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Is there a philanthropic Tesla owner out there?

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by ecobears, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. ecobears

    ecobears New Member

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    My wife and I are planning an eco-trip from top to toe of Italy by electric car and the Tesla is the only vehicle with the necessary capability. Our aim on the trip is to write a blog and book which would promote Tesla in the context of ecological travel and as part of the fight against climate change. We’ll also promote Slow Food by eating only in SF approved restaurants and we’ll stay in eco-friendly B&Bs. The book will cover other eco-issues such as solar energy, solar farms, energy saving, reducing transportation, Slow Food using unprocessed/bio/in-season Ingredients, etc. We asked the UK Tesla PR people to lend us a car, (ex demo or second hand) Although they are excited about our unique project, sadly they say they don’t have a car available for us. So would you lend us yours please, initially just for the first 2 weeks’ ‘test’ phase of the journey.

    If you are interested in principle, obviously I’ll then give you much more information about the project and us (marketing, communications and published authors). Huge thanks.
     
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  2. Ciaopec

    Ciaopec Member

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    This is a philanthropic as I get as I cannot part with my MS and have it shipped to Italy. Tesla Model S Rental in Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain

    The south of Italy will be tough. Mountainous like the rest of Italy and the southernmost Supercharger is between Rome and Naples off A-1 in Ceprano which leaves a lot of territory to very slow charging. Plugshare would help. Good luck.
     
  3. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    Am I supposed to be nice and not snarky here?
     
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  4. Indpowr

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    Turo app here in the USA and you can get it cheap
     
  5. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    Nah man - they're on an ECO TRIP. Don't you get it? We are supposed to hand them keys to our cars because they are saving the world - not taking a vacation in the disguise.
     
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  6. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    I mean sh*t - they're the ecobears dontcha know? Where you been?
     
  7. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    They're fighting climate change by blogging about their drive through Italy in a Tesla. Tough gig but somebody has to save the world.
     
  8. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    Sorry to be snide but when I ran an exotic car rental company I would get weekly calls from wack job leeches calling me asking to "donate" the use of a Ferrari or Lambo for one cause or another.
     
  9. Indpowr

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    Why would anyone just give up a car they paid 60k+ for to people to 1. put miles on 2. they dont know 3. get absolute nothing in return.

    Do we live in a day and age where people want stuff for free...Good lord...
     
  10. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    We rented a Model S and drove across Switzerland in September of 2016 and blogged about it: Swiss Tesla Driving Adventure

    All a part of saving the planet!
     
  11. Bet TSLA

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    I do it all the time. Almost a hundred different people have driven my P85 now, some just a couple of miles and some over 50. I had to go on a two week trip just after I got my car and I gave it to a friend to drive for the time I was gone.

    I don't get "absolute nothing" in return. I get the pleasure of spreading the joy that is driving a Tesla. I don't understand the snarky replies. If you don't want to get involved, why not just shut up and spread your cheer elsewhere?
     
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  12. Indpowr

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    1. These are people you know and/or ride with
    2. Snarky because we live in a day and age people want *sugar* for free and not wanting to work/pay for it.

    So, though your a good friend this is 100% different. And FYI I wouldn't give my P90DL to my friends. I see how they treat their cars.
     
  13. Bet TSLA

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    Yup. I ride with people because they are unfamiliar with the car.

    People get help all the time. I'm sure you do too. If you don't want to lend a hand, then don't. There's no need to be nasty about it.

    No, it's pretty similar. I'd say it's just further out on the same axis.

    You need a better class of friends. Treating people kindly is much more important than treating cars kindly.
     
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  14. Indpowr

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    You don't know what I do or don't but if you want to give out your car feel free. My wife and I work hard for our blessing
     
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    Do they see how you treat your friends?
     
  16. Indpowr

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    I don't ask to drive their cars nor would I ask. If they don't like/want to be friends that is their choice.

    I have had many people ask to drive my 700hp Vette and if you don't know how to handle it you will end up in a ditch fast. So, again giving someone your car/house etc does not make you a good/bad friend. But that is a choice you have to make.
     
  17. calisnow

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    This is different. The OP was e-begging to use somebody's $100K car to take a vacation in, thinly disguised as some planet saving mission - liberally sprinkled with the word "eco" everywhere.
     
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  18. Bet TSLA

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    And you are taking it upon yourself to warn all of us poor gullible fools not to fall for this? Thank you for your service to the community.:rolleyes:

    Who are you to judge whether some other poster here is sincere? If you have some evidence it's a scam then please provide it.
     
  19. rfinn

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    What if they had a wreck, you may be without your car for six months while it is being repaired.
     
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    I'm trying to think if a similar eco-trip has ever been attempted before... let me see now... maybe in 2009...
     

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