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Tesla Model S with some history behind it - literately

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Iceman, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Iceman

    Iceman New Member

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    This is a picture I took today of one of a handful of Model S´s in Iceland. More specifically, at the parking lot outside Höfði, Reykjavík.

    Höfði is the house where the end of the cold war began with the meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986. (ReykjavÃ*k Summit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

    It´s a 85 version btw.

    Tesla MS hofdi.jpg

    I understand this is probably a strange post but perhaps some of you here that like this kinda stuff.
     
  2. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Active Member

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    That's a beautiful and interesting picture, thank you for posting it.
     
  3. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    Is it yours?

    In any case, welcome to TMC.

    Electric cars would really suit Iceland well, complementing the other ways of clean energy. Imagine if you could run it on thermal power!
     
  4. Josh_k

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    What a nice picture of two contrary objects.
     
  5. rjcbox

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    Thanks for sharing
     
  6. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Not a strange post at all, thanks for sharing. I've made row visits to Iceland and love the country. Glad to hear about more Teslas in the country. Curious as to how service and support is handled!
     
  7. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    That is a great post, I remember that meeting. I have read that during that meeting, Reagan and Gorbachev actually agreed with each other to eliminate all land-based ICBMs (or perhaps even all nuclear weapons, I cannot recall), but their generals would not allow them to do so.
     
  8. SwedishAdvocate

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    Wikipedia, so grains of salt applies...

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    I might be mistaken, but as I understand it, a US general does not hold a position from where he has any right to deny a democratically elected POTUS anything.

    A Soviet general though, up until the dissolution of the Soviet Union, might very well have been a different matter…
     
  9. djplong

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    I'm heading out there (Iceland) on Wednesday night. Wish I could have rented a Model S but even tiny cars are *expensive* to rent out there! Definitely looking forward to visiting another place I've never been.
     
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  11. Iceman

    Iceman New Member

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    No, it´s not (but I wish).

    The HQ of a big bank are close by, I assume some slick banker owns the car.

    And I´d rather have the Tesla charged on hydropower (which is the most dominant source of electricity in Iceland) or Wind Power, which is the up-and-coming power source for Iceland.

    Contrary to popular belief, geothermal powerplants are not all that green.
     

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