Submitted by ReadyKW on Fri, 2019-05-17 06:18
We traveled from the Minneapolis area to Grand Forks, ND last week for my Dad's 102nd birthday. He wanted to get a ride in our AWD LR, it was a little difficult getting him into the car but once he was in we went out on I-29 and I showed him the full throttle fun and demonstrated the auto-pilot. He did not believe the car was steering itself until went through an S-curve, he was totally amazed. When we arrived back at the assisted living facility he said if he was still driving this is the car he would buy, this from a guy who grew up in the horse & buggy era.
He made a comment about how Maytag first introduced the washing machine powered by a small gasoline engine but then converted to electric shortly after, he said no one missed the gasoline powered model. He thinks cars are at that tipping point now. Interesting!
By the way, we could not travel to Grand Forks via the interstate because there are no supper chargers open past Clearwater. We traveled via hwy 10 & 371 through Baxter where we charged up and traveled the remaining 220 miles to Grand Forks. Luckily my brother had a 14-50 camper outlet in his yard.
Come on Tesla, let's have some chargers in North Dakota!