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 11-06-2013 at 02:21 PM by Vexar
(Raven wanted a bit of privacy.)
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
Continuing the story of our journey to go off-grid that started over here.
Solar Hot Water
Our local utility provider is pretty adamant that water heating contributes to approximately 28% of household power usage; that seems a little high to me but I'm guessing that they don't take into account households with electric vehicles. In any case, we got the option to apply for, and were granted, a $1,000 rebate for an additional solar
Updated 09-15-2013 at 06:20 PM by NigelM
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 08-29-2013 at 06:00 PM by Vexar
This is my first attempt at a blog and one that will likely stretch over the next 18 months or so as I find my way through this project. During that time I'm going to see if it's possible to not only install solar power but also to get to a point where we can disconnect from the grid completely.
At our previous house we installed solar PV panels with micro-inverters on a net-zero system. The full story was outlined
Updated 08-28-2013 at 05:15 PM by NigelM
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.
Well the clock has (or almost has) reached zero and TESLIVE 2013, TMC's first annual conference, is here. Follow what's going on via the TESLIVE forum section, #teslive on twitter, and watch the General Session which will be streamed here LIVE on Saturday, July 13th at 2pm PDT. Be sure to leave comments below.
Update: The General Session is now over. But you can see the archived video below!