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Owning Model S

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Owning Model S
Owning Model S is Nick Howe's first book. Written from September 2013 to January 2014 and published in April 2014, it is the "Definitive guide to buying and owning the Tesla Model S."

The book, sized to fit in the glove box of Model S, comprises 200 full color pages, including over 100 photographs and 30 diagrams.

You can get more information about the book, download a free chapter, or place your order at http://OwningModelS.com

The book is priced at $24.95 plus tax and shipping. In September 2014 an eBook version was published costing $16.95 plus tax, available via the same website.

Table of Contents

1 IN THE BEGINNING

The Visionary
Tesla Motors
The Early Years
The Inside Story of Model S

2 THE CAR AND
ITS REVOLUTIONARY TECH

The World’s Best Car
Plug and Go
Drag and Model S
Weight and Model S
The Electric Powertrain
Regenerative Braking
Other Design Elements
A Car That Improves With Age
The Final Result

3 THE FACTORY AND
CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

Producing Model S
Building a Charging Infrastructure for Electric Cars

4 RANGE AND PERFORMANCE

Introduction
Range Anxiety—Should I be Worried?
What Affects Range the Most?
Real World Range
Performance Specs—What’s Real/
What’s Not?

5 CONFIGURING AND ORDERING

First Question: Which Model? S60, S85, P85
or P85+?
Options—Worth It or Not?
Car Color
Interior Upholstery and Trim Options
Wheels—21-inch vs 19-inch
The Tech Package
Ultra High Fidelity Sound
Panoramic Roof
Parking Sensors
Smart Air Suspension
High Power Wall Connector/Twin Chargers
Rear Facing (3rd row) Child Seats
Other Smaller Options
My Personal Suggestions
Postponing Your Options Choices

6 CONSIDERING THE FINANCIAL ISSUES

Pricing the Car
Leasing or Financing a Model S
Determining Your Cost of Ownership
Maintenence Costs

7 PLACING YOUR ORDER

8 PLANNING YOUR PERSONAL
CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

North America
Europe
Summary of Tesla Charging Options
Installing the Charging Circuit

9 DELIVERY DAY—CHECKLISTS

Your Delivery Date Can Change—
Be Ready!
Preparing for Delivery
What You’ll Need
What to Look for When the Car Comes Off the Trailer
Basic Checklist
Optional Items
Now Make Sure Everything Works Correctly
Other Problems That Have Been Reported
What Do You Want to Set-Up First?
What Questions to Ask?
What If I Find Something Wrong During Delivery?

10 DRIVING MODEL S

Managing Range
Rated Range
Maximizing Range
Novice Mistakes for Regular Driving
Lots of Little Questions

11 INTERACTING WITH THE
 MODEL S DISPLAYS

Terminology
Dismissing a Pop Up Window
Rebooting the Displays—Why and How?
Voice Input
Using the Steering Wheel Controls
Hidden Display Elements and
Interactions
Quirks When You’re in D(rive)
Quirks When You’re in P(ark)
HomeLink Tips
Software Updates
Miscellaneous Problems

12 OTHER TIPS AND TRICKS

Emergency Situations
Instruments and Controls
Interior
Charging
Exterior
Utility Bills

13 CARING FOR YOUR MODEL S

Cleaning
Exterior
Interior

14 MODEL S MAINTENANCE

One Month After Taking Delivery
Daily Maintenance
Weekly Maintenance
Semi-annual (or 6000 mile) Maintenance
Annual Maintenance
Real-time Monitoring

15 ALMOST PERFECT, BUT NOT QUITE

Design Problems
Product Quality Problems
General Software Bugs
Build Quality Problems
Little Annoyances
The Car Fire Controversy—Debunking the Media Coverage
Home Charging Outlet Problems

16 TROUBLESHOOTING—THE BASICS

17 CUSTOMIZING AND ACCESSORIZING

Wheels
Wrapping
Center Console
Mounting a Phone
Protecting the Key
Touchscreen Screen Protector
Screen Savers
Roof Rack and Tow Hitch
Bicycles in Model S
Front License Plate Mounts
Protecting Your Wheels From Curb Rash
Fitting Infant Car Seats and Booster Seats
Answering Questions From Passers-by
Customizing Your Garage

18 MISCELLANEOUS FACTS,
FIGURES, LINKS AND INFO

Videos
Model S Service Bulletins
Tesla-Oriented Forums and Websites
Third-Party Applications that interact with Model S
Decoding Your VIN
Software Versions, Bugs and Release Notes
Other Miscellaneous Facts and Figures

19 SUPERCHARGERS

Introduction
How They Work
Tips When Using Superchargers
The Charging Curve
For Free, Forever, On Sunlight

20 BATTERY CHEMISTRY AND
OTHER TECHIE STUFF

Volts, Amps and All That Electrical Jargon
Lithium-ion Batteries and Battery Packs
Rated vs Ideal vs Typical vs Projected Range
Battery Pack Capacity—What’s Really Available?

21 IN CLOSING

22 GLOSSARY

23 INDEX