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Have been looking to go electric for a while. A great friend is an electrical engineer and been signing the praises of his Tesla forever. When I've driven it I hated the lack of traditional buttons, knobs, etc. Was pleased to find several 2020 S models in town and after reading a huge amount and test driving one I made a deal. Brought it home Friday and am having a level 2 charger installed tomorrow. Can not believe the torque, even in Eco. Also got a great deal from GA Power on a Charge Point charger. No one I could find was discounting them (and no the $1 off MSRP at Amazon does not count IMHO) but GA Power is doing an instant $250 rebate for customers! It arrived today. I also signed up for the EV rate with GP and will be getting 1cent/kWh from 11p-7a. So, for non-trips it should be about as cheap to operate as possible! Looking forward to reading more here and learning the ins and outs of the vehicle.
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Nice! I set up mine to charge from 10a-6p to take advance of my off peak hours!

Scheduled charging is great.
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In reality as long as I don’t charge from 2p-7p I’m getting pretty low rates.
It’s amazing the difference both locally (1 to 20 cents) and across the country.
 

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Wow is this car a head turner. I’ve never been slow rolled like this before. Driving home from work in traffic and had two different guys in sports cars slowly pass me, thereby holding up traffic. One guy did it a second time with his window down just staring at the car. Went to dinner last night and a woman in an SUV passenger seat was so obvious that my wife noticed ;)
 

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I'd be careful with GA Power's EV rate between June and September. You can download your hourly usage from their website and calculate if the EV rate offsets their high peak rate. For me it doesn't because my wife and kids are home during the summer so the EV rate doesn't offset powering the A/C during peak hours.
Thanks. Kids are working and so is the wife. I’ll double check but I think as long as we don’t run endless dryers 2-7pm we’re better off.
 

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Congrats - Im in the Atlanta area as well, who did you get to install your charger?
Rick Smith Electric. Clean and tight install. Required moving and using double wafers in my main breaker box but we had the capacity for 60 amps to max out the throughput to the car.
 
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