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Model S sightings in Ontario

Discussion in 'Canada' started by dj905, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. dj905

    dj905 Member

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    Had my first 'random sighting' of a nice red Model S parked in Oakville (LCBO/Walmart near Dundas and Trafalgar road) yesterday.

    Anyone on the forum?

    David

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  2. Hut

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    Great Post!! :tongue:
     
  3. Doug_G

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    My first "in the wild" sighting in Canada was on January 9. I walked out of the local Starbucks and did a double-take.

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    As you can see from the photo, it's an exact duplicate of my car (on the right).

    (Photo first posted in "Random Model S Sightings")

    This wasn't random, but this Model S visited our office because it was tagging along for the eastern part of the Sun Country cross-Canada tour:

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    We brought it indoors so Mark could do a little work on it without freezing. Kent's Roadster was also getting new snow tires installed.

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    The car is owned by a Canadian, actually a dual citizen who immigrated to Canada but still has a US address, so he ordered one in the US and got one well before the rest of us.
     
  4. eMileage

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    I saw a grey model S heading east on Finch, west of Bathurst a few weeks ago. I was caught by surprise and wasn't quick enough to whip out my cellphone cam 700 mile Model S Roadtrip it was out of range. I later saw this one at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre (which is home to Tesla's highest traffic store... according to George Blankenship). So now I suspect this may be the same vehicle that I had spotted out on a test drive.
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    Ignoring the road trip reference above :confused:... This is probably the configuration I would buy. Very Nice!
     
  5. Jaff

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    Just check to see if that Model S has a California plate...the Toronto store vehicle is California "plated" with no front plate...

     
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    This was from the Golden Horseshoe EV Club meeting a couple of weeks ago. (Credit: Photo from GHEVA Facebook page, but I am in the photo :smile:)
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    Great post dj905!

    mknox, are you on the right close to the hood?
     
  8. dj905

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    I am the person on the far right... I think that mknox, jaff and I were talking.
     
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    you assume as that's the only human with glasses like the avatar? :rolleyes:
     
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    That's right. I'm the one with my back to the camera (you can only see the back of my head) :smile:
     
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    We can't show Mike on camera for security reasons...it'd blow his cover...:wink::biggrin:


     
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    Which cover would that be? His Chip N Dale one? :biggrin:
     
  13. Duckjybe

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    Another seen in Oakville (I know whose it is!!). Soon to be a Blue one lurking around in a couple weeks.....fingers crossed.

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    Not quite :wink:
     
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    Oh, sorry. I was sure I recognized you. :wink:
     
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    Hey, that looks just like the one I never get to drive!

    ...hope your blue one arrives soon!

     
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    @Duckjybe - mine is Blue also, so we should plan for a meet up and plugin at Tim Hortons on Wyecroft road in the spring!
     
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    Meeting up would be great. We need to do some EV educating here in Oakville. The Tim Hortons on Wycroft has a charging station? Soon to be one installed at the Yamaha dealer on 3rd line (Sun Country Highway donation). I noticed it on the Sun Country Map and went in one day looking for it. It is sitting in a box in their front hall. It will be installed when they can trench outside. I talked to the owner and was curious as to why they would get one. They sell Zero brand electric motorcycles (we see the adds here on TMC) and want to attract the EV crowd to their store. I thought this was to be the first charging station in Oakville?
     
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    Wow...Oakville's behind Grimsby in charge station installations...:wink::biggrin:
     
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    There are two Chargepoint plugins a the wycroft Tim Hortons !!! I will be spending more time there. I wonder if this is a test pilot for rolling out more at all of their stores? It's a great idea!!!
     

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