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September 24, 2022 - National Drive Electric Week: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Table of Contents: I. "Clean: Air, Ride, and Money" location of the Event, II. Plug-In-America Survey of EV owners and intenders - Results, III. National Drive Electric Week at Diamond Bar, California, September 24, 2022. Very surprised that 92% of EV owners charged at HOME! 24% of owners have only a Level 1 (regular 110 volt plug) for charging at home! 25% Non-Tesla owners said... Read More>>

September 18, 2022 - How we got free lifetime charging for our two Teslas and a 30% tax credit for the investment: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Solar Panel Installation Table of Contents: I. The plan to add 40 solar panels to our 10-year old 16 solar panels, II. The one-day installation, III. The specifics about the solar panels and microinverters on each panel to get the 25,150 kWh yearly production, IV. Main Panel Upgrade and accompanying combiner box, V. Two Time-lapse videos of the whole installation process. Jacob Hoffman, Green Day Power, Corona, CA, 949 233 5667 (Tell him Carl Morrison sent you.).. Read More>>

September 10, 2022 - Fully Charged LIVE San Diego 2022: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. I chose to attend this Show and do a report for TeslaTouring.com because it was for more than Teslas. It would have panel discussions on important subjects about Electric Vehicles and Solar/Electric Homes, both of which I own. Additionally, there would be electric vehicles on display, especially the CANOO (GOEV). Finally, this convention was in San Diego, California, only 2 hours from... Read More>>

August 3-7, 2022 - Tesla Model 3 - 1,000+-Mile Emissions-Free Road Trip: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Orange County, CA, to Reno, NV, Round Trip via Hwy. 395. For Reno's 2022 Hot August Nights 5,000+-vehicle classic car show. I. Planning the Road Trip, II. Tesla Road Trip to Hot August Nights, a.RIVIAN Chargers, first sighting... Read More>>

April 8-9, 2022 - Teslas to Trains - Photographic Society of America (PSA) Conference, Palmdale, California: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. I. Tesla Travelogue O.C., California, II. Randsburg, California, "Living Ghost Town", III. Tehachapi Loop rail fanning, IV. PSA SoCal Chapter Event April 9 Palmdale, California, V. Tesla Palmdale to O.C... Read More>>

March 12-13, 2022 - LA Travel and Adventure Show, 2022: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. I attend the Travel and Adventure Show each year when it is in Los Angeles. I get a press pass to attend in return for a report and photos for TrainWeb.com/carl and TeslaTouring.com/carl. It is held on Saturday and Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center; Traffic is relatively light to drive my 2020 Tesla 3 there for the day. I like to look for tourist trains to mention to my TrainWeb.com readers and there are always California destinations represented as well as Western US destinations to which we could drive our Tesla's or other EVs. (Gas this day is nearing $6 a gallon.) A highlight for me is also hearing the travel writers, this year including Peter Greenberg, and Pauline Frommer. Notes from Peter's talk: Because of the attack on Ukraine by Russia going on on this date, 60% of the air space is off limits in... Read More>>

March 16-22, 2022 - Tesla 2,000-mile Road Trip from Orange County, California to Corvallis, Oregon for Winterail 2022 and the TRAINS magazine/Santiam Photo Excursion on Albany & Eastern: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Including I. Tesla Travelogue of 1,000 miles from Orange County, California, to Corvallis, Oregon, via I-57, I-210, and I-5, II. TRAINS magazine photo excursion on the newly restored 1924 Baldwin 2-6-2 No. 205 in Lebanon, Oregon, III. Winterail 2022 in Corvallis, Oregon, IV. Tesla Travelogue from Corvallis, Oregon, to home in Orange County, California... Read More>>

January 9, 2022 - How Will You Charge Your Tesla?. The least expensive way is to charge at home. The quickest solution is to use your dryer plug, and split it with the SplitVolt (1). This allows you to use your dryer in one of the two plugs on the Split Volt and charge your EV in the other. The SplitVolt has the circuitry to make sure you are not using the dryer at the same time. If you are not using the dryer plug for a dryer, use the dryer outlet on the SplitVolt for a second Tesla. The SplitVolt gives you a readout of how many kilowatts you are using and if you know when you are drying and... Read More>>

September 3, 2021 - Tesla Model 3 Road Trip to Lake Tahoe: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. 1,400-Mile Emissions-Free Road Trip; Orange County, California, to Reno, Nevada, via Hwy. 395, and return via Hwy. 101 For Reno's 2021 Hot August Nights 5,000+-vehicle classic car show and Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam train ride. This is my 18th report on our 15-month-old 2020 Tesla 3 Standard Range Plus, rear wheel... Read More>>

