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  1. mpt

    Chinese Investor Pays $14M for Arizona’s Largest Tesla Facility

    8300 E. Raintree Dr. in Scottsdale, AZ has been sold to a Chinese Investor. Cushman & Wakefield handled the sale. I wonder if this is for someone like Byton or BYD? Chinese Investor Pays $14M for Arizona’s Largest Tesla Facility
  2. mpt

    How old is AutoPilot?

    I've been wondering how autopilot compares to a real human driver - what do you think?
  3. mpt

    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    I received an odd question from a friend. He asked if my car made a hollow sound when you knock hard on the rear floor of the cabin just behind the drivers seat. Mine sounds like you're thumping a nicely carpeted brick wall. His doesn't, check out the attached video - does yours should like that...
  4. mpt

    I don't remember it that way?

    I've been reading the press coverage of the recent event where Elon discusses the history of Tesla with shareholders. USA today posts at Elon Musk recounts the secret history of Tesla Motors the dialog but there seems to be a number of inconsistencies, one that jumped out was: "After being...
  5. mpt

    Electric GT World Series — Based Entirely On the Tesla Model S

    We heard at TransportEvolved this morning that the series has been confirmed! Exclusive: Formula E Too Bland? Meet The Electric GT World Series Initially Based Entirely On the Tesla Model S | Transport Evolved Highlights: It's all P85+ for year one - that makes all you P85+ owners GT car...
  6. mpt

    Tesla Sales Banned in New Jersey... hopefully not for long!

    NJ is looking to implement the same anticompetitive legislation to prevent sales of Tesla today in a last minute switch. The meeting at the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission is open to the public however, I'm not yet totally clear on the proceedings. TM blog post: Defending Innovation and Consumer...
  7. mpt

    TESLIVE pops up on the BBC

    BBC News - Could a near-supersonic tube be the future of transport? A short blip of TESLIVE at the open.
  8. mpt

    #469 up for salvage

    Spotted on eBay Tesla : Base Convertible 2-Door Tesla in Tesla | eBay Motors It looks like one of the least damaged cars out there, no obvious sign of chassis breakage, a good battery but, is the windscreen surround bent and what does that mean? MPT
  9. mpt

    Is this the final flatbed?

    As a procession of Tesla Model S cars roll out of the Millford Supercharger in Connecticut, I can’t help being somewhat proud of the Tesla brand. These owners have taken a weekend out to get together and demonstrate that ‘Owners’ can genuinely use this car. You may critique this observation by...
  10. mpt

    Electric car drive and display event - please spread the word!

    We'll be there with Tesla, BMW, and an e-bike already confirmed.
  11. mpt

    Opportunity Console - New Photos, Poll

    This weekend Tesla will be displaying the first prototypes of the "Opportunity Console" elements for us to see. These are not yet finalized, so they're looking for our feedback and suggestions. Update: Here are the photos: Console 1: Shelf Console 2: Phone slot Console 3: Cupholders...
  12. mpt

    Mitsubishi tries humor in their ads

    Mitsubishi tries humor in their ads
  13. mpt

    The Big NJ EV meet - Sunday April 15th 10:30 Nauna's Bella Casa

    Come and join us for the biggest electric car meet-up in New Jersey's History! We have over 30 cars; Tesla Roadster, BMW ActiveE, Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Plug-in Prius and more. Come and check out the cars, talk to REAL owners about what it's like to live with Electric Cars every day. Find...
  14. mpt

    Anyone know any good places to visit in the Baltimore area?

