Below are the top 100 reasons I love my Tesla Model S. In the past 100 years the automobile has seen little innovation. There have been good incremental improvements, but the basics of a combustion engine vehicle have remained the same. The Tesla Model S is going to change all that. Tesla didn’t invent the electric car, but they are the first to prove that an all-electric car can better any combustion car ever made. From this point forward the combustion engine vehicle is dead. Batteries will get better, ranges further, charging shorter, price points lower and in 10 years why would anyone want a gas vehicle as their regular car? The Tesla touch interface will transform the user experience for all cars (gas and electric). The simplicity of an all-electric vehicle will reduce maintenance needs and cost of ownership, while increasing reliability. Entire industries related to fuel sourcing, production, distribution, auto maintenance and parts suppliers are about to be turned upside down. Utility grids will be stretched to new limits. Alternative power generation capabilities will improve. This is truly an exciting time in history! Mike 1. The fastest sedan I’ve ever owned - zero to sixty in 3.9 seconds 2. The 17” touch interface is mesmerizing 3. The car is always connected to the internet 4. Enough room for a surf board or skis in the car 5. The design styling rocks 6. The car firmware updates automatically over wire like an iPad or iPhone 7. Disappearing door handles (so cool) 8. Free super chargers 9. I can drive solo in the California carpool lanes 10. Stereo volume goes to 11 11. Internet radio with no need to pay Sirius XM! 12. Google maps in the console 13. An internet browser in the dash 14. Room for seven passengers 15. Free charging at the airport 16. No oil changes 17. Adjustable ride and steering – from land speeder to lazy-boy 18. Drag and drop sunroof 19. Full Panoramic roof 20. No state smog check 21. The car is silent 22. Rock star looks everywhere I go 23. California Rebate 24. Electric utility time-of-use rates save me over $200/month 25. Awesome customer service 26. No dealers involved in the purchase (suck it used car sales guy!) 27. Homelink garage opener detects when I am home via GPS 28. No hot greasy engine, transmission, muffler, or other 3,000 parts to break 29. 100% torque off the line 30. My kids will never need to know how to drive stick, or that transmissions had gears or transmissions ever existed. 31. Nobody ever has to sit on the hump 32. The key looks like the car (yeah, that is so cool) 33. WYSIWYG view of the car in the console 34. It is all digital - user experience is now software not hundreds of buttons, knobs and levers 35. The Tesla did to cars what Apple did to cell phones. Every other car is an old school flip phone now. 36. 300 Miles of range 37. Federal Tax Credit 38. Pause the radio. Skip a song. Resume song after returning to vehicle 39. Bluetooth music streaming from your phone 40. Hidden charge port (sneaky!) with cable lock 41. Walk away door locking. Walk up unlock 42. Personal delivery of the car to the house - classy! 43. No need to start or turn off the car. Just get in, just get out 44. Rear camera view anytime, not just in reverse. 45. It has a frunk for your junk instead of an engine that goes clunk 46. Twice the cargo volume as a BMW 5 series 47. I will never say “damn, the price of gas is high” again 48. I will never need the Jiffy Lube 27 point service. 23 points don’t even exist on the Tesla. 49. The only fluid is windshield wiper cleaning fluid. 50. Midas muffler shop? Aamco transmission shop? Yeah, you can also take them off the holiday card list. 51. Gas stations only exist for their bathrooms and snacks 52. Custom driver profiles - Like having a Wii Mi for the car 53. Every over-air update comes with release notes - that makes my inner geek so happy 54. Need new spark plugs? Radiator fluid low? Yep, those will be “olden days” stories our kids tell their kids. 55. Phone photos of contacts show up on the consoles 56. Album art displays on both consoles 57. Lose your Tesla? Use the mobile app to track it and “Find my Tesla” 58. Internet purchase, custom configuration and tracking through the factory 59. Tesla Rangers – will pick up car and deliver it to service (haven’t needed them yet!) 60. Tesla owners are fanatical and friendly – need a charge? Stop by for lunch. 61. It is designed and made in California 62. Every morning I have a “full tank” 63. Fit, finish and materials are meticulous – as good as Mercedes or BMW 64. Full size keyboard to type in a map address or browser URL 65. Brakes last longer, since most breaking is regen 66. Turn-by-turn navigation done right (multi-screen, birds eye view) 67. The car is intuitive 68. The headlights are badass 69. I can plug in a mouse and keyboard to my car. (Ok, not recommended) 70. Tesla customer service can do remote diagnostics, troubleshooting and hot-patch over the phone 71. People in Oregon are allowed to plug in their car themselves 72. Folding rear seats 73. All it really needs is a Flux Capacitor and they can call it done 74. Full charge at home in 3-4 hours and 45 minutes at a super charger 75. I can tweet from my seat isn’t that neat? 76. You know those snobby condescending smirks you get from Prius drivers going 35 in a 50? Yeah, now who is driving the gas guzzler? 77. I am no longer blowing 10 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year while driving 78. It is Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine car of the year 79. Out living large while getting a charge? Use the Tesla mobile app to track charging status. 80. The batteries are guaranteed for eight years and unlimited mileage 81. If every car was a Tesla then living next to Pacific Coast Highway would be quiet on a Saturday night 82. You know how you sometimes spill a little gas while pulling it out? Yeah, those days are done 83. I don’t miss the “Pump Station TV News” 84. You can read the New York Times from the console after driving three hundred miles, unless your name is Broder. 85. Bad spark plugs? Slipping fan belt? Yep, those hundred year old problems are history 86. Going downhill is strangely more fun and rewarding than ever before 87. Pairs nicely with Solar 88. My car knows my name 89. 1,000 miles on $40 of electricity 90. Oddly, everyone is quick to let you charge for free. I don’t ever remember anyone offering me free gas before 91. Movie scenes depicting heroic escapes from exploding cars will be a thing of the past 92. Mobile app remote climate control 93. “Whoa. What kind of car is that?” 94. Real-time energy consumption visualizations 95. Heated seats 96. LoJack? Yeah, that won’t be needed anymore 97. Real-time traffic via Google Maps 98. Just for laughs, pull into the full serve gas station and ask them to check the oil and filler’ up 99. Front row EV parking at the mall 100. Never buy gas again! (suck it OPEC!) 101 anyone?