The Oatmeal has a cartoon/article – “What it’s like to own a Tesla Model S – A cartoonist’s review of his magical space car”.
Now, I love The Oatmeal. Funny stuff. And I like the idea of a Tesla (never driven one so I can’t say much more than that). But his love of his Tesla may be blinding him to some things.
After seven months and 4,000+ miles, any “range anxiety” i used to have has been completely quelled.
Of course it has. If you are only driving an average of 19 miles a day, there’s no need for range anxiety.
I use Tesla’s supercharger stations if I’m planning a long trip.
If he’s only driven 4K miles in seven months, what would he define as a “long trip”?
I have the 85kwh battery which I can go up to 260 miles on a single charge.
I don’t know about any of you but I would regularly drive that far on my motorcycle just to go get coffee. 500-600 miles/day were not unusual. In a car, I could do that “charge distance” several times in one day.
My Model S can go from 0-60 in five seconds.
That is great acceleration but my motorcycle did it in 3.8. 🙂
I want an app that makes race car noises when I accelerate.
You know what makes race car noises when you accelerate? A fucking race car…
In referring to a friend who has solar panels on his house and, therefore, his Tesla is being being charged via sunlight:
What I find insanely wonderful about this is that technically my friend is now driving a car which is powered by the motherfucking sun.
Yeah. Technically, WE ALL ARE.
In a knock ostensibly directed at the internal combustion engine:
It’s like driving around in a miniature power plant, or owning a television set that needs to be topped off and then pull started.
Wait…WTF? Your Tesla has a “miniature power plant” in it and it most certainly needs to be topped off – and even more frequently (and more slowly) than a gasoline powered car.
Don’t get me wrong – I know electric cars are our future and, for the most part, I welcome that future. But I’m also a realist and don’t want people to think it’s all going to be all candy canes and lollipops.
Would I buy a Tesla? No. At $70,000, there are cars that are just as good performance wise that will take me on much longer trips than a Tesla.