Over the past two decades more than 65 vehicles have graced my ownership, most procured within a few hundred miles of my home. But once in a while a car comes along that requires a multi-day road trip to get it home. In this blog post I’ll cover my most recent purchase, a 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport, sourced out of Palm Beach, Florida. Enjoy following along as I recount the three days of driving, charging, and hi-jinx that ensued!
This past weekend I drove 1,200 miles in a Tesla. Specifically, my just purchased certified pre-owned 2016 Tesla Model X SUV. Below is a recap of my trip, some photos & videos, and a little bit of tech talk regarding efficiency dynamics. Enjoy!
Electric vehicles are all the rage these days, as well as their hybrid counterparts. Beyond the big player that is Tesla Motors, auto news is rampant with excitement about the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf. And let’s not forget the new BMW i3 that just came out, too, to join ranks with the Mercedes B-Class, Kia Soul EV, and others. All of these vehicles share a common need for electricity, and our home now hosts two such vehicles. Due to our second EV joining the stable we recently upgraded our electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) at home, allowing me to write a fun comparison as we migrated from a Schneider Electric EV2430WS EVlink to our new Leviton EVB40-PST. Check it out!
Every year I make an effort to visit Detroit for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). This year my wife tagged along, we had amazing BBQ for lunch, and hit the show for nearly 5-hours of fun. As usual the show had over-done concept cars and obnoxious paint choices. Check out my thoughts here!
How far can you go in that thing? What sort of range does it have? Aren’t you worried about running out of power? How long does it take to charge? What do they cost to own/drive? These are the most common questions I tend to get when out on the road in my wife’s Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. Want to know the answers? Keep reading!