August 1, 2021 - Tesla Model 3 Continues to Lead: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison. This is my Seventh report on our 13-month-old 2020 Tesla Model 3, Standard Range Plus, Rear-Wheel Drive, 19" wheels, Multicoat Red, and son, Matthew's purchase of a Model Y ordered May 11, 2021 posted at teslatouring.com/carl. In this report I cover: 1)How Much does it cost to Charge an Electric Vehicle, 2)Complete Tesla Guide for Model 3/Y, 3)Best Selling EVs 1st Quarter of 2020 to 1st Quarter of 2021, 4)What's The Best Electric Car?... Read More>>

July 15, 2021 - Tesla Model Y Purchase Experience using a Referral Code: 16th Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. 1)Buying a Tesla with a Referral Code, 2)Formula E street racing series' manufacturers making street prototypes using their... Read More>>
Mar 28, 2021 - Tesla Model 3 Safety, Satisfaction, Comparisons, and Aptera Never Charge electric auto-cycle update.: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison. Tesla Vehicle Safety Report Q4 2020, Why Teslas are the Safest cars, The Most Satisfying Car by owners of 27 Brands - Tesla Model 3, Top 20 Global EV sales in 2020, Differences in A Winter Tesla Road Trip compared to the same drive in summer, Model S and X changes for 2021, For Mustang Mach-E compared to the Tesla 3 and Y, Tesla Auto Insurance, Charging stations added to Multifamily buildings and much more... Read More>>
February 1, 2021 - Tesla Model 3 - Over-the-Air Updates, Acoustic Tires, and Aptera - The Most Efficient Electric Vehicle: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Report 13 including OTA Software Updates 2020.48.26,48.30 & 48.35.5, Driving Experience notes on "car keys" and... Read More>>
Dec 15, 2020 - Tesla Model 3 Owning, Photographing, and Road Trip Experience: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Report 12 including Photographing, 5-Star Safety Rating Meaning, Model 3 2021 changes, Outside Speaker, Future of Gas Stations?, Plug-in-Hybrid Cars for Sale, Formula E, EVs not less polluting debunked, Tesla heated seats for back pain... Read More>>
Nov 15, 2020 - Tesla Model 3 Owning and Road Trip Experience: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Report 11 including "Refresh" items on the Model 3 in Oct 2020, Every New Electric Vehicle Model for Sale in the US, Tesla Model 3 crushes Dodge Charger in 1-year review of cost of operation as police car, Concept drawing of the $25,000 Model 2, and much more... Read More>>
October 25, 2020 - Ashland, Oregon to Vancouver, Washington: Report & Photos by Steve Grande. Photos from our drive from Ashland, Oregon, to our home in Vancouver, Washington, including more photos of the forest fire damage near Ashland, Oregon. Includes a bit of a challenge that we encountered at the Grants Pass Tesla Supercharger location and our... Read More>>
October 24, 2020 - Newark, California to Ashland, Oregon: Report & Photos by Steve Grande. Photos of scenery along the drive from Newark to Ashland including photos of forest fire damage near Ashland, Oregon. Photos of our lunch stop at Granzelles Gourmet & Gifts in Williams and dinner stop at Shari's Cafe at Red Bluff, plus some other photos in... Read More>>
October 20, 2020 - Anaheim Hills to Newark, California: Report & Photos by Steve Grande. After a brief stay at our vacation house in Anaheim Hills, California, we are heading back to our home in Vancouver, Washington, with stopovers to visit friends and family in Silicon Valley and Ashland, Oregon. I decided to try "A Better Routeplanner" that was... Read More>>
September 30, 2020 - Tesla Model 3 Owning and Road Trip Experience: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Report 9 including first Tesla 3 Police Car, Tesla Club of OC, Solvang, Packing Model 3 For Road Trip, 10 Reasons To Buy An EV, Software Update, Model 3 60K mile Operating Costs, Battery Degredations Stats, Tesla Semi Truck, Size Comparison of Model 3 to S and Y to X... Read More>>
October 6, 2020 - Fremont to Anaheim Hills, California: Report & Photos by Steve Grande. Photos of a few Tesla Superchargers on the I-5 including Casa de Fruita, Holister, and Tejon Ranch, plus the Anaheim Tesla Superchargers. Additional stops at Vino Nostra Wine Bar and dinner at Cedar Creek Inn featured... Read More>>
October 1-2, 2020 - Vancouver, Washington, to Fremont, California, Road Trip In A 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL: Report & Photos by Steve Grande. Driving from our Home in Vancouver, Washington, to visit friends and relatives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, stopping to visit our nephew in Ashland, Oregon, and a winery alng the way... Read More>>
September 10-13, 2020 - Tesla 3 - 1,000+ mile Road Trip Orange County to Lake Tahoe via Hwy. 395, and return via I-5 : Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Driving a Tesla Model 3 fully-electric car 500+ miles following Hwy 395 from Orange County to Homewood, CA on... Read More>>
Sep 5, 2020 - Tesla 3 Owning Experience: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Naming your Tesla, A plan to install electric truck charging stations up and down the West Coast, Pikes Peak run in a Model 3 in 2020, AM Radio absence in newer cars - work around, Tesla, or any EV, Advantages, Why is Tesla 3's screen in the center and much more... Read More>>
