From discussions with Majella Waterworth, by David Waterworth
I have an unique family. I don’t have a cell phone (gasp! shock!). Since my amazing wife and I rarely spend time apart, we believe our smartphone will be sufficient. The law of unintended consequences, however, takes over.
Majella found her secret superpower when we switched from living like dinosaurs to driving a Tesla 3 SR three years ago.
Majella enjoys collecting gemstones. She facets lovely gemstones at the nearby lapidary club . I occasionally write while driving my car at home. She recently used the Tesla’s horn three times to get my attention when I neglected to answer the house phone (yes, we still have a landline). really practical
She also enjoys playing around with the software, as evidenced by the time she nearly killed an apprentice mechanic. I was once again getting new tires installed at my former repair station. When the horn sounded, the windows flung open and shut, and the lights flashed, I was talking to the young mechanic about Tess about which I had just paid the bill. Maybe a haunted car? I had to make some justifications. When I go out with friends and she is stuck at home alone, she also messes with the heated seats and the air conditioning.
The app is useful in important ways. While we are out shopping, we can check the charge status, schedule maintenance, switch on the air conditioner, and Majella can locate me if I am out and about (I am on a short leash). We could plan our departures if we were still operating our consultancy.
Majella showed me the Charge Stats this morning after I finished reading a troubling piece in the Choice magazine. It appears from this that we typically charge at home (unless we are on a road trip). It shows us our fuel savings, which last month was over $227. If we had been out driving instead of stranded at home with Covid-19, we may have saved even more money!
This proves that we are more like saving far more on fuel than Choice would have us believe. It would be beneficial if they could compile actual driving data from drivers to inform their recommendations. We don’t use $700 worth of electricity a year to power our Tesla.
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