Please help support this website by becoming a patron for just $5 per month. Click here for more info.





Previously Featured Tesla Stories:

Sorted in date order from oldest to newest:

April 28 & 29, 2015 - Round-Trip Anaheim to Sacramento, California A Tesla road trip up the I-5 to the 2016 California Passenger Rail Summit at the California State Railroad Museum and Downtown Sacramento... 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>>

July 18, 2015 - Tesla Announces Ludicrous Mode Tesla Model S can now be configured to go 300 miles per charge and do 0-60mph in just 2.8 seconds reducing 0-155mph time by 20%... Read More>>

July 29, 2015 - Order your Tesla here and get $1,000 off! This was a referral program offered by Tesla Motors that was valid in some states but the referral program has now ended. Read More>>

August 4, 2015 - Can you afford a Tesla? Analysis has shown that over the life of a Tesla Model S vehicle, it can be a lot less to own and operate than even many economy gas powered cars... 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>>

Dec 7, 2015 - Invitation to Design our Tesla Model X We placed the reservation for our Tesla Model X on April 15, 2014 and today we received an invitation to design and order the vehicle... 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Sat May 28, 2016 - Day 1: Anaheim,CA to St.George,UT - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from California to the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri... Read More>>

Sun May 29, 2016 - Day 2: St.George,UT to Glenwood Springs,CO - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from California to the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri... Read More>>

Mon May 30, 2016 - Day 3: A Day in Glenwood Springs,CO - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from California to the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri... Read More>>

Tue May 31, 2016 - Day 4: Glenwood Springs,CO to Salina,KS - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from California to the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri... Read More>>

Wed Jun 01, 2016 - Day 5: A Day in Salina,KS - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from California to the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri... Read More>>

Thu Jun 02, 2016 - Day 6: Salina,KS to La Plata,MO - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from California to the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri... Read More>>

Fri Jun 03, 2016 - Day 7: La Plata,MO to St.Charles,MO - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from California to the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri... Read More>>

Sat Jun 04, 2016 - Day 8: Tesla Midwest Gathering 2016 in St.Louis,MO - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from California to the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri... Read More>>

Sun Jun 05, 2016 - Day 9: St.Charles,MO to La Plata,MO - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from California to the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri... Read More>>

Mon Jun 06, 2016 - Day 10: A Day at the Depot Inn and Suites in La Plata,MO - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from California to the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri... Read More>>

Tue Jun 07, 2016 - Day 11: La Plata,MO to Perry,OK - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri to California... Read More>>

Wed Jun 08, 2016 - Day 12: A Day in Stillwater,OK - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri to California... Read More>>

Thu Jun 09, 2016 - Day 13: Perry,OK to Santa Rosa,NM - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri to California... Read More>>

Fri Jun 10, 2016 - Day 14: A Day in Santa Rosa,NM - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri to California... Read More>>

Sat Jun 11, 2016 - Day 15: Santa Rosa,NM to Flagstaff,AZ - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri to California... Read More>>

Sun Jun 12, 2016 - Day 16: Flagstaff,AZ to Anaheim,CA - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri to California... Read More>>

Mon Jun 13, 2016 - Day 17: Some Closing Comments - Report & Photos by Steve Grande Drive in a new 2016 Tesla Model X P90DL from the Midwest Tesla Gathering 2016 in St.Louis, Missouri to California... 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>>

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>>

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>>

Sep 17, 2016 - 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>>

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>>

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>>

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 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 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... 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>>

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>>

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 registered the... 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>>

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 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 researched... 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 Tesla-related... 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 Compare, Over the air updates, Safer than human, Tesla App... 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>>

August 9-10, 2020 - 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 our Vacation House in Southern California to our Home in Vancouver, Washington, stopping at some wineries and vineyards along the way... 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 Tesla Race Car... 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 we spent in... 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?, Solar Roof by Tesla with Power Walls, and much more... 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>>

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 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, restaurants, and a vineyard and winery alng the way... 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 are also featured... 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 recommended by Carl Morrison... 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 Ashland, Oregon... 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>>

