Tesla’s new Model S P100D is not only quick, it’s the first all-electric car with over 300 miles of range — Electrek

Understandably, everyone is focusing on the incredible acceleration of Tesla’s new Model S P100D – 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds – but what is even more interesting, to me at least, is that the Model S is now the first all-electric car with over 300 miles of range. We are talking about an…

via Tesla’s new Model S P100D is not only quick, it’s the first all-electric car with over 300 miles of range — Electrek

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Tesla Motors Model S Vs. Aston Martin Rapide

Uncle Sam vs. Union Jack. Preferred ride of Silicon Valley vs. James Bond’s go to whip. Up start futurism vs. old world elegance. Pebble Smartwatch vs. Rolex. Something American vs. Something English… Continue reading

OMSI After Dark Event

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Last night Tesla Trips was invited to be a vendor at the monthly “OMSI After Dark Series.” An excellent event that was quite busy last night. There were over 20 local breweries and many other local vendors as well. The next one is on October 30th and costumes are recommended for the Halloween theme. Tickets are only $25, which includes a tasting glass and tokens for tasters. It’s one of my personal favorite brewing events. Plus now that the Oregon Zoo no longer does their annual brew fest, I can safely say OMSI’s is my favorite in Portland.
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“The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.” – Confucius

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Coming off of today’s news about Tesla’s quarterly revenues, Tesla Motors keeps showing strong, positive growth. Many traders had forcasted Tesla to post a loss of about $0.20 per share. Instead Tesla did literally the opposite and posted a $0.20 per share operating profit. Continue reading

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford

A video that follows up to a previous video from Wired. This clip highlights the different approach that Tesla takes to manufacturing. A philosophy, that looks forward to the future of sustainable transportation. Bringing the advances of heavy automation with the originality that comes from a strong human element.
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“Anytime I’m involved with anything that’s well-received, it’s a surprise to me.” – Larry David

As an entrepreneur there are many steps that need to be taken to finally get to the actual starting point of beginning a new business. There are  times you may even forget the original inspiration why you started such an undertaking. After our recent success, I was feeling reenergized and I remembered what started the idea of Tesla Trips. I wanted to see meaningful change in sustainable transportation and to help provide more options for the consumer.

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

Just came across this short video from Wired about the Tesla Motors factory in Fremont, California. I toured the factory in early May of this year. If you ever have the opportunity to check out the factory, I highly recommend it. Tesla Motors’ ability to constantly tweak and innovate in their products is a much needed change in the automobile industry. Taking lessons from the tech startup world and applying them to manufacturing is refreshing to see. It seems almost alien by the fact that is happening not only in the U.S., but in California as opposed to Detroit. Continue reading

Tesla Model S Walkthrough Video

Tesla Motors just posted a video that visually goes through the components and advantages of the vehicle. The video is also broken down into smaller ‘bite-sized’ videos highlighting certain focused aspects of the car.  I would have embedded the videos directly into this post, but unfortunately that is not currently a possibility. Check the links for the actual videos.

We’ve received questions from guests about how spacious a Model S is, specifically the rear seats, and I’ve generally compared it to some of the other larger luxury sedans, like an S-Class Mercedes (Mercedes and Tesla have more in common than you’d think…).  Tesla Trips is participating in some upcoming local events at which you’ll be able to see the spaciousness for yourselves. Continue reading

“We didn’t start the fire…” – Billy Joel

Electric Vehicles have just as many myths behind them as the JFK assassination, Roswell and Elvis… combined. That could be a slight over estimate, but it’s not far off. One area that has created a lot of rumors is how an electric vehicle behaves in an accident. While there are all sorts of great safety designs built into Electric vehicles (plus not having ~15 gallons of highly flammable fuel in them helps too), the myths persist. I just came across a great video that highlights the safety features of electric vehicles. It’s designed to educate first responders for what to do in the event of an accident involving an electric vehicle.

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