August 15, 2020 - Tesla 3 Voice Commands, Model S Racing, Tesla 3 in Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. including: Voice Commands, Over Air Software Updates, Teslascope User Data Site, Inside First-Ever... Read More>>
August 9-10, 2019 - Anaheim, California,to Vancouver, Washington, Road Trip In A 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL: Report & Photos by Steve Grande. Driving with Dena David, owner of the Fullerton California Vino Nostra Wine Bar, from Southern California to our Home in Vancouver, Washington, stopping at some wineries and vineyards along the way... Read More>>
August 5, 2020 - Tesla 3 Rebates, Clubs, and Formula-E Experience: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. includes: Clean Air Rebate Program, Owners' Club, Phantom Drain, Clean Air Vehicle Decals, Model 3 or Model Y, Best Selling EV, kWh defined, Formula E, Tesla Mobile Service, OC & LA Tesla Club Outings... Read More>>
July 26, 2020 - Tesla 3 Energy Management Experience: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. includes: MPG Equiv, Energy usage at home, Depreciation, Rear view cameras, Crumple Zone, Dual vs Single Motor, Over air updates, Safer than human, Tesla App... Read More>>
June 19, 2020 - Tesla 3 New Owner Experience: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. The first few weeks of ownership of our Red 2020 RWD Standard Range Plus 19-inch sport wheels Tesla 3, I... Read More>>
June 9, 2020 - Tesla 3 Delivery Experience, Buena Park, California: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. This report will explain the Delivery Experience of that Tesla Model 3 during the 3rd month of isolation of COVID-19. I had completed all paperwork that I could and the next step, Tesla Insurance, could only be... Read More>>
June 21, 2020 - Some "Bare Bones" information about the Tesla 3: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. One of the first things I did after ordering our Tesla 3 was to download the Owner's Manual. It is a .pdf file or 220 printed pages. I downloaded it to my travel laptop for on the road use. You can also ask... Read More>>
May 17, 2020 - Purchasing Experience of a Tesla 3: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Steve Grande was the first Tesla owner I've known. Some time in 2015 he asked if I'd like to test drive his new 2015 Tesla Model S P85D in downtown Fullerton, California after a Train Travel Meetup that he sponsors. Later that year... Read More>>
A Complete Guide To Driving Electric & Hybrid Cars In The 21st Century. Plenty of valuable information about owning and driving electric and hybrid vehicles. Read More>>
August 31 - September 7, 2019 - Las Vegas Road Trip in a 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL: Report & Photos by Steve Grande. If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas in the near future you might find some of the photos and links in this report useful. We really hit a lot of attractions in Las Vegas over the 7 days that we were there. I've posted a separate page for each day that... Read More>>
Aug 7-10, 2019 - "Hot August Nights": Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. For this approx 1000 mile Placentia CA to Reno NV round trip to the 6,000+ classic car show, we took my 1956 Chevrolet with the Tesla Model X. Since this is a classic car show, I... Read More>>
June 21, 2019 - Repeat Tesla Model X Tour Of Temecula Wine Country: Report & Photos by Steve Grande. Scotty decided he'd like to go on a Temecula Wine Tasting Tour for his birthday. Since I also wanted to partake in the wine tasting experience, we again decided to hire a driver from "YourCarOurDriver". I arranged for the driver to meet us at Scotty's apartment in... Read More>>
Wed Jan 2, 2019 - Temecula Wine Tasting in a Tesla Model X - Report & Photos by Steve Grande It is really a good idea to have a Designated Driver if you plan to spend the day tasting wines at 3, 4 or 5 wineries and then drive home. Since all of us wanted to do the wine tastings, that would be a problem. I thought of staying the night in Temecula but that could be an expensive hotel bill with 5 of us going. Plus, it didn't solve the problem of driving from winery to winery, though winery shuttle tours are available in Temecula. Next I thought of hiring a limousine for the wine tour but that would be... Read More>>
September 15, 2018 - National Drive Electric Week - Diamond Bar: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Registered were 12 Tesla Model 3, 11 Chevrolet Bolt, 11 Nissan Leaf, 2 Tesla Model S, 2 Tesla Model X, 1 Tesla Roadster, 4 Chevrolet Volt, 3 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, 1 BMW i3 REx, 3 Kia Soul EV and many other fully electric and hybrid cars... Read More>>
September 8, 2018 - National Drive Electric Week Event, Los Alamitos, California: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison Registered were 7 Tesla Model S, 6 Tesla Model 3, 4 Tesla Model X, 4 Tesla Roadster, 5 Nissan Leaf (2011-2017), 4 Chevrolet Bolt, 2 Volkswagen e-Golf, 2 BMW i3 Rex and other fully electric and hybrid cars... Read More>>
