Stalled Out on Tesla’s Electric Highway

Memo to Elon Musk: Nikola Tesla may be wanting his name back.

“If this is Tesla’s vision of long-distance travel in America’s future, I thought, and the solution to what the company calls the “road trip problem,” it needs some work.”

Read more in the New York Times.


  1. “Mr. Ibsen carefully maneuvered the flatbed close to the charging kiosk, and 25 minutes later, with the battery sufficiently charged to release the parking brake and drive off the truck, the car was back on the ground. A Model S owner who had taken delivery the previous day watched with interest.”

    Did the new owner relinquish his use of the kiosk?

    I guess the odds are pretty good that when you get to a kiosk, no one else will be using it.

  2. I almost never recommend reading the New York Times, but this article is hilarious. Some highlights: Tesla recommends not using the car’s heater in cold weather; recharging takes one hour (plus), and when you run out of juice you can’t release the parking brake to push or tow the car. To quote Robert Bryce: “Electric cars are the next big thing—and they always will be.”

  3. NYTwits. No one will ever loan them a car for a test again.

    Telling the truth about a product you test is not how the game is played.


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