Pete (Abstract Ocean)

This is part of our 100 issue celebration publication where we pay tribute to the Tesla community by sharing just a few of the stories that brought us all here.

Hi, my name is Pete and I have a Tesla Model 3 called Jolene.

The first time I drove a Tesla...
Miami, July 2012 on the Tesla Get Amped Tour. It was amazing! Who flies just to do a test drive?? IT was worth it though, we got our first Model S in early 2013, and have had 3 other Tesla's since, with 3 more on order!

Favorite thing about my car
OTA Updates

Least favorite thing about my car
No automatic trunk.

I wish my Tesla had...
Time travel would be nice. Or better interior lighting options :-)

My favorite accessory
I'm biased! I'm going to say our lights, since we just passed a big milestone with them, and they helped transform a hobby into a business.

If I could ask Elon Musk one question, that would be...
When do you expect to be living on Mars?

Why Tesla?
8 years later, they're still the only real gig in town. Legacy auto manufacturers have too much baggage to keep up.

Because we 💚 Tesla

Our Model S rocks so much that we designed some sweet t-shirts to go with it. Check out all of our designs at

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