August 8-11, 2018 - Tesla Model X Road Trip with TravelScoot assistance vehicle: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison Anaheim Hills, California, to Reno, Nevada, for "Hot August Nights" classic car show. On this year's trip from Anaheim, California to Reno, Nevada (488 miles one way) for the... Read More>>
September 9, 2017 - Diamond Bar National Drive Electric Week Event: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison Expected Plug-In Vehicles: 2 Tesla Model S, 1 Tesla Model X, 10 Nissan Leaf, 8 Fiat 500e... Read More>>
August 9-12, 2017 - Tesla Model X Road Trip to "Hot August Nights" classic car show: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. From Anaheim Hills, California, to Reno, Nevada. We left Anaheim Hills about 5:30 a.m. with our first stop at the Rancho Cucamonga... Read More>>
Dec 02, 2016 - Pedego E-Bike Experience Center Meetup: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison Pedego® Electric Bikes, the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the United States, manufactures 10 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and... Read More>>
Sep 17, 2106 - National Drive Electric Week Long Beach, California: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison Some of Congresswoman Janice Hahn's comments (44th District, California): Good afternoon, Long Beach! This event is one of more than 200 events happening around the country to celebrate National Drive Electric Week. I am one of 2 Members of Congress who drives an EV. I have a Nissan Leaf that I love. It is fun to drive... Read More>>
August 21, 2016 - Tesla Weekend Social: Photos by Steve Grande Tesla Sunday Social at Tesla Buena Park, 10am-Noon. Topic: The new Tesla Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada. Links included to video of Elon Musk's Tesla Gigafactory Grand Opening presentation... Read More>>
August 5, 2016 - The Electric Road Trip: Photos by Steve Grande Monarch Beach Resort - Club 19, Dana Point, California. An open house celebrating two billion miles without a drop of gas. Swapping of stories and sharing Tesla road trip experiences with fellow Tesla owners and like-minded fans at a city near you... Read More>>
Sat Jul 30, 2016 - Reno Tesla Supercharger Ribbon Cutting: Photos by Steve Grande Reno Tesla Superchargers Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Celebration, Atlantis Resort & Casino, 3800 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502... Read More>>
Sat Jun 08, 2016 - Tesla Midwest Gathering in St. Louis, Missouri - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Includes the 3600 mile drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from and to the event from the west coast and photos of the event in St. Louis... Read More>>
May 21, 2016 - Armed Forces Day at the Battleship Iowa: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison Organized by the OC Tesla Club, arrangements had been made for us to park at the bow of the Battleship Iowa. As members began to arrive I photographed several of them and their vehicles at the bow of the ship... Read More>>
May 14, 2016 - Wine and Wheels: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison A "Wine and Wheels" Lunch and Drive in Temecula Wine Country, California. Organized by the Tesla clubs of both Los Angeles and San Diego... Read More>>
April 2, 2016 - Formula E ePRIX in Long Beach, California: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison Formula E is a ground-breaking FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series... Read More>>
March 28, 2016 - 2016 Tesla Model X P90D Photos by Carl Morrison Photos of new 2016 Tesla Model X P90D taken by Carl Morrison of TeslaTouring.com/carl, TrainWeb.org/carl and MoKnowsPhotos.com... Read More>>
March 16-17, 2016 - Delivery and 1000 Mile Drive of My New 2016 Tesla Model X P90D Photos and report of picking up my new Tesla Model X at the Portland Service Center in Tigard, Oregon, and driving it to my vacation house in Southern California. Read More>>
December 11, 2015 - Tesla Auto-Pilot Drive to Perris, California Driving the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D in Auto-Pilot Mode to the Metrolink 91 / Perris Valley Line Dedication Ceremony. Read More>>
Sep 25-Oct 22, 2015 - Ann & Eddie's Excellent Cross-Country Autosteer Electric Adventure Objective: Attend wedding in Florida and Reunion in Ohio one week apart starting from Yorba Linda, California, via 2014 Tesla Model S. Total 7,855 miles, over 95% Autosteer usage on entire trip. Read More>>
Sep 25-Oct 22, 2015 - Summary of above trip posted on Tesla Motors Customer Stories web page. Autopiloting Coast to Coast: Photos and report by Ed Hart... Read More>>
May 21 - June 3, 2015: Round-Trip California to Missouri. A 3000 mile road trip in my 2015 Tesla Model S P85D for the ribbon cutting of 2 Tesla Destination Chargers at the Depot Inn & Suites, a hotel that my wife and I used to own. Report and photos by Steve Grande... Read More>>


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