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  1. ABC's Nightline asks if Tesla is the Car of the Future.

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    Betty Liu, better known for her role as a host and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television, spoke with Elon Musk about the Model S and Tesla's fight against the auto dealerships. The segment also includes some comments from Bill Wolters, the president of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, who perhaps comes off as just a tad smarmy.

    Watch the video below and be sure to leave us your comments.
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  2. On the Eve of BC2BC 2013

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    On my trip to Blaine, WA for the start of BC2BC, I am pausing for a moment (while the Roadster is charging, and an excellent Burgerville lunch is settling) to reflect on how I find myself here. I first started driving an electric car in March of this year, so Iím still pretty new at this. If I turned around right now and drove home, then I would match the longest previous electric trip that Iíve made. Instead, I am now about 100 miles into what ...
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    Roadster , EV General , Roadtrip
  3. West Texas Road Trip : Amarillo to Austin - 510 miles (and back) with no EVSE

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    I-27 TxDOT rest stop north of Abernathy

    My motives
    Once you drive the Tesla, you really want to do all of your driving in your Tesla. Other cars are just not nearly as fun.

    Thus when I needed from Amarillo to Austin, Texas to pick up my daughters at college, I immediately wanted to drive the Tesla. The problem is that this is a 510 mile drive in a car with a 265 mile range. If there were superchargers along the way, there
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    Updated 05-25-2013 at 07:50 PM by reddy

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    Model S , EV General , Ownership Experience , Roadtrip , Featured
  4. Addressing factors that cause range anxiety

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    My wife and I are extremely happy EV owners. We regularly take road trips in our EVs, and we donít have range anxiety. We did when we first got the cars - at the time, we didnít know anybody else that owned one. It didnít take long for us to get over it, so we are confident that new owners will be fine with practice. But we are afraid that many potential owners are missing out on all of the advantages of driving electric because of this fear. Fortunately, ...

    Updated 03-24-2013 at 02:43 PM by ChadS

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    EV General , Ownership Experience , Roadtrip , Featured
  5. Is this the final flatbed?

  6. Toyota RAV4 EV - Extended Test Drive


    This blog entry appeared in its original form here.


    I recently cancelled my Model S reservation (with sadness), and began a nearly Quixotic quest to find the EV that's right for me and my family. (You can read more about my cancellation in this thread if you're interested.) As part of this quest I started looking at the available fully EV options out there as well as the Chevy Volt. I'm not considering ...
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    EV General
  7. The Beginning.

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    I didnít know I was on an EV journey. I was just looking for a fun car. Something that would perform.

    My BMW 540i had been totalled on I80 by a texting teen. I thought Iíd be practical (a lapse in judgment), and I bought a really nice Prius. Serious lapse. The Prius did everything it was supposed to do. And it had the really cool tech package, leather seats, and was a nice slate gray. There really was nothing to complain about. But it didnít ...

    Updated 09-17-2012 at 11:01 PM by bonnie

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    Roadster , EV General