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Have you seen an S on the road today?

Have you seen an S on the road today?

My wife and I, waiting for our S, play a silly game: "Seen a S today on the road?" Then we look at where we saw them. So far I have the record: just 2 in a day so far. All but one were in the mid-peninsula area. One black one seen entering I85 in Cupertino. Somehow it is satisfying to me to see them showing up. None seen so far appear to be demos: no copilot. Res number P7214 with Feb-Mar est delivery.

mark_g | 27. januar 2013

In Mt View at 915pm 1.27 just happened to pull behind grey Tesla (did not realize how good the car looks from behind)....

mika_ | 27. januar 2013

Saw a very pretty grey Model S around San Anselmo today near Sleepy Hollow, passed it twice actually on sir francis drake. Can't wait to get my grey as well, seeing another identical one cruising around minutes from my house was making me jealous! :)

Brian H | 28. januar 2013

portia;
That 1100 is just to remind you nothing is free!

portia | 28. januar 2013

charging 20 miles (in 2 hours) using a J1772 at the (SF) Music Concourse Garage under the California Academy of Sciences was free though! (parking wasn't)

FLsportscarenth... | 28. januar 2013

Have not seen a Model S in the wild here in Miami yet, though see them in delivery prep in the Dania Beach Service Centre. I do see Roadsters from time to time, weekly on Biscayne Blvd, twice in Miami Beach.

gary.greene | 28. januar 2013

Seeing them with increased regularity here in Orange County on the coast. Seen 3 in the last week! Mine's due 2/16-3/2 so obviously makes me envious.

GoTeslaChicago | 13. februar 2013

Finally saw my first Model S today in Chicago, northbound on South Lake Shore Drive. Signature Red with the license plate TESLA. I passed him up so he could see the license plate on mine: TESLA 1.

Superliner | 13. februar 2013

It looks like the first S I see out here may?? be mine?? hopefully !!
someday :-(

bradslee | 13. februar 2013

I was kind of surprised not seeing MS on the South Bay Area freeways except only in one occasion on the Central Express near Mountain View, a beautiful black MS was passing mine and we exchanged MS driver smile and rolled down the windows greeting each other. Interestingly, our CA license plate numbers are identical but last three numbers: one is 270 and another is 350. Wish I can see more fellow Ms drivers traveling on 101 and 280.

Lenn | 13. februar 2013

Met "Larry" today on the 101 westbound around Balboa/White Oak. Beautiful white Models (same as mine). Beautiful car!!!

crttnarayan | 13. februar 2013

Saw a brown MS in a strip mall on El Camino this weekend. Grocery shopping I think.

portia | 13. februar 2013

Saw a white Tesla in Gilroy (not at the supercharger) near the 101 freeway on the way back from LA, and then saw another one a block from home. However, did not see any elsewhere on this trip.

AaronX | 13. februar 2013

I saw 5 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday, all while driving mine.

frmercado | 13. februar 2013

I saw a white model S with Washington plates on Electric Avenue in downtown Portland, OR. You are supposed to park parallel to the chargers on the assumption that the charging port is on the hood of the cart, so this one was parked facing the opposite way with the trunk facing the charging station and note on the windshield explaining the "meter man" that the car needed to park that way in order to be able to charge and get back home to Olympia, WA. That is quite a commute! Only the third model S I've seen in Portland, the other two did have Oregon plates though.

frmercado | 13. februar 2013

BTW "Electric Avenue" is the nickname of a block of SW Montgomery St. in Portland that has a bunch of charging stations. Right in the middle of Portland State University.

jtm | 13. februar 2013

I see 2-3 every day, sometimes more, here around the San Jose Airport area. Will get mine this weekend. Feels like it's all the rage here in the Bay Area. Then, the factory is just around the corner.

Brian H | 14. februar 2013

Actually, the blue and green ones are much nicer.

Bun fight! Bun fight!! >:p

Ssacks | 14. februar 2013

Two days ago, driving on 295 outside of Chicago, a beautiful Pearl White MS pulled beside my even more beautiful (sorry) Metallic Blue MS. I know I'm a dork, but I felt a certain chill run through me, as if we were part of a brotherhood.

Brian H | 14. februar 2013

Yes, both are almost as nice as the green. But not quite. >;p

reitmanr | 14. februar 2013

I am now seeing one or more every day in Silicon Valley. Nice to see that famous smile and often get a friendly wave. I am still being asked about the car wherever I go. I pulled in to a high school parking lot and noticed every guy near by turned from their friends and watched me park! Only one shouted out "Nice car Mister!" Great fun.

ChasF | 14. februar 2013

Saw a black model S on SR 528 (Beachline) this morning in Orlando FL. Blew right by me. I never stood a chance.

debuntx | 14. februar 2013

Saw a white MS in Flower Mound, TX last night. First one I've seen in my neck of the Metroplex.

christurbeville | 14. februar 2013

Two on the Dallas North Tollway yesterday. One with a black frunk on a white car?!? Maybe someone used the incorrect closing procedure:)

TiburonTesla | 14. februar 2013

Saw 2 others (besides mine) in Tiburon, CA now. Only saw them once, so they are still rare in the wild. But they exist (like lochness monster)!

Brian H | 14. februar 2013

Maybe it was a PD special ... "black and white".

