Too many Tesla's on the road?

Too many Tesla's on the road?

I pulled up to a 4-way stop in San Francisco today (Noe Valley neighborhood where I live) and there were 3 Model S's waiting including mine. We all looked at each other and grinned. Mine's a P85+ so I went first, of course.

ir | February 22, 2014

Of course all the ones with air suspension auto-lower silly! (At > 100mph)

jbunn | February 22, 2014

A year ago it was rare to see one. Today, I see one almost every day (in SF). But there can never be too many! | February 22, 2014

I'm in Sacramento, and there most definitely aren't too many Teslas here. SF is a world unto itself.

riceuguy | February 22, 2014

Up until a month ago, seeing one in Austin was still a rarity, but in the last week I have seen at least 15. I am feeling a little less special these days!

Kleist | February 22, 2014

I was in the Palo Area couple of months ago - 4-way intersection with stop signs, all 4 directions MS and some stacked 3 deep. I live 30 miles south, but I can't go shopping without at least seeing a handful on the road. But here are many more drive ways left to fill, the MS owners just like to be on the road.

Mr Odd Job | February 23, 2014

Maybe could just be that until you owned the car you where never really looking so never noticed them about.

Thomas N. | February 23, 2014

Three today lined up at one light here in Newport Beach. We had our P85, another P85 and a regular 85. A blue, a black and a white one. We all minded the gaps to make sure it worked out that way, however.

kawdennis | February 23, 2014

I live in Stockton Ca. Mine is a brown P85 , a few people at my church said they saw me at different places, I said no it was not me, after 3 weeks of these strange sightings I was at Kaiser parking lot and a nurse walked up to me and said she has a brown P85+. Just like mine but she did'nt have it today because her husband got to it 1st

amitb00 | February 23, 2014

I don't see them in South Broward. However my colleagues who live in Boca Raton , West Palm Beach tell me that there are many there and they see every day.

jordanrichard | February 23, 2014

Mclary, I think codefiant was just joking about going first because of having a P85. At least that's the way I took it.

Len949 | February 23, 2014

I see about one a day around Laguna Niguel, CA.

Joe H. | February 23, 2014

I've seen 0 in Virginia Beach. The wife's seen 1 and a couple of friends have seen 1. We still need to get a lot more Teslas on the road.

info | February 23, 2014

I've had my car for about a year. A friend of mine got his a week before I did. We both live in the same neighborhood. And it's a neighborhood that doesn't believe in stop signs. For a reason that I don't know, none of the intersections have stop signs and for people who live here it's not a problem. We KNOW that there are no stop signs in any direction and we approach carefully. Visitors don't and there are accidents when both visitors think that the street they're on is the thru street. (I've called the city and they tell me that there's not enough traffic to warrant stop signs and there haven't been any collisions---although I've witnessed three, two of which required ambulances.)

About a week after I got my car I got to one of these intersections and was playing with the Slacker radio, it was morning and the sun was bright and there was glare from my right. Fortunately, my friend in his black P85 was paying better attention and we managed to avoid having the first Tesla on Tesla accident. I think it would have been most embarrassing. It's hard enough on the ego to damage one of these cars, let alone two.

flyjeffva | February 23, 2014

I have only ever seen one Model S. That was the one I test drove in Raleigh, NC. Is there really more than just one out there? Yeah I read about them but seeing is believing and I have only seen one. Is it possible that there really is just one?

Mireille and Conan | February 23, 2014

We see several everyday; there are a couple others at our kids' schools. But yesterday was totally cool because we saw 4 others in less than 3 minutes. I think that's our (non-supercharger opening) record.
A year ago, we were only seeing a couple per week. I love seeing so many here (Phoenix). :)

Sailor | February 23, 2014

I started getting excited about Tesla after a trip to LA in May.
Ordered the 85 brown in July and it was mine in August.
I know there are at least 5 or 6 running around the Rochester NY area but I am yet to see the others.
It's ok!

