Are there any Tesla drivers in The Villages?

Are there any Tesla drivers in The Villages?

Notices

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Are there any Tesla drivers in The Villages?
  #1  
Old 08-12-2019, 10:08 AM
Robbie0723's Avatar
Robbie0723 Robbie0723 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: at Charles MO, Durham NC, Bridgeton MO, Daytona Beach FL, St Louis MO
Posts: 141
Default Are there any Tesla drivers in The Villages?

Looks like the nearest dealer is in Orlando?

Supercharger coverage looks decent in mid to south Florida.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 08-12-2019, 10:15 AM
Chatbrat Chatbrat is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 3,544
Default

Not just a Tesla ,but
all electric vehicles, if any evacuation order comes out--you don't have enough range to ge out of harms way

Last edited by Chatbrat; 08-12-2019 at 10:40 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #3  
Old 08-12-2019, 10:51 AM
tophcfa tophcfa is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and the Villages
Posts: 925
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chatbrat View Post
Not just a Tesla ,but
all electric vehicles, if any evacuation order comes out--you don't have enough range to ge out of harms way
And the vehicle will be stranded in the road, further complicating an already congested traffic situation, leading to a greater carbon footprint from the other vehicles.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-12-2019, 11:08 AM
GrumpyOldMan's Avatar
GrumpyOldMan GrumpyOldMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 168
Default

Anyone know if there is a supercharger in the villages? We plan on getting a Tesla soon.

And yes, I am concerned that my 300 to 400 mile range may not be enough to get out of the way of a hurricane that is roaring down on me at 12 MPH - oh wait, we have TWO interstate hiways (I75 and Florida Turnpike) to get out of the state fast.

(BTW, with a Tesla you can top off you charge every night at home so it is always ready to go the full range, can you top off your gas tank every night at home?)

(Says the native Floridian that has lived here through quite a few hurricanes.)
__________________
You ever get the feeling that the world is a tuxedo and you are a pair of brown shoes? -- George Goble
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-12-2019, 01:48 PM
billethkid's Avatar
billethkid billethkid is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 15,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrumpyOldMan View Post
Anyone know if there is a supercharger in the villages? We plan on getting a Tesla soon.

And yes, I am concerned that my 300 to 400 mile range may not be enough to get out of the way of a hurricane that is roaring down on me at 12 MPH - oh wait, we have TWO interstate hiways (I75 and Florida Turnpike) to get out of the state fast.

(BTW, with a Tesla you can top off you charge every night at home so it is always ready to go the full range, can you top off your gas tank every night at home?)

(Says the native Floridian that has lived here through quite a few hurricanes.)
These two highways become 4+ lane parking lots and anything fast associated with them is tongue in cheek....right?
__________________
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it"...Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-2019, 02:06 PM
mtdjed mtdjed is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Buffalo,Erie,Lynn,Hickory,Louisville,Charleston,Schenectady,Marblehead MA, TV Caroline
Posts: 613
Default

(BTW, with a Tesla you can top off you charge every night at home so it is always ready to go the full range, can you top off your gas tank every night at home?)

(Says the native Floridian that has lived here through quite a few hurricanes.)[/QUOTE]

Don't need to top off gas every night. Would only do that in an emergency. I have an emergency tank installed in my garage. It holds 14 Gallons and can even operate when there is no electrical power.

Not criticizing the TESLA but just answering the question.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-12-2019, 02:16 PM
Joeg180 Joeg180 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Village of McClure
Posts: 152
Default

I notice quite a few driving around, must not be on TOTV. Or they are out looking for long extension cords for storm preparations.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-12-2019, 02:22 PM
Chatbrat Chatbrat is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 3,544
Default

or portable generator to charge th car,
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-12-2019, 02:26 PM
Joeg180 Joeg180 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Village of McClure
Posts: 152
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chatbrat View Post
or portable generator to charge th car,
but then they need gas cans for the generator...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-12-2019, 03:20 PM
OpusX1's Avatar
OpusX1 OpusX1 is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: The Villages
Posts: 710
Default

We looked into a Tesla last year. Great ride. Lack of super chargers on I26 kept us from getting one. We make several trips a year to visit my brother in NC. I75 and I95 have plenty of super chargers but they did not have any at the time on I26.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coverage, supercharger, orlando, south, decent

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 AM.