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Life With Tesla - Mike Koenigs

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  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    #1 NigelM, Jul 16, 2011
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    MIke Koenigs finished his video - I don't recall seeing him on the forum, but I'm certain he'd be happy to have it posted here...



    Life with Tesla - The Documentary
     
  2. tennis_trs

    tennis_trs 2010 2.0 Roadster Sport

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    About 12:20 in a Tesla employee mentions 440V charging for Roadsters?
     
  3. ckessel

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    Quite enjoyable. When he talks about savings from EV and Solar he conflates them a bit trying to justify the costs of both the price premium on EV cars and the solar installation costs, but otherwise it was pretty convincing.
     
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    What a cool video from an owner.
     
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    We ran into Mike at the Newport Beach store on Saturday morning while we were doing our SoCalGreenSpeed drive to San Diego with 12 Tesla owners. Great video.
     
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    Fantastic documentary. Really enjoyable to watch.
     
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    #8 vfx, Jul 18, 2011
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    Looks like Mike has two 14-50 plugs in his garage. (though he says 70A)

    This is a very good video. Here are a lot of unsolicited comments from me. If he's just releasing it then much of the info is already old.

    This bugged me at the opening.
    Voice over; "...it's a high end sports car people like to drive fast!"
    Art Card: "...Until now"

    Why is it important that he got his car just before Tesla went public?

    Sketchy info presented:

    State rebates are only in a few states.
    Old info on Roadster availability/price.
    White stickers are also for CNG and fuel cell cars.
    Yellows are now expired (probably show an insert shot of one)

    On history he skipped over Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning and says "Elon had a vision"

    The Tesla body is not designed by Lotus. It was a design competition won by an ex Lotus designer Barney Hatt. His yellow car has a front end designed by Franz at Tesla

    @8:34 Showing a picture of an ICE when talking about the Tesla motor is a big mistake

    Less than half the US grid is powered by coal, not more than half.

    ^^^

    Still a good vid. Good to see Scott451.
     
  9. richkae

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    Agreed - the percentage of US electricity from coal is now down to 44.7%, the last time it was 50% or more was 2004.
    Old statistics = wrong statistics.
     
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    And the voice-over talks about the Roadster being hand built, but shows footage of Tesla working on the Model S prototype.
     
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    Yeah; big faux pas! He should have visited us first :)
     
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    #12 hcsharp, Jul 20, 2011
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    Too bad I couldn't hear a darn thing anybody said. I'm hearing impaired and he didn't bother captioning it or adding subtitles. I emailed him for a DVD or script which I would be happy to pay for but he didn't respond.
    edit: I heard from him today and he will try to send a DVD and I will try to get it captioned.
     
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    When you watch the video on youtube and push the CC buton under the video you get it captioned


    On 5.05 is that a model S coupé? Next-gen roadster?
     
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    I just finished watching the video, I wish I had the time to do the same thing. Teaching people about the car is half the fun of owning one, I don't know all the details exactly, but most people want to know the concept and have no time for all the details anyway. His stats may have been off a bit, but the concept will hopefully go out to people that need to learn the basics. Thank you Mike!
     
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    I think that was just some old 'stock footage' of the Model S demonstration prototype being constructed. The giant moonroof hadn't been installed yet so the construction crew was standing up through the opening.
     
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    i meant just after that, you have a 3D computerrendering! That looks to me as a coupé! I have the impression it has not the same proportions as the model S
     
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    Yes, I see what you mean. Only two doors. Maybe just an idea they were testing in CAD. Bluestar? Model S Coupe?
     
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    That only works if the video was created with captions or had them added later. If not, it will attempt to decipher the voices and create live captions but that doesn't work very well especially with a video like this where there is music and noise. I'd be willing to get it captioned but it looks like he forgot to follow through with sending me a DVD. If anybody has time and felt like transcribing it, I'd love to "hear" it.
     
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    Life with Tesla - Getting subtitles added

    Hi Henry! I just emailed you regarding the subtitles. Check your email and respond at your earliest convenience! Thanks!
     
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    And I think in California its only like 8% coal. I realize he wasn't talking about CA, just pointing it out.
     

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