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Old 09-27-2013, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Test-Drove a Tesla Model S!

Wooooooooooooooooo!

Test-drove a Tesla Model S. Man, is it fun.

Click the link for the full scoop.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll bet it was a LOT of fun!

I was in line at a traffic light today *right* next to one, and I didn't realize it until they pulled away...
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Lol, I love the bit about going back to the Prius afterwards. Hilarious. Lucky guy you!
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Awesome! The skydiving comparison ought to please Tesla quite a bit. Yeaow! I see these cars very frequently out here (lots of wealthy people in Orange County, CA). It's really a good looking, conservative appearance, stylish sedan. Much cooler than the Fiskers I see on the road sometimes.

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Old 09-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I live in the wealthiest county in Wisconsin - we have lots of lakes all right next to each other here, so it's high property values. I've seen more Tesla Model Ss in the wild than I have LEAFs around here!

(No Fiskers though...)

(PS. Our state has ZERO incentives for EVs. Booo! )

Today was National Plug-In Day, and so I headed out to Madison, Wisconsin (which is a more progressive area) for the event taking place there.

We had at least:
A Flock of Nissan Leafs (like 15 of them....)
2 Hymotion Prius'
An actual Toyota Plug-In Prius
A prototype electric truck made by a PHD candidate
A pair of electric scooters made by a startup company based in Madison
Ford Focus Electric
Ford C-Max Energi
Several electric bikes
and a Tesla Model S

The Tesla was only there briefly at the end. I spent most of my time talking the the prototype electric truck guy and the electric scooter guys.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Skydiving, eh?

You lucky guy.

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