Have you seen an S on the road today?

Have you seen an S on the road today?

My wife and I, waiting for our S, play a silly game: "Seen a S today on the road?" Then we look at where we saw them. So far I have the record: just 2 in a day so far. All but one were in the mid-peninsula area. One black one seen entering I85 in Cupertino. Somehow it is satisfying to me to see them showing up. None seen so far appear to be demos: no copilot. Res number P7214 with Feb-Mar est delivery.

dahtye | 28. November 2012

I saw two today (first time for me to see 2 in one day and so close to each other in both time and location):
First one was northbound on Hwy 101 in Mountain View, CA coming on the freeway from the Rengstorff Ave entrance at about 6:15pm (perhaps coming from Google since there are many Google buildings in the area). I couldn't discern the color - either white or silver - but it had 19" wheels.
The second one I saw coming toward me (it was going northbound) in Palo Alto on Arastradero Road at about 6:25pm. It was Sig Red. I didn't see the wheel size.

I'm in a Sig Red with 21" wheels.

reitmanr | 28. November 2012

Love to hearthat Mod S are spotting Mod S. Herds?

sanjosedriver | 28. November 2012

My record without cheating is 3 in one day. In the morning I take 237 West to 85 South to 280 North to 92 East. Reverse that coming home. Cheating is driving into a company parking lot that I know always has 2 Teslas.

A couple days a week I'll count all electrics I see in the morning, and my record so far is 29 on Oct 18th. 19 Leafs, 1 Model S, 4 Volts, and 5 Prius Plugins. I must of gotten really lucky because all of Nov I haven't gotten anywhere close to that.

portia | 28. November 2012

Does it count if it was not moving? I saw a sig red at Harris Ranch supercharger on Nov 17, she had to wait for mine at he charger, there was only one charger at Harris Ranch.
on Nov 18, I saw my friend's pearl white in his garage
on Nov19, saw VIN #21 black S at Tejon Ranch supercharger, also lady owner.

Volker.Berlin | 29. November 2012

... and I thought it would be nice to have an exclusive car for some time to come. Shoot!

cpetrush | 29. November 2012

Saw my first one today! East Bay (Concord,CA) 10:50am, coming off the 680 at Monument.Sig red and beautiful. Couldn't see the driver but I looked like a lunatic jumping up and down in my car (not an S, yet).

modelsboy | 29. November 2012

Saw a Signature Red Model S on Page Mill, Palo Alto, yesterday. It had spoiler, so it must be Sig Per. It looked gorgeous and I followed it until 101 just to admire it.

Brian H | 29. November 2012

Was that real, or Memorex? (Fact, or illusion?)


Timo | 01. Dezember 2012

Duh, wrong alert again. Saw something that looks a lot like Model S parked not too far away from my apartment. Had to check the actual pictures from this site (before rushing to the street) and this one had chrome frame surrounding tail lights and those tail lights curve at wrong direction (up instead of down). Other than that I could swear it is Model S.

I think someone else thought that too, he was checking the car quite thoroughly.

Volker.Berlin | 01. Dezember 2012

Timo, so the, what was it? A7, XF, Rapide?

Timo | 01. Dezember 2012

I have no idea. Definitely not Rapide or XF or A7. Saw it only from up and side and from far away (after I realized that it was probably again wrong alarm and checked those rear lights I kind of lost interest).

Took a picture but I seem to have misplaced the cable from phone to computer somewhere (also I'm waiting to get new phone from work so who cares about one cable?). Phone screen is even worse than my eyes. Realized that I don't have binoculars. Must buy one for Christmas.

Google didn't help either, vast majority of the cars don't have rear light chrome frames (that's what raised my suspicion about wrong alarm). Also that curve was up, while in vast majority it seems to go down.

I did saw Karma couple of weeks ago. I kind of see why some people would buy it, it looks like someone had already done some "pimp my car" -routine to it by lowering the roof and putting in insane sized tires. Definitely something with personality, even if not beauty.

