Rolling Coal WITH my Tesla Model 3

 
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Post by DonKom » Wed. Jan. 08, 2020 8:05 pm

Hey All, thought you might find this humourous:



I took 1000lbs of anthracite over 250km (~160 miles) from the depot that sells it to home. No closer location, unfortunately, so we made a day of it. A Tesla hauls coal pretty well - we could have fit a lot more bags in the car actually, but we bought all of the nut size they had!

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Post by lincolnmania » Wed. Jan. 08, 2020 8:38 pm

awesome!
who is going to be the first to haul coal in a tesla truck?
did you see his stove?


 
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Post by gaw » Wed. Jan. 08, 2020 8:43 pm

That's pretty cool. There was a guy here posted how he hauled his coal with a Prius I believe. How did the suspension react? Does it have a leveling system to compensate for all that weight?

 
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Post by gaw » Wed. Jan. 08, 2020 8:44 pm

Oh Yeah! That stove is friggen awesome. :clap:

 
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Post by lincolnmania » Wed. Jan. 08, 2020 8:49 pm

my cousin has hauled bagged coal in his prius c a few times. car handled 800 lbs distributed evenly just fine. no leveling system.
i'm not hauling coal in my 2013 sonata hybrid, it's too clean and bagged coal costs more than bulk delivery.

 
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Post by DonKom » Wed. Jan. 08, 2020 8:53 pm

The suspension was remarkable balanced all loaded up - I was honestly surprised. Maybe it helped that I put a bag of coal in the frunk. :)

 
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Post by BigBarney » Wed. Jan. 08, 2020 11:41 pm

I burn Bituminous coal bulk so I don't haul it in my Tesla Model 3.

My Chevy Bolt is too small for a coal hauler.

But they are both excellent cars and once you go electric there's

no going back to dinosaur fueled vehicles.

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Post by warminmn » Thu. Jan. 09, 2020 7:44 am

Love it! Nice photography on your page too. Those are some serious closeup shots!

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Post by lincolnmania » Thu. Jan. 09, 2020 9:58 am

my issues with electric cars is recharging on long trips.
i decided to buy a hybrid instead. bought a 2013 hyundai sonata hybrid used for $7,500

i can fill the tank and use the restroom and get a snack and stretch my legs and be back on the road in less than 15 minutes. then i can go 600 miles.

 
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Post by WNY » Thu. Jan. 09, 2020 6:00 pm

I agree with the charging on long trips, i have a 2013 Ford C-Max hybrid. it's a fun little car. i have hauled 750 lbs of landscape tiles and such, never hauled coal with it, but does pretty well. it can get 500-600 miles on a tankful on a good day!

 
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Post by BigBarney » Fri. Jan. 10, 2020 12:48 pm

How often do you need 500-600 in a day?

Per AAA average trip is <30 miles .

https://newsroom.aaa.com/tag/american-driving-survey/

Kinda like me buying a truck to go camping 3 times a year.

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Post by Richard S. » Fri. Jan. 10, 2020 1:42 pm

gaw wrote:
Wed. Jan. 08, 2020 8:44 pm
Oh Yeah! That stove is friggen awesome. :clap:

It's junk but he doesn't believe me and won't let me scap it for him. I told him I would do it free of charge. :lol:

 
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Post by DonKom » Sat. Jan. 11, 2020 8:34 pm

We're about to have an ice storm hit tonight with a good chance of a power outage, that stove is far from scrap. ;)

Seriously though, I was happy when I noticed that driving home there was only a small decrease in range, and we needed to stop at a supercharger anyhow along the way. What's that cost us, an extra five minutes watching Netflix on the car's built-in console / instrument screen?

The usual is 300 miles of range. After that, you'll need a bathroom break or you should stretch your legs anyhow. At the very least the seats recline to a sleeping position. Nap, anyone?

On Monday I'll be driving it from Barrie, Ontario to Sarasota, Florida for business. The car says the trip will take about 10% longer with charging I'm okay with that. Might even pick up some coal in Pennsylvania on my way home.

 
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Post by scalabro » Sun. Jan. 12, 2020 12:08 pm

Of course, all EVs are simply mobile storage units for fossil fuel generated electricty.

 
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Post by gaw » Sun. Jan. 12, 2020 2:09 pm

scalabro wrote:
Sun. Jan. 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Of course, all EVs are simply mobile storage units for fossil fuel generated electricty.
Unless you have green energy. I know in my house the dirty energy (black wire) hurts like a mother when touched but the renewable energy (green wire) doesn't do anything.

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