So now that Iíve had two nights to sleep, I figured Iíd document my first few days with the car, from factory pickup to the drive back to LA. Here we goÖ.
As some of you may know from my previous posts, Iíve got to take a deja-vu visit to the Tesla Factory in Fremont, CA. I was told to fly up on the weekend of October 13th only to get bad news that my car had a minor rear window glass problem that delayed final delivery
I received my Model S Friday, October 12th. Iíve put about 700 miles on it (400 miles the first weekend), given lots of rides, and taken copious amounts of video. Iím ready to comment on the car itself.
I rode in the Model S twice last year, several more times a few months ago, and Iíve test-driven it. Now, having owned a Roadster and being fanatical
Tesla Motors has received a vote of confidence from the California Energy Commission in the form of a $10 million dollar grant which is designed to support the production of the Model X. According to Forbes, California government officials in Sacramento praised Tesla Motors for creating manufacturing jobs and advancing automotive innovation.
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Well, it's not a FIRST drive, but it's a first DRIVE, if you get my drift. I started this morning in San Diego/Clairemont in the BGC, south on the 5 then east on the 94, which is a nice, windy road up into the hills, usually with not too much traffic. (There is often a photographer on one of the nice curves, and he caught a nice pic of me above.) Left at Campo, then Sunrise Highway (Scenic route S2) through Mount Laguna to Julian.
Updated 10-15-2012 at 01:11 PM by ggr
So, for 10 days I've been driving both the Model S and the Roadster. I thought it was time to maybe talk about the relative merits. This blog appeared in its original form here.
First, I have to say that either/both are just so far ahead of anything else that there's little competition. I had no hesitation trading in a Mercedes AMG for the model S, mostly because with the roadster around, the only time the Merc was driven was for road trips
Automobile Magazine pits the Tesla Model S against the well matched BMW M5 in a drag race.
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This blog entry appeared in its original form here.
I recently cancelled my Model S reservation (with sadness), and began a nearly Quixotic quest to find the EV that's right for me and my family. (You can read more about my cancellation in this thread if you're interested.) As part of this quest I started looking at the available fully EV options out there as well as the Chevy Volt. I'm not considering