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  1. Jim MacInnes

    Complete Tire and Wheel Set of 265/35/21 and 245/35/21 Michelin Pilot Super Sports for sale

    This tire and wheel set is nearly new and located in NW Lower Michigan.
  2. Jim MacInnes

    Tesla Ride and Drive Event at Crystal Mountain, MI

    Tesla will be hosting a ride and drive event at Crystal Mountain resort Crystal Mountain | Michigan Ski, Golf & Spa Resort near Traverse City, MI Friday – Sunday, February 28 – March 1, 2020. They will be bringing 3 Model X's, 1 Model S and 2 Model 3's. Hope you can join in the fun.
  3. Jim MacInnes

    Beer and Brat Fest and EV show tomorrow

    Dear Tesla owners please join me for the Beer and Brat Fest and EV show at Crystal Mountain tomorrow, May 25th. Michigan Beer and Brat Festival Admission is free for EV owners and we will be showcasing your cars.
  4. Jim MacInnes

    Michigan Beer/Brat Festival and EV show

    Bring your Tesla to Crystal Mountain Michigan's 14th annual Beer/Brat festival and EV show on Saturday, May 25th. Michigan Beer and Brat Festival | Crystal Mountain Michigan We have 5 charging stations including 2 HPWC's.
  5. Jim MacInnes

    New Michigan Superchargers

    Heard a rumor that Tesla is putting a hold on opening any new Michigan SC’s this year. Does anyone else have info on this?
  6. Jim MacInnes

    Michigan Energy Conference and Expo

    The Michigan Clean Energy Conference and Expo Michigan Clean Energy Conference & Expo in Traverse City MI is looking for EV owners who may be interested in attending the conference and displaying their vehicles on Saturday June 23 rd at the expo grounds.
  7. Jim MacInnes

    Beer & Brat Festival and EV show

    Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, MI is hosting its annual Beer & Brat festival and EV show over Memorial day weekend. Michigan Beer and Brat Festival Last year about 3000 people attended. The resort is located about 30 Miles SW of Traverse City, MI on highway M-115. The resort has 5...
  8. Jim MacInnes

    Building a strong, equitable electric vehicle market in Michigan

    Forum: Building a strong, equitable electric vehicle market in Michigan
  9. Jim MacInnes

    Supercharger - Muskegon MI

  10. Jim MacInnes

    Detroit Mobility conference on Monday, Sept 25th

    Charging and refusing the vehicles of tomorrow. On Monday, Sept 25th at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI MEC4 – MEC4 // Powering Mobility // 09.25.17
  11. Jim MacInnes

    Michigan Public Service Commission technical conference in August will study impact of alternative f

    Some of you may be interested in participating in this conference on EV infrastructure. MPSC - Michigan Public Service Commission technical conference in August will study impact of alternative fuel vehicles on state's utility infrastructure
  12. Jim MacInnes

    Michigan Clean Energy Conference this weekend

    The Michigan Clean Energy Conference starts tomorrow with a panel discussion on the future of electric mobility with former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm Michigan Clean Energy Conference & Fair The event is being held in Traverse City. It should be a great event...there will be lots of...
  13. Jim MacInnes

    Traverse City area Tesla owners - Clean Energy Conference

    I am moderating a panel discussion on the Future of Mobility at this clean energy conference Michigan Clean Energy Conference & Fair in Traverse City on Friday evening, June 23rd. The organizers are looking for a few Teslas to park outside the State Theatre downtown where the panel discussion...
  14. Jim MacInnes

    Tesla Explores: Visit Tesla at Crystal Mountain

    Looking forward to Tesla visiting us in July. Tesla Explores: Visit Tesla at Crystal Mountain Put it on your calendar
  15. Jim MacInnes

    Rethink X - Tony Seba's view of our autonomous future

    "RethinkX is an independent think tank that analyzes and forecasts the speed and scale of technology-driven disruption and its implications across society. We produce compelling, impartial data-driven analyses that identify pivotal choices to be made by investors, businesses, policymakers and...
  16. Jim MacInnes

    Here a deer, there a deer, everywhere a deer deer

    We live in northern lower Michigan where there are lots of deer. Here is what I sent to the Tesla service center in response to their request for service needs. "Check brakes…tighten up as required. Believe it or not, I have hit two deer with my Tesla but both times was able to stop on a...
  17. Jim MacInnes

    Are Michigan Rules for Tesla Unconstitutional?

    Some thoughts about the restrictions on Tesla from selling vehicles direct in Michigan. Dealerships say Tesla should have to play by the same rules, but are the rules unconstitutional?
  18. Jim MacInnes

    Michigan Tesla meetup on May 28th.

    We are planning at Tesla meetup near Traverse city, MI on Saturday, May 28th beginning at 2PM. This event is part of a Beer and Brat Fest at Crystal Mountain Resort. 11th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival Crystal Mountain is a Tesla Destination charging partner with 2 80 AMP HPWC's and...
  19. Jim MacInnes

    Tesla’s Model 3: The iPhone or Blackberry of the Auto Industry?

