Submitted by jat on April 27, 2013
I drove my Model S in a local parade with a number of other EVs (and a Volt) from EV Club of the South members. It was fun, and I felt like a rockstar. All the people were so close, I had to be careful not to hit any of them. Since the cars were silent, it was easy to hear people telling each other "That's a Tesla" or asking me what it was. There were a couple of people that asked if it was a Fisker or a Volt :).
One lady wanted came running up and wanted to ride, so I let her in and she rode for a block. It was pretty crazy the reaction that the car got.
Before the parade, I am pretty sure I sold a couple. One guy said he had been thinking about it and asked a bunch of questions, then came back 30 minutes later with his whole family, taking pictures of each other sitting in the driver's seat. When his wife got out, she asked him when they could get one -- and that wasn't even driving it, which is the most amazing part. The most common question when people could look around was "where is the engine" :).
Pictures at https://plus.google.com/117361110923472794003/posts/T3fNnfYE89C