Überciety

Like most people, sometimes I see what’s coming, but sometimes I don’t. This piece is a shot in the dark: what I suspect is coming to our rather-near future. It just seems to make sense to me as various indicators point in the same direction. In our hyper-connected society, more and more teenagers are choosing not to get their driver’s… Continue reading

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

Tesla Road Trip: Vacaville Supercharger

We took our first road trip in Nick—driving to Martinez for a bit of business1. We then decided to head up to Vacaville for lunch. We wanted to visit the Vacaville supercharger station. We really didn’t need to charge, but the whole idea was to try it out. This was our first supercharger experience. It’s free. It’s blazing fast. You… 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

Tesla Model S Arrives with Style!

This month, Xm satellite radio has been running a special Billy Joel channel. That guy wrote and performed some absolutely amazing music! But I want to update the lyrics to one of his last century songs: Traded in his Lexus for a Te-sa-la-la-la-la-la-la; You oughta know by now.” Yes, we picked up the Tesla Model S yesterday. The weirdest thing… Continue reading

Upsetting the Status Quo…

I’ve always been of the opinion that upsetting the status quo can be a really good thing. Lots of other people don’t share my way of thinking. Tesla is a classic example. This company has turned the automotive industry on its head. And when the status quo is upset, the people who start losing money start screaming. There are over… Continue reading

Feels Like a Really Big Step…

We are in a quandary: which car do we replace with the Tesla S 85 (which arrives April 22nd, the day after Earth Day)?? the Nissan Leaf (which we love but only has an effective range of 60 – 80 miles in these hills, which, by the way, is perfectly adequate for 95% of all of our daily driving needs)?… 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