Where is

Where is

Haven t heard/seen any wisdom from Volker for a while, feel lost!

bobinfla | January 10, 2013

If this doesn't get him to surface, try starting your thread with "I can't find this mentioned anywhere on the forum ............." That's Volker bait.

Ohms.Law | January 10, 2013

vouteb and bobinfla: +1 Where oh where in the world is Volker?

Epley | January 10, 2013

I've been wondering, too!

Pungoteague_Dave | January 10, 2013

he saw the EU pricing and beta bedbugs and moved on ;^)

Dr. Bob Reinke | January 10, 2013

I can't find this listed anywhere--What is the milage or KW degeneration each time A full range charge is used. Is there degeneration if the range charge is used for a short time to raise the 85 KW Battery to 270 miles?

uldry2000 | January 10, 2013

or maybe just in holiday :-)

GLarwill | January 10, 2013

Received car... interest in forums dropped to near zero ???

Tiebreaker | January 10, 2013

volkerize him...

Getting Amped Again | January 10, 2013

We need to keep this thread bumped so it's at the top when he gets back.

lightly | January 10, 2013

Are there any similar threads for him to reference for us? ;)

Getting Amped Again | January 10, 2013

@lightly - that's a great idea! We should have about four threads for this topic and then reference them IN this thread, and they should each have references TO this thread. It's a loop that might break his logical mind! Kind of like when Spock was in heat.....

DouglasR | January 10, 2013

He's with Waldo.

Getting Amped Again | January 10, 2013

Found him:

Ohms.Law | January 10, 2013

Maybe it's something we said. Better still, I'll bet it's something YOU said. :' |

Getting Amped Again | January 10, 2013

Well I think he's a huge attribute to the forum - I just don't think he's entirely human....

GDH | January 10, 2013

Who is Volker Berlin?

bobinfla | January 10, 2013

Volker.Berlin, part man, part myth, part legend. He is the missing search feature for this forum. Memorized every post ever put here, and provides links to old threads for all us mere mortals who can't remember where, or if we saw something before.

Personal guess is his family put him into a rehab clinic for Teslaholics.

jk2014 | January 10, 2013

John Peterson ;D

stuberman | January 10, 2013

We want Volker! We want Volker! ;)

Getting Amped Again | January 10, 2013

GDH | January 10, 2013

Who is Volker Berlin?

Ah, fresh meat. How is your grammar GDH?

Tiebreaker | January 10, 2013
Anthony H | January 10, 2013

I do miss him. Perhaps just a holiday.

fischca | January 10, 2013

The last post of volker was 2 days ago on the german board:

Brian H | January 11, 2013

Dr. Bob;
Nice try! The answer is nobody knows yet. It's probably somewhat variable based on other conditions.

Volker.Berlin | January 11, 2013

Hi, guys! I'm fine, thanks for asking! :-) Wow, being missed so much is overwhelming. That alone was worth it, you sure give my ego a boost.

Seriously, I'm on cold turkey. I decided it's about time before I start ruining my family and career. Actually, I miss you, too, and I was so close to creating a "goodbye" thread, but then decided that this is a) too far off topic and b) probably counter productive.

Thank you to ManuVince for sending me a private message about this thread. You are welcome to reach out to me by way of private message either at TMC or TFF, if you feel like it. Same handle as here.

We had a great time while it lasted, and now I'll continue my offline diet for some time and see how it goes. Enjoy your Model Ses. I'll let you know when I have mine and what I think about it then. May the Force be with you!

ddruz | January 11, 2013

Volker.Berlin - I will miss you very, very much on this forum. I hope you return in the not too distant future. But family and career certainly come first no matter what. Good luck to you and God Bless you.

Ohms.Law | January 11, 2013

VB's leadership continues. Maybe there is a message in here for the rest of us.

Well, maybe when the car arrives, but until then...

Captain_Kong | January 11, 2013

Is VB Elon in disguised!?

mbcaffe | January 11, 2013


thank you for your helpful insignts.
Now it is time to start a thread "who in the heck is BrianH"

prash.saka | January 11, 2013

Good to hear from you Volker.

~ Prash.

BYT | January 11, 2013

LOL and best of luck VB!

yoda | January 11, 2013

Glad you are still around Volker.Berlin. We miss you and hope you will be back soon.

christine_orita | January 11, 2013

Volker, when there is is noise, you were always the voice of reason. Loved reading your posts and how you always bring back objectivity to the clamor. Will miss you too.

I know what you must have been going through before finally deciding to go cold turkey. I am suffering teslaholicism myself.

Best wishes for you and family and job. That is quite a threesome :-)

s_curve | January 11, 2013

I'm sure you all understand that our collective mission is not complete until Volker's S has been delivered. Kirk out.

stuberman | January 11, 2013


I second that .


dstiavnicky | January 11, 2013

I know he doesn't have his MS yet... he must have met a woman...

jemartin | January 11, 2013

I agree with Volker. I don't remember having spent as much time browsing forums and blogs as I've done since configuring the car a few weeks ago. Hopefully this craziness will subside somewhat when I get the car (next week? VIN 3226). Model S can definitely turn you into a head-case in no time...

Getting Amped Again | January 11, 2013

@Volker.Berlin - we will all miss you and I hope you took the Spock photo as a compliment. That's what it was intended to be!

vouteb | January 11, 2013

swd over some cold turkey!

(Hope he still reads this)

Epley | January 11, 2013

We do miss you, Volker. Perhaps just a visit once per week?

Dr. Bob Reinke | January 11, 2013


Well, it did work, and quickly. Thought I'd try one of those questions that makes others stare off into the unknown---hoping for devine inspiration.

Brian H | January 12, 2013

VB was asking around Europe for a later reservation, hoping to give himself more time than his #2EU allows. I wonder ...

tharasix | January 13, 2013

Yeah, I had to go cold turkey, too, since my wife had a stroke two months ago, one week before her 34th birthday. I also thought about putting up a goodbye thread, but figured I'd probably check in on occasion. That, and I'm not nearly the celebrity that Volker is.

Captain_Zap | January 13, 2013

Volker Berlin,

I'll miss your contributions here as well. I always love to hear your perspective and insights. Thank you for all the help. You are quite an ambassador. An objective one at that.

I was wondered if you were frequenting these forums less because was making it easier for people to find things on their own. I also wondered if it was because the board is becoming more cumbersome with the big increase in traffic. Happy to hear that you'll still be around via TMC.

I'll send you a note to let you know when we are Berlin so I can buy you a beer. I owe you one.

Thanks again & see you on TMC.

bobinfla | January 22, 2013

Bump. Keeping the legend alive.

NomoDinos | August 29, 2013

Ah, now it makes sense.

Mark K | August 29, 2013

Volker - Thanks for the update and hope your forum detox is effective. Your prodigious contributions are much appreciated (and immortalized by Nick's search page)..

I found harmony in my household a different way: I bought my wife a Model S too.

Now she fully comprehends the fascination with the history written each day by this car, this company, and these people.

And my kids ... well, they are excited and proud their family has vaulted into the future.

Mom and Dad have become officially cool again.

ian | August 29, 2013

Volker should just about have his S about now. I hope he chimes in to give us a report!

I just missed him here but thanks for inspiring nickjhowe to create the search for us all!


negarholger | August 29, 2013

Are you sure they delivered MS to Germany? So far I saw Norway and Switzerland...

chrisdl | August 29, 2013

They started delivery to Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany when the Tesla factory opened in Tilburg last week. Among the first few cars delivered during the opening ceremony, there were a couple with German license plates. Not sure about other central European countries, but of those 3 I'm certain.