On a recent trip to Galesburg Illinois – I came into town on Amtrak Southwest Chief. After my ride showed up I took some updated video of Galesburg Railroad Museum and we headed out of town towards our final destination.
As we drove – I kept an eye out for electric cars. It’s just a habit I’ve gotten into – even in towns where you might not think they are. Imagine my surprise when I came across the EV above.
On a street just around corner from Amtrak station – my girlfriend and I both spotted this car at same time. Both of us screamed Model S. Needless to say we safely pulled into a parking spot and I got out to record.
The owner didn’t come out to ask me about recording their car or chat about EV technology. I’d assume they were in one of the shops or restaurants on this street. I have no way of knowing if they are local or were just passing through that day. Honestly Galesburg is the last place I expected to come across a Tesla Model S.
Not sure if Porsche owner parked in front of Model S is a friend or family member. Might have no association at all with Tesla owner. I wonder if Porsche owner is aware that the Model S could easily give it a run for it’s money off line and 0 to 60 times?
As I headed back to our gasoline powered Nissan to continue our journey – a man said something to me. Didn’t look he’d be a Tesla owner. Looked more like someone down on their luck. Had something in their hand they might have wanted to sell. I acknowledge person politely and got in our car. He then hung out by my window for several minutes. Finally getting hint that I wasn’t going to interact further with him. No confrontation or incident – but definitely left me feeling less than comfortable.
On our way home to Springfield we stopped in Galesburg to eat at Packinghouse Dining Company – across from Amtrak. We didn’t see any electric cars that day – Model S was not parked where it was two days before.
I can add 2210 EL to my Illinois electric car license plate collection.
So far I have recorded 226 EL, 228 EL, 229 EL, 236 EL, 332 EL, 382 EL, 383 EL, 518 EL, 531 EL, 547 EL, 585 EL , 668 EL, 1216 EL, 1309 EL and now 2210 EL.
Disclaimer – I am a very minor Tesla Motors stock owner. Unfortunately I didn’t have near the amount of money I wanted to invest in this company. But I do own a few shares.