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post #1 of 14
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Okay this is not really a ski car thread but there has been some chatter about Tesla being a good ski car option, although not necessarily an affordable ski car option, so I had to post this video of a drag race  matching up a Tesla vs. Hellcat

 

I'm not sure if the Tesla is that good or if the driver of the Hellcat blew it.......or both.  

 

 

post #2 of 14

Yea, 17.46 for the Hellcat. I think my 76 Datsun B210 could have beat that time.

post #3 of 14

Yeah, he's quite possibly the worst driver in that Dodge that I've ever seen.  Still, 11.68 is pretty quick.  The Hellcat is more in the low 11 range normally. 

post #4 of 14

The Hellcat driver never got the tires to hook up.

 

The new Tesla with AWD (front and rear motors) would make a decent ski car.  Big issue is lack of charging stations in the mountains however.

post #5 of 14

Some of the recent Mustang Shelby Cobras also have trouble with the rear tires being outmatched by the drive train slamming them full throttle.

post #6 of 14
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Yea, 17.46 for the Hellcat. I think my 76 Datsun B210 could have beat that time.


I'd think that the hottest muscle cars these days would be back in the 12s somewhere.

post #7 of 14

Yes, Hellcat driver had a very bad run. But the Tesla has one basic gear:  "Go!"

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The new Tesla with AWD (front and rear motors) would make a decent ski car.  Big issue is lack of charging stations in the mountains however.

Combined with wide tires and being very low, decent is optimistic. We do have a charging station at Squaw Valley, Tesla is being proactive here in Tahoe with their headquarters being so close.

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Originally Posted by JimH View Post
 

 

 

The new Tesla with AWD (front and rear motors) would make a decent ski car.  Big issue is lack of charging stations in the mountains however.

Combined with wide tires and being very low, decent is optimistic. We do have a charging station at Squaw Valley, Tesla is being proactive here in Tahoe with their headquarters being so close.


...and Northstar.  I wouldn't be surprised to see something at at Heavenly

post #10 of 14

Remember, the folks with a tesla likely also have their tahoe vacation home, so they'll just park in their garage and charge up there right?

 

At heavenly, I think the charging stations is less likely to occur from Heavenly directly, because there's so much base area, and you're there to stay at the village not to drive to the free parking lots.  What's greener than electric car driving?  Not driving at all!  They'd want you to stay and take the shuttle and at the same time walk around and buy stuff.

 

If you're coming in with your tesla, you should be staying at the village for the week and have your car valeted, so it's more for the hotels to provide charging rather then heavenly itself.

Marriott at the gondola already has charging stations, which is where the family oriented posh folks stay.  Harrahs/harveys also has quite a few chargers too for those with casinos more on their mind.

 

Basecamp also is showing up with a few chargers, but that's because it's marketting itself as a enviro-boutiquey hotel.

 

at northstar they have chargers at the ritz

http://www.plugshare.com/


Edited by raytseng - 1/26/15 at 2:50pm
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At heavenly, I think the charging stations is less likely to occur from Heavenly directly, because there's so much base area, and you're there to stay at the village not to drive to the free parking lots.  What's greener than electric car driving?  Not driving at all!  They'd want you to stay and take the shuttle and at the same time walk around and buy stuff.

 

On the other hand, a pay parking lot with chargers close to the shops could be a *lot* more attractive than a free parking lot if the chargers in the free parking lot are constantly ICE'd out.

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On the other hand, a pay parking lot with chargers close to the shops could be a *lot* more attractive than a free parking lot if the chargers in the free parking lot are constantly ICE'd out.

I think you are on the same track but the parking layout at heavenly needs some explanation.  Your plan has already organically in motion, except with no chargers in the free lot to push the tesla owners even more to the village..

 

There are 3 base areas. The gondola one with the village is right where all the hotels are, has no free ski parking, whereas the other 2 bases that do have free parking have no shops.  

So the "pay lots" include options at Mariott/Harrah's/Harveys which havethe tesla chargers and all within 1block of the gondola, and set and ready to service the posh spenders.

 

People on a budget will drive from their motel over to the free lot, or will be on a day trip and not even stay at a hotel.

People with teslas will come in valet their car, just do everything on foot and take the gondola up, and have the valet bring out their fully charged car the next day or 4days later when they're ready to leave.

post #13 of 14

I'm more thinking of peeps with Leafs, tbh, who can't count on EV-only enforcement of charging stations in free parking lots.

post #14 of 14

If Heavenly builds chargers, will Volvo Bring It?   :D

http://gas2.org/2015/01/27/volvo-evs-ready-isnt-ready-sell/

 

 

 

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 In an interview with AutoCar, a Volvo executive said the automaker has an all-electric drivetrain ready to launch, but only when the right mix of incentives and emissions regulations force it to.
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