BYT | 03. Dezember 2012

I drove by my first Sig Red Model S while driving my son to his school in my Model S this morning. We gave each other the Tesla Wave and Nod in passing.

Cult of Tesla... :)

reitmanr | 07. Dezember 2012

One more sighting for my team! Silver on Middlefield Road Menlo Park. Glistening in the sun like a....
OK- like one of the most gorgeous automobiles ever!

dahtye | 07. Dezember 2012

I saw a white one on El Camino going south toward Palo Alto, CA. I was thinking he would turn into the Tesla service center (which is where I was headed to check out my 12V battery alert), but he kept going. This was about 10am this morning.

The other day someone was driving along side of me on the freeway and honked and gave me the "thumbs up". He was not in a Tesla, but he may be a fan or someone who is waiting for a Model S delivery. I waved back and smiled.

jchangyy | 08. Dezember 2012

Saw a grey tesla last night, going north on 101, near mountain view area. Had a very cool plate. I was against getting a grey one based on other forums, but it looked very mystical at night. I was very intrigued by it.

reitmanr | 09. Dezember 2012

One silver headed west on AlpineRd yesterday. No front plate.

Hope I see one soon in my driveway. Said yes to 2012 delivery but have not seen any reaction from TM.No change in my dashboard. Any suggestions are welcome.

Brian H | 09. Dezember 2012

Page back until you get the button again. Click Yes. Check Dashboad. Repeat every 15 min until 11:45 pm Dec. 30.

MB3 | 09. Dezember 2012

Saw vin 0004 at my kid's high school Saturday evening.

TikiMan | 09. Dezember 2012

Pulled up to my fav coffee place to grab some beans today, and right there was a red-Sig parked just across from me. As I get out of my black P85 Sig, there is a couple looking at the red-Sig, and I get out, and say... "Hey, really cool car huh?"... They look at mine, and I start preaching the Tesla gospel. Then another couple comes up in a black P85 Sig (exactly like mine), and we all start chatting. Then a guy drives by in a BMW ActiveE, and give us a thumbs up! LOVE IT!!!!

EcLectric | 11. Dezember 2012

I saw a black Model S on 101 northbound in Redwood City, CA during the 5:00 commute. Has no HOV stickers yet.

gary.greene | 11. Dezember 2012

Spotted one late this afternoon while jogging on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, CA. White, black roof, black performance 21" wheels. So exciting! Finally something other than Audi, BMW, or Mercedes. Will be driving mine along the same route in Jan. or Feb.-can't wait!!

portia | 11. Dezember 2012

@TikiMan, very cool!

portia | 16. Dezember 2012

My husband saw a white Tesla in our neighborhood yesterday! Santa Cruz.

TeslaOwnerBlog | 17. Dezember 2012

I have seen four in one week. One black one and the three white ones I wrote about here.

Anonymous | 17. Dezember 2012

I saw one in north Raleigh on Friday. Black with jump seats. Looks great.

cpetrush | 17. Dezember 2012

Saw TWO on Saturday, white and a brown one. Danville/Alamo (East Bay,CA)

up north | 17. Dezember 2012

i heard my first tesla commercial on sirius xm radio today.going out west for the winter in a couple of weeks. cant wait to get to one of the stores.

Brian H | 17. Dezember 2012

AFAIK, the only car with jump seats is Elon's, so far!

reitmanr | 17. Dezember 2012

Today's count:

1 silver on Alpine Road
1 black near Sandhill Rd and Santa Cruz Ave Menlo Park

Might be one more on Alpine, but I am just guessing from the headlight pattern.

One more coming soon to close encounters of the MS kind. We be ready for it!

dgwilkinson | 20. Dezember 2012

Saw my first S in the wild yesterday, a red with 21 wheels, coming off the central San Rafael exit onto 3rd. As I rolled by looking appreciatively, I had to repress the urge to roll down the window and yell out "Hey, I'm 11,391!"

