Tesla Motor Cars

As you may be aware both John and Neil have got Tesla motor cars and we thoroughly enjoy themĀ  they are immensely powerful and run “off the mains” instead of the stinky fossil fuel.

The Tesla fleet currently comprises Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y motor cars. Yeah – S3XY was deliberate!

John runs a Model S the ‘executive saloon’ of the Tesla fleet and has clocked of a lot of miles. As an early (and expensive) adopter he got free supercharging for life (of the car).

I recently (September 2020) bought a USA Model 3 which is what Americans refer to a ‘economy sedan’. Whilst not exactly ‘cheap’ it is at the lower starting cost of the Tesla fleet. Unfortunately the free supercharging does not apply to my purchase – I’m on pay-per-kWh.

Update November 2021

Tesla have discontinued their incentive scheme to get 1000 miles free supercharging for new vehicle purchase awarded to the referrer and referee. It seems that the car “sells itself”.

With continuous tweaks to the design, with the UK currently getting cars made in Shanghai and shipped on huge RORO vessels, the Model 3 still gets good reviews of power efficiency. Unfortunately EV prices generally are still too high for all too many potential drivers.

John Silvester on motoring and other musings