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Why did Bob Sokoler go completely green with a Tesla?

by Bob Sokoler

Bob Sokoler 227 five got it I let a moment note last and finaland his Tesla

Up until several years ago I thought global warming was in Al Gore’s imagination. I admit I hadn’t done much research and I wanted to believe humans were incapable of hurting our planet. But I’ve done more research, read more reports and watched TV shows about the problem. I believe there is a potential cause and effect that we need to address sooner than later.

Four years ago, as my beliefs about global warming changed, I leased a Chevy Volt (I reported on my adventures with it here). I enjoyed the car but I also enjoyed the feeling that I was helping the planet. As a real estate agent in Louisville I spend a lot of time in the car both showing properties and listing homes. The thought that I was part of the cure and not a problem for global warming actually made me feel good. So when my lease was up I had a big decision to make. Lease another Volt or dig deep (into my wallet) and purchase a Tesla.

Anyone who follows the growth of Tesla and Elon Musk knows this is not your ordinary car and certainly not your typical multimillionaire. After research, soul-searching and talking to my brother-in-law who bought a Tesla a year before, I made the decision to buy my own. It has been absolutely pure pleasure from the moment I test drove a Tesla to this moment four months later.

I ordered my Tesla via Internet and phone back in April. Two months later it was delivered to the Cincinnati location and I picked it up on June 30.  I plan on shooting videos and blogging about my travels in my Tesla but for anyone on the fence wondering if the car is a good investment. Let me put your fears to rest, the car is amazing, the feeling of driving it is exhilarating, passing gas stations is a hoot and knowing I’ve reduced my carbon footprint by some 75% when driving it makes me proud.

Though I can charge it up to 265 miles, Tesla recommends reducing the daily charge to extend the battery life. So I only charge it up to 236 miles. Typically that’s 100 miles per day more than I need so I’m happy. I plan on taking a trip back up the Cincinnati in the next couple of weeks because the center console accessory that I ordered is being shipped up there. It’s a trip I’ll cherish because the car is a joy to drive.

There are a number of people I consider heroes, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates are two of my favorite current day heroes. Elon Musk has now been added to my list for a number of reasons including thinking out-of-the-box.

Louisville Home Sales - August 2014

by Bob Sokoler


What's happening with Louisville Real Estate? Louisville Home Sales are doing better that first thought. Home sales are down but the number of home going under contract are up. Our video has the numbers for home sales in the Louisville Area.

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