Tesla warms (or cools) the battery as necessary before and during charging to ensure
the system works. At a SuperCharger recharging at outside
temp of 106 degrees F it is faintly amusing to hear
the fans in the charging cars all working hard to keep the batteries cool.
If cold enough it would probably take a while to heat the batteries enough
to really get charging started,....but I have no personal experience of that
and am sort of guessing.
This is not quite the right question to ask as it hints that 'charging is charging' and 'batteries are batteries'.
But Tesla goes to great lengths to control battery temp (cooling or heating the batteries as needed)
and charge rate during charging to ensure the
best possible batter life.
Leaf just hopes you won't let the batteries get too hot or cold when charging (unsure about temp control
I admit I don't quite know how to phrase the 'right question':-)
Nope. On a long trip most stops will be 20 minutes at a SC and for a really long leg (or
one up a mountain or in really cold or hot temperatures) one might, once in a while,
take an hour. The distance between Super Charger stops would be 100-140 miles, usually.
Driving from San Francisco to Palm Desert we stopped more than
20 minutes just once. To eat.
Jason Levine is exactly right. A second critical change needed is to eliminate the Berne Convention from the US. That copyright feature forces copyright on everything you jot down. Whether you want copyright or not. Copyright should be, again, something one requests through specific action (such as writing it in the work) rather than being automatic.
Plenty of modern gas-engine cars make no noise besides tire noise on normal local roads.
Living on a corner with a stop sign I observe that even accelerating from
a stop is essentially silent for many modern non-electric vehicles.
When not at home it's really only sensible to use vpn to use the web. You know: to keep our web access private in a public place. So, Netflix does not want us to use what we paid for --- except at home? What?
Had a Mac Air, but
replaced with Dell XPS 13 developer edition with Linux (Ubuntu) using the
Gnome Flashback Metacity, not the default Unity
at login. Yes, Dell sells it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed.
Long battery life, light weight, avoid the Apple bugs
Costs include the transit time. As others have noted,
public transit is much slower than driving in most cases.
I commuted via rail near San Francisco for years (caltrain)
and considered it ok. Not smelly, not too crowded except
on a MLB night. Still, useless now to take transit
as wife simply is no longer able to walk far enough
to make use of the limited times and access.