Model S

The Tesla Psychosis

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    @jackhub

    It's not just a car, it's a hobby.
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    jtod ++
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    And a science experiment.

    And an engineering PhD.
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    And a lot more interesting and positive and constructive than most of the other s**t going on in the world.
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    Why not in the trank of the Tesla for $0,5k
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    $0,5k per month in Russia, sorry
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    ?? "trank" ?? You mean frunk? Trank is English slang for tranquilizer.
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    Yes,trunk, no drugs!!!
    May be underhood for Tesla...
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    Wrong thread for this. ;)
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    I haven't even ordered the car and I'm stuck in that psychosis as well. But I promise all of you now that I will always stay clear-headed and pragmatic about it. We'll see if that holds... Welcome to the cult.
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    @(...)
    "frunk" is Tesla-talk for "front trunk".
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    <b>Brian H</b>
    <i>"frunk" is Tesla-talk for "front trunk"</i>
    Great! Mr.Brin, as a friend of Elon, must include it in the Google Translator.
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    Tesla-talk is not a supported language, yet.
  • edited November -1
    Got an update from Tesla today: good news and bad news. The good news is that my MS is scheduled for production in the 1st of October, delivery at the end of November. Yeah, finally something concrete!

    The bad news is the same thing, delivery is 1-2 months later than expected. Thus, how the hell am I going to keep up this level of fanaticism for another four months? It's tiring me out. It's tiring my wife out too. Apparently every other sentence that comes out of my mouth has the word Tesla in it somewhere.

    What a flippin' marathon. How some of you guys kept it up for years without going completely crazy, I don't know.

    Strangely enough my Tesla product specialist is called "Lesta"! Almost X Files spooky, or what?

    (Actually, he's "Lester", but y'know, the psychosis sees through these little irrelevances).

    In our house, during the normal working/school week we have a no-alcohol rule Monday through Thursday (or should I say 'thru' for US readers?). We do this to demonstrate to ourselves that a nice glass of wine has not become the dominant factor in our lives - or, otherwise said, that we've not degenerated into a pair of sad alcoholics.

    I have five more days of holiday left. Perhaps I should try the same thing: not read the Tesla forums for 5 days?

    Frankly, that scares me more than skipping the wine...
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    @rch1708 - Would it still be a relaxing vacation if you don't read the forum?
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    @rch1708 what happened with your car? do you know why production was delayed?
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    @Colasec: EU deliveries are running behind the original schedule, apparently. Ordered in Jan, confirmed in May, delvery est end November.
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    @rch1708: I am hurting with you. I will (hopefully) get my MS in the beginning of November, by then I will have been agonizing in anxious anticipation (not an exaggeration, rather an understatement ;-D) for about 11 months. 2013 will go down in the books for me as "The Year I Waited For My S85".

    The story of your wife getting tired of the Tesla fanaticism is very recognizable too. You should have seen her eye-rolling when I said to her last week: "Babe, I've been thinking. We should get some solar panels installed on the roof."

    They will be installed this friday ;-D
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    Pebell: That's one of the things that's keeping me on the straight and level. I'm monitoring the output of our sun panels on a daily basis. We've also had a "smart" electricity & gas meter installed, so I'm also able to keep on top of net electricity production and consumption at home. For example, we've consumed a mere 140kw of electricity net during the whole of July. This time last year, before we started being more conscious of our power consumption, that would have been +/- 700Kw, if not more.

    The whole green/"off-the-grid" ethos is extremely addictive and a useful aside to being a Teslaholic.
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    Yes it is about the only addiction I know of that people around us and "mother earth" actually benefit from :) I wish I had more rooftop to work with though! 2kWp is as much as I have room for.. Not enough to drive each Tesla mile on sunshine, but it helps :)
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    rch;
    that's 140kWh. kW is instantaneous power measurement. kWh is for how long it was sustained.
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    Errr, yeh, sorry. Should be KwHr... Holiday inebriation is my excuse.
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    I have already posted in this thread but it struck me that there is another angle to the Psychosis that hasn't been mentioned.

    Since I live in the Bay area (San Jose specifically), I run into this a few times each week...

    I will be driving around doing errands of all varieties and someone will wave, give the high sign and roll their window down..."How do you like you Model S" they typically query. "Absolutely fantastic" is my response! And now the very interesting part...

    "I work for Tesla!" they say with big smiles. In every case, the folks working at the Tesla factory, design studio, etc., seem genuinely proud to let you know that they were part of creating/manufacturing the Model S. When I have a few minutes I will ask what they do and gain more insight as well as giving them more kudos for their efforts. I have now had casual interchanges with folks who work the manufacturing line (paint shop, final assembly, etc.); the research team (3 years on the battery management team and others); and, others. In every encounter, the person has come across as someone who realizes and is proud to be part of this endeavor. Even though NONE of them actually owned a Model S, they all want one and have the Psychosis!!!

    cheers
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    @jd3tm Yeah, a friend of a friend is a Tesla engineer and he was very excited about my car. He wanted to hear my story, see my pictures, and share in the experience. :)
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