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Ben and Jerry's modified Tesla on cross-country mission

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  1. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    #1 HankLloydRight, Mar 17, 2015
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    see: Move Over, Ice Cream Trucks… Here Comes an Ice Cream Tesla! | NECN

    or: Ben s Hits the Road for the 2015 Save Our Swirled Climate Tour | Business Wire

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  2. Beckler

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    :D This is what Thursday's range anxiety press conference is about, clearly. The firmware update is for freezer control. Who the hell cares about range when you have ice cream.
     
  3. Kipernicus

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    Cool! (pun intended)

    The article mentions "freezers", but the boxes in the picture look like unpowered coolers. Would have been interesting to tap the high voltage battery to run an actual freezer.
     
  4. HankLloydRight

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    That was actually the first thing I wondered if they tapped the battery to power the freezers.. but geeze, that's playing with fire!!! Also, a range killer!
     
  5. ToddRLockwood

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    Ben, a longtime friend, has dreamed up and financed many spectacularly whimsical vehicles in the past twenty years, most of them with a social agenda. An exception to that would be a vehicle he commissioned for Burning Man a few years ago. It consisted of a ferris wheel-like structure, except that it wasn't tied down. This ferris wheel could actually be driven across the desert, its driver sitting in a suspended chair in the middle. A small diesel engine driving hydraulic motors provided the power.
     
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    Does hot-wiring a freezer into the trunk void the warranty??? :cool:
     
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    I wonder how much all that ice cream and coolers weigh. That could play havoc with range. And with air suspension. Very cool that they're doing this.
     
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    Yep. Frozen, actually!!
     
  9. jcadman22

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    I really hope they can Reach the Beach for @TeslaRoadTrip 2015, Ocean City, MD 4/18, 3-6PM! Info and registration TeslaRoadTrip.org
     
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    Let it go......
     
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    love this idea... those guys are really *cool*
     
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    Looks like they are making some extra stops. Excited they are going to be in town here tomorrow.

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    So many cool puns to be had here but nobody has pointed out the obvious... "ICE" Cream?! Pun or irony... You decide.
     
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    This car was in Kansas City this past weekend (3/21-22). They were staying at the Raphael. I know this because I was there and saw this car. I had driven my Model S up from Oklahoma and my friends were, jokingly, asking if that was mine in the front of the hotel.
     
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    I saw this car late last night at the Gallup, NM Supercharger. Unfortunately, I didn't run into its caretakers.
     
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    A little off-topic, but did anyone else start thinking "Flagstaff Arizona, don't forget Wynona, Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino..." (the voice in my head is with Depeche Mode singing it, and not the original.)

    and now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

    It's interesting how they seem to be pairing Ice Cream with beer. Not a beer drinker, but I do enjoy my Chunky Monkey
     
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    You are not the only one! That line runs through my head every time someone mentions Gallup and/or Barstow. I'm a big DM/Vince Clarke/Synthpop fan... my revocable trust is named the "Everything Counts Revocable Trust".

    Even more off topic.. in college one of my roommates was a very observant Jew, and for his birthday, the only things we could (readily) get that he could consume in our dorm was Miller beer and an ice-cream cake from Baskin-Robbins. Like I said "college". :)
     
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    When I hear those lyrics, all I connect to is Natalie Cole... yikes, what's wrong with me??? :eek:
     
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    love it. 6/27 is my daughter's birthday. You just KNOW what she's having instead of birthday cake ;-)
     

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