Tesla Tours’ Vision
Like Elon Musk and countless young minds—Kevin was inspired to study science by the genius of Nikola Tesla and penned an early paper discussing 1970’s era photo-voltaics (PV) as the dawning of Tesla’s vision of plentiful, natural electricity: freely-accessible to all. Tesla Tours is the culmination of Kevin's vision that the Physics of the Earth & Sun can power a sustainable world of travel and discovery humming with potential.
Tesla Tours are driven and personally-guided by Kevin's team of professional drivers & long-time local, natural history buffs, who love to 'talk rocks' & share travel adventures across Europe and the Americas, leading both large & small scientific field trips and casual tours to the natural wonders of Iceland, Hawaii, Ireland, the UK and continental Europe.
Tesla Tours is based in Victoria, BC, beside Beacon Hill Park & just steps from scenic Dallas Road, perfectly situated to explore the gardens of Victoria, the culture of Saanich, and the countless natural wonders of Vancouver Island within the lush coastal rain-forest just west of Vancouver, BC.
Between its installation in June 2015 & February 2019, Tesla Tours’ 18-panel 4.5 kW solar PV array has already generated over 19 MWh of electricity: plenty of power to tour over 60,000 km, offseting over 7,600 kg of CO2 emissions. That's more than twice the car's own (significant) curb weight of 2,600 kg and the equvalent of planting 25 trees.
Thanks to Michael Geldreich and his superhero PV-install team at Power to the People
for expertly installing Phase 1 of our master plan.
Phase 2 has expanded our mini-fleet to three vehicles, including:
a new 2018 Tesla Model 3 Sedan: Ocean Blue Single-Motor, Extended Range Edition
a 2016 Tesla Model X 90D SUV: Obsidian Black, Dual-Motor, 7-guest, 3-row seating
Stay tuned for Phase 3 (2019 touring season):
Tesla Solar Roof PV tiles for a custom Carport Charging Station