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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. 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 ...
  3. Supercharger Fun - Walnut Creek to Gilroy to Atascadero July 10, 2013

    Our previous travels in Tess were completely unplanned except for always significantly overcharging for our planned miles. This was our second road trip with 60 KWH Tess. Our big "aha" moment is the change in mileage between the Supercharger list under places, and the actual navigation mileage. You should always select "navigate" before setting your plans in place. It appears the places listing for superchargers is as the crow flies, and not the navigation mileage.
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    Updated 2013-08-21 at 08:29 PM by alisongmz

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    Model S , Ownership Experience , Roadtrip
  4. My Tesla Ownership Story I

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    Tesla Delivery May 11, 2013


    Tesla was on my radar ever since the introduction of the Roadster in 2008. Honestly, it was its performance, acceleration, and speed that that caught my eye, rather than it being electric and good for the environment. It was, however, only irrationally attainable to consider seriously with my teacher income. When I heard the Model S was on the design track, my hopes for a Tesla raised like the ...

    Updated 2013-08-21 at 08:29 PM by alisongmz

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    Model S , Ownership Experience
  5. Teslive 2013

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    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!

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  6. To Boldly Go Where No EV Has Gone Before

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    On June 11th, 2013, my wife and I set out on an incredible adventure into the wild heart of British Columbia. Our purpose? Both to explore the vast "outback" of our adopted home and its many natual treasures, and also to test the limits of EV touring in a Model S in a way we believe had not yet been attempted. Our route included the famed Cariboo-Chilcotin Circle Route, with time in WA State added to visit relatives: up Vancouver Island, by ferry ...

    Updated 2013-07-02 at 12:26 PM by Vger

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    Model S , Ownership Experience , Roadtrip , Featured
  7. 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 2013-05-25 at 07:50 PM by reddy

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    Model S , EV General , Ownership Experience , Roadtrip , Featured
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