Late in June of 2013, my neighborhood experienced a significant power outage from a vicious storm, lasting almost exactly two days for me, and longer for my neighbors. In total, over half a million customers were without power. As much of my neighborhood was buzzing with the sound of chainsaws and diesel generators, I quietly thought about my Tesla Model S, tucked neatly in its garage, away from falling trees and power lines. It had a full
On my trip to Blaine, WA for the start of BC2BC, I am pausing for a moment (while the Roadster is charging, and an excellent Burgerville lunch is settling) to reflect on how I find myself here. I first started driving an electric car in March of this year, so I’m still pretty new at this. If I turned around right now and drove home, then I would match the longest previous electric trip that I’ve made. Instead, I am now about 100 miles into what
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
6/5/2013 For my first long distance trip in Lithie, I decided to attend the Assault on Mt Evans. The trip would be roughly 1700 miles round trip. So, I figured I'd give myself 3 days for the trip out. So after a couple of days of calling around I had all my charge stops booked and I just had to wait for the date.
Fast forward to yesterday, which already seems like forever ago. Decided to take
Updated 2013-06-14 at 11:50 AM by Liz 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 2013-05-25 at 07:50 PM by reddy
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 “range anxiety”. Owners expect their car to have a full “tank” 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 2015-08-10 at 01:44 PM by Doug_G
My darling wife had the brilliant idea of doing this yarn shop trip. I'd be hard-pressed to drive 75+ miles out of town then turn around, so it seemed like a great way to rack up miles without totally freaking out when the battery indicator goes from green to icky yellowish-green. Her version of what happened is here. Most of what she wrote was about the yarn shops. To me, it was a road trip with low risk. Minneapolis/Saint Paul has dozens of level 2 chargers around, so no matter what, we
Updated 2013-05-04 at 03:51 PM by Vexar