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.

18Wheeler | 10. März 2013

I've seen about six in the past month in Houston, TX.

nick-r | 11. März 2013

Saw my first Model S (brown color) in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday 3/10/2013.

reitmanr | 11. März 2013

1 white Ms zipped by me on Pacheco Pass yesterday. No plates yet. One gray one in Porterville Ca on Sunday.

EcLectric | 12. März 2013

I saw 4 today driving north on 101 on the SF peninsula. One of them was the first brown Model S I've seen - very nice!

StefanT | 31. März 2013

I was driving through the canyon today outside Logan Utah wishing I had my S with me to enjoy such a road. As I emerge from the bottom of the canyon a gray S pulled out behind me and passed before turning off again. They were clearly on a short test drive. It had the California strip of paper for temporary registration in the rear window and the 85 badge. It also had a white sign for the rear plate with red letters stating Tesla Motors. I wonder if all cars are being shipped with this sign where the tag will go. I think it would have helped me until my permanent tags arrived.
I would never have guessed I would see a Tesla in Logan Utah. They must be ubiquitous now. Can't wait to get back and drive mine again.

trey | 01. April 2013

I've spotted a black one several times in the Banner Elk, NC area on HWY 105. We're talking very small town in rural NC mountains. Beautiful car! Certainly stands out. Model S envy here :)

Randal Taylor | 01. April 2013

My wife and I took a drive to White Rock, BC, Canada tonight and there were two more MS's in the parking lot along the water! Go BC!

bostoncde | 02. April 2013

Finally spotted one in Massachusetts up 93. Waiting anxiously for mine to be delivered.

roseland67 | 02. April 2013

Chicago, western subs,
White Model S on 355 northbound @ North ave exit ramp,
Also White Model S , west bound on Butterfield @ Finley, Downers Grove, I'll
Different people driving, may have been the same one, relatively close locations.

portia | 13. April 2013

I saw 4 Teslas on the road today, one black one on 280 north who passed me and we waved at each other, then a white one on Sand Hill rd, then another grey one a few minutes later on a residential street in Menlo Park, yes pretty close to the service center, but the service center is not open on weekends. Another black or blue on later on Hwy 1 in Santa Cruz. Not counting my dad's silver one in his garage when I visit today. it is a record for me, when on the road. Of course I saw more than dozens when ne Santana Row Tesla store new opening last week, and 10+ when we had owners meet-up, it was a beautiful sight to see so many in one place.

Brian H | 14. April 2013

Watts of Teswas!

christine_orita | 18. April 2013

I was in Laguna Beach last weekend driving along Cliff drive and saw a black tesla go by the opposite direction. Then when I got to the bottom of Cliff Drive, I saw another black one go by on Broadway. Then when I finally turned onto Broadway, I saw another white Tesla on Forest avenue and as he turned onto Broadway we exchanged the Tesla wave :-)

That's 4 of us literally within a block or so !

And this morning, I saw one on hwy 40 in Durham by the RTP !

DigitalSavant | 19. April 2013


Was that Sardine canyon, between Logan and Wellsville? That blows me away! That is one of the last places I would expect to find an S! I lived in Logan for 9 years, so I know that canyon well. One of these days I'll take a road trip back over there to see some old friends who still live there.

StefanT | 19. April 2013

Never expected an S in Logan either and did a double take. Actually the sighting was on 89 (400 N Logan) coming down from Bear lake, right before I got to the USU Logan campus. They were coming out of the residential area at the bottom of the canyon. Every day I keep looking for the car hoping they live here and were not just visiting for the weekend. It would be fun to drive a car that doesn't wheeze on account of the air density through the 8000+ ft passes out here. I'll keep scanning the charging and reservation maps to see if they place a pin.

Neech | 19. April 2013

Yesterday, after leaving Carmax disappointed in how little they were offering me for my Acura (and wondering if I made the right decision to get the S), I stopped to get a salad at Which Wich and what pulled in behind me but an S in the same color grey that I ordered. I think it was an omen ;)

I am supposed to get my S tomorrow afternoon and and will just have to deal with Carmax's offer and move on to newer and better motoring. Looking forward to that grin.

reitmanr | 19. April 2013

I lost count yesterday, driving to and from SFO and down and back to Gilroy. Nice that we are saluting each other by flashing our headlights or waving. Traveled a few miles with a black S on 101 south. Then he decided to leave and zipped forward out of sight in several seconds.
Surprised that at around 10pm, no one was at the Gilroy charging station. One In n Out burger later we were topped off and back on the road north. Again surprised not to see any S all the way home.

