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  1. The Rules of Model S Road Tripping

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    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 2013-10-10 at 04:59 PM by Doug_G

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    Model S , Roadtrip , Featured
  2. Road trip around town in a 60kWh Model S

    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

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    Model S , Roadtrip
  3. Tesla Model S - The #1 "Large Luxury Car" Brand in America

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    HybridCars.com recently published "Will Tesla Model S Be Americas Best-Selling Plug-in Car in March?" which basically argued that Tesla was on the verge of becoming the best selling plugin in America. For a long time now, this sort of story, which seeks to compare the Model S with cars like the Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf, has generated a certain amount of consternation on my part because those ...

    Updated 2013-03-31 at 08:45 PM by CapitalistOppressor

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    Tesla News , Model S , Featured
  4. Addressing factors that cause range anxiety

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    My wife and I are extremely happy EV owners. We regularly take road trips in our EVs, and we don’t have range anxiety. We did when we first got the cars - at the time, we didn’t know anybody else that owned one. It didn’t 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 2013-03-24 at 02:43 PM by ChadS

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    EV General , Ownership Experience , Roadtrip , Featured
  5. Elon Musk 2013 TED interview

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    Elon Musk in conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, recorded February 2013. Click through to watch the video below and be sure to comment.



    Source: TED
    Tags: Elon Musk, SpaceX, TED
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    Featured
  6. LIVE: Elon Musk speaks in Norway about Tesla's European plans

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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk is about to give a talk at the US embassy Tesla store in Norway. We expect he will announce important information about the European launch of the Model S as well as Tesla's European Supercharger plans. The talk begins at 7:30pm CET, 10:30am PST. Watch with us live here and comment below.

    Update: The event is now over, but you can watch a recording of it below. Things get started after the 00:25:30 point. Elon said ...
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    Tesla News , Model S , Featured
  7. Almost completely uneventful long weekend drive

    by , 2013-03-04 at 06:22 PM (The Big Gay Car Blog)
    After all the hoo-hah recently about superchargers, and running out of electrons, I thought I'd post something completely boring about a perfectly successful long weekend trip from San Diego, out and about in Los Angeles, and back.

    My wife Pat, her father Richard, and I left about 11:00 Friday from San Diego, and had a perfectly comfortable drive up to Hawthorne airport. We started with a not-quite-complete range charge, and made it with about 100 miles and one hour to spare. I had ...
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