Well, I’ve had my Tesla Model S (85kWh performance) for about four days now and wanted to post my experience to date. First off, let me say that I love the car and see much promise in the brand and the technology. Tesla, and Elon Musk, started from scratch with the Model S and have accomplished some amazing things in a relatively short period of time. Considering the big brands (think Toyota, Ford, etc.) have built up so much knowledge about every aspect of the industry from creating a user interface to building customer relations to the creation of manufacturing, delivery, and sales infrastructures, they are getting outmaneuvered in a big way by Tesla and the Model S. Kudos to Tesla for this!
Now on to the important bits… let me start off with some of the not-so-shiny aspects of the Tesla Model S experience and I will finish with the things I love (very much). Keep in mind that I will be updating as I learn more and open issues are resolved. Read on.