Forgot that I saw one at Duckys car wash earlier while getting my truck washed. Sure hope the driver of a black S discovers EcoGreen as a better way to wash his S, for roughly the same price.

DigitalSavant | 19. April 2013

Oh, THAT canyon! Gosh, that would be a rare sighting! I would LOVE to take my S on the drive to Bear Lake! Talk about a twisty/turny roller coaster ride! I suppose that car could belong to one of the University staff. Very interesting.

alcassfast | 19. April 2013

I started a new thread today sharing my S spotting experience.

portia | 19. April 2013

why not add the sightings in one thread when you are aware of this thread?

alcassfast | 19. April 2013


I made a mistake, how can I make it up to you?

Brian H | 19. April 2013

Kill it. Hover over the logo, select Edit, and move to None Selected.

mrspaghetti | 19. April 2013

I can't believe I've only ever seen one S in the wild in Houston - but I've seen two Fiskers! What's up with that? They can't be that rare, can they?

MAH | 19. April 2013

I saw a black one in Austin a week or so ago. It looks spectacular in black, and if/when I can afford one I would trade my Volt in in a femtosecond. I even picked up a J1772 60A charger on eBay for the price of a new 30A, in case I can buy a Tesla with Envia, LiS or nanotechnology battery that's got more power in less space and cost (think 100kWh in 250kg for $6k, maybe 5-10 years out).

Seriously, I'm tempted to freeze myself like Cartman.

isom | 02. Mai 2013

@StefanT and Digital Savant. That was me driving out of Logan Canyon. The car was delivered just the day before. Logan is a great place for the S. The winter air needs more EV's. Definitely the best car I have ever driven.

olanmills | 03. Mai 2013

So I just got back from a visit to the Bay Area, and I am dissappointed to say that I expected to see way more Teslas. I didn't see a single one during a whole day spent in San Francisco!

Later, I saw a Roadster and a Model S at the Facebook campus, and I saw one in Palo Alto at night as well, but that's it.

StefanT | 03. Mai 2013

@isom Congrats! I am here in Logan until mid-August and my S is patient waiting for me back home in MD; I check on it daily with the phone app. It is great to see an S here in Logan I hope to see it around town more often.

Chunky Jr. | 03. Mai 2013

Here in Silicon Valley, I was walking my dog the other day with my son and we saw 7 or 8 in under an hour, either on road or parked in a driveway.

Last night, while exiting a parking garage, I ended up behind another green model S. I don't see many green ones around.

therealmach3 | 03. Mai 2013

I have probably seen about a half dozen different ones in Dallas (not including the ones I saw at the service center obviously). There are 3 or 4 in my neighborhood actually. Dallas is representin' :-)

NJS1207 | 03. Mai 2013

I was in Washington D.C. for a business meeting on Tuesday, and saw two Model S within 10 minutes of leaving Union Station. The first drove up the moment I walked out the door -- a beautiful brown with gray 21" wheels. I am seeing more and more of them on the road in NJ these days.

tqnguyen3 | 03. Mai 2013

Driving in Newport Beach, I saw 4 MS today.

On my street, there are 6 Teslas ( 5 MS, 1 Roadster).

Tesla fever is catching very quickly here.

christine_orita | 05. Mai 2013

When I 1st ordered my MS back in Oct '12I never saw a Tesla on the road. Then I would spot them very occasionally when I got mine in Feb.

Nowadays, I see at least one every single day and some days several. One day a few week ends ago, I saw 3 other ones within a block or so in Laguna Beach (which seems to be a hot spot)

We're definitely getting a lot more of them in Orange County, SoCal.

mrspaghetti | 06. Mai 2013

Update: now I've had at least 3 sightings in Houston. A black one driving south on Durham just south of I-10, a gray one parked outside the SPJST bingo hall in the heights, and a white one turning off TC Jester onto I-10 east. The black and gray ones each had vanity plates with a variant of "ELECTRIC". Didn't get a look at the plates on the white one.

bp | 06. Mai 2013

I split my work time between NASA/JSC and downtown. Last week, saw another silver Model S driving through the JSC campus while I was leaving the parking lot - and saw another silver MS parked as I was walking to lunch today near downtown. What a coincidence - because I also have a silver...

machmike | 06. Mai 2013

I have seen 4

A beautiful Green Model S in Westminster. I usually don't like green on cars, but the Tesla green is very dark and a mile deep. Just stunning.