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>>

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>>

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 Tesla Tires, Jay Leno on Why Tesla vehicles are successful, Every New Electric Vehicle Model for Sale in the US, Aptera - The world's most efficient soalr EV, and more... 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 car on the roads?, 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 to be an added amenity in new Multifamily buildings, and much more... 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 track racing research, 3)Which Formula E manufacturers have street models?, 4)How much does it cost to charge your EV?, 5)Before you take delivery of a Tesla, or any Electric Vehicle, be prepared to charge at home, 6)Are Electric Cars Worse For The Environment?, 7)Afterlife of EV Batteries, 8)Are Electric Cars Really Better for the Environment?, 9)How Miserable Is A Tesla Road Trip?, 10)This Rookie Mistake Almost Left [them] Stranded, 11)Hypermiling is the sport of squeezing a gallon of gas until it screams, 12) How many miles can I drive after my electric vehicle says zero miles left?, 13)Non-Tesla Charging Challenges, 14)My Referral Number... 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? Tesla Dominates In The Ultimate Comparison, 5)How is the Tesla business model working?, 6)What is the predicted date for the end of the Oil Age, 7)Study: Car Buyers Are Opening Up To EVs, Tesla Most Trusted Brand, 8)Can Hybrids reach the Paris Agreement's Goal? If not, what can reach that goal?, 9)Tesla releases big, new software update with Disney+, Car Wash Mode, hotspot, 10)My Referral Number and more... 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 drive. In this report, I cover: 1. Introduction to this "Paul Clifford Memorial Hot August Nights Trip", 2. Driving a Tesla Model 3 fully-electric car about 500 miles following Hwy. 395 from Orange County, California, to Reno, Nevada, for Hot August Nights, 3. Visiting Virginia & Truckee Railroad for 2 rides from Virginia City to Gold Hill a 35-minute round trip- behind Steam Locomotive No. 29 - one ride in a passenger caboose and one ride in the steam locomotive's cab, 4. Tesla Model 3 trip from Sparks, Nevada, to Orange County, California, via I-80 and Hwy. 101, over 600 miles... 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 when you are charging, you can calculate the cost of each. (The original outlet gives no reading of how much electricity you were using for the dryer.) Since you can set your Tesla internally to charge any time; set it to charge at the lowest rate time, plug it in each night, and forget it. If your dryer plug is in your garage, you will probably need an extension cord (2) to reach your Tesla's mobile connector. (If your dryer is in a room next to the garage, as mine was, have the plug moved through to the garage side of the wall.) The solution becomes: Plug in the SplitVolt (1) to the dryer plug; plug in the extension cord (2) to the SplitVolt, plug in the mobile connector that comes with the Tesla (3) with a 10-30 adapter (4) to the extension cord, and you are in business! If you do not use your dryer plug for a dryer, you can use... 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. Tesla Travelogue of 1,000 miles from Orange County, California to Corvallis, Oregon, via I-57, I-210, and I-5. Fellow members of our Train Travel Meetup group in Fullerton, California, told me about Winterail and the fact that in 2022 it would be 2 days to accommodate all the rail-related photo shows that could not take place during COVID. Because I had about 600 miles of free charging at Tesla Superchargers, which would expire in April, I asked by railfan-buddy, Don Roe, if he would like to go on a road trip. We have been taking Amtrak trips together for over 20 years, but this would be our first car trip. I used A Better Route Planner to make plans to drive our Tesla 3 the 1,000 miles to Corvallis, Oregon... 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 reference to travel. There has been a 20% increase in air fares in the last 10 days; get your tickets for future flights now and use points (which are being devalued by airlines). He stressed, "Have a conversation" with hotels, airlines, etc.because using only the Internet limits your possibilities. If the Internet says there are only 2 rooms left, that is a lie, it is only 2 rooms that have been allotted to Internet inventory. Never buy travel insurance from a cruise line or airline; buy it from a Travel Agent. There are 196 countries and only 5 you should not go to now. "Have a conversation" with your car rental company. In Hawaii they are renting cars for $1,200 a day. Because of the recent ship fire and sinking of a load of Lamborghini's, Porsche's, high end VWs, etc. Ask the car rental company, "Has this car been in a flood." And because the car agencies sold cars in COVID and listed them as stolen, ask, "Am I driving a stolen car?". When you rent a car take time-coded photos on your phone of all dents and scratches inside and out and go back and have agent verify them before taking your rental car out. Peter loves AMTRAK. He mentioned the $500 USA fare ($250 for kids). He says there are two kinds of luggage, "Carry on and Lost." If resort fees are on your bill, and... 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., California, My Tesla drive on Mojave Desert highways from Orange County, California, to Randsburg, Mojave, Tehachapi RR Loop, Palmdale and back to Orange County via Pasadena. Many non-Tesla owners think that you cannot take a 400+ mile trip on state highways (not Interstates) and have enough Tesla Superchargers to not run out of battery. As you can see from the "A Better Route Planner" below... 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, III. Hot August Nights in Sparks and Reno NV, a.Swap Meet,b.Grand Sierra Resort (GSR),c.Brightwork on show cars at Grand Sierra Resort,d.Reno Downtown Cruise,e.Show Cars at the Pepper mill,f.Show Cars at Atlantis,g.Motorsports Action Groups (MAG) Auction, IV. Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe,CA, a.Tour of New Construction Lake Tahoe,CA, b.Ehrman Mansion, Pine Lodge, Lake Tahoe, V. Tesla Road Trip Tahoe Lake Tahoe to Orange County, CA, via Hwy 395, VI. Summary of Travel Statistics, VII. Tesla free charging in Reno/Sparks NV... 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 our home and I'd be able to drive our Tesla 3 for a couple of hours on Autopilot each way. Table of Contents: 1. Session titles and vendors, 2. Ride and Drive vehicles, 3. Electrify America Keynote Address, 4. Canoo - Electric Vehicle, 5. Will America take Tesla to its heart?, 6. California -- is it leading from the front?, 7. Do we have enough clean energy to electrify everything?, 8. Vendors and Booths. As I stood in line at the San Diego Convention Center, directly across the street from the entry line to enter the convergence was Gaslight Square. The convention notes said if the one place to get food in the convention was too crowded, we could... 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 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>>


ad pos61 ad pos63
ad pos62 ad pos64




Please help support this website by becoming a patron for just $5 per month. Click here for more info.