Friday, September 13, 2013

My Afternoon at Tesla Motors in San Mateo

After having lunch with my oldest son yesterday, I spent an hour and half at Tesla Motors in Menlo Park.  The Ownership Advisor was Scott Sloan and was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

Below is the huge info screen.

Above is the "instrument panel" that unlike any I have seen.

Above and below is the aluminum frame and electric motors.  The Tesla has 1/10 the number of parts as a standard automobile. The frame is capable of a 55mph head on collision per Scott and is the strongest frame ever tested by NHTSA.

I went for a drive in the Tesla Model S P85 four door sedan.  When I jumped on it it was 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds, immediate torque and totally quiet.  Very, very impressive.