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May 27th 2014

According to the latest data, between 800 and 900 million people are without access to good water in the world. Reliable sources like indicate that;

- every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water- related illness
- women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
- 3.4 million people die each year from a water-related disease (almost the entire city of Los Angeles)
- Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every 4 hours

May 27th 2014

There is so much beauty in using public transportation. It puts you in contexts that you would not have discovered had you taken the usual taxi or driven a car. I have spent the last few weeks in Phoenix AZ a huge city, the 5th in the country I was told.Highways, freeways, and loops, crisscross the whole valley in a fascinating grid of almost perfect symmetry. It is a mandala of gigantic proportions that makes you think twice before planning a trip from one part of the megalopolis to another.

May 13th 2013

I invite you to participate in my dilemma. My house is off the grid, running on solar. I commute less than 30 miles per day on average. I need an electric car. Everything else seems stupid in comparison. I drove Audi, BMW and Porsche all my life, with little regard for the Japanese competition. They just didn’t cut it for me. 

Sep 15th 2012

So here I am. I drove it I like it. Do I $70K like it?  No. Here is why; The car looks sharp, but its almost a carbon copy of the current Jaguar model. Not surprisingly so because the Tesla designer came from Jaguar and when he left there, they must have had the designs in the drawer already. Why copy ?

Sep 7th 2012

I am a reservation holder with a pretty low number, which should get me my car no later than at the end of this year. For that I gave them $5000 of my hard earned dollars, interest free back in 2010, I think. If any other car manufacturer  had asked me to do this I would have declared them nuts, but this is clearly different. I drove the Tesla Roadster for a week back in 2010. You can read about that experience in my article “Cars will never be the same again - Test driving the Tesla Roadster”.

May 24th 2012

Ok so I am a car enthusiast by the book. I only drove German cars all my life (except my beloved 1972 Triumph TR6 which I restored in many years of tedious work). My most recent cars were the Porsche 911 C2 Cabriolet, an all time classic and as good as driving gets on a mountain road in the Alps. No speed limits are most helpful, because seriously what are you going to do with all that horse power and handling on a road in the US? Second gear will take this car to 70mph or so, well over the speed limits in this country.

May 12th 2011

I arrived at the Tesla Test Drive Event with my Audi S6 - clearly some of the finest German Engineering available today. I have always driven performance cars and loved the sound and the feel. See my article “ Why an Electric Car makes Sense”

Little did I know my world was going to be turned upside down that day. I had heard a little about  Tesla. The main point when I wanted to see the car was not until now electric cars were always somewhat boring.