Breakfast in the off season

April- lifts closed- and snow- welcome to Aspen.

So time for a little warm up coffee and a muffin

It used to be a gas station with a drive through now it’s more of a park and go

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Uber Tesla

Seems I’m not the only one with this daft idea. Say hello to Steve Sasman. Given the rates for rentals in Aspen I might have to give that Airbnb option a try….

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uber tesla

 

Currently I’m at 888 uber rides on UberX and counting.  Unlike Steve I had one more hoop to jump through for the commercial license. In Colorado Tesla is not listed as a luxury vehicle so I needed a waiver from the Public Utilities Commission to get the limo license. Tomorrow I’ll drive to Denver and try again for Uber Black. Wish me luck.

 

 

AC DC

Thank you Pitkin County!

There is a brand new shiny Direct Current charger across from the Aspen Airport. This will input about 140 miles per hour into the batteries which is much nicer than the 20 miles per hour from the 30 amp chargers in the next parking slots. To do this with a Tesla you need an adapter cable- well worth it when you see the number of DC charging stations which are popping up.

DC charging in Aspen

DC charging in Aspen

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Is Tesla a luxury car?

Uber Tesla in Aspen

Uber Tesla

There is a roadblock to a Tesla limo in Colorado.

Uber Tesla has been an adventure and doubtless it will continue to be full of surprises. One of the most interesting twists is that Tesla is not considered a luxury vehicle which means it does not qualify as an Executive Car or a Limousine in Colorado.

Five smooth stones…. because it sure feels like David vs Goliath

https://www.change.org/p/puc-please-approve-tesla-as-a-luxury-car-in-colorado?recruiter=8830511&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink

 

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