Founders story Hans Noordsij

In November 2013 my EV life started with a Nissan Leaf next to our Chrysler Voyager. I didn’t need much time to find out that driving an electric car is much more relaxing and smooth than the ICE car.
So I used it whenever I could, even if it took extra time because of limited range and (not so) fast charging on the way.
Living in Tilburg I couldn’t help noticing that an EV company opened a plant close to where I live. So I went there, out of curiosity, and first saw the Model S. I was offered a testdrive and, like with everybody, that was enough to cause a mindshift.

My first Tesla

On March 30 2014 I picked up my Model S. Since then my life was enriched with an endless stream of, big and small, events around (my) Tesla.

A few weeks after I got the Model S we made our first trip to our family (my wife is Hungarian) in central Hungary. 1450 km, only three Superchargers available (Wilnsdorf, Bad Rappenau and Jettingen Scheppach), the last even before Munich. From there we used (hotel)chargers (first one was the famous, because of its EV friendly owners, Kaiserhof Hotel near Salzburg) and a charger near Eisenstadt (close to Vienna) from where we, driving very carefully, reached our destination where a 220 Volt socket was waiting for us.

Dozens of trips through Europe

I think we made this trip almost 20 times by now and we could see the rollout of the Supercharger network from 3 locations to now about 15 locations along our route and again some new ones are in construction.

VIP at Dutch Consulate

Being in Hungary in April we were invited to the Dutch consulate in Budapest where our Tesla was an appreciated guest.

Our first big Tesla “event” was the E-Rally. About one hundred Tesla’s (of course almost all Model S at that time, and a few Roadster 1) drove through the scenic area of Noord Brabant, visiting Safaripark Beekse Bergen where I had a close encounter with a giraffe (resulting in a legendaric picture). The day ended with a big party at the Tesla plant.

Unveilparties

I was getting more and more involved and became part of a growing Tesla community.
Thanks to that I was able to attent a number of “once in a lifetime” unveil-events in Los Angeles. I saw the “birth” of Model 3, Tesla Semi, Roadster 2, Model Y and the Cybertruck.

It was at the unveil-partie of Model 3 on March 30 2016 that I ordered a Model 3. I finally took delivery on Februari 19 2019

Being in the US I visited both the Gigafactory in Nevada as the Tesla Factory in Fremont.

Giga Berlin

Recently, TeslaCampus was invited to be the first guests that got a Factory Tour at the Gigafactory near Berlin. It was an honour to be the first to get the tour.One of the coolest things to do is to make a roadtrip with a bunch of Tesla’s, especially in mountainous countries like Austria and Zwitserland. The special feeling of driving alpine passes with that incredible torque and the absence of engine-noise when climbing and the regenerative power when descending is so much better than any ICE.

Being an active member on fora like the TeslaMotorsClub (TMC) I got the chance to learn a lot and also to help new Teslaowners by sharing all kind of information and tips &tricks about their car.

Because there is so much to share about Tesla, all to be traced back to the Masterplan 1 and 2, and all the good initiatives that have been developed, I was looking for a way to create an independent (and informal) platform that offers a helicopterview on what’s going on and that can direct visitors to the information or the connections they are looking for.

TeslaCampus

Together with Ester Kokkelmans I founded TeslaCampus.com to create this platform.

In the world of the “Transition to renewable enery” people also know me because of my endless efforts to clarify what the real result will be if certain hydrogen plans get approval and billions of euro’s in incentives. After informing EU Commission (Green Deal) Brussels took it seriously and did forbid those subsidies. First take care of a surplus of green electricty before using that to make hydrogen.

I’m look forward to a great time with TeslaCampus by sharing a lot of information, helping people with their decision to an EV, promoting (and joining) good initiatives to improve their succes and of course organize our own events, like recently watching Battery Day together with 25 enthousiast and curious fellow-Tesladrivers at the hotelcinema of Corendon Village Hotel in Badhoevedorp (where we find the 32 stall Supercharger and the 747 in the backyard).