KevinR.co.us | 16. februar 2013

Finally I can report 2 sightings of Ss in the wild. I silver & 1 green, seen today in Highlands Ranch CO. Waved & briefly talked to the nice couple from central Douglas County. The dark green Tesla was looking distracted & didn't see us wave. Good to see Tesla on the road.

queni | 16. februar 2013

At the Supercharger in Fulsom.........2 prototype Model S #24 & #56 charging and ours made 3. When they left another one shows up.......just like ours Brown. First time to see another Brown. Go Tesla!

jbunn | 16. februar 2013

Came out of a resturant valentines day evening to find a blue beige obeche gloss parked next to my same config. Issaquah, WA.

reitmanr | 17. februar 2013

Our numbers are Growing!
Took a neighbor and his wife for a ride today. I was surprised to quickly find another Ms at the second intersection we entered in Atherton. Then within a mile another appeared. And yet another as we reentered Menlo Park.
Lots of light salutes. Very nice.
And neighbors loved the car. He has been a collector for many years. He favored the Ev1 over his cobras Ferrari etc and got me interested in electric cars. He enjoys his Leaf but sure discovered a possible addition to his cars.
And I was amazed to see so many Ms near my home so quickly. Course it is Silicon Valley.

Mel. | 19. februar 2013

Finally, my first sighting, in Melbourne, fl.. A beautiful new Tesla, black , 19 inch wheels. It was on its way to be detailed.

cloroxbb | 19. februar 2013

According to the map (cant remember what website it was on) there is ONE person with a Signature series Model S. I wish I could communicate with this person so I could check it out... :)

cloroxbb | 19. februar 2013

Whoops: One person with a Signature series IN MY AREA.

Brian H | 19. februar 2013

chloroxbb;
http://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=295135
But it's a volunteer sampling only. Somewhere around 10% of actual totals?

portia | 19. februar 2013

Saw a grey/silver one Sunday 2/17 on Pacific Ave in Santa Cruz.
Then yesterday saw a black one just in front of me on PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy) near River St, I pulled next to him, we lowered the windows and had a talk while the light was red. He got his in December, and mine was the 4th one he saw in the area.

jpalic | 19. februar 2013

Saw a blue Model S heading north on Rt 52 out of Delaware into Pennsylvania this morning. It's my first sighting in the wild in SE PA.

runswithscissor... | 19. februar 2013

Saw a black MS on Ocean in Carmel.

lph | 19. februar 2013

Saw 2 yesterday in Medina WA. One at Medina Park was a sig. red and it just the best looking car I have ever seen. To me it made a FIsker or Aston Martin look cheap. The other was on 78th Pl NE it passed by to quickly but seemed to be grey.
Were they indigenous to Medina? If so, should be seeing more of them.

brijam | 19. februar 2013

This weekend I went to the Tesla Store in Washington Square (Portland, OR) to get a bunch of brochures. When we arrived I was delighted to see that all six parking spaces were taken! I went up to ask a Tesla rep if we could charge and by the time we were down one of them was gone, so we got our charge.

That's my P85 on the left, a new delivery next to it, the demo car, and two cars on a road trip charging up on their way to California. Spectacular to see so many at once.

I also spotted my first Model S while I was driving today.

brijam | 19. februar 2013

Er, five. Five parking spaces. Ahem.

Timo | 19. februar 2013

I saw a somebodys pimped up Volkswagen Golf today with what looked like Model S front grill. Had to stop for a while for amusement.

c.bussert67 | 20. februar 2013

Well, somebody near Escondido driving a Dodge Challenger SRT8 saw my Model S's tail lights as he challenged me at a merge...

prash.saka | 04. mars 2013

We saw one yesterday ... ours :)

reitmanr | 04. mars 2013

My view rate is about 1 per day on the road. Great to exchange headlight salutes, wave and notice the driver is grinning.... just like me!
I am also getting greeted by other marques- like hot Caddi's, B'mers, Ferrari'es etc. Even had one Caddi invite me to drag race on I280...I think it was one of those supercharged items.. it was fast! I declined his offer- too many cars and it was in a highly patrolled area. And hey... I just have a mild mannered nonperformance MS....:)

My fuel bill? near zero.
Other marque's fuel bill???? mucho!

Sorry
I'm happy and ranting on.

gasnomo | 04. mars 2013

Just mine, and its the first one I've seen in my area, in the northern suburbs of NYC (although the local service center says 300 are on the road)

Neech | 05. mars 2013

Finally saw an MS in the northwest suburbs of Chicago (in the South Barrington area). It was white with temp plates and it looked pretty sharp! I should get mine late March/early April (I hope).

portia | 06. mars 2013

saw a new grey model S on Ocean St and hwy 17 (in Santa Cruz) entrance last week!

Jamon | 07. mars 2013

I joined a musk of Tesla's today! We had 4 in a row driving on Charleston in Mt View. 2 grey, 1 blue, and 1 sig red - all were beautiful!!

Tech4ever | 07. mars 2013

I don't know what's up with my subdivision (talega in San Clemente, less than 3000 homes) but there is at least 4 that I see all the time, get mine on Sunday to make 5 (at least)

Dwdnjck@ca | 07. mars 2013

I saw one in san diego area yeaterday and another today. I went by the service center for San Diego to order a dryer plug adapter and they had about a dozen to be prepped. I was told that there are now over 150 in the San Diego area.

christian8904 | 09. mars 2013

My story is about the other side of spotting an S:

I was on my way to work early this morning. Waiting to pull out of the neighborhood, a pickup drives by with the driver looking hard at me in my blue S. I pull out and I am 2 cars behind him. A few miles down the road, he pulls onto a side street and pulls out behind me. He follows close until we reach a stop sign. As I am waiting to turn left, I watch him remove his seatbelt and reach for something from the passenger side floorboard. As he is sliding back up, I am looking for an escape route cause this is beginning to feel like a car-jacking. Then I see the camera. I pause so he can snap a pic, then demonstrate the acceleration. Tesla paparrazi is a surreal phenomenon.

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