Another Carolina model S!

Another Carolina model S!

Took delivery of my 85 P+ last week. Enjoying the experience. Installed an HPC charger behind my office in Winston-Salem that is open and listed on PlugShare for those of you coming through NC. I look forward to meeting other owners and extending my road trips - two 230+ / one charge trips the first week. Sweet!

Mhotep | December 16, 2013

Nice to hear. Just got my 85kwh today. So far I love it. May see you down there as I live in Martinsville VA, and my daughter finished college at WSSU and still lives down there. Enjoy.

Petitefogger | December 16, 2013

Taking delivery in North Carolina must be especially sweet, given last June's victory by Tesla (and free enterprise) over the North Carolina Automobile Dealers’ Association.

Velo1 | December 16, 2013

Wolfpack Red?

FMRTdoc | December 16, 2013

Mhotep, when you come to WS charge up on me! Good restaurants within walking distance: West End Cafe, Old 4th St Filling Station, Mozelles, Cafe Prada...

FMRTdoc | December 16, 2013

Velo1, a shade darker than my Duke blue (classes of '75 and '80!) - John

JayBoy | December 16, 2013


I live in Raleigh, but have a condo and teach at the School of the Arts in WS. I'll try to come by with my P85 this week. My condo is on W 5th St, not far from you.

Jay Gallagher

Mhotep | December 16, 2013

Okay will do. Whats your specialty? I'm Physical Medicine and Rehab. Sorry but only one shade of Blue in NC and that is Carolina Blue.

Velo1 | December 16, 2013

At Drwarren - State class of '77 and '80. Now in Colorado, and I, too have the dark blue (early adopter before red). Enjoy

jchangyy | December 17, 2013

Congrats Drwarren. enjoy your new MS. I've had mine for just under a year with almost 12k. I grew up in Charlotte, but always been a Carolina Blue fan. My brother is a Wolf pack. (although I went to Davidson College).

Scott P | December 17, 2013

Glad to hear there is another Carolina Model S on the road. I grew up in Winston and now live in Charlotte but still have family there and come often. Had my S for about a year and it is remarkable. Charging options in WS are limited so I may look you up over the holidays and would be glad to return the favor if you are in Charlotte. Regards. Scott Vaughn

FMRTdoc | December 17, 2013

Pettifogger, yes! A sweet victory for free enterprise in NC. And especially sweet given that our state legislature seems determined to return us to the dark ages and drag us back to the days of Jim Crow and Jessie Helms. Regards!

FMRTdoc | December 17, 2013

JayBoy, great to meet you today. Sorry I was running between appointments but I'm glad you discovered where my HPC is available to other TESLA owners. My email is Drop me a line and we'll get together for a coffee or tequila. J

FMRTdoc | December 17, 2013

Mhotep. My specialties (over-educated idiot that I am) are clinical psychology, family medicine, and psychiatry. After a Duke undergrad and PhD, and years of practice in clinpsych I returned to undergrad and grad school and added a PA-C credential. I work 1/2 day a week in a clinic where we still do OB/deliveries and everything else through the lifespan. I see a fair share of psych med patients but most of my psych is forensic, medico legal, and police psych. Back channel me at my email when you come to town! J

FMRTdoc | December 17, 2013

Thanks for the note, jchangyy. I couldn't get in at Davidson, congrats. And to make things worse my mo, fa, and bro are all Carolina grads.

FMRTdoc | December 17, 2013

Velo1, NC is still a great place, notwithstanding our high profile, low brow legislature of the moment. One of my buds just relocated to Denver, and I'm looking forward to a trip there soon. Thanks for your post!

FMRTdoc | December 17, 2013

Scott P, you are more than welcome to use my HPC. It is open access during weekday evenings and weekends. If you need more info than is on PlugShare just drop me an e-

Rumbles | December 17, 2013

Gracious offer, thank you drwarren. Hello from chapel hill! great to see the numbers grow here. I gather over 100.

Scott P | December 18, 2013

John I may drop by on Sunday when I am in WS to check it out. Thanks. Scott

Kmcrae | December 19, 2013

Welcome drwarren from Chapel Hill (as well). We plan to head to Graylyn for a get-away in Winston sometime in '14... so might take you up on your offer!

If you find yourself in the Triangle area we are installing a Level 3 DC Fast Charger at our facility in Pittsboro, on 15-501 by hwy 64. Great feeder route into Raleigh/Cary from points west. Waiting on equipment, but it will be in in Jan/Feb.

It will be CHAdeMO, so soon I will have a level three that we cannot currently use. Looking forward to the (imminent) release of the CHAdeMO adapter from Tesla.

FMRTdoc | December 22, 2013

ScootP and Blathering1, please do! Listed on PlugShare now as public, with a pic. John

Bighorn | December 22, 2013

Great to see all this NC activity even if y'all don't know whom to root for!

muleferg | December 22, 2013

Coming Soon. Model S M Grey 85k. Feb Late delivery.
Replacing my 2 year old Leaf. N. Wilkesboro.

University of Korea 1951-55
Major. Navel Mine Warefare

NoMoGas | December 22, 2013

Welcome all!
Been smile'n in Cary since September P20242
I'm usually at Cars-n-Coffee first Saturday of the month at Waverly Place (Tryon and Kildare Farm Road in Cary). Blue S85, stop by and say hi.

Just to add some more college rivalry...
ChE Pitt `85

hamer | December 23, 2013


You're in Chapel Hill? Are you the tanish MS I saw near Whole Foods?

FMRTdoc | December 23, 2013

Was glad to see through PlugShare that 'Charlie' was able to find and use the HPC behind my office this weekend! Also, have updated my username from my email address.

jchangyy | December 23, 2013

@JW. I'm surprised to hear that you didn't get in to Davidson. I think Duke is harder to get in. I was wait listed and chose Davidson in the end.

