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Tesla Invites America to Join the Next Billion

Next Billion:  Tesla Motors Brings the Experience of Living With Model S to Cities Across America

PALO ALTO, CA —  07/16/15 — On the heels of Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) recent announcement that Model S worldwide has driven more than one billion miles, Tesla kicks off The Next Billion Tour to give customers across the country the opportunity to get behind the wheel of Model S and experience the benefits of going electric.

Guests are invited to experience the exhilarating performance and handling of Model S and hear from local owners about owning and driving a Tesla. In addition to offering test drives in Model S, Tesla experience stations on the Next Billion Tour will highlight: Model S features including Tesla’s pioneering Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive and Autopilot technology, Tesla’s over-the-air updates, Tesla’s revolutionary approach to car and customer service, and the ease of charging a Model S at home and on the road.

Customers may RSVP for events by visiting:  and they will be glad they did!  (BTW – I would be a great person to be a part of this tour….. (call me!)

North American Next Billion Tour Schedule

  • Pittsburgh, PAJuly 17-19
  • Bethlehem, PAJuly 18-19
  • Albany, NYJuly 23-24
  • Orange County, CAJuly 23-26
  • Long Beach Island, NJJuly 24-26
  • Syracuse, NYJuly 27
  • The Finger Lakes, NY: July 28
  • Rochester, NYJuly 30- 31
  • San Diego, CAJuly 30- August 2
  • Virginia Beach, VAJuly 31- August 2
  • Lake George, NYAugust 3-5
  • Tucson, AZAugust 7-9
  • Miami, FLAugust 7-9
  • Burlington, VTAugust 8-9
  • Bedford, NHAugust 11-12
  • Portsmouth, NHAugust 14-15
  • Chicago, ILAugust 14-16
  • Fort Worth, TXAugust 14-16
  • Plymouth, MAAugust 17
  • Cape Cod, MAAugust 18-19
  • Minneapolis, MNAugust 21-23
  • Austin, TXAugust 21-23
  • Newport, RIAugust 21-23
  • Weekapaug, RIAugust 25-26
  • Calgary, BC: August 28-29
  • Fairfield, CTAugust 28-29
  • Greenwich, CTAugust 30-31

About Model SModel S is the world’s first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle. It has been engineered to deliver unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. Model S is the world’s fastest-accelerating four-door vehicle ever built and travels 270 miles on a single charge. With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxury performance sedan.

Model S has received many awards and accolades, including Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year©, Car and Driver 10 Best 2015AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2013 Automobile of the Year, the 2013 Yahoo! AUTOS Car of the YearTIME‘s Best Invention of the Year 2012Consumer Reports highest score ever given to a car, and a NHTSA 5-star safety rating.

Publisher’s Note:  I was fortunate enough to drive a Model S for a day last year to take it through it’s paces for a review I wrote.  It is truly an amazing, life-changing vehicle.  I still cannot help but smile each and every time I even see a Tesla.

ABOUT TESLATesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA) goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles as well as renewable energy storage. Tesla has delivered more than 80,000 electric vehicles to customers worldwide.

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Tesla Motors Club Connect Only 2 Days Away!

TMC Connect Starts This Friday July 10th

TMC Connect, the official conference of Tesla Motors Club (to be held in Santa Clara, CA, July 10-12) is just 3 days away! For full details on the event visit:
We have updated our schedule with additional speakers and breakout sessions. There is more to come, so please check back as we finalize the speaker lineup. You can view the schedule here:

As a reminder, Ricardo Reyes, Tesla Motors Vice President of Global Communications will be joining us, as well as a panel of Tesla engineers working on vehicle production, Autopilot, and Tesla Energy. 
In addition, Ashlee Vance, author of the biography Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, will having a fireside chat with Chelsea Sexton (star of Who Killed the Electric Car and consulting producer of Revenge of the Electric Car) to discuss his book. 
Please note that there is limited space for additional factory tours through TMC Connect, and none will be added after 2pm PDT tomorrow, July 8. 
Also, conference pricing will go up on Friday, July 10, so if you haven’t already done so, please go ahead and register for the event.
We look forward to seeing you at TMC Connect 2015!
The TMC Staff
TMC Connect website:
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First Tesla Post on Blogger

I started the blog I’m Getting a Tesla about a year ago now and really love writing on it – although I haven’t done much writing there lately because all of my sites have been attacked by hackers.  It really sucks – sucks time, sucks money and worst of all it sucks A LOT of energy.

Since I have continually been screwed up by the hack attack on many different servers, I’m toying with the idea of moving ALL (at least most) of my blogs here to Google.

Afterall, Blogger is owned by Google.  How can I lose?  (Do not answer that and forget that I ever asked).

