Real life Lessons from 2 Weeks of Tesla Model X Ownership
My buddy Marcos Velez sent me over some quick talking points related to his recent purchase of his Tesla Model X. The X looks so cool. I test drove one a few months back and it’s an AMAZING experience. We have the Chevy Bolt EV and while it’s not a Tesla (and there is a huge difference), I have come to LOVE the one pedal driving that regenerative breaking affords. I can drive hundreds of miles and barely touch the break ever. It’s quite a shift in the way you drive. So here are Marcos’ thoughts –
Lessons from two weeks of Tesla ownership:
– the above is particularly true if driving a Model X, as seemingly everybody wants to see the falcon wing doors in action.
– Tesla SuperChargers are a game changer for the EV industry. No one has anything even remotely close in terms of performance. Once you have recharged using one (at a rate of about 300 – 400 miles per hour), you will never want to use anything else.
– in terms of responsiveness and acceleration, driving a Tesla is about the same feeling as riding a motorcycle: instant feedback and breathtaking acceleration.
– most common question: “so, does it drive itself?”
– second most common question: “how much did it cost?”
Just a short blurb on Tesla ownership from someone on the ground who actually owns one. : –) Other than the Superchargers and the Falcon Wing Doors, my Bolt is pretty close. haha
If you are interested in test driving a Tesla (I HIGHLY recommend it – even if you aren’t going to buy), you can use the link here (http://ts.la/giancarlo3622) to get free supercharging and $500 credit.
Hopefully Marcos will keep us updated on his further adventures with his X. I’ll be curious about his thoughts on it after 6 months and then a year.