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Fortune Magazine on the 700-mile Model S Roadtrip

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  1. GenIIIOwner

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    Fortune Magazine on the 700-mile Model S Roadtrip in the February 4,2013 edition

    thoughts on the article?-just got it in the mail

    I'm sorry if this is a repost. ;-(
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Anybody know if it's in stores yet? (Picture?)
     
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    I can tell you it is the issue with the 100 Best Places To Work feature.
     
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    Hmm. Haven't received that issue yet. Maybe tomorrow.
     
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    GenIII - Well, what's the takeaway?
     
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    It certainly wasn't a slam, but not exactly glowing either. It appeared to have been written by someone completely unfamiliar with EVs who had to bone up very quickly for this drive opportunity.
     
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    The short version is not very clear. Did they just drive wherever they wanted to without ever filling up? Anyone can run out of juice in an ICE too?

    Could we (my father and I) travel in an electric automobile that went so far, so fast, without compromise?


     
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    The comments section of the article are lit up with the same exasperations of the lack of planning and general idiocy portrayed by the author. Only a slight bit of forethought would have resulted in a better, near "magical" experience that the author seemed to be mockingly expecting. Sigh. :cursing:
     
  10. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    The author and his father managed to both 'fill up' at the Gilroy Supercharger and then run out of juice where the only charging opportunity was a (presumed) 30amp J1772. He made it sound like it was the car's fault that he failed to plan well enough or manage his charge/driving style in order to reach his hotel; he admits to having too much fun driving the car on twisty mountain roads. He doesn't say how far he went on that charge, either.

    All in all, it's rather a "we liked the car itself but the charging infrastructure isn't there yet" review. So: mostly a yawn, except as it tends to discourage people new to EVs.
     
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    Correct. It's a really bizarre article. I don't get the point of it. It's a mix of charging station economics with a Model S road trip... I say again, bizarre.
     
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    Seems cut short to me. The last few sentences:

    And? Seems like there should be another page, but I can't find it.
     

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