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TMC Connect, the Official Conference of Tesla Motors Club To Be held in Santa Clara, CA, July 10-12

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TMC Connect is Less Than a Month Away!

TMC Connect, the official conference ofTesla Motors Club (to be held in Santa Clara, CA, July 10-12) is less than a month away!
TMC Connect has announced some of their speakers for TMC Connect 2015.  Ricardo Reyes, Tesla Motors Vice President of Global Communications will be joining us, as well as a panel of Tesla engineers working on vehicle production, Autopilot, and Tesla Energy.
In addition, Ashlee Vance, author of the biography Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, will be participating in a Q&A led by Chelsea Sexton, star of Who Killed the Electric Car and consulting producer of Revenge of the Electric Car.  Look for updates on the forum and the event website as we finalize additional speakers.
Please note that early-bird pricing will be ending this Friday at 4PM PDT and our hotel group rate will no longer be guaranteed after Thursday evening, so if you haven’t already done so, please go ahead and register for the event and book your hotel if needed.
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Plug In America Announces Nation’s First Analysis of Electric Vehicle Promotional Efforts in the U.S.

Plug In America recently unveiled a new landmark study on efforts underway to accelerate the growth of the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market in the U.S.
“The Promotion of Electric Vehicles in the United States — A Landscape Assessment” delivers 11 key findings followed by recommendations Plug In America believes will stimulate PEV market growth.
Over 300,000 PEVs are now on America’s roads. Nearly 120,000 of those were delivered to new owners in 2014. Efforts to boost sales have become increasingly important given the vehicles’ clean air benefits and potential for eliminating the use of petroleum and other fossil fuels in personal transportation.
Focusing on the years since the latest round of PEVs were reintroduced in the U.S. in 2011, the new study by Plug In America reveals a national market that, despite deep fragmentation, shows a number of encouraging signs for future growth. During 2014, researchers assessed overall promotional efforts for the cars by interviewing key stakeholders across industry, government and allied organizations. Perhaps most dramatically, the composite view of the market that emerges points the way toward the discontinued use of petroleum for personal-vehicle propulsion in the U.S. over the next 25 years.
“The U.S. stands at the crossroads of the largest technology in personal transportation in its history,” says principal researcher Kirk Brown, Plug In America’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. “The question ahead is how do we capture this early market growth and deliver the benefits of these vehicles to all consumers, everywhere.”
The Plug In America analysis includes a comprehensive range of actions to further expand the market. Despite the compelling impact that PEVs can have on reducing or eliminating transportation pollution, the report reveals that inconsistent governmental policies form a patchwork quilt across the country. Automakers have created over two dozen PEV models, yet only a few are actually available for purchase by consumers in all 50 states.
“Consumers simply cannot fathom why the electric vehicle they’re most interested in is not available at a dealership in their home state,” says the report’s senior editor Dan Davids, Plug In America’s chair. “Our report shows that only six manufacturers collectively deliver well over 90 percent of these vehicles.”
To access Plug In America’s report, click here. Plug In America will host a webinar to discuss the report findings and recommendations on June 4, 2015. Registration details will soon be posted here.
About Plug In America: Plug In America, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization, works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. The organization conceived National Drive Electric Week (formerly National Plug In Day) and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering regular ride-and-drive events at leading corporations.
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Elon Musk Introduces Tesla Energy and the Tesla Powerwall

Here is a great video of Elon making the Tesla announcement regarding the Tesla Powerwall and Tesla Energy.  I believe these will be initially produced at the Tesla Factory in Fremont for a bit and then at the Tesla Gigafactory that is being built outside of Reno Nevada once it is open.

Will you be buying the Tesla Powerwall?  What would it feel like to be off the electrical grid?
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Announcing America’s Greenest Cities Tour 2015

This summer of 2015, we will be organizing the first ever America’s Greenest Cities Tour.  America’s Greenest Cities Tour is designed to spotlight the greenest City or Town in each state and province in North America and then rate them with a poll of the people.  We will be looking at different aspects of green and sustainable living including electric vehicles, public charging stations, solar power, recycling, walkability, public transit, sustainable building, and green friendly governmental policies.
Starting this month, we will be accepting nominations for the Greenest Cities in North America.  Any City or Town can be nominated, and those cities or towns who are deemed “The Greenest” in their respective states and provinces by June 1st, will be visited and featured on this summer’s America’s Greenest Cities Tour.  Our blended family of four will be touring around North America via electric vehicle, visiting the Greenest City of each state and province and reporting on and promoting their green features.  Each stop will be covered via YouTube videos, blog posts and lots and lots of social media updates and promotion.
We expect that each city or town will have it’s own unique green and sustainable features, that other’s around the world can learn and benefit from.  Our ultimate goal is to help advance awareness and use of electric vehicles, solar power and all other tools and techniques in the quest to live green and sustainable lives and save our Mother Earth.
To help make this tour a reality, we are going to need a lot of help and are looking for local, national and international sponsors, partners and media partners.  We will definitely need an Electric Vehicle Manufacturer, green hotel chain and other corporate sponsorships.  If you are interested in partnering with us and supporting America’s Greenest Cities Tour, please contact us.
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Our Visit to Tesla Motors Hawaii Showroom and Service Center

