Monday, September 29, 2014

What drives you?

We are all quite well aware of the saga that has become the electric car.

Very good companies like General Motors have had great failure in producing reliable, long-range versions, yet one company continues to build a cult-like following and continues to grow and grow.
Tesla is a company that is certainly doing things right. Well, as right as you can with huge government subsidies to keep your business afloat.

Tesla, named after the famed inventor of modern AC current, and of so many other electrical advances, builds cars that are 100% electric.  No, you can’t top it off with gas if you run out of juice, and no, you don’t charge the batteries when you ride the brakes.

Charging at the Super Charger (FREE) in Limon Colorado.
What you do get, is a seriously long-range electric car that will spoil anyone... Yes, even the BMW owner or the Mercedes Maven and the Lexus Lady.

I had the luck to speak with Richard Levy at the charging station in my home town. The Tesla charging station is a bit of an anomaly, as none of the locals seem to know what the hell it is, or how you use it.

Richard was traveling a return trip from Northern Maine to Albuquerque in his Tesla model S.  And this isn’t the first time he’s done it.

When I introduced myself as the Big Kahuna, (Driving a filthy dirty farm pickup and toting my son who was fresh from football practice) he didn’t seem too impressed, yet still took the time to chit chat with me and answered all of the intelligent questions that I could throw at him... And most of the really stupid questions as well.

The adventure never stops

The adventure never stops
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