    An interesting podcast discussion about the Tesla Model 3 and the future of Tesla Motors by the Energy Gang and Bloomberg News reporter Dana Hull Tesla’s Model 3: The iPhone or Blackberry of the Auto Industry? This podcast included a discussion about Tesla maintenance issues which have been...
  20. Jim MacInnes

    Motor Trend Bolt vs Model 3 Comparison

    Here's a recent Motor Trend article comparing the Chevy Bolt with the Model 3. Comparison: Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevrolet Bolt - Motor Trend It claims the Bolt can get an 80% charge from a level 2 charger in 60 minutes providing 160 miles of range. That is hard to do with a 6.6kw Level 2 charger...
  21. Jim MacInnes

    Economist, Mariana Mazzucato on Government R&D Policy

    Here is a recent CNN interview with Fareed Zakaria "Why you should thank the government for your smartphone" where Mazzucato discusses the role of government investment in early stage R&D. http://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/01/04/exp-gps-0103-mazzucato-intv.cnn "My recent book, The...
  22. Jim MacInnes

    FTC workshop on state regulations re motor vehicle distribution

    The Federal Trade Commission ("Commission" or "FTC") will host a one-day workshop exploring competition and related issues in the context of state regulation of motor vehicle distribution and how these regulations affect businesses and consumers. Specific topics for discussion will include: the...
  23. Jim MacInnes

    China's New Five-Year Plan Embraces the Third Industrial Revolution

    BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has not only read Jeremy Rifkin's book "The Third Industrial Revolution" and taken it to heart. He and his colleagues have also made it the core of the country's 13th five-year plan announced in Beijing on Oct. 29. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8478954...
  24. Jim MacInnes

    Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, Tesla's Jim Chen is the keynote speaker

    Tesla's Jim Chen is the keynote speaker at the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council's Annual Gala event along with Valerie Brader who leads Governor Snyder's Energy policy efforts. http://mieibc.org/index.cfm?objectid...760050569A5318 This event takes place on November 10th at the...
  25. Jim MacInnes

    Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, Tesla's Jim Chen is the keynote speaker

    Tesla's Jim Chen is the keynote speaker at the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council's Annual Gala event along with Valerie Brader who leads Governor Snyder's Energy policy efforts. http://mieibc.org/index.cfm?objectid=00050090-5731-11E5-AB760050569A5318 This event takes place on...
  26. Jim MacInnes

    Life cycle air quality impacts of conventional and alternative light-duty transport

    This paper offers some important conclusions regarding air quality of various types of light-duty vehicles including EV's. http://www.pnas.org/content/111/52/18490.full.pdf "We find that powering vehicles with corn ethanol or with coal-based or "grid average" electricity increases monetized...
  27. Jim MacInnes

    Tesla Annual Service for NW Lower Michigan

    Spoke with a service representative from Cleveland today about getting the 12.5k mile service and he told me I needed to bring the car down to Cleveland, a 6 hour drive from here. As an alternative, they will send up a truck to pick mine up and take it down there for a "convenience charge" of...
  28. Jim MacInnes

    Destination charging in Lansing, MI at the new Hyatt hotel

    The new Hyatt hotel in the Eastwood center north of Lansing, MI on Lake Lansing road offers Tesla destination charging. They installed a HPWC months ago and many of us have been using it during our trips through here. This was my first stay at the hotel and it was enjoyable.
  29. Jim MacInnes

    Demystifying EV's

    The local electric CO-OP that serves our business, Cherryland Electric and their T&G supplier Wolverine Power, who are located in NW Lower Michigan invited me to talk about EV's in a recent podcast they produced called "Demystifying EV's"...
  30. Jim MacInnes

    Battery Recycling?

    Several people have asked me what Tesla is planning when it comes to the eventual need for battery recycling. I know that the higher quality used batteries can be selected out and repackaged for use as grid storage but most if not all batteries will eventually need to be recycled. How do you...
  31. Jim MacInnes

    Inside the fake town in Michigan where self-driving cars are being tested

    "...48 companies have signed up as partners, including Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Bosch, Delphi, Honda, Toyota, State Farm, Xerox and Verizon. Google and Uber are not among the partners."...
  32. Jim MacInnes

    Northern Michigan Starting to Plug-In Its Cars

    http://www.traverseticker.com/story/northern-michigan-starting-to-plug-in-its-cars
  33. Jim MacInnes

    IEEE USA National Energy Policy Committee Report

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the advancement of technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE-USA's mission is to recommend policies and implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit the...
  34. Jim MacInnes

    Regenerative Capitalism

    Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Principles and Patterns Will Shape Our New Economy For the past two years, Capital Institute and its collaborative network have been on an evolutionary learning journey, searching for a path that will lead us beyond our current unsustainable economic...
  35. Jim MacInnes

    Saudi Arabia's Plan to Extend the Age of Oil

    "Last week, in a speech in Riyadh, Naimi said Saudi Arabia would stand “firmly and resolutely” with others who oppose any attempt to marginalize oil consumption. “There are those who are trying to reach international agreements to limit the use of fossil fuel, and that will damage the...
  36. Jim MacInnes

    Tesla 19" stock wheels

    I am looking for some stock Tesla 19" wheels in good condition for my snow tires.
  37. Jim MacInnes

    Tesla to open more "Dealerships" in PA

    "Tesla Motors plans to expand in Pennsylvania in 2015 now that the high-end, electric car manufacturer received approval from the General Assembly to open more dealerships.....Until July 2014, a Pennsylvania law prohibited car manufacturers from also acting as a vehicle dealer. Tesla, which...
  38. Jim MacInnes

    New Tesla high capacity charging connectors near Traverse City, MI

    Next week, we are installing two Tesla High Capacity charging connectors at Crystal Mountain Resort Crystal Mountain | Michigan Ski, Golf Spa Resort near Traverse City, MI.

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