other types of charging stations are located all over also. See the following on further info on Tesla charging...HTTPS://www.tesla.com/supercharger


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09-11-2017 08:36 PM
Milo's Mom Are you able to drive your TESLA long distances? What about your yearly trip to Cabo?
09-11-2017 02:06 PM
Ricky Ricardo For those of you who have no idea what Lori and I are talking about, allow me to explain. Each TESLA has a U.I. (User Interface). This is a large screen about the size of a laptop screen. It is a touch screen where you can enter adjustments to the car, view diagnostics for the car, enter personalized settings, etc. The U.I. has a graphic picture of your car in three dimensions and there is an option to name your personal car, so that your car greets you with it's picture and name when you energize it each time. Most people give creative names to their cars, but it is not a requirement. Lori has named her car "Rojo" and I will be naming my car "Paloma Blanca". The cars literally become pets and their owners become very attached to them. TESLA's are the Havanese of the automotive world - a bit expensive but once you own one, you never want anything else.

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09-11-2017 10:28 AM
LoriJack Paloma Blanca -- beautiful name and a great song. Thanks for sharing.


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