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    Quote Originally Posted by garry753 View Post
    mfarendt - Sticker Stop on 620 near Cedar Park does a great job, and is really fast. They were able to find the lack of an emissions test for a Tesla Roadster in their computer and issue the two stickers. They didn't even charge me for the Emissions test, so I've got that $14 annually defraying the cost of the car.
    garry753 - Thanks for the information.... Now if I only had the Roadster to inspect, I'd be all ready to go!

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    mfarendt - Any inspection station can do it. I had one of the first Roadsters in Austin, and when I showed up in 2009 at Terry's Inspection on Burnet Road, everybody gawked for a while. But my VIN showed up just fine in the Texas vehicle database, and it told them to do only a safety inspection. No problem.

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    Question for those that own Roadsters in the Austin area or climates similar to - Have you experienced any reliability issues with charging and battery capacity due to the high heat and humidity? I'm still "sitting on the fence" as to whether I should pursue a Roadster and want to make sure I'm making a good decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfarendt View Post
    Question for those that own Roadsters in the Austin area or climates similar to - Have you experienced any reliability issues with charging and battery capacity due to the high heat and humidity? I'm still "sitting on the fence" as to whether I should pursue a Roadster and want to make sure I'm making a good decision.
    I've had no issues with charging. You may have problems with the AC briefly cutting out in high heat when the car prioritizes the battery over the cabin. Doesn't happen often in the 2.5s at least.

    The Model S should have no problem with this.

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    Is it really a problem to have the cabin AC be alittle less efficient? Just drop the top and punch the accelerator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfarendt View Post
    Is it really a problem to have the cabin AC be alittle less efficient? Just drop the top and punch the accelerator?
    Not less efficient, no A/C. The cabin fan will still run, but the coolant is diverted to cooling the battery. (happens to me all the time, especially in this heat.) This only happens for about 2-3 min, but it is quite noticeable on a hot day. The Model S doesn't do this as the battery, motor, and PEM are on different cooling loops from the cabin.
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    Heard on my test drive today that Austin is getting a store and service center by end 2012. Getting closer (San Antonio)...

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    Hey all Austin Tesla owners or owners-to-be: David here in Cedar Park.

    What's the current Austin count? Does anyone know?

    Thanks to DSM363 for getting me over to the right thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylonfive View Post
    Hey all Austin Tesla owners or owners-to-be: David here in Cedar Park.

    What's the current Austin count? Does anyone know?

    Thanks to DSM363 for getting me over to the right thread.

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    Another in Austin. Sadly I've never seen even a Roadster in the wild. I was very glad for the Get Amped tour!

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