Delaware Valley Tesla Owners Club

Tesla Crash Course in Holmdel NJ

  • