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Subject: Re: electric car charger credit Date: 11/10/2013 9:32 PM
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I live in New Jersey, so I would have no use for a Tesla.

I don't think living in NJ is a reason not to use a Tesla. They don't turn off when you drive from Pennsylvania into NJ.


I know the Tesla does not turn off when it enters the State of New Jersey. But There is a reason why New Jersey has the highest auto insurance premiums in the country: the lousy drivers. I notice that my Prius averages about 12 miles per hour when I drive most of my trips. And I get about 30 mpg in traffic, less in cold weather when the engine runs to make enough heat for the heater. Also, if I let it stop, another driver is likely to hit it. Only when on the highway, preferably in another state, can I get 55 to 56 miles per gallon. Since most of my trips seem to be about two miles, with two 50 mile (one way) trips per week, I spend most of my time waiting at traffic lights, with the engine running to keep me warm in cold weather. What does the Tesla use for a heater? Probably the precious battery.

Actually, the State of New Jersey is the worst state to have any car in. If they had better public transportation, I would get rid of it altogether. For longer trips I take the train (electrically powered around here, from the nuclear waste generation plant in Oyster Creek, an older version of the plants in Fukushima. Same GE design. Makes me feel real safe living only about 50 miles from there.).
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