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  1. Washing Your Model S with A "No-Rinse" Product

    With water restrictions becoming the norm in a lot of places (and I guess winter weather in other places), I thought I would share my experiences with no-rise wash products. I have to admit I was dubious of the whole concept and believed I might as well take sandpaper to the finish of my car. However, after doing this for a year, it has become my preferred approach.

    A couple of disclaimers: ...

    Updated 2015-08-17 at 03:07 PM by omarsultan

    Categories
    Model S , EV General , Ownership Experience , Featured
  2. Random Ramblings on 20 Months of Model S Ownership - Part II

    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 ...
  3. Random Ramblings on 20 Months of Model S Ownership - Part I

    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

    Categories
    Model S , EV General , Ownership Experience , Roadtrip
  4. 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 2015-03-10 at 09:12 PM by Doug_G

    Categories
    Model S , Ownership Experience , Featured
  5. Two Years with the Tesla Model S

    David Metcalf
    9/20/2014

    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 ...
  6. NET METERING; Four reasons "Net-Metering" is no longer our friend...



    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

    Categories
    Energy and Environment , Featured
  7. Auto Industry Playing Dirty With Hydrogen

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    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

    Categories
    Tesla News , Model S , EV General , Energy and Environment , Featured
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