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


Tesla Referral Program

It has been too long since I have posted on here and there are a few reasons for that which will come in upcoming blog posts.

The reason for this recent post has to do with Tesla Motors’ recently announced referral program. For people who are looking to buy a new Model S and are referred they get $1,000 off of their brand new Model S. For the existing owner who refers the new car they get $1,000 credit. Now there are rewards, for the first person to successfully refer 10 people they will get a brand new fully loaded Model X. I have decided to launch a contest myself. If you are looking to buy a new Model S I will not only help you get your $1,000 off, but if you help me become the first to get and win a Model X I will give you the $1,000 I would have received. If that doesn’t happen I am still willing to share for everyone. I’ve attached a break down for getting paid, if we do not achieve that.

If I get a Model X:
You get a $1,000 off your new Model S and $1,000

If were not first to win Model X:

1 car $300
2 cars $350/car
3 cars and more rate can be decided.

Referral for a friend of a friend $100 and $150 for the friend
2 cars 150 and $200 per car

You can fill out the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N9L1S7DdPrGDIutCZO9FWER1SLe1kpYC_3m2vhBoprs/viewform?c=0&w=1

“Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.” – Peter Drucker


Recently I had to take ‘Scarlett’ in for a check up. Primarily, I just wanted to have an unfortunate scratch taken care of. It happened to be a crisp, fall Friday and I had a few errands to run. I needed a loaner car for the day. There just happened to be a couple. One of them caught my eye though… A midnight blue Tesla roadster. I had heard that the service centers were now incorporating them as loaner vehicles. It seemed too good to to be true. Continue reading

OMSI After Dark Event


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.

“There really isn’t a time to pause and have a celebration. I feel so serious about the whole thing.” – Story Musgrave


Impromptu photo downtown to commemorate today’s success!

Story Musgrave is a retired NASA astronaut and while he may be referring to the his adventures in space. I’m referring to how long it has taken to get here and how much farther we have to go. We are taking a moment to celebrate today’s news. Tesla Trips was finally recognized by the City of Portland as an Executive Sedan company. We first applied to the City of Portland in April and have been waiting very patiently. We are all very thankful for their decision and we welcome the opportunity to serve this great city!


” Wax on, Wax off.” – The Karate Kid

Don’t get me wrong: the Tesla Model S in its stock form is one sweet ride. However, Tesla Motors has plenty on its plate right now, and it doesn’t mean something that is already great can’t be made better. James Bond didn’t just have a 1964 Aston Martin DB5; he had a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 with twin .30 cal machine gun. While I think of myself mostly as a pacifist, the addition of the machine guns endows the vehicle with a certain je ne sais quoi. At Tesla Trips, we obviously have a bias towards electric vehicles, but there is no denying the eternal beauty of the ’64 DB5. While the Tesla is, in a lot of ways, different, the car’s design language does frequently get mistaken for the British luxury marquee, which in no way is a bad thing. It’d be as if every couple of days, women would come up to me and say, “Oh, are you Ryan Gosling?” I mean obviously they do, it’s just not that frequent… Continue reading

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin


It’s been a while since we’ve sent out a post, and partly due to the fact that our Tesla Model S arrived on June 26th… Over the past week we’ve had the opportunity to enjoy the awesome capabilities of the car. On the Fourth of July, we we’re able to share the car in the Hood River 4th of July Parade. While it was a last minute surprise, it was an honor to be in the parade with the Hood River Valley High School’s electric car program. Students were driving around in electric cars that they had made for their class and got to race all around the state. Our Tesla played the role as mobile mechanic and EV pace car. A couple of the high school EV’s had some of their chains slip, but it was nothing that was out of our realm of expertise. Continue reading

“I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.” – Audrey Hepburn

Fiesta for technology logo edited

In a previous post, I mentioned a parent teacher association that was raffling off a new Tesla Model S. It’s been one of our most followed posts. We at Tesla Trips are excited to announce that we are offering an auction package on the International School of Beaverton’s 2013 auction list. The International School of Beaverton’s auction is to raise funds for purchasing 35 new iMacs for the school. The event’s site went live on Friday and will be going on through mid-May. The auction will be on May 11th at 6 PM at Rock Creek Country Club. Some other great auction prizes include a two night stay at the Great Lodges on Mt. Hood, VIP Blazers’ Dance Game Experience, and a summer date night package on the Portland Spirit. Tickets for the event start at $30 for an ‘Auction Ticket’ and include dinner and one drink. If you have more questions about the auction or want to donate, email FRISBauction@gmail.com or call 503-307-2436.

We will be announcing more partnership auctions in the future.

P.S. if you haven’t yet, check out our new instagram page.


“Drive Free”

“If GM grew like the computer industry has, we’d all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.” – Bill Gates

OEN Logo

This Wednesday in Portland the Oregon Entrepreneur’s Network and Drive Oregon are teaming up together for a special event! The theme of the event is highlighting entrepreneurship in the electric vehicle space in Oregon and highlighting the companies that have already made amazing innovations in the space. Continue reading