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Amazon Flex with a Tesla!

Jonathanrflores

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It's not so bad but it kinda looks bad! I'm driving my Tesla model 3 to the Amazon warehouse to do some blocks. I figured that I'd put fewer miles on the car doing flex than ridesharing. If anyone is interested, I've blogged about it here:


My market is here in Chicago, IL and so far, there's plenty of blocks here for $72+ For the most part, I drive my Prius for rideshare & flex but sometimes i rather drive the Tesla.
 

oicu812

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You only can get away with not using the seats on a evening same day route. Even then, there's no guarantee.
 

Chicago-uber

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Looks like Mundelein warehouse :-) and you had an easy route in libertyville/Vernon Hills.

Just curious.. does your Tesla qualify as Select for uber?
 

oicu812

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No doubt but then again, you could fold down the rear seats.
Even then you may have to resort to front seats. They have giant size boxes that weighs almost nothing. Plenty of deliveries of paper towels & toilet paper. Those hardly weigh anything but are all bulky.
 

steveK2016

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Who thought white seats was a good idea? Lol.

I thought you werent supposed to leave packages on the front door like that?
 

Bygosh

Active Member
Eh did the math and at 2.75/Gallon I would save $300/year (includes oil changes or lack of) over my current hybrid. And the base model 3 costs 35k...not worth it until gas goes to 4+ or the 3 comes down in price significantly.
 

The Gift of Fish

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Eh did the math and at 2.75/Gallon I would save $300/year (includes oil changes or lack of) over my current hybrid. And the base model 3 costs 35k...not worth it until gas goes to 4+ or the 3 comes down in price significantly.
In California with electricty at $.18 per KwH and gas at $3.00, running a Tesla Model S would give a fuel cost equivalent of 43mpg. My Camry Hybrid averages 36, so the savings aren't convincing for me either.
 

SurginGeneral

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In California with electricty at $.18 per KwH and gas at $3.00, running a Tesla Model S would give a fuel cost equivalent of 43mpg. My Camry Hybrid averages 36, so the savings aren't convincing for me either.
The way I see it: owning an electric car right now is cool and they are an interesting technology. But it’s like owning the very FIRST iPhone. Groundbreaking, but a lot of improvement is going to be made.

EVs in ten years, once competition & better supply of batteries drives down the prices, will be excellent. I do like the Model 3s, the AWD Dual Motor ones seem nice, but they’re busy competing with BMW and Audi.

We, in this business, need the Camry of the EV world to surface and become king
 

Andreq907

Member
It's not so bad but it kinda looks bad! I'm driving my Tesla model 3 to the Amazon warehouse to do some blocks. I figured that I'd put fewer miles on the car doing flex than ridesharing. If anyone is interested, I've blogged about it here:


My market is here in Chicago, IL and so far, there's plenty of blocks here for $72+ For the most part, I drive my Prius for rideshare & flex but sometimes i rather drive the Tesla.
No offense but can you do math? Because if you could you would see how the depreciation youre losing on that car is not worth what youre making but ok...
 

OJL

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Lol. This guy is driving a Tesla doing Amazon Flex. Hahahaha. Who birthed these ppl?!? Smh.
 

Chicago-uber

Well-Known Member
And you're not using your Ludicrous model? :smiles:
My car is fast enough without ludicrous mode. The other day I stepped on accelerator when entering the highway and before I knew it I was at 110mph.

There’s no way I’d be using my tesla for flex. Maybe in my old car. Right now strictly DSPing in white vans (soon prime vans)
 

Prius13

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My car is fast enough without ludicrous mode. The other day I stepped on accelerator when entering the highway and before I knew it I was at 110mph.

There’s no way I’d be using my tesla for flex. Maybe in my old car. Right now strictly DSPing in white vans (soon prime vans)
Passed a Model S on my way to SPI. Owner was obviously hypermiling. Maybe not a lot of fast charging stations along 55.
 
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