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  1. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Removal is certainly a concern.  In the place we own we had to put that into the Beschluss for the WEG that we would pay to remove everything if we sold and the new owner didn't want it.    If your building is a WEG (yes, I see you're renting), then it still has to go through a vote of the Eigentümerversammlung.  Renters also have rights, though.  Check out this page from ADAC.    The solution from SWM is kind of expensive, but to be honest my monthly electricity costs for the car are approaching the monthly cost of being able to charge from my parking spot with the SWM solution.
  2. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Does it hook up to the electric meter for your apartment?  That is ideal but not necessarily scalable. 
  3. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Yes, there are costs involved, but the city covers 40% of installation and the monthly rental (but not the electricity Pauschal)  Look at the detailed costs on SWM'S website.   The thing that charges a car (converts AC into DC for the battery) is always part of the car.  The charging station is remarkably simple.  It negotiates with the car how much juice to send, then it does just that.  When the charging is done, the car sends a stop signal and the wallbox stops until the car says go again.    If you want to geek out, watch this video for a VERY good, albeit VERY pedantic explanation of EVSEs (Wallboxes in German).    
  4. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Yes, in a Tiefgarage.  Everything is a fire hazard to a certain extent, and electric cars are no more dangerous than cars filled with gallons of flammable liquids. Where did you hear such nonsense?  A neighbor who works for BMW?    Cars with pressurized gas tanks are forbidden as far as I know (LPG / Autogas).    Here is a photo from SWM's website:  
  5. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Not cost free but greatly reduced.  The Feds will give you 900€ to install certain 11kW Wallboxes.  The Wallbox + running cable through 7 walls + labor, etc. cost us 2500€ -900€ == 1600€ in Schwarzwald. Substantial savings, yes, but not cost-free.    The more difficult part was getting the Verwalter and the other owners to not be problematic.  Our Verwalter happens to be a nice totally reasonable guy, which is something special considering his name is Adolf.  The new WEMoG (Wohnungseigentumsmodernisierungsgesetz) basically says every homeowner has the right to install charging infrastructure at his or her own expense.  This does not mean that stick-in-the-mud neighbors won't make the process long, hard, and arduous.    FrauFruit's situation is likely worse, since it involves a Hausverwaltung, which are usually spread thin and therefore put forth the absolute least effort possible to maintain their contracts.  But if her Hvw are on the level about installing the infrastructure, that's great.    For our place in Munich we are hoping to get Stadtwerke München to install a charging station at our parking spot in the garage.  In order for that to happen, our Hausverwaltung will have to play nice with SWM -- something I am NOT counting on.  But hey, maybe I'll be surprised.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯              
  6. What are you cooking today?

      The topic title says "today," but I made the meatloaf days before the post.   
  7. What are you cooking today?

      Next time I'm at Kaufland I'm going to look for frozen corn.  Canned is ok and better than nothing but frozen would be rather nice.  I occasionally buy fresh corn on the cob but 1 euro per ear for already-shucked corn triggers me.  Leave it unshucked so I can grill it, assholes.     
  8. What are you cooking today?

      Ha!  That's why you make 2kg of mashed potatoes to go with it!   Pro tip: if you have mashed potatoes without gravy, you really need to double-down on the butter.   
  9. What are you cooking today?

      Spicy Meatloaf   900g ground beef (I would have used 1kg but beef often comes in 300g packets these days) 4-5 smallish packets of "saltines" (the Italian kind you can get at Edeka, about 10 or 12 squares per packet).  I would have preferred bread crumbs or Paniermehl but I was fresh out.  The Saltines worked very well, though.  400g mushrooms 1 medium onion 2 large carrots 12 or so lemon drop chilies from the balcony (very optional) 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce salt pepper 1 Tbsp herbs de Provence 1 Tbsp garlic powder 100g or so Parmesan cheese   Glaze: mix together 1 cup ketchup 1/4 cup Dijon even more Worcestershire sauce (many good shakes)   Grate the carrots and onion and sautee in vegetable oil on medium high heat.  Finely chop the chilies and mushrooms.  Add them to the skillet.  Continue to cook until the mushrooms have given up their water and the mixture is somewhat dry and slightly browned.  When it's done let it cool off.    While the onions, etc. are sauteeing, mix the egg and add a half cup of milk to a large work bowl.  Crush up the crackers and dump the powder in and let it hydrate for about 10 minutes.  Once the onion mixture is cooled off, add everything except the glaze to the bowl and start mixing with your hands (I was gloved).  To taste for salt I nuked a very small portion.  To add salt you could add more cheese or Worcestershire sauce.  Or you could add salt.  Your call.    I had to adjust the wetness (add more crackers and cheese).  This is reflected in the ingredient list already.    For the glaze, I had spiked my low-sugar ketchup with 100% PAIN hot sauce (found it at Edeka), so that's also spicy.    Form your meatloaf on a lined baking sheet.  I have a Silpat now, so I used that.  Backpapier would also work well.  I went long, wide, and low (2-3 cm high) to maximize surface for the glaze.  I applied half of the glaze towards the end, but I feel like I should have applied it at the beginning.  Maybe because the ketchup was low sugar it didn't brown up, although it did get thicker.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯    I baked with convection @ 150°C for about 40 Minutes, then applied the 1st glaze.  I stuck in the thermometer and saw that it was technically ready (70°C), so I lowered the oven to 130°C switched to broiler (oberhitze) and put it back in the oven.  @50 Minutes I added the 2nd glaze.  I left it in for another 10 minutes, and after I pulled it out, I moved it to a cutting board and let it rest for 15 Minutes.    Despite cooking for too long it remained very moist, which made me happy.    Serve with mashed potatoes and peas.     
  10. BREXIT positives and negatives

      Do they mean decide on a marinade?   
  11. What's the issue with dual nationality?

      I see what you did there. nice. 
  12. Bundestagswahl 26th of September 2021

    Hopefully this doesn't need a translation.   
  13. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Which Model 3 did you buy?  If you got an SR+ then watch this video about the 2 different battery chemistries that Tesla uses in the SR+.  It might be the case that you should be charging to 100% at least once per week to keep the remaining charge display accurate.