Some day, I'd like to take a cross country trip to Davidson and the surrounding area with my MS from San Jose, CA. that would be awesome.

FMRTdoc | December 23, 2013

Jchangyy, I believe the XC trip you aspire to will be do-able sooner, rather than later. As more owners like me make their HPCs available to travelers, followed closely by the supercharger infrastructure, it's right around the corner!

FMRTdoc | December 23, 2013

NoMoGas, thanks for posting. I'm in Cary (from Winston-Salem) for work a couple of times a month and look forward to comparing notes on blue model Ss. I'll gracefully bow out of the school colors dialog - shouldn't have started it. :)

FMRTdoc | December 23, 2013

Offices at 840-846 W. 4th Street

My plug share info above, always available evenings and weekends in Winston-Salem, other times with some heads up.

For folks who can do the same let's pay it forward coast to coast.

FMRTdoc | December 23, 2013

Okay, muleferg, I'm intrigued:


You're in your late 70s (or a prodigy) and auto correct misspelled your major studies info, correct?

Welcome to this thread. You're going to really like your model S. Keep me, your Winston-Salem neighbor, up to date on the delivery.

FMRTdoc | December 23, 2013

@rumbles. Thanks for the welcome. My brother n sis-n-law live in CH.

Re charging, I believe in the pay it forward school of HPC access. Can I get an "amen?" John

Zarkov | December 23, 2013

Glad to read about all the NC Tesla owners! Greetings from Carrboro. My silver P85+ is due this Friday. Longest 6 weeks of my life.

muleferg | December 24, 2013

He Haw. Guess I had the Navel on my 81 year old mine.

Andrew_OH_S60andS70D | December 24, 2013

Well done John. I also installed my HPWC at my business and have shared it on Plugshare. It is a great way for Tesla owners to bridge Supercharger gaps.

drpenberthy | December 24, 2013

I see these comments about Duke and Carolina, but where's the love for Wake Forest? I have a daughter at Wake! Coming from Richmond, VA the Burlington, NC supercharger is a perfect distance for recharging - but topping it off in W-S would be great! I've inquired at a couple of hotels in W-S and the ones I asked don't have charging stations (yet). I hope you're enjoying your P85+, we love our S85 - the only thing holding us back from a second Model S is Wake's tuition!

All the best, David Penberthy

kshep | December 24, 2013

Great to see so many Teslas in NC! We've had a Blue P85+ since September in Raleigh. So far I've seen 3 other blue Teslas a white, a red, and a brown one around here. Happy to hear there are more!

Kmcrae | December 24, 2013

Mine is the MC Red P85+ in Chapel Hill.

From this thread it looks like we have a new silver MS in Carrboro to look for.

FMRTdoc | December 24, 2013


I hope you will (top off) when y'all visit in WS. John

FMRTdoc | December 24, 2013

@ muleferg

Fantastic! I suspect you're in a small demographic for electric vehicles - but I could be badly mistaken! Can't wait to hear about your delivery in Feb.

FMRTdoc | December 24, 2013


Thanks, Andrew. I agree that it is great when owners can supplement the SC system for other owners.

I'm planning on installing an HPC this spring at my home on Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks of NC. Hopefully more owners will consider the feasibility for their particular location(s).

muleferg | December 24, 2013

Wilkes EV Talley

4 Leaf
3 Volt
4 Gem
1 Chevy S10
! Mazda Miata
1 Ford Ranger

Boone NC, Tesla P85

The Gem was my first EV. I received my my 2012 Leaf in Dec,2011, then gave the Leaf to West Wilkes High School. West Wilkes has a program converting Ice vehicle to EV. They compete against other High Schools in Va, NC, and FL...... see below

muleferg | December 24, 2013
muleferg | December 24, 2013

Is there no way to delete or Edit this form? I make a lots of errrrrrrrrrros. (;0)
See this page.

muleferg | December 24, 2013

Went to Boone today. Had lunch with Gwen & Roland of Makato's. Good sushi. Got a ride in their Tesla. My neck is still sore. Fantastic! (:0) Tesla charger coming soon. Check Plug Share.

FMRTdoc | December 24, 2013

@pedro e pinto

Congratulations. You're gonna love it!

Zarkov | December 25, 2013

@John Warren

Thanks John, 48 hours to go ;-)

Any suggestions for nice day trips?

FMRTdoc | December 25, 2013


You da' man. An HPC on Wilkes County will be a great addition to us NCarolinians looking to push further west on day trips. Thanks, much, and let us know about the progress of your vehicle delivery. It seems that there's about one delivery a week now, here in the Old North State!

As an aside, my work frequently takes me to Asheville and beyond for a day, and I'm hoping that some Tesla folks will soon emerge along the I 40 / NC23 corridor toward TN and north GA.

FMRTdoc | December 25, 2013


No day trip limitations for you, my friend! You're in a great area between the Rocky Mount SC to your east, and the Burlington SC to your west. Plus all the developing HPCs from other NC owners. Go forth and enjoy!

Just one more day til your delivery!

muleferg | December 26, 2013

John. the HPC is in Boone at the Makato's. Watauga County. It will be located behind the building. I have the 1772J 220v. The Nissan Store also has a 11772J and they will let a Tesla charge there. Some of the Nissan stores are the installing the CHAdeMo chargers.

Tesla Status=Scrounging Parts
Late Feb
S85, Metallic Grey, Tech Pack. Fog Lights,

FMRTdoc | December 26, 2013


Thanks for the Boone info. So the HPC is now up and running? What a great option with dining right there!