About a month ago, Chad Schwitters (fellow TMC forum member/ChadS and President of Plug In America) contacted some of us to see if we would be willing to drive our EVs (EV=electric vehicle) to Seattle for the Beyond Oil Conference on Sept 7th. (I like roadtrips, so Iím always an easy mark.) My company also has an office in Portland, OR & the engineering team had asked me to bring my Roadster to Portland (i.e., begged and whined) so they could see it
Updated 09-01-2012 at 07:40 PM by bonnie
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 09-18-2012 at 12:01 AM by bonnie
Tesla Motors Club (TMC) members are currently retracing the New York Timesí East Coast Supercharger test drive that over the past week has hit the headlines worldwide. You can follow their real time progress via the map and @TeslaRoadTrip twitter feed below.
For those that have been living under a rock, on February 8th John Broder from the New York Times published a story where, while testing Tesla's East Coast Supercharger route, he managed
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 03:43 PM by ChadS
On the Road!
Driving a Tesla is a bit different from driving a gas car, or even most electric cars. On a daily basis, there is no concern about ďrange anxietyĒ. Owners expect their car to have a full ďtankĒ every morning, and have enough range to do whatever they want. After a while they never look at the gauge. What the new Tesla owner soon realizes is that they are far more convenient than a gas car.
Road trips, though, are
Updated 10-10-2013 at 05:59 PM by Doug_G
I-27 TxDOT rest stop north of Abernathy
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
Updated 05-25-2013 at 08:50 PM by reddy