Seattle to Vancouver – 141 miles (227KM)

Posted February 17th, 2013 at 8:10 pm by Elliott Alexander   |  3 Comments ››

Sunday, Feb. 17th.  We are off to Vancouver, BC, Canada from Seattle.  It’s a short drive of only 141 miles, but we need to pass through the border and border control.  Juan is driving and I’m busy on my computer.  The Tesla Model S has a 3G data connection, I believe with AT&T, but the car does not (yet) offer …

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Portland to Seattle – 174 miles North on I5

Posted February 17th, 2013 at 2:38 am by Elliott Alexander   |  1 Comment ››

Time to get down to business.  It’s Saturday night, Feb 16th and we are off to Seattle from Portland.  The weather is clear, dry and we make good time.  Back in Portland we took a few friends on a joy ride, so we burned up some miles before leaving Portland.  We arrive into Seattle with just a few miles to …

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First Charge, Electric Avenue Portland

Posted February 16th, 2013 at 12:17 pm by Elliott Alexander   |  4 Comments ››

Diagram of Electric Ave. Portland Oregon.

Saturday, March 16th.  Our first charging experience was at Electric Avenue in downtown Portland.   Electric Ave. is a joint research & development initiative of the Postland State Univ., Portland General Electric and the City of Portland.  It’s a block long street dedicated to  free EV charging stations for EV …

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Details about my new 2013 Model S Performance model

Posted February 16th, 2013 at 8:20 am by Elliott Alexander   |  4 Comments ››

My Tesla Model S comes with the 85KW battery pack, it’s a performance model which is the fastest of all the versions.  The electric motor is rated at around 416HP, but it really feels much faster.   Wheels are the standard 21″ in grey with high performance tires.  The paint scheme is the Pearl White Multi-Coat which is a metallic …

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First Stop: Tesla Showroom, Washington Square Mall, Portland, Oregon to pick up my new 2013 Tesla Model S.

Posted February 15th, 2013 at 10:00 pm by Elliott Alexander   |  2 Comments ››

We are picking the car up, it’s Friday, 8PM, Feb. 15th.  We were scheduled to retrieve the car earlier in the day, at 11AM, but some accounting snafu prevented them from finding my $90,000+ wire transfer sent two day prior to Tesla Motor’s bank account.   Jared the store manager called us later in the afternoon to advise they found the …

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