Picking up a Tesla Model S is unlike any other car

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If you know someone about to pick up their Tesla Motors Model S, don’t hesitate to ask if you can come along. Picking up a Tesla Model S is an experience unlike any other.

The official Model S delivery.

There are two ways you can get your hands on a Tesla Model S. You can either pick it up at one of the Tesla Motors locations, or you can have it delivered. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. What it entails is something you will never witness anywhere else. Getting the keys to a Model S is closer to a ceremony than simply picking up a mere car.

A year ago, a friend of mine invited me to come along and drive him to his Model S. The walk through was an experience unto itself. I thought it would be a half hour deal, but turned out to be closer to two hours. Tesla produced some excellent espressos, which in hindsight made sense, considering the amount of time it took getting familiar with this unusual car.

It started with the paperwork. Nothing too terribly exciting here. The fun part was the walk around and familiarizing yourself with it. A good hour and a half was spent sitting inside, walking around, as well as trying on every bit and pieces of technology on this rolling computer platform. Opening the doors. Closing the doors. Open the door handles, then opening the doors. Retracting the door handle, then closing them, etc. It was extensive and covered just about anything you might need.

I walked away feeling dizzy. What I thought would be an easy signing of the paper and a quick walk through, turned out to be a compete ownership experience.

In case you wonder what that feels like, here’s what the official walk through looks like. Enjoy it.


Nicolas Zart
Born and raised around classic cars, it wasn't until Nicolas drove an AC Proulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing about this amazing technology and its social impacts in 2007. Today, Nicolas covers renewable energy, test drives cars, does podcasts and films. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. His articles are also published on Teslrati, CleanTechnica, the Beverly Hills Car Club and Medium. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart