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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:12 am

daveoma wrote:Or maybe it's popular to support a technology that won't destroy the planet, so we can watch Omaha grow for a few more years.

I don't understand your post. What do you mean by that?

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby choke » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:28 pm

bigredmed1 wrote:
daveoma wrote:
Uffda wrote:Tesla building Supercharger station in Sioux Fall

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/b ... 514803001/

Looks like Sioux City is getting one and Des Moines area a second one and another by Shelby IA but no new ones around Omaha

https://www.tesla.com/findus#/bounds/43 ... ebraska%20

Maybe Teslas are not selling well in and around Omaha?


Tesla runs on government subsidies and hipness. Those cities all have power from MidAmerican Energy. They can claim wind power as their main source of electricity. Now, they and all other wind dependent cities burn stuff to make energy to back up these windmills. That is never discussed because it's not cool.


Are you able to tell me why public owned utilities like OPPD could not qualify for tax credits from "green energy?" I always wondered why Iowa was leaps and bounds ahead of Nebraska in terms of wind energy and then learned some time ago that OPPD does't qualify for tax credits because it is publicly owned.

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby buildomaha » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:56 pm

daveoma wrote:
bigredmed1 wrote:
daveoma wrote:
Uffda wrote:Tesla building Supercharger station in Sioux Fall

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/b ... 514803001/

Looks like Sioux City is getting one and Des Moines area a second one and another by Shelby IA but no new ones around Omaha

https://www.tesla.com/findus#/bounds/43 ... ebraska%20

Maybe Teslas are not selling well in and around Omaha?


Tesla runs on government subsidies and hipness. Those cities all have power from MidAmerican Energy. They can claim wind power as their main source of electricity. Now, they and all other wind dependent cities burn stuff to make energy to back up these windmills. That is never discussed because it's not cool.

Or maybe it's popular to support a technology that won't destroy the planet, so we can watch Omaha grow for a few more years.

Nebraska is very far behind on wind energy. BUT, we are getting close the point where fossil fuels and a lot of the renewable sources will be equal in cost. The subsidies won't be needed when renewables become more economically viable than fossil fuels. Nebraska's public power marketplace doesn't allow for the power supplier to invest in new, more expensive forms of energy because they aren't profit driven.

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby Stargazer » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:38 am

http://www.omaha.com/money/wind-power-w ... 757a1.html

A new wind farm in Wayne County will boost wind power to about 40 percent of the Omaha Public Power District’s electricity generation by the end of 2019.

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby almighty_tuna » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:10 pm

Stargazer wrote:http://www.omaha.com/money/wind-power-will-generate-percent-of-oppd-s-electricity-by/article_c591e56c-e855-56f6-8cf8-21e8ec9757a1.html

A new wind farm in Wayne County will boost wind power to about 40 percent of the Omaha Public Power District’s electricity generation by the end of 2019.


I continue to not see why this cannot be implemented on a greater scale. There's no reason we can't be living off of renewable energy in this windy part of the country. Furthermore, I continue to be disappointed with the solar incentives and adoption. Given that we are a public utility, a renewable energy system seems like a no brainer to reduce costs.

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby Stargazer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:29 am

Given that the state of Iowa, with all the wind turbines it has been throwing up, has not hit 40% yet... I'd say that OPPD reaching 40% within the next couple of years, is pretty phenomenal... considering how late to the game they've been.

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby Spork » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:59 pm

Stargazer wrote:Given that the state of Iowa, with all the wind turbines it has been throwing up, has not hit 40% yet... I'd say that OPPD reaching 40% within the next couple of years, is pretty phenomenal... considering how late to the game they've been.


Actually, when you close down one plant producing almost 500MW and replace it with almost 500MW of wind contracts, its pretty unremarkable.

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby icejammer » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:41 pm

Stargazer wrote:Given that the state of Iowa, with all the wind turbines it has been throwing up, has not hit 40% yet... I'd say that OPPD reaching 40% within the next couple of years, is pretty phenomenal... considering how late to the game they've been.


MidAmerican Energy presently stands at about 55% in Iowa, and should hit close to 90% when its newest 2000+ turbine farm goes online in a couple years.
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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby dwoodchip » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:12 pm

daveoma wrote:
bigredmed1 wrote:
daveoma wrote:
Uffda wrote:Tesla building Supercharger station in Sioux Fall

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/b ... 514803001/

Looks like Sioux City is getting one and Des Moines area a second one and another by Shelby IA but no new ones around Omaha

https://www.tesla.com/findus#/bounds/43 ... ebraska%20

Maybe Teslas are not selling well in and around Omaha?


Tesla runs on government subsidies and hipness. Those cities all have power from MidAmerican Energy. They can claim wind power as their main source of electricity. Now, they and all other wind dependent cities burn stuff to make energy to back up these windmills. That is never discussed because it's not cool.

Or maybe it's popular to support a technology that won't destroy the planet, so we can watch Omaha grow for a few more years.


Amen

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby Trips » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:01 pm

As of today Nebraska has roughly 1,416 Tesla Model 3 reservations out of 500,000+ worldwide. Douglas: 472 Sarpy: 236, Lancaster: 519 Other: 189 I have an estimated delivery of November - January but am expecting it will be closer to March as I have a few options I am going to be waiting for.

I am really disappointed in Omaha, in particular the Old Market for not embarrassing Electric Vehicles. Every new parking garage should have charging especially the ones by the CenturyLink Center (I'm looking at you Capitol District). Lincoln has done a really nice job of this and a place I would consider very EV friendly.

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby daveoma » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:02 am

Trips wrote:As of today Nebraska has roughly 1,416 Tesla Model 3 reservations out of 500,000+ worldwide. Douglas: 472 Sarpy: 236, Lancaster: 519 Other: 189 I have an estimated delivery of November - January but am expecting it will be closer to March as I have a few options I am going to be waiting for.

I am really disappointed in Omaha, in particular the Old Market for not embarrassing Electric Vehicles. Every new parking garage should have charging especially the ones by the CenturyLink Center (I'm looking at you Capitol District). Lincoln has done a really nice job of this and a place I would consider very EV friendly.

Thank you for the info! And I totally agree with what you're saying. Electric vehicles have so many advantages over fossil fuel vehicles that go beyond the environment. It's the future and Omaha needs to start swimmin' or they'll sink like a stone.

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby nebugeater » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:07 am

daveoma wrote:
Trips wrote:As of today Nebraska has roughly 1,416 Tesla Model 3 reservations out of 500,000+ worldwide. Douglas: 472 Sarpy: 236, Lancaster: 519 Other: 189 I have an estimated delivery of November - January but am expecting it will be closer to March as I have a few options I am going to be waiting for.

I am really disappointed in Omaha, in particular the Old Market for not embarrassing Electric Vehicles. Every new parking garage should have charging especially the ones by the CenturyLink Center (I'm looking at you Capitol District). Lincoln has done a really nice job of this and a place I would consider very EV friendly.

Thank you for the info! And I totally agree with what you're saying. Electric vehicles have so many advantages over fossil fuel vehicles that go beyond the environment. It's the future and Omaha needs to start swimmin' or they'll sink like a stone.


Not saying they do or don't but please list some.
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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby Trips » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:44 am

nebugeater wrote:
daveoma wrote:Thank you for the info! And I totally agree with what you're saying. Electric vehicles have so many advantages over fossil fuel vehicles that go beyond the environment. It's the future and Omaha needs to start swimmin' or they'll sink like a stone.


Not saying they do or don't but please list some.


My list below if mainly for Tesla, Lucid, Fisker and other EV only companies. Some of the legacy automakers have created EV's that they did not want to sell and did not put much effort in them. I am not talking about those below but some do have some of the benefits.

My List:
Safety – NHTSA gave Tesla the best safety rating in history. They have a very low center of gravity reducing rollovers, no engine creating a larger crumple zone, build for safety as the Model S actually broke the roof crush machine. With their sensors they have predicted accidents before they happened two cars in front and slowed to avoid them.

Acceleration – With instant torque you can have car that is quicker than a Lamborghini and seats 7 for a fraction of the cost.

Self-Driving – You are currently able to have your car pull into the garage or drive short distances with no one in it. While driving on highways the vehicle can self-drive, stop, change lanes and take off ramps with a very high degree of accuracy. This is new Beta technology and is improving rapidly. Tesla plans to have a car drive from California to New York 100% on its own later this year.

Software Upgrades – With some computer code your car can become quicker or smarter overnight. More importantly they can make a car safer and prevent some recalls by pushing a fix where a normal vehicle would need to be taken to a dealership. One software update they did is maximum temperature control. Your care will not get hotter than X degrees. If you have kids and forget them in the car it will keep them safer until you remember them.

Styling – Very quiet ride, front trunk, no center hump in the back, more room up front…

Fueling – When comparing the price of electricity to gas, for $2.50 you can go around 115 miles. You simply plug your car in a night like you would your cell phone.

Green - Yes, some EV's use dirty electricity but our grid is getting more and more green. Using gas will always be dirty no matter how much they try. Even using electricity from 100% coal is cleaner than using gasoline.

No Dealerships - Dealerships make money on service and repair and are also an extra step and cost when you buy a car. Tesla is direct and does not want to make money on service. They also do not discount so you never feel ripped off.

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby daveoma » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:02 pm

There are fewer moving parts & vibrations on an EV, so they're likely to last longer and lower maintenance cost, because they'll need fewer repairs than cars with combustion engines.

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby buildomaha » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:38 pm

There is a reason why Tesla already has a mountain of orders for the Model 3. The advantages gained from EVs leaves gasoline vehicles in the dust, 2 states back :lol: .

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Re: Tesla Service Center

Postby Uffda » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:14 am

Tesla Supercharger open in Sioux Falls

Eight Tesla Superchargers are up and running in a Hy-Vee parking lot at 1900 S. Marion Road, according to a Tuesday email from the California-based company.

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/b ... 849567001/


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