Yesterday we visited Tesla Motor’s Hawaii showroom and service center in anticipation of Tesla’s big announcement about the Model S P85D.
We were fortunate enough to meet Tesla’s Hawaii Sales Manager Susan McHenry, who was kind enough to show us around, show us the Model S P85 they had on the showroom floor and talk to us about many things Tesla.
Although Susan did not yet have details on what the announcement would be, we were excited to hear any and all things she could share with us about Tesla Motors and Tesla Hawaii.
Mahalo for your time yesterday Susan – I hope that we can keep in touch.
(hopefully I will be able to dig up the photos, but they disappeared after my Tesla wordpress site was hacked.)
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Latest Fantastic Tesla Plan – Internet Marketing All-Stars Make It Happen

Since I first drove a Tesla Model S back in June, it’s been really difficult to think about anything else.  I’m ‘driven’ to get one.  I HAVE to have it.
Some time back, I realized that Internet Marketers can make things happen.  They can help people create businesses and products that will change people’s lives.  Internet Marketers have ways to reach a lot of people, as in A LOT.  Combine the power of blogging, podcasting, YouTube videos, webinars, books, speaking, events and networking and the reach of the top internet marketers is truly amazing.  Many have worldwide audiences.
What’s more is that they have a huge amount of knowledge and experience – and many of them are willing to share it.  My thought is that those who do should be rewarded for it.
I’m going to be sending the following letter out to a hand picked list of Internet Marketers who I think should be included?  What do you think?  Do you know of any Internet Marketing All-Stars who should be included?
Dear Internet Marketing Rockstar:
Your time is valuable so I will keep this as brief as possible This letter comes with an opportunity to reach a lot of people not in your current sphere of influence, make some money – and have a Tesla Model S delivered to your home for you to drive for a week FREE.
I know you as an Internet Marketing Rockstar who has a good reach and a lot of great knowledge to share.  I want you to be part of my upcoming book tentatively entitled ‘The Rockstars of Internet Marketing’.  This book will include chapters by 15-20 of the world’s most knowledgeable internet marketers sharing their story and their biggest secrets on how anyone can create an income online.
If you choose to participate by contributing your story and a chapter of your best top level ideas on your chosen subject of expertise, you will be encouraged to include your bio, and links to your sites and programs which will lead to more sales and money in your pocket.  You will able be able to join the special authors affiliate program for the book, where contributing writers will earn 60% of all their affiliate sales.
This book will initially be sold as an ebook, but will also be printed as a softcover book as well.  As a special gift to you as a contributing author, I will send you 10 copies of the printed book for free to do with whatever you like – use them as business cards, sell them, whatever you choose!
As soon as you reach affiliate sales of 500 units, you will be put on the schedule to have a Tesla Model S delivered to you anywhere in the US for you to drive for a week at no cost.  If you have not yet driven a Tesla, it will be an experience you will not forget.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to be included in ‘The Rockstars of Internet Marketing’.  We have a submission target date of November 1, so that the book can be completed and on the market by Thanksgiving.
I would really be thrilled to be able to include you in this book – and look forward to personally delivering you a Tesla Model S for a week!
Joe Tesla Kennedy

If you can suggest any of your cohorts, cronies or business partners who are internet marketing rockstars and should be included in this book, I’d love to hear about them.
BTW – You probably don’t know me, but I’m sure you’ve figured out that I am compiling this book to get a Tesla Model S and I want to share this experience with you and the world.

If you have 39 seconds to watch a video showing why I have to have it.
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Two Screams to 60mph – A Tesla Roadster Test Drive

Today I went to the Drive Electric Week event at XXX Rootbeer in Issaquah, Washington.  It was a great event, with lots of different electric vehicles – including a few Tesla Roadsters – and Model S.  While there I met Steven Lough, President Emeritus of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association.  Steven told me about this video of him test driving a Tesla Roadster in a parking lot here in Bellevue (it looks like the old K-Mart lot which is now home to LA Fitness and Walmart).  Fun video, I haven’t yet had the pleasure of driving a Tesla Roadster, but the video reminds me of Kids Having Fun in a Tesla.