Submitted by David59 on June 20, 2013
Since we got our California HOV stickers that exempt us from the 2 or 3 passenger rule in HOV lanes, my wife and I have stopped picking up passengers at the local "casual carpool" site on our way to work. My wife is out of town so I decided to see how long the old carpool line was thinking I would pick up passengers if the line was long. If there was a line of cars I would have driven by but this morning the line of waiting passengers was about thirty deep so I pulled over and picked up three very grateful commuters.
Once they realized they were in an electric car, a Tesla no less, the conversation became very enthusiastic. There were a few misconceptions about the car and it was fun to dispel some of the myths that they had picked up about charging times, batteries, transmissions (or lack thereof), etc. When we arrived on the other side of the bay I was thanked for the wonderful experience by all three passengers as they left the car.
I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in spreading the good word about Tesla and making a few people very happy in the process.