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Tesla Owner Stories from the SuperChargers

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  1. Sasmania

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    #1 Sasmania, Jun 1, 2015
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    Hello All,

    As part of my Million Dollar Tesla Trip where I will be hitting 200+ SuperChargers over 4 months, I quickly realized I would be meeting LOTS of great Tesla owners while waiting for a charge. I'm also interviewing lots of inspirational people (non Tesla related) on my blog and YouTube channel, but I will post the Tesla Owner Stories here as they should be more relevant to TMC.

    I'd love to interview any of you that I run into at a SC and want to talk Tesla and what it's meant to you.

     
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    Having done the X-country thing and visited 85 superchargers (I think I'm #5), 200+ in 4 months doesn't sound that fun. Too much driving charging vs. playing.

    Another thing at many of the rural places you may not see anyone! but if you do they are more likely to be conversational than in the urban ones.

    Have fun!
     
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    We were at Silverthorn yesterday, too, and there were two Teslas there while we charged.
    Like the couple from the video (very interesting woman/stories she told) we are traveling around the area (Nebraska, to South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado) but for us we are revisiting places we took our small children to (mostly national parks) years ago. I thought we were one of the few taking our Tesla around the country, but it sounds like there may be many. I had never thought that the EV would encourage seeing the country, but it does!
     
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    @Owner - I agree, I can already see where parts of this will be a real grind...and it may turn out to be longer than 4 months. But I kind of expected that this would be a rollercoaster of extremes.

    @MSEV - Yes, there are a lot of road trippers out there! Funny you were so close, I was charging there yesterday too. I'm in Breckenridge now and Denver for another week till I head out towards Minneapolis / Chicago.
     
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    #5 Sasmania, Jul 22, 2015
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    Here's my interview with Felix Normandin who owns the first all-electric car rental fleet in Canada. We met at the Montreal SuperCharger...

     
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    Great info! Thanks for the interviews. Enjoy your long road trip and hope to see many more videos. I have subscribed!
     
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    Thanks Blu Zap! More on the way...
     
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    #8 Sasmania, Jul 25, 2015
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    Here's Dave from Albany NY.
     
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    That is a great supercharger location. We stopped twice on our round trip road trip from Toronto <-> NY and ate at the Cheesecake Factory both times (and loved the food).
     
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    #10 BoerumHill, Jul 27, 2015
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    Great idea for series! Hope you post many more, I've enjoyed the first three.

    I especially liked Vincene's interview - such infectious enthusiasm!
     
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    #11 Sasmania, Aug 2, 2015
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    Thanks BoerumHill!

    Yes, I'm planning to get as many as I can on the last 2 - 3 months on the trip! I'm waiting for the moment when an owner approaches and says "Hey, I want to be in your video" before we even talk :)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Here is Karina, who swore she would never own another car....until the Tesla came out.

     
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    #12 Sasmania, Aug 14, 2015
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    Here's one from someone a lot of you already know...

     
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    #13 Sasmania, Aug 16, 2015
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    And now the guys behind EVANNEX...

     
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    #14 Sasmania, Aug 18, 2015
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    Here is Frank, who previously owned a Porsche 911 4WD Convertible (933) and couldn't be happier that he switched to Tesla. That's a pretty strong testimonial...

     
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    #15 Sasmania, Sep 21, 2015
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    Here's one with Rob Eager that is also an active member on PlugShare. If you are in Albuquerque, look him up! Thanks for the charge Rob!

     
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    #16 Sasmania, Sep 24, 2015
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    Check out Ralph, who was on his way to upgrade from Insane to Ludicrous!

     
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    Nice video. His P85D is listed for sale on the CPO site.
     
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    #18 Sasmania, Sep 28, 2015
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    Here's Patty, a brand new owner in Montana!

     
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    #19 Sasmania, Oct 9, 2015
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    Here's Larry who I met at the Tesla Factory SuperCharger the same day as the Tesla Model X reveal.

     
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    #20 Sasmania, Oct 9, 2015
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    This was one of the most unusual SuperCharger meetings. Why? Well, it was at 3:30 AM on my final push home of the trip. Just as I was pulling off the highway to the Quartzite SC, I saw some familiar tail lights...another Model S! It was Michael, who was also driving from California to Phoenix at the same God awful hour. I probably would have stopped and slept then, but Michael convinced me to follow him all the way to Phoenix! I got in safely to my own bed at 6:08 AM after driving 22 hours straight from Santa Cruz CA. It felt great to be home after 27,615 miles, 48 States & 4 Canadian Providences in 132 days on the road... Watch the end of the video for the song that helped get me through! What a trip it was!

     

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