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CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger team up once again to bring you the most current and up-to-date information on Corvette. It’s the CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show to start off October! https://youtu.be/NG7JwFGJf04; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...lUqQwp7DeopRJV
Here are some of the topics Steve and Keith will cover next week....
—The Bowling Green Assembly Plant ran a rare “2 shift Saturday” last weekend
--C8 Z06 embargo on driving impression ended last week
--Corvette’s average sale price is almost 20% over MRSP
--The 1st customer ordered Z06 was built last week
--Is Ford benchmarking the C8 Z06?
--Road & Track magazine is now testing the C8 Z06
--Detroit News readers name the C8 Corvette “Best in Show” at Detroit Auto Show
--The new “Driven By Design” exhibit opens at the NCM
CORVETTE TODAY is the only current podcast on Corvette! And our News & Headlines show continues to be your best source of Corvette news in the industry.
Visit the CORVETTE TODAY website, listen to the show, watch the YouTube video, shop in the Merchandise Store, sign up for weekly emails and join the Facebook Group at:
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Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

This is our one thread: Thanks for putting all your posts within it: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eviews-results
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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    Here is a very interesting graphic from Bloomberg today on the energy costs, in terms of CO2 emissions from your green friends Tesla. If he lives in a area where his electricity comes from a coal-fired power plant, then he is contributing 88% as much carbon to the atmosphere as your LT1-fired Corvette.

    The secret to CO2 reductions that are meaningful is getting to an electric grid that is nuclear, wind and solar-powered. THAT will then justified widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Until then its all just noise.

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    Very, very interesting.
    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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    • #3
      I've got a grid-tied 5kW rooftop solar array, which I love.

      It already produces more power than we use, but if we were to get an electric car I'd just add another 10 panels (w/microinverters) which should provide enough juice to drive 10,000 miles per year.

      There's also a Tesla Supercharger less that 2 miles from my house...
      My C8:
      '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

      Current Vettes:
      '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
      '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
      '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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      • #4
        5 KW seems very low, to power a complete home. That’s only 22-24 amps at 220 vac.
        3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Racer86 View Post
          5 KW seems very low, to power a complete home. That’s only 22-24 amps at 220 vac.
          The system is closer to 5.7 kW peak output, which is rarely achieved (cool, bright sunny days can get close).

          In the Spring and Summer months, we'll produce around 500-600 kWh per month, which diminishes during Fall and Winter. Credits provided by excess generation are used during the Fall and Winter.

          The current year to date production* (Jan 1 - Nov 4) is 4.05 MWh, which covers the house, AC, and pool for the wife and I. Northern Indiana is relatively cool in the Summer, so AC (the power hog) use is generally light.

          Of course, all appliances are high efficiency and most lighting is LED.


          *I've got an Enphase microinverter system, and I can monitor production real-time, over the web.

          My C8:
          '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

          Current Vettes:
          '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
          '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
          '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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          • #6
            Use mainline electricity here. Feel I need that power when I push some of it off as Radio Frequency from the antenna above my house. Trees cover the area anyway. No good solar spot.

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