It looked much more muscular and taut out in the wild than at the Tesla store, very easy to differentiate from the Jaguar XF, which is what I think looks most like the S. Also it looked huge, much bigger than I was expecting.

Kind of surprised it took this long, especially here in Marin county. My wife was saying "Why are we buying such an unpopular car?" LOL.

BYT | 20. Dezember 2012

I work at a school and found out that there are about 3 parents who have a Model S, with mine, that is 4 in just my small ecosystem.

mitrabbit | 24. Dezember 2012

One white, one black within three blocks of each other headed out of town on Santa Cruz Ave around 3:30PM today. Damn, the MS is gorgeous!
A few more days and.... or so they say. Will like seeing the white one in my garage!

Tomas | 25. Dezember 2012

I was on roll last week with MS sighting in West LA. Ever day day I saw one-- Gray, silver, black, red, red and white. The white one I saw on the Santa Monica Frwy had silver wheels. Nice, but I'm glad I got the dark rims.
At VIN133 I was one of the "first on the block" to have one, which was kinda cool, I guess, but I have to say I am delighted to see more and more of them. Each one I see, I think about Telsa Motors making it over the hump to be a successful company and important game changer.
Go Tesla. Go Electric!

bobinfla | 26. Dezember 2012

Saw my first ever Model S out in the wild on my way to work this morning. Beautiful white parked in Dunedin Florida. I'm taking that as a really good omen that today is the day I get my VIN and a delivery date.

bobinfla | 26. Dezember 2012

Saw it still parked on way to lunch, and coming back from lunch, and driving home at end of day. Now you're just rubbing it in, Please hide that thing, lol.

rwang | 26. Dezember 2012

Saw 3 on 280 today. Blue Performance, One Sig Red, and A Brown one which looked pretty good.

ghillair | 26. Dezember 2012

I saw a red one Monday midnight. It was at about one thousand feet over the Minnesota/Canadain border. It was loaded with packages and being guided by eight reindeer.

andrigtmiller | 26. Dezember 2012

I saw a black driving out of my neighborhood when going home from a trip to a store. I am now wondering if I won't be the first owner in my neighborhood when I get mine delivered. I am in Louisville, CO.

Brian H | 27. Dezember 2012

Sightings after smoking funny cigarettes don't count.

ChasF | 27. Dezember 2012

Saw my first Model S in the wild today in Orlando, FL. Actually, I saw the same Sig twice...about 6 hours apart! We passed each other around 11 am and then again, going in the opposite direction, around 5 pm (John Young Parkway - you know who you are :-)

EcLectric | 27. Dezember 2012


How did you know it was a performance? Might have been me... I have a blue performance. It is so much fun to drive. I will make any excuse to go somewhere.

MB3 | 27. Dezember 2012

Saw two. Black one parked on Westwood blvd in LA and another grey one near Calabasas, which was probably out on a test drive, because the plates looked like manufacturer plates.

DLM270 | 27. Dezember 2012

Black Model S in Fresno, Ca. on Shaw Avenue. No time for pic, but did give the driver a thumbs up.

nickjhowe | 28. Dezember 2012

Finally (!!) saw my first S (white) on the road today - in snowy Boulder, CO.

Brian H | 29. Dezember 2012

RU sure it wasn't a snowy blue??

Brian H | 29. Dezember 2012

Keep your eyes open for this X-country tourer:

Another MD car! Plate "KWH2MPH".

Brian H | 29. Dezember 2012

Above going Portland to MD via Calif. Just now made it to AZ.

TiburonTesla | 29. Dezember 2012

I'm GOING to see one sunday at 3pm....when I pick mine up at the factory. I'm so excited.

reitmanr | 29. Dezember 2012

May see you there. Scheduled for 1pm. Look for some older folks whose feet havent touched the ground since we got the call!

DarrellH | 29. Dezember 2012

reitmanr, take a deep breathe! Meditate! Not long now.