Owning a Tesla - Going Electric



As an optimistic engineering-inclined kid in middle school, I always assumed the first new car I would buy would be an electric. Sadly, it was the third new car I bought that was a full electric.

But now it is here. I bought a 2018 Tesla Model S in June. And it is amazing. Like really amazing.

I have a bit of a longer commute and I'll share why I chose the Tesla.

I'll talk about some of the interesting aspects of owning an electic car such as:

Cost per Mile versus a traditional ICE (internal combustion engine)
Projected Maintence and Costs
Engineering tricks that make the Tesla suite of vehicles capable of over 300 miles range
How the Tesla Supercharger Network Works
and more

It will be a light technical social.

It will be held at Davannis in Roseville. Pizza and pop will be provided for free. All are welcome. Please RSVP. You can register by clicking the "Register Now" button. Registration is limited to 20 36!

More details here including speaker bio.

  Date and Time




  • 1905 W Perimeter Dr.
  • Roseville, Minnesota
  • United States 55113
  • Building: Davannis
  • Room Number: Party Room

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  • Starts 24 July 2018 10:48 PM
  • Ends 10 September 2018 07:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • 1 space left!
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


Eldon Nelson M.S. P.E.
Eldon Nelson M.S. P.E.



Eldon Nelson is a Verification Application Engineer working at Synopsys.  He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).  Eldon's technical blog tenthousandfailures.com features posts on verification and GNU Emacs - two of his favorite topics.  Before working at Synopsys he has worked for: Intel, Micron Technology, IBM, Unisys, and the National Science Foundation. He has 5 published papers in the field of Digital Verification and been granted one patent. He is a recipient of both a first and second place best paper at the Design and Verification Conference in San Jose.


5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Pizza and Pop
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Talk on Tesla Model S Ownership