They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I figure a video would be priceless. I made my first longer distance trip today in my P85. My wife and I both had meetings in LA today so we left early and hit Hawthorne on the way up.
I did a maximum range charge and had about 263 miles to start off. I don't think I had the level all the way to the end so it was a few miles shorter than usual for max range. I originally planned to hit Hawthorne AFTER our meetings and after lunch on the way back to San Diego but I heard about others that had to wait in line in the afternoon and thought it would be a better idea to go up to Hawthorne on the way up to make a 10 AM meeting.
Also, something important to note is that I am in a Service Loaner vehicle which they limit the speed to 80 MPH so I couldn't go above that on the highway which was a real bummer being capped to that limit but saved on battery use I'm sure.
My wife had a meeting in Beverly Hills at La Cienaga/Wilshire. I met up with a client at the same time and asked if he could meet me at the SLS Hotel just a few blocks away so I didn't have to drive far. I ended up parking at the La Cienaga Tennis Center parking lot. It's GREAT as it includes 2 free hours parking. They had 2 Blink Chargers there. One was taken but I grabbed one of them. Got about 20 miles charge while parked there. I have the Blink membership so it was just $1 per hour.
We finished with our meetings and then met up. We know this area well and the SLS is one of our favorite hotels there. And our FAVORITE sushi place is Matsuhisa which has the best sushi in the world. And I noticed they opened up a Genwa Korean restaurant across the street! (Our favorite Korean restaurant in LA!)We headed back to San Diego right after lunch.
I'm totally convinced THIS is the future! I'll NEVER own an ICE car again. Never. Absolutely love driving now. (I hated it before). Big kudos to Elon and the Tesla team. I'll definitely buy the Model X next year when it comes out.
Here are a few photos and video trip report below.
YouTube Video Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeSYPe2Ikzo&feature=youtu.be
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