    I'm heading down to the area and looking for somewhere good to stay (and charge) but have no local knowledge. Can anyone in the area give me some pointers? Thanks! Perhaps we could have a mini meet up over Pizza in the general area?
  15. mpt

    Thomas Dolby Time Capsule - Sellersville PA Wed. 28th

    Anyone fancy meeting up in Sellersville at the Washington House Restaurant & Sellersville Theater 1894 136 North Main Street, Sellersville PA 18960 I'll be there for a photo op with the Time Capsule Reply or PM me if you fancy calling by. Tickets for the show are still available at Tour |
  16. mpt

    Event: Revenge Screening in Livingston NJ - Tuesday March 20th

    The general public is invited to a free screening of the film "Revenge of the Electric Car," followed by a discussion led by Chuck Feinberg from N.J. Clean Cities Coalition, at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 East Northfield Road., Livingston on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:15 p.m. Various electric car...
  17. mpt

    PR: OpenVehicles.com selects Tesla Motors Club as technology partner

    Background/relevance: OpenVehicles.com, a project, in part founded by Mark Webb-Johnson, Sonny Chen and team, have created a community sourced hardware and software solution to offer advanced smartphone connectivity for cars that lack the feature. Starting with the Tesla Roadster the module...
  18. mpt

    Do you know that you must keep your battery charged?

    There's an interesting meme going that battery electric cars can be destroyed if their battery is left to go flat. As an enthusiast and owner I'm in no doubt about the need to keep the battery from becoming completely depleted but are you? Let me know in the poll. Perhaps there's a message to...
  19. mpt

    Doug Korthof - R.I.P.

    This morning; news that environment activist and EV enthusiast Doug Korthof lost his battle with cancer and passed away quietly at his home in Seal Beach. Living in Orange County, Doug was an early environmental advocate and activist; installing solar cells in the 90's and helping his son build...
  20. mpt

    EV meet-up: Princeton NJ Revenge of the Electric Car screening Saturday Jan 28th at 7

    Anyone up for meeting up at the Princeton public library on Saturday Jan 28th at 7PM? We have a couple of Tesla expected plus one or two ActiveE attending. If you'd like to get a look at the new ActiveE - be there! Where: Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton Township, NJ...
  21. mpt

    Tesla Hires In-House Lobbyist

    Tesla Motors hires first in-house DC lobbyist - The Hill's Transportation Report Good / bad?
  22. mpt


    I don't know where these guys got my email address from but, do we know these guys? They seem familiar.
  23. mpt

    Range Rover gets a plug

    Looks like the famous Chelsea Tractor is getting a plug on its diesel hybrid model: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1067940_range-rover-plug-in-diesel-hybrid-prototype-exclusive-photos
  24. mpt

    "Tessler" or "Tezzler"?

    I think that it's a Tessler not a Tezzler and definitely not a Tezzeler... thoughts?
  25. mpt

    Running a Tesla after Irene took the power

    After Irene came and went it took the power with it. This is when going on vacation and leaving the car in storage mode can be a gamble. Hurricane Irene Recap: 2 Electric Cars, No Power? No Problem! All worked out well in the end though, it's surprising just how much electricity can be found.
  26. mpt

    The bet is on; $1M says the Model S will be on time

    A friendly bet between Journalist Dan Neil and Elon Musk has escalated into a brilliant wager; Elon says the Model S will ship by the end of 2012 or, However, there are conditions, full story at: Betting Tesla's Elon Musk $1 Million, Dan Neil Hopes To Lose {Source: John Voelcker - Green Car...
  27. mpt

    Very amusing article on how to hate EVs

    The EV-Hater's Guide to Hating Electric Cars | PluginCars.com Top ten things to remember when you're bashing EVs.
  28. mpt

    2011 Tesla Motors Model S Commercial Remix By Classic Tone

    Nice work!
  29. mpt

    Update resulted in broken editor controls

    We had to apply an emergency patch today. One bit of fallout was the editor - the images used by the editor are incomplete. It is functional but you'll have to mouse-over to figure out the buttons for now! I will resolve it asap. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience. MPT
  30. mpt

    HTTPS SSL support

    I've added an SSL certificate to the site but need to test it out this weekend. Anyone any thoughts on the use of SSL on the site? My reason for testing would be to add encryption of the userid and password plus, when reading the site it will be encrypted and free from eaves dropping.
  31. mpt

    PA EEVC meet tonight

    There's Don A and me at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School 201 East Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, Pa 19462 For the EEVC meeting tonight at 7pm ET, join us if you're in the area. Details at Eastern Electric Vehicle Club Website
  32. mpt

