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  1. 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 2015-01-15 at 03:57 PM by Doug_G

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    Model S , Ownership Experience , Featured
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Cinematechs' Delivery

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    Well, It's been 3 Days since I've taken delivery. I can honestly say that, as excruciating as the wait was, it simply magnified my Tesla experience. The entire process from order to delivery has been excellent. Sure, there were a few bumps in the road that I would probably attest to TM being a fairly new company, but overall, it's been great. My favorite part of the purchase process was (aside from the car) the fact that I didn't have to deal with a typical ...
  6. Elon's Model S Fire Blog: Dazzling Display of Awesome

    04 October 2013

    As a longtime car nut, engineer, and Tesla fanatic, I've come to have the highest admiration for that Elon dude. He does it again here--decimating Tesla fire hysteria with machine gun bursts of awesome, yet via a sonorous symphony of scientific literacy-driven evidence and logic.

    The 30Sep2013 Tesla Fire video, posted 01Oct2013. 2,341,519 views as of 04Oct2013 11:43PM PDT:



    Elon's Model ...

    Updated 2013-10-07 at 12:52 AM by stainlesssteel

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    Tesla News , Model S
  7. Two holidays with a Model S

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    This summer, I took two road trips with my Model S. Both were a lot of fun and full of learning experiences.

    Trip 1: North and East
    My wife is an adoring and faithful fan of some Canadian Celtic band called Great Big Sea. We went to their concert in Saint Paul in March, and then, apparently, her big moment as a fan came. My wife works in theater. It's been her life-long dream to meet this band. So, when news of their show in Bayfield, ...

    Updated 2013-08-29 at 05:00 PM by Vexar

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    Model S , Roadtrip , Featured
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