I saw one yesterday near Palo Alto too! It was that orange color. It was zipping along like mad. Actually if it wasn't a Tesla, I probably would have been annoyed at the driver's driving style. I thought maybe it was just having fun as it tore down the exit ramp but then turns out, the guy just made a mistake and got off on the wrong exit.
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I saw a Tesla Roadster on the road! - Page 2post #31 of 594/12/09 at 8:49ampost #32 of 594/13/09 at 10:25amThread Starter
This weekend, when I went over to the Tesla showroom in Menlo Park, CA to check out the Tesla Model S, there were actually a TON of Roadsters around. Now, it doesn't really count as being on the road, but it was pretty cool. There were a good 35-40 or so, I'd say, including Martin Eberhard's.post #33 of 594/13/09 at 10:27ampost #34 of 594/13/09 at 10:38ampost #35 of 595/5/09 at 9:47amThread Starter
I was driving south on highway 280 last weekend (in the SF Bay Area) and got to follow a beautiful Tesla for quite a number of miles actually until he (the driver...who actually I noticed was breaking California law by talking on his cell phone without a headset) got off the highway. It wasn't Martin Eberhard's car (which is custom painted a light grey with two orange racing stripes...which you can see here) but it was similarly styled. It was black with red (well...maybe more of a maroon) racing stripes.
Luckily my boyfriend was driving and I had my camera on hand. I wasn't really bold enough to take a full on side photo when we were driving next to it...but here are two that I got:
I've been doing a little sleuthing into who the car belongs to. Here's one picture I found in the Tesla Motors Club forum with a sign saying it's a customer car...
And according to the Tesla Founder's blog (or rather the comments section of one of the posts), Martin said, "When I had my car in for service, I saw another Founders Series car (sold to one of Tesla’s investors) with stripes - this one black with red stripes. Frankly, mine looks better I am quite amused to see Tesla’s investors copying my striping pattern though."
Just for kicks....here's Martin's for a comparison:post #36 of 595/6/09 at 10:45ampost #37 of 595/27/09 at 9:34amQuote:
I like Martin's but that black and red one is pretty sweet for sure.
I saw a Tesla on the road the other day and took a janky photo on my cell phone. It was a green one. This one had the carpool stickers on it too:post #38 of 596/1/09 at 11:50amThread Starter
Here's another Tesla Roadster I saw last week Thursday (probably pretty near the section of the road Deej saw the green one on....I think maybe two exits before where Deej was):
I was driving down 280 toward Palo Alto. Both myself and the Tesla (female driver) got off on Alpine Road. She headed up toward Portola Valley.post #39 of 596/1/09 at 12:02pmpost #40 of 596/18/09 at 10:21ampost #41 of 597/17/09 at 2:20pmThread StarterQuote:
Honestly...I'm not totally sure I like the Lotus. I know the Tesla was based on the Lotus Elise. And perhaps it could be because I know what's under the hood but I just much prefer the way the Tesla looks. The Elise is a little bug-like for me. Or kind of like a Transformer....
In any case, one more Tesla but this time driving north on 280. It's really quite the hotspot for these puppies:post #42 of 597/19/09 at 12:09pmI watched a new commercial for the TNT show Leverage and at the end Timothy Hutton jumps into a red Telsa Roadster and drives off. The only they did wrong was include the sound effects for a race car taking off. They should have used silence instead. :)
I tried to find the video online of the commercial but couldn't.
Parkerpost #43 of 597/19/09 at 4:34pmpost #44 of 597/21/09 at 8:54amOk, so it's not a Tesla Roadster and it does 0 to 60 in 7 seconds instead of 4, but it's soft whine is just as fine. I just had to stick this in as a reality check for those earning under $16,000 per year (bookmark this posting for when you lose your job, hotshot!). This is our 1979 Porsche 924 converted to run on batteries. We used sealed lead-acid gels purchased off-the-shelf locally. The range is only 50 miles at 55mph, but that goes up to 103 miles if we average 30 mph and down to 15 miles at 90 mph. Good enough for commuting around here. The total cost was under $10,000. It charges from the solar panels you see in our icon, or from grid power if we're away from home. If we want to travel further or with more than a 450 lb. load, we use our recycled 2001 Prius. If we travel less than 30 miles round-trip, and the weather is nice, we use our electric/human hybrid trikes with trailers for up to 150 lbs. load.post #45 of 597/21/09 at 9:05amThe Mercedes Gull Wing coming back? Autopia link http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/07/mercedes-confirms-electric-gullwing/
Not all that powerful - only 4 seconds zero to 60 with 525 hp (392 kW)
Be fun to see the new version and even more fun to drive.
No mention on cost yet - seems to be looking like 2015 delivery dates.post #46 of 5910/1/09 at 1:30pmThread Starterpost #47 of 5910/1/09 at 2:39pmpost #48 of 5910/5/09 at 2:43pmpost #49 of 5910/7/09 at 4:29amMy wife & I saw a Tesla about a month ago, going into Rehoboth Beach Delaware. What caught my eye was the rear bodywork wasn't latched and was out of alignment. I tried to get up next to the guy to tell him, (hoping he would pull over to fix it, and I would have helped, of course), but traffic didn't allow that to happen. It was a Silver color. Nice!post #50 of 5910/8/09 at 1:28pmpost #51 of 5910/12/09 at 5:55ampost #52 of 5910/21/09 at 12:48pmpost #53 of 5910/21/09 at 12:49pmWow, that's a number in your area. Very cool. I have to say, even though the Tesla body is based on the Lotus Elise, there's something about the Lotus I don't like.post #54 of 596/11/10 at 5:46pm
I saw my first Telsa a couple of months ago on San Tomas Exprwy and Saratoga in San Jose, it zipped passed us so very quite, my heart leaped out of my chest, I had only been in Cali for about 3 weeks and I had been anticipating the day I would see one. It was Burgundy.
2nd siteing in a parking lot by a Costco off of Keifer, the real deal just sitting there - the guy was nice and was amused when I said "let me shake the hand of the man who is in MY DREAM CAR".
I have seen the orange one twice driving down Saratoga Ave in my neighborhood and a blue one just last week.
My heart always skips a beat when I see one, I don't think that will ever change.
I will be driving one in the future and I guess my heart will always be racing......
THANK YOU TESLA....YOU ROCK!!!!post #55 of 596/11/10 at 9:47pm
Actually, I rode in one, at an Energy Fair, in Norway, IA.
0-60 in 3.6 sec throws you back in the seat, probably at least 1 G.
0-80 was very quick also.I on the other hand was able to buy a 30 yr old Jet Electra.
To Me its like having a 1906 Baker as one of my Heros, Jay Leno, It's his Wife's Favoorite Car. The Deer stop and stare, at them as they Silently Drive By, at a Stagering 17mph.
Yes my Ford Escort has done 45mph, and its been driven for 3 weeks on one Charge.
It's warmer out and the charge holds now. not like 20 f.
I'm looking at going to Lithiums.SPARKYpost #56 of 591/19/11 at 12:03pmThread Starter
I saw a Tesla Roadster on the road!Recently spotted another Tesla on the road here in the SF bay area. It was dark out but I'm pretty sure it was black. I didn't have my camera or my phone so now picture sadly.
On a related Tesla note, there's a California Tesla owner who got themselves a "LOL Oil" license plate. My boyfriend sent me a link to a picture of it on break.com with subject line "too soon?" Too bad the break.com author couldn't tell it was a Tesla. I don't think he quite got the joke.post #57 of 592/10/11 at 12:29pmpost #58 of 593/4/11 at 11:56ampost #59 of 593/9/11 at 1:47pm
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