A white Model S in lafayette. (I don't care for the white color).
A set of silver down near showroom in Park Meadows. Silver is my second least favorite color.

I'm still trying to decide on Grey or black when I order later this year.

bfranks273 | 06. Mai 2013

Just saw a new red one with no plates going down Reston Pkwy this afternoon (Virginia). And saw a grey one in the McLean area last week. Mach, I see many black, they look great of course, but the grey is quite distinctive.

portia | 01. Juni 2013

I saw a green one at the parking lot where I work the other day, it is a silvery green, I won't call it dark at all. It changes color depending on the light, I believe it looks darker when it's darker outside.
Today I saw my first new red one on the road, on hwy 17, coming out of Santa Cruz, I was going to get off, but instead I pulled next to it and we waved at each other. Still thrilling to see other Tesla's out there!

jonesxander | 01. Juni 2013

To that beautiful black Tesla Model S on the 91 freeway in Southern Cali, both going and coming back from work..

You make my drive so much better.

reitmanr | 01. Juni 2013

Ah it is a joy, having my MS, and each day having a few MS adventures! And Silicon Valley presents one to six MSs each day. Looking forward to the Menlo Park Sunday coffee tomorrow. Bring your smiles, questions, and enthusiasm.

bradslee | 01. Juni 2013

A beautiful day driving my MS from Silicon Valley to Half Moon Bay, I was happy to see three MS (two blue and one silver) at Pillar Point. Also look forward to tomorrow's Menlo Park MS owner gathering.

dhyen | 02. Juni 2013

Vacationing in Honolulu, HI -- saw a beautiful white MS yesterday afternoon, heading north on Kapahulu Ave by Leonard's Bakery.

djm12 | 02. Juni 2013

While merging our Model S into the carpool lane on the 105 near Hawthorne on Friday, there were two other Teslas in our immediate vicinity - all in the carpool lane too - making for a total of three Teslas within 50 yds. Amazing sight.

reitmanr | 05. Juni 2013

I know that feeling.
Try seeing over 50 MS in a parking lot at the Menlo Park show room!
Just watching them pull in from the street was exciting. A wow kind of moment.

portia | 05. Juni 2013

saw about 25 at the shareholder meeting, then a couple more on the way home.

J.T. | 05. Juni 2013

Have seen one on the road since I ordered on April 27th. I'm hoping that the second one I see will be mine when I get it on June 17th.

alcassfast | 05. Juni 2013

A friend (female) was in San Fran last Thurs. until yesterday, and I had asked her to look out for model S. She said she looked at every car she saw hoping to take a picture of one.
She saw none.
As I drove her back from the ferry, yesterday, I asked her what kind of car her ex. drives.
She said, "A big white truck, it might be a Ford, I don't think it is a Toyota."

stevencoberly | 05. Juni 2013

Just saw a pretty gray one heading south on Ridgeland in my home town of Oak Park, Illinois. When I get mine in 17 days, there will be at least three of us in town!

ssarker | 05. Juni 2013

Silver going north on York Rd in Oakbrook. I waved from my blue one, taking the long, funner way to work this morning.

reitmanr | 14. Juni 2013

Wow! How things have changed! We are now finding MS in every parking lot we have been in for several days. The change is here! Loving it!

lph | 14. Juni 2013

Being seeing 1 to 3 of them every day now.
Also saw 3 red P85+ outside a Tesla service center today.... Now I am green with envy!

GeirT | 14. Juni 2013

I am visiting my son in Los Angeles. He claimed to see MS "every day and in quite regularly". I also read in other threads about the relative high number of MS in California, Los Angeles even. While he is at work I have spend the day exploring hoping to see a MS live. Being a Norwegian to walk is a favourite pastime :-) and the best way to experience local life. And for two days now I have been crisscrossing West Hollywood for the better part of the day; Wiltshire to Sunset, La Brea to Fairfax and even passing discretely through the parking lot at The Grove. Sad to say, I have not seen one single MS in the live so far. I have hopes for Sunday...