Tesla Model S Owners in Tampa FL

Tesla Model S Owners in Tampa FL

Hi Everyone,
My name is Sri Harsha Garapati. I recently graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from USF. I am a tesla enthusiast and I had passed couple of rounds of phone interviews for a CAE position at Tesla. I heard from HR that tesla is going to fly me to California for an onsite interview. I had already made a visit to tesla service center on US 301 to look at the cars and had a small chat with the technicians there about the technology and design related matters. The visit to service station is much before even I started to apply at Tesla and I visited because I am an ardent fan and after a lot of research online I thought seeing it in person.If there are any tesla model s owners in tampa and if you are planning to be around USF area please let me know I would like to meet up and have a small chat with you regarding your experience with the car and about the driving dynamics. If you are generous I would appreciate a test ride. I would be very glad if some one is willing to meet.

For Authentication Purposes below is the USF webpage of my research lab. BTW the research group is of Dr. Autar Kaw who recently won the US professor of the year award.

Larry Chanin | June 21, 2013


My name is Larry Chanin. I'm the founder of the Florida Tesla Motors Club. Contact me directly at and I'll see what I can do.

bobinfla | June 23, 2013

Hi Sri. You can email me at Rmacchi1 at Would be happy to set up a meeting and test drive.

Klaus | June 24, 2013

I'll throw my hat in the ring as well. Maybe we should have a meet up on campus and wow the students.

Orangeman96 | June 24, 2013

Can you do this in August, when I'm there!

Brian H | June 24, 2013

You'll electrocuteify the students!

sgarapat | June 25, 2013

@Klaus : Thank you for coming forward to help me. Yesterday I met bob (@boninfla) and had a chance to ride in his tesla. It was really Awsome. I will be flying tomorrow and have my interview on Thursday. If you are interested wed could meet up after my interview. Here I would like to thank bob and his wife for their acceptance to meet me yesterday. They were really great people and had a good time talking to them. I am really glad how much they love their both Teslas (Roadster and model S) and the confidence they have in elon and the tesla team. It was a very good experience!

Klaus | June 25, 2013

@sgarapat, it would be a pleasure to meet you. you have my e-mail, just let me know when you have the time.