Enjoy your Tesla km’s

You can contact me on hansnoordsij@teslacampus.nl 

or at +31611357927

Founders story Hans Noordsij

In November 2013 my EV life started with a Nissan Leaf next to our Chrysler Voyager. I didn’t need much time to find out that driving an electric car is much more relaxing and smooth than the ICE car.
So I used it whenever I could, even if it took extra time because of limited range and (not so) fast charging on the way.
Living in Tilburg I couldn’t help noticing that an EV company opened a plant close to where I live. So I went there, out of curiosity, and first saw the Model S. I was offered a testdrive and, like with everybody, that was enough to cause a mindshift.

My first Tesla

On March 30 2014 I picked up my Model S. Since then my life was enriched with an endless stream of, big and small, events around (my) Tesla.

A few weeks after I got the Model S we made our first trip to our family (my wife is Hungarian) in central Hungary. 1450 km, only three Superchargers available (Wilnsdorf, Bad Rappenau and Jettingen Scheppach), the last even before Munich. From there we used (hotel)chargers (first one was the famous, because of its EV friendly owners, Kaiserhof Hotel near Salzburg) and a charger near Eisenstadt (close to Vienna) from where we, driving very carefully, reached our destination where a 220 Volt socket was waiting for us.

Dozens of trips through Europe

I think we made this trip almost 20 times by now and we could see the rollout of the Supercharger network from 3 locations to now about 15 locations along our route and again some new ones are in construction.

Being in Hungary in April we were invited to the Dutch consulate in Budapest where our Tesla was an appreciated guest.

Our first big Tesla “event” was the E-Rally. About one hundred Tesla’s (of course almost all Model S at that time, and a few Roadster 1) drove through the scenic area of Noord Brabant, visiting Safaripark Beekse Bergen where I had a close encounter with a giraffe (resulting in a legendaric picture). The day ended with a big party at the Tesla plant.

Unveilparties

I was getting more and more involved and became part of a growing Tesla community.
Thanks to that I was able to attent a number of “once in a lifetime” unveil-events in Los Angeles. I saw the “birth” of Model 3, Tesla Semi, Roadster 2, Model Y and the Cybertruck.

It was at the unveil-partie of Model 3 on March 30 2016 that I ordered a Model 3. I finally took delivery on Februari 19 2019

Being in the US I visited both the Gigafactory in Nevada as the Tesla Factory in Fremont.

Giga Berlin

Recently, TeslaCampus was invited to be the first guests that got a Factory Tour at the Gigafactory near Berlin. It was an honour to be the first to get the tour.One of the coolest things to do is to make a roadtrip with a bunch of Tesla’s, especially in mountainous countries like Austria and Zwitserland. The special feeling of driving alpine passes with that incredible torque and the absence of engine-noise when climbing and the regenerative power when descending is so much better than any ICE.

Being an active member on fora like the TeslaMotorsClub (TMC) I got the chance to learn a lot and also to help new Teslaowners by sharing all kind of information and tips &tricks about their car.

Because there is so much to share about Tesla, all to be traced back to the Masterplan 1 and 2, and all the good initiatives that have been developed, I was looking for a way to create an independent (and informal) platform that offers a helicopterview on what’s going on and that can direct visitors to the information or the connections they are looking for.

TeslaCampus

Together with Ester Kokkelmans I founded TeslaCampus.com to create this platform.

In the world of the “Transition to renewable enery” people also know me because of my endless efforts to clarify what the real result will be if certain hydrogen plans get approval and billions of euro’s in incentives. After informing EU Commission (Green Deal) Brussels took it seriously and did forbid those subsidies. First take care of a surplus of green electricty before using that to make hydrogen.

I’m look forward to a great time with TeslaCampus by sharing a lot of information, helping people with their decision to an EV, promoting (and joining) good initiatives to improve their succes and of course organize our own events, like recently watching Battery Day together with 25 enthousiast and curious fellow-Tesladrivers at the hotelcinema of Corendon Village Hotel in Badhoevedorp (where we find the 32 stall Supercharger and the 747 in the backyard).