Countdown to Connect
First Roadtrip (Continued from Part I)
The Supercharging experience literally changed the way I viewed the EV experience in less than an hour. I plugged in with 37 rated miles remaining and immediately started charging at 120 kW. Watching the rated miles tick up at that rate finally gave me the realization that electric vehicles could very well be the preferred transportation choice of the future - and it was here now. I realized in an instant that when Tesla finished the build out
My Tesla Model S journey started in early 2013. I had been casually watching Tesla since the first photos of Model S prototypes were published but in early 2013 I realized this car was for real and you could order it now.
I do not consider myself particularly "green". However, I am a car enthusiast and a technology geek. I installed an 8 kW photo voltaic solar system on my roof in the summer of 2013 because I am fascinated with the technology that allows energy from the
Updated 2015-03-06 at 08:33 PM by NOLA_Mike
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 2015-03-10 at 09:12 PM by Doug_G
Next week will mark 2 years of owning my Tesla Model S. I also passed the 50,000 mile mark two weeks ago. I thought I would share a few impressions from the thrill of initial ownership, to being the first to complete Elon Musk's 400 Mile Challenge/Production Vehicle World Record for the Longest Drive on One Charge, to settling into daily driving what many of us believe is the best car ever built. I have also been tracking costs and stats very closely to
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
Yesterday I went to do a test drive to what will be the most northern Tesla Supercharger in Squamish, BC. Canada when it opens.
The trip was wonderful. The highway 99 that runs up to it is very windy. It was so much fun. I can't believe how many thumbs up I got while driving up there. Vancouver is a very green city and people are embracing green cars & other initiatives, but its very neat to see that they recognize a Tesla.
However, I stopped a little sort of the