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  1. Random Ramblings on 20 Months of Model S Ownership - Part II

    First Roadtrip (Continued from Part I)

    The Supercharging experience literally changed the way I viewed the EV experience in less than an hour. I plugged in with 37 rated miles remaining and immediately started charging at 120 kW. Watching the rated miles tick up at that rate finally gave me the realization that electric vehicles could very well be the preferred transportation choice of the future - and it was here now. I realized in an instant that when Tesla finished the build out ...
  2. Random Ramblings on 20 Months of Model S Ownership - Part I

    My Tesla Model S journey started in early 2013. I had been casually watching Tesla since the first photos of Model S prototypes were published but in early 2013 I realized this car was for real and you could order it now.

    I do not consider myself particularly "green". However, I am a car enthusiast and a technology geek. I installed an 8 kW photo voltaic solar system on my roof in the summer of 2013 because I am fascinated with the technology that allows energy from the ...

    Updated 2015-03-06 at 08:33 PM by NOLA_Mike

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    Model S , EV General , Ownership Experience , Roadtrip
  3. Cold Weather Driving

    I'm currently driving my Model S through its third Canadian winter. I thought it might be helpful to discuss some of my "lessons learned" about driving the Model S in the cold.

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    Feeling a little cold soaked...

    Model S Performance in the Cold

    You can walk up to your totally cold soaked car, hop in, and drive away. You don't need to warm it up. It won't chug and cough like a gas car; it'll just glide away. The ...

    Updated 2015-03-10 at 09:12 PM by Doug_G

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    Model S , Ownership Experience , Featured
  4. Two Years with the Tesla Model S

    David Metcalf
    9/20/2014

    Next week will mark 2 years of owning my Tesla Model S. I also passed the 50,000 mile mark two weeks ago. I thought I would share a few impressions from the thrill of initial ownership, to being the first to complete Elon Musk's 400 Mile Challenge/Production Vehicle World Record for the Longest Drive on One Charge, to settling into daily driving what many of us believe is the best car ever built. I have also been tracking costs and stats very closely to ...
  5. Auto Industry Playing Dirty With Hydrogen

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    A crash course in self-defence for the environmentally conscious.


    If you have not yet been exposed to authoritative-looking green marketing for hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, you will be.
    Here is a heads-up on some representative samples:


    California Fuel Cell Partnership.
    “The well-to-wheels reports show that hydrogen made from natural gas and used in a fuel cell vehicle reduces greenhouse gases (GHGs) ...

    Updated 2014-06-02 at 09:06 PM by Julian Cox

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    Tesla News , Model S , EV General , Energy and Environment , Featured
  6. A single digit Holiday

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    Last year, my wife and I drove her sensible Ford Focus to Lombard, IL for the Thanksgiving holiday, from our home in Plymouth, MN. No matter what, I knew we were returning there in our Model S in 2013. I was pleased to see the Rockford, IL supercharger come online in September, and anxious about something in Wisconsin for the middle, but I knew Livewire could make it. After my summer camping trip to Wildcat Mountain State Park, I had acquainted myself with ...

    Updated 2013-12-17 at 10:41 AM by Vexar (grammar error.)

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    Model S , Roadtrip , Featured
  7. A spooky Halloween in Fargo

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    Shortly after my family and I completed our trip to Wildcat Mountain State Park, which was just past the rated range of our 60kWh Model S, I decided that seeing my close friend in Fargo was a realistic 227 mile drive from Plymouth, MN. For those of you who live a safe distance from Fargo, it is a cold and windy place, which makes range a lot harder to judge. After a few false starts for planning recreational activities that did not involve driving, ...

    Updated 2013-11-06 at 02:21 PM by Vexar (Raven wanted a bit of privacy.)

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    Model S , Roadtrip , Featured
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