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Expanded my fleet of Tesla electric cars with 3 new family members. Sure the big one must be in purple #TeslaOwnersNews ... See MoreSee Less
Actual temperature June 20th was 123F or 50.5C . Some airplanes could not fly, but my Model S still drove without any problems.
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Significant milestone 200k plus miles driven without fuel for the last years. All powered by the sun. Not used any co2. Not contributed to the crazy temperature of 121F or 49C in June already. Total savings savings almost $50k. See detailed comparison of equivalent gasoline cars below.
81124 mi Roadster 2011
Gas of Lamborghini Gallardo convertible 16 mpg
Saved 5070 gal / 19,192 Liter
102392 mi Model S P85 Signature 2012
Gas of Mercedes S600 14 mpg
Saved 7314 gal / 27,696 Liter
17176 mi Model S P90D 2015
Gas of Porsche Panamera Turbo S 18 mpg Saved 954 gal / 3,611
200,692 mi electric driving. 50,489 Liter 13338 gal X avg. premium gas $ 3.44 Total saving $ 45,882.72
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Attention Tesla Roadster owners. Just in case that you get nowhere with you Roadster support or your repair seems to be too expensive then please read article attached: #TeslaOwnersNews
The most common problem we are seeing with Tesla Roadster Power Electronics Modules (PEM) noted in a Tech Tip we generated and reported a year ago to forums and Tesla Service Centers, is becoming rapidly more widespread.
We even spoke with the original manufacturer of the PEMs, and advised them an insulating material between the IGBT transistors and heat sinks is deteriorating, eventually shorting the transistors, and causing inverter power train failure. We believe if these cars were still under a warranty, a recall would have been issued.
To date, we have not seen a PEM unaffected by this predictable failure, and we urge an owner initiated Roadster PEM upgrade, which requires removal of the PEM from the car, shipped to service and repair shops like ours for replacement of this insulating material.
The only solution we have seen from Tesla is a PEM replacement costing just shy of $10K. A repair and upgrade from a Roadster specialty shop like ours is far less than the Tesla PEM replacement, and a more complete upgrade, as outlined next, breathes new life into the PEM and car.
We not only recommend the PEM is upgraded replacing this failing material, but since the PEM contains other aging failure prone electronic components, and is the heart of the car, we recommend a proactive replacement of other PEM wear electronics such as relays, capacitors, fuses, and switches, comparable to an Internal Combustion Engine rebuild during this repair.
Since this insulating material PEM failure can occur at any time, sitting stationary, or while driving, shorting power transistors can cause safety issues, and more serious PEM damage upstream in the driver boards. We urge owners to take proactive measures.
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Running a stress test on my main breaker by running all 3 chargers on full draw. Pulling 230A with 240V from the power company. And at 6:00 PM there is not a lot back feed from Solar. May I overload the transformer as well. Never mind. Everything went fine by pulling 55kW/h more than a Chademo.
Can't wait to get my power wall. #TeslaOwnersNews ... See MoreSee Less
A beautiful black Model X has a sleepover in our oilfree garage. More pictures and movies to come soon. #TeslaOwnersNews ... See MoreSee Less
What time is it? "Tesla Time" Most folks know what it is. Be nice to the "unknown" folks and tell them why you love your Tesla even when they will also buy one. #TeslaOwnersNews ... See MoreSee Less
Happy New Year to all Tesla Owners and so many that will become Owners in 2017. The future is bright. You will get supercharging that is 3x faster, you will get a new Model 3, solar tiles and Powerwall 2. As much as other companies try they will never get ahead of Tesla. (Picture is fireworks in its own box that is used as launch pad.) Sure NOT launched from the roof of the Model S. #TeslaOwnersNews ... See MoreSee Less