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One Year Later...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Doc Savage, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. Doc Savage

    Doc Savage Member

    Feb 5, 2017
    S. Louisiana
    Today marks our one year anniversary of taking delivery on our S90D. We picked it up in N. Houston, and (nervously) drove it to our friends' home in the Woodlands. That weekend, we acclimated ourselves to the basic driving functions of this new mode of transportation and, at the end of the weekend, drove it back to Baton Rouge.

    Now, one year later, we have driven "The White Phaeton" 18,056 miles, including several trips to Texas, two to Tennessee/N. Carolina, Florida, and points in between. I must say that in this time, we have had no problems, no unusual situations, and no buyer's remorse.

    The first time we took the car for an out-of-town trip, there was a twinge, not of range anxiety so much as a general feeling of stepping off into a different realm. I had read extensively, both on these forums, the Tesla forum, and other sources, as to the ease of road tripping, but it was still a leap of faith, knowing that I could not just "stop at any gas station" to "fill up". This has turned out to be a non-issue, as there have been no situations whatsoever in charging, whether it be at Superchargers or other types of receptacles.

    We have had interesting and sometimes delightful interactions with both other Tesla owners, and also the general public, to whom we serve as ambassadors for EVs in general and Tesla in particular. We have fielded some unusual questions, and hopefully, have convinced some folks that owing and operating an EV is much more practical than they might have thought. Other Tesla owners that we have met have been welcoming to our questions, especially in those early weeks, and pulling in to Superchargers and seeing others there is somewhat akin to what I perceive as stagecoach stops in the old west. (Of course, we are over on the eastern side of the continent, where Teslas are not very common, so the comraderie still is more evident for the time being).

    So, in closing, this post is geared to those who may be prospective owners, looking for information and encouragement as they do the research that I was doing a year or two ago. Come on, take the plunge, and, if you see The White Phaeton out there on the road IMG_0600.JPG at a Supercharger, stop by for a chat with Doc and Anne.
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  2. ABVA

    ABVA Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    Appreciate your passion and willingness to enlighten others. Come this October I will be with Tesla for four years and two Model S, my passion has still not dwindled. Glad to see that there are true ambassadors like you around.

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