Nerdbots joins my trade up quest!

28 01 2012

I told everyone that a comeback was coming and here it is! 🙂 I have struck a deal with Nerdbots – makers of awesome geeky robot companions.

More details will come in a few days… But in the meantime, take a look at Nerdbots’ site to see what they have to offer: http://www.nerdbots.net

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Working on a come back…

19 01 2012

I’m just getting back to it and trying to make a comeback with a big trade… It’s not going to be easy but I’m trying my hardest!

Please stay tuned…





Taking a small break to welcome our new arrival

21 09 2011

Things are about to get busier at the Provost household. I haven’t announced this publicly yet but my wife and I are expecting our 2nd child due very soon, October 1st. Needless to say that for the past few months, we have been extremely busy preparing for our daughters arrival into this world.

My quest was meant to be a side project for me and for EV/Green/Tech fans to follow. Since I have a full time job and am full time husband/dad; obviously I can’t dedicate myself 100% of the time to my project. And now, with our new addition coming anytime, I have to concentrate on what’s important. This is why I’ve decided to a take a temporary break from my adventure.

I apologize to everyone whdo are following me for the lack of updates since my test drive a month ago. Other than being busy with day to day life – I have been working for about 2 months trying to get a mega swap happening with two high profile EV companies. But that has since fallen through. I probably shouldn’t have stuck all my eggs in one basket by concentrating on one trade. In any event, I have learned from it and will be moving on. 🙂

Make sure to signup for email updates on my blog or, if you haven’t already, follow me on Twitter and Facebook. I’ll make sure to let everyone know when I’m back in action!

See you all soon and thank you so much for the support.

Cheers,

Martin





My test drive in the Roadster was like… WOW! (w/ Video and Pics)

16 08 2011

Well, I can check one thing off of my bucket list… I finally got to drive a Tesla Roadster and wow did it not disappoint!

While waiting for my test drive, I was extremely nervous because I had never driven anything remotely as fast as a Roadster. I thought, due to it’s power, it would be hard to control – that was far from reality.

Hans, the regional sales manager at Tesla Motors Toronto, brought me out on the test drive. I started by riding shotgun while we talked more about the car and all of it’s advantages. He also showed me what it could do by accelerating, slowing down (regen. brakes), braking and cornering.

…Then it was my turn!

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One of my dreams will come true this Friday @2pm

9 08 2011

One of my dreams will come true this Friday at 2pm; I’m actually test driving a Tesla Roadster!

2 weeks back, I received an email notification that Tesla Motors was coming to Ottawa to provide test drives of the Roadster for potential buyers. I decided to try my luck, so I RSVP’d and sent an email to the regional sales rep at Tesla. To my surprise and excitement – I got a confirmation that I was booked for the 2pm time slot August 12th!

I’m planning on taking video of the test drive and plenty of pictures of the oh so sweet Roadster. Hopefully the Tesla rep will be cool enough to hold the camera, since my hands will be busy holding on to my dear life! 🙂

So please subscribe to my blog or follow me one Twitter/Facebook to see my wicked experience first!





My Interview on The Gasoline Gangsters Show (w/ Video)

29 07 2011

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dusko Jocic on The Gasoline Gangsters Show a few weeks back. The show’s general topics revolve around gasoline theft and peak oil.

I had a bit of a harder time with this interview as it asked harder questions that the usual ones. But all in all, I think I did pretty well.

Visit the show’s official YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GasolineGangsters

Thank you Dusko for the great interview opportunity!





End of the line for the Roadster!?… What am I to do? (w/ Poll)

15 07 2011

As most Tesla fans out there know – the Roadster is nearing end of production and they will stop taking orders of this iconic vehicle very soon as stock diminishes to focus on the Model S. Even though they ordered an extra 100 chassis from Lotus – I doubt they will last that long.

When news broke out, I received several messages saying that my quest is over. As much as I would love for Tesla Motors to hand me a brand new one at the end of the line, I know it isn’t a realistic goal and wasn’t my original intention. I agree that it will be hard to pry this car out of someones hands, but I always thought I’d have better chances acquiring a used one.

To get a new one, there just isn’t enough time. I would have to pray for a miracle that Tesla Motors holds one for me or that I complete multiple Hail Mary, high profile trades to order one in time! I guess everything is possible but this is unlikely.

That being said – I’m not giving up and will try my hardest to get one whether used or new! 🙂 Or should I perhaps change my goal car to the more practical Model S, since I have a growing family? Hmmm….

As I’m sure a lot of people have their own opinions regarding my quest’s direction. What’s better than a poll to figure out what people are thinking?