Our Tesla Model S Ownership Experience

I think it’s time for another update on what it has been like to own our Tesla Model S. We bought ours in 2014. And I’ve written periodic updates. Driving Experience I must say that driving the Tesla is still a thrilling experience. The car handles flawlessly. We just have the regular Model S, without the insane button, without 4… Continue reading

Driving Experience: EVs vs Gas Powered Cars

Everyone who knows me knows I love our electric cars (EVs)—love, love love! Yes, that whole driving for free on sunshine thing! But there is something else… I’ve primarily written about having EVs from an environmental and cost viewpoint. However, after renting gas powered cars on a couple of trips back in San Francisco over the past few months, I… Continue reading

Tesla Service Nailed It

After posting (and complaining a bit) about my first Tesla service experience, I feel compelled to post about the second one. Tesla brought a Volvo rental car to the house, picked up our Tesla for its follow up service visit, and the assistant service manager returned it to us, and took away the rental car. When he arrived at the… Continue reading

Tesla Continues to Impress Me

I recently posted about my service experience with Tesla. Shortly after that post we received a feedback survey from the company. The survey was short and to the point and included a text box in which you could type anything else you wished to share. I shared most of my general thoughts about the service experience the same ones I… Continue reading

Elon Musk: Mind of an Innovator

really enjoy hearing what smart people think, what they say. This week Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, was interviewed on All in with Chris Hayes—two very bright young men making a positive difference in our world. Tesla has recently announced that they will let anyone use their intellectual property, their pattens, free of charge as long as they use… Continue reading

Our (Brief) Tesla Ownership Experience So Far [Updated]

Since I’m going to say some critical things I want to start out by saying that we love our Tesla Model S. However, ownership has not been without issues. So, I thought I would share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Hopefully, this will help Tesla improve their customer ownership experience as well as assist potential buyers in making… Continue reading

My Fatal Mistake

Naturally, since Chloé, our Nissan Leaf, is at the hospital, this makes me think about a new car. I am unquestionably hooked on electric cars now. With solar on the roof of the house, aside from the actual cost of the car, driving the car is free! At first we started talking about just getting a new Leaf. But the… Continue reading

Total Annual Cost Is a Steal

This month was “true up” month with the electric company. In other words, we had pay the difference between what we had been paying for electricity every month over the last year (a flat rate of $4.00 per month) and the actual cost of the electricity we actually used. Our monthly average electric bill for the 12 months prior to… Continue reading