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    Quote Originally Posted by zlordsahan View Post
    I love it. It makes me feel 30 years younger every time I get in It's fast, slick, quiet, looks pretty and feels futuristic. And having not stopped at a gas station in 3 months is good too.
    "It makes you younger" they should add that to the promotional materials.

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    Being a computer on wheels is a great bonus to me, because I understand how it works and feel in control. And with new features and bug fixes every few weeks via over the air updates it always feels new.
    Updates are amazing, I really wish the Leaf had those, but I'm guessing Nissan isn't computery enough and they still operate on a planned obsolescence model.

    Quote Originally Posted by zlordsahan View Post
    I just crossed the 1000 mile mark yesterday. So, I don't drive long distances. Mostly the work commute which is around 15 miles. The car has a 310 miles range so charging is not really something I think about. I just plug it in a regular wall outlet in the garage when I get home. In 5-6 hours it's back at full charge again. A home charger is relatively cheap ($500) but the problem is you have to run a 60 Amp line to it, which in my case would cost a lot because my main panel is outside on the other side of the house. And I am not seeing the need to do that yet.
    I did this with the Leaf for 18 months until my breaker melted in the garage. I think I had more than just the charger running that day and pushed it over the edge. The wiring was old, crappy, and only wired for 15 amps. So I upgraded the garage to 50 amps and installed a 30 amp level 2 charger. Now I can do a full charge in about 4 hours! My rewiring was less than $500 with an electrician friends help, but if you don't need it I suppose you're fine.

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    The City of Austin has a program where they add $25 on your monthly electric bill and give you unlimited use of any of the hundreds of chargers around town. We have 2 ChargePoint chargers at my work parking and several co-workers use those and never charge at home.

    However, so far I don't think I spend even $25 worth of electricity per month so I'm sticking with the wall plug charging for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nynnja View Post
    it seems like vaporware.
    Yep, the fact that they are now taking pre-orders yet still haven't shown an actual proof of concept that isn't a CGI rendering has me worried. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for them, too

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    It seems like they have some videos of a vehicle driving, but who knows what the details of that vehicle are. With all the hype of Tesla and popularity of trucks, I can see how easy it would be to scam everyone with an EV truck.

    They should invite a few reporters to check it out and take a test drive, that would set my mind at ease.

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    Did you notice they sped up most of the driving footage in pretty much every video? It's very peculiar/suspicious

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    I haven't been able to google up any speculation that they are illegitimate. Maybe the press is convinced it's real. They did roll out a vehicle at a couple auto shows.

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