Ask a Tesla Model S Owner: First 2,500 Miles

By · September 11, 2012

Tesla Model S

By now we have read more than a few reviews of the Tesla Model S by some of the finest automotive journalists in the land. We know what a beautiful car it is at sunset on the beach; that if you take it to the track, you can get the boss' car to go from zero to sixty in 3.9 seconds; and if you drive like a white-knuckled hypermiler, you can get the Model S to go from Los Angeles to Las Vegas without refueling.

Having driven my Model S (with 85 kWh battery) more than 2,500 miles, I can also confirm the following:

  • It really is as fun to drive as everyone says it is.
  • The Model S adroitly handles the undulating, twisting road through the country’s largest, continuously moving landslide in the Portuguese Bend area of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
  • Leaving from Venice, California, you can drive the Model S through the Tejon Pass (4,160 ft) with the AC on and the stereo blasting, stop for an In-N-Out Burger in Lebec, California, and make it back to the beach with range to spare.
  • The Model S does all this with space in the trunk for 12 grocery bags (and a gym bag in the frunk), best-in-class fuel economy and no tailpipe emissions.

The Q&A Begins

So, what would you like to know about the Model S?

Post your questions in the comments section below. Ask anything about the reservation and ordering process; options; delivery service; the center console screen and controls; charging; range; performance and everyday usage. We'll select some of the best to answer in upcoming articles.

Disclosure: The author holds stock in Fiat, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen and Tesla.

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