Kimscar | February 23, 2014

I live in the Orange County area and I almost never see one. Usually I go a week to two weeks between seeing one. A few weeks ago I was at the Los Alamitos Hospital parking. There are a lot of doctor office there also around the hospital. After dropping mom off in front of an office I drove the the farthest reaches of the parking lot behind the hospital and walked thru the doctors parking. I saw 2 Tesla's in the doctors parking. One new and one based on license plate number an Ear Nose and Throat doctor as owner. After Moms appointment after picking her up we drove out onto Katella and leaving the MacDonald was another Tesla. Got mom home, then driving home got off 22 freeway and going the other way was a Tesla! That was 4 in just over an hour. Now it's at least 3 weeks since I've seen one.

hillcountryfun | February 23, 2014

Trip from the Texas Hill Country to Dallas yesterday, saw 7 S's:

- 1 White one on 290 driving into Fredericksburg
- 4 (white, silver, black, blue) At the Collin Street Bakery in Waco (ok, there is a SuperCharger there)
- 2 (grey and silver) On the North Dallas Toll road

So there!


Dwdnjck@ca | February 23, 2014

There are now 1500 in the San Diego area.

Codefiant | February 23, 2014

@mclary - Sounds like you need to upgrade.

reitmanr | February 23, 2014

Over a year ago, my wife and I had a contest going each day as to who saw the most MS. We still sort of count but there are so many near Palo Alto, it is a bit more routine. Still fun though. I am delighted people all over the country (and beyond), are still counting and even noting the color distribution! Maybe we need to count herds of MS....groups of two or more. Or maybe just smile and enjoy the view and direction we are going. When possible, I do check vin numbers, We are 2869 and have seen several above 24000!
Wow...what is Teslive going to look like this year??

Gadfly | February 23, 2014

There is no apostrophe in that construction ... Watch your grammar.

1LuckyGuy | February 23, 2014

Do bmw owners ask this question? Especially in southern California where I literally don't think you could go 2 miles without seeing one. | February 23, 2014

The VIN of our car, delivered on 2/19, is 29849 (and it's yet another brown P85).

bevguy | February 23, 2014

I have seen exactly zero Teslas in the Nashville area. One person in my family/friend group maybe saw one but the glimpse was so short they weren't sure.
If nationwide sales can ever come close to parts of Californis, TSLSA stock holders will do well.

David N | February 23, 2014

Zero here in northern Ohio

carlk | February 23, 2014

@Kleist +1. There is no reason why every driveway in these million dollar neighborhoods, which covers a good portion of the Bay Area, should not have one on.

@mclary You got some serious problems dude. Even the non-P drivers would not have a problem to let him go first. Not because he spent more but because he CAN go faster.

cfOH | February 23, 2014

You all should come visit Cincinnati...we have maybe a couple dozen in town now, but so few that some people still ask me if my MS is a Jaguar, a Maserati, an Aston Martin, and have never heard of Tesla.

Gadfly | February 23, 2014

"Too many Teslas" not "Tesla's".

Thomas N. | February 23, 2014

Here in Orange County, California it's not BMW that rules the roost, it's the Prius. There are quite a few BMWs but you cannot stop at any major intersection and not see at least a couple of Prius (Priuii? Priuses? Brian?)

My son decided to count them one day on a 15 minute trip to beach and stopped at 100. Tesla has a long way to go to catch up with Toyota down here.

AoneOne | February 23, 2014

I doubt that "Brian" is the correct plural of "Prius". :)

Gadfly | February 23, 2014

I was born and raised in Cincinnati. You don't want to go to Cincinnati. The only two good things there are Skyline Chile and Graeter's Ice Cream, both of which we can buy at Fry's here in Pheonix.

Thomas N. | February 23, 2014

Funny, AoneOne!

renwo S alset | February 23, 2014

In Jackson CA I am pretty much a loner.