    Weekend special

    This weekend we're going to follow David and Kevin down through the UK whilst they test out their new charging network. Hence the home page update; I hope that you like it and enjoy the event. ... Normal service will resume on Monday.
  33. mpt

    Tesla Roadster invited to join Fast & Furious 5 promo shoot

    Are you near Willow Springs raceway on Wednesday 13th April? The organizers are looking for a Tesla Roadster to participate in the event. Please PM me for details.
  34. mpt

    Tesla joining the CO2 E-Drive NYC Earth Day

    Tesla will be meeting up at Solar 1 24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East New York, NY 10010 At 7am for a 9am start on Earth Day April 22nd. To join the Earth Day CO E-drive rally which is open to all EVs at CO2 E DRIVE NYC Tesla or no Tesla bring an EV, join in!
  35. mpt

    Where is the Hydrogen vs. Battery thread?

    I deleted it in error yesterday :cursing: It'll be back later today...
  36. mpt

    Updated smiles

  37. mpt

    The true cost of Coal revealed

    Coal's hidden costs; primarily health care and environmental damage. Does this add a burden to all those promoting EVs or simply strengthens the case for greater and faster investment in renewable energy. I choose the latter...
  38. mpt

    Updated homepage

    We've aded some activity to the home page and moved the Twitter link. Let me know your thoughts. Regards, Michael.
  39. mpt

    A Roadster for Valentines

    Does YOUR Valentine's Day Gift Plug In? This Tesla Does Gents, we'll have to have a quiet word with Jens, he's raising the bar; flowers won't cut it anymore!
  40. mpt

    The Ultimate Gaming chair?

    I've just upgraded the seats to the newer more bolstered ones. But what about the old ones? Re-use, recycle, renew, right?
  41. mpt

    EV get together Saturday 5th February, Montclair NJ

    With the end of the Volt CAB program coming very soon, we’re celebrating the end of the program and the beginning of the move into production of electric cars from GM so join us as we say “The Volt is Dead, Long Live the Volt!”. We’ll be syncing up our event with the West Coast event at the...
  42. mpt

    wiper blade

    +1 same issue, replaced, happy now.
  43. mpt

    Impact of sound deadening kit on the 2.0

    I've just had the soundproofing kit and wind noise fix from the 2.5 added to my 2010 2.0. The job took two days to install; it's all labour! The kit comprises; Sound deadening pads under foot, under the seats and behind the seats Sound deadening cushions behind the seats, behind the dash on...
  44. mpt

    Transport Evolved

    Check out TMC's Kevin Sharpe and I on this weeks Transport Evolved hosted by Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield (aminorjourney). Kevin outlines his charity to bring charging stations to the UK and I have a rant about MPG.
  45. mpt

    In Memory Of

    I'd not noticed this in the firmware before, the 'Memorial', I just saw that today. How appropriate.
  46. mpt

    Research claims battery-electric cars are greener than expected

    Source IET http://kn.theiet.org/news/aug10/e-car-lca.cfm
  47. mpt

    The Cannabis car

    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/08/24/canadian-cannabis-car/ Well, Hemp but cool still.
  48. mpt

    New site theme and features

    Welcome to the new Tesla Motors Club website update. We hope that you like the changes. The visual style refresh is only the tip of the iceberg; the lumpy bit of the iceberg is that the whole forum engine has been updated to version 4.05 of vBulletin. I'm sure that we'll (I'll) have broken...
  49. mpt

    Clean sweep! Telsa wins Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

    Tesla sweeps Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally Driven by Formula One veteran Erik Comas, Tesla Roadster becomes first electric vehicle to win three-day rally and first victory for an EV in an FIA-sanctioned competition. March 29, 2010 MONACO — A Tesla Roadster has become the first...
  50. mpt

    Tesla Roadster Promotional Tour & Boston's Business Leaders Sustainability Challenge

    A bit of a mouthful but, the RenewAmericaRoadtrip roadster will be at the Seaport Boston Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center Boston on Monday 29th. They're raffling rides, having speakers at the event and the whole thing is a freeby. It's at Avenue of Flags, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston MA...

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