A SENSE OF COMMUNITY ADDS MEANINGFUL, DEEP FULFILLMENT TO ONES LIFE, AND EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT  GENRE OF THE COMMUNITY THEY ENJOY AND TAKE PART IN. YOU HAVE THE WINE AND FOOD AFICIONADOS, OBSESSED DOG LOVERS, TRAVEL ENTHUSIASTS AND THE LIST GOES ON.

I’VE ADDED ONE TO MY LIST OF COMMUNITIES AND IT’S A BIGGIE. I’LL CALL MINE “LA VIE E.V.”.

I TOOK DELIVERY OF MY TESLA S ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND ITS BEEN A LOVE AFFAIR EVER SENSE WE FIRST STEPPED INTO THE FACTORY PARKING LOT IN FREEMONT.

WHAT I DIDN’T YET KNOW WAS THAT TESLA OWNERS ARE A ‘COMMUNITY’. TESLA OWNERS ARE PROUD ALL ELECTRIC VEHICLE ENTHUSIASTS, BUT ITS  DEEPER THAN THAT.

TESLA OWNERS HAVE AN ENTHUSIASM FOR THE CAR, FOR ELON, THAT IS TRULY PALPABLE. THERE IS A GIDDY EXCITEMENT AMONGST TESLA OWNERS, AND THIS FERVOR IS, WELL ELECTRIC!

ONE MIGHT THINK WITH SUCH A STELLAR PRICE TAG THAT TESLA S OWNERS MIGHT ERRON THE  SNOBBY SIDE? THIS HAS NOT BEEN MY OBSERVATION! TESLA OWNERS ARE LIKE LITTLE KIDS WITH THEIR FAVORITE TOY ON THEIR 5TH BIRTHDAY. THE SMILES, THE PURE ZERO OCTAINE JOY SMELLS LIKE A SUMMER BREEZE, NOT CHOKING EXHAUST.

SUPER CHARGING STATIONS ARE A NEW VENUE FOR CONVERSATION, STORY SWAPPING AND GENERAL TESLA COMMRADERIE. IN THE 40 MINUTES IT TAKES TO GET A FULL CHARGE AT A SUPER STATION, NEW FRIENDSHIPS ARE FORGED, TESLA ETIQUETTE PASSED DOWN TO THE NEWBIES AND PEOPLE ARE BEAMING. THIS IS A HAPPY CAR, A SMART, SEXY, DID I MENTION FAST AS HELL CAR!

THERE IS ALSO THE FUN MINI COMMUNITY OF “PLUGSHARE”. THE APP THAT SHOWS YOU WHERE THERE ARE APPROPRIATE CHARGING OUTLETS IN PEOPLE’S HOMES! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? THEY LIST THEIR NAMES, PHONE NUMBERS AND TYPE OF OUTLET AND CAR THEY HAVE. WE WERE TOLD AT OUR FIRST SUPER CHARGE EXPERIENCE, TO CARRY A BOTTLE OR TWO OF WINE AT ALL TIMES – JUST IN CASE THE “RANGE ANXIETY” GETS THE BETTER OF US AND WE MIGHT NEED A QUICK TOP OFF AT SOMEONES HOME. WHAT A CONCEPT! WHAT A COMMUNITY!

I DEFINITELY FEEL THAT EVERY TIME I STEP ON THE GAS FREE ACCELERATOR, THAT I’M A PART OF THE FUTURE.

 

THANK YOU ELON!

TESSIE

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