Shesmyne2 | February 23, 2014

There is no such thing as too many Teslas.
In the beginning it was a thrill to drive around here in the Bay Area, see one & yell "hey! There's one!"
Now we spot one (or 15) in a day & it's "Tesla!"
Kinda like the old punch buggy game.
The more on the road the better-on many levels!

Still Grinning ;-)

crmohler | February 23, 2014

My gated neighborhood has 11 homes. 4 of us have Teslas. I had to choose my color accordingly. :-) | February 23, 2014

Please, no status rankings between variations of the Model S. I have a P85, but if I ever encounter another Model S, about the last thing I plan to do is sniff the other car's butt to see where it stands in the pecking order.

Actually, I should be able to encounter another Model S driver this afternoon. I'm planning to visit the Folsom Supercharger to see if I can meet and greet.

tesla man 8k | February 23, 2014

Looks like we have at least three in Stockton. We have had our brown one over a year, maybe it was me? Would you be interested in a group gathering.

jordanrichard | February 23, 2014

Pettifogger, I agree about placing a real or perceived status amongst MSes. A gentleman need not boast. Perhaps Tesla could go back to not placing the battery size on the car.

Brucelli | February 23, 2014

Seattle report: most evenings my wife and I compare notes on how many Tesla's we've seen that day: It's been a "four Tesla day" or "two" or "six" or whatever. Half a dozen is pretty standard these days. Colors are an important marker too: - "saw a red one! Or a blue one like ours, or green, silver, brown, gray...." Big grins all around....

renwo S alset | February 23, 2014

We can start calling them "Me Toos".

jkirkebo | February 23, 2014

Oslo is full of them. I saw three today in quick succession. Last time I drove from Lillehammer towards Oslo I met 9 of them before I passed Minnesund (a distance of only 70 miles).

evpro | February 23, 2014

Zero sightings in Spokane so far, although we do have at least a couple of Roadsters, have seen a few Volts and Leafs and scads of Prii. Nearest Supercharger is Ellensburg, map shows more planned for I-90, so this will change.

I now have a "Wish my car was a Tesla" bumper sticker on my dinosaur, I love it when any expensive car ends up behind me. Buyer's remorse, much?

Kleist | February 23, 2014

@carlk - I am not living a million dollar neighbourhood and we have seven. I think we saw number eight this morning... MC red. And when I look at what is in our driveways many could afford one.

NKYTA | February 23, 2014

Five now in our neighborhood. Had to be in Palo Alto the other day, must have saw 15 MS' in 15 minutes of driving.

mantin | February 23, 2014

LA-Encino - we have 7 at the nearby school drop off; and three more that go Mulholland drive to the 405 freeway every morning - I am a walker 1 hr a day and see them each day. Blacks, grey, white and my green seem most around. two blues during the day on Ventura Blvd too.

DallasTXModelS | February 23, 2014

The day I took delivery Dec 15, 2013 7 other Model S were delivered at the Farmers Branch Service Center. The Regional Manager told me that they had delivered over 1000 in Dallas County just since the Service Center opened. We don't even have a store, yet.

He did say they are now planning to open a store at NorthPark Center in half of the space being vacated by Armani|Exchange. I just found out yesterday that there is another grey 85 in my neighborhood.

d_kaufman | February 23, 2014

Shouldn't the plural be Teslae?

reitmanr | February 23, 2014

I like herds. MSs seem to gather to eat, have a coffee together, communicate with each other and check each others rear ends for distinctive markings. Then off they go, scattering in all directions. They even have really big gatherings from great distances, checking out each others customizations, maybe racing a bit, learning more about themselves, share wine with their creator, and maybe herding up and winding through the hills of California. Oh! Sorry. That was Teslive 2013.....I still like herds.:-)

HGP16 | February 23, 2014

In Washington, DC, I've seen very few Teslas, maybe 15 in 10 months of daily in-town commuting.