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.
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
Fees not based on use
Despite the recent plunge in the cost of distributed generation sources such as solar PV, the utility grid is still critical to maintaining our quality of life. The cost to maintain and upgrade this infrastructure should be borne by those that use it the most. Net Metering policies run contrary to this approach. Imagine two solar homes… home A manages it’s use to sync
Updated 2014-06-23 at 10:22 AM by nwdiver
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
This is lengthy piece originally published at investinaire.com and republished here by popular request.
FUD artistry and definitions.
Battery Safety Generally and Specifically in Relation to Tesla
Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs)
Battery Supply Constraint Myth
Giga Factory Implications and Funding
Realistic Sales/Production Projections
GAAP and Non-GAAP
Disruptive Technology Defined
Updated 2013-12-18 at 12:36 PM by Julian Cox
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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
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.)
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