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Pulling the Plug after 6,000 MILES!

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First off I LOVE this truck, I have made several long distance drives these past two months and have loved driving it.
But, I am sad to say I am letting it go after this last drive. A nine hour drive took over 14 hours due to problems at EA chargers along the route
from Balto to Indy.
The 22 degree weather killed our range and here I am driving a $80K truck with the heat off to make it to our next stop. Why?
I think the real kicker was when we stopped at a Sheetz station and there was a line of 8 cars waiting to charge at the 4 chargers. I looked at the gas pumps, no lines. Why am I doing this.

I plan on coming back to this in a couple of years once I can pull into a staion with 100% confidence that I'll get a charge and be on my way in 20 min.

Best wishes to all of you early adopters.
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If you keep driving the Lightning you will be able to say to yourself "I am adding to the climate solution".
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I don't think we know yet the DOT minimum standards for EV charging infrastructure, and what options are available for Tesla.

The proposed rules demanded a minimum of four simultaneous CCS connectors for at least 150 kW DCFC to get funding. Stations can not require memberships and contactless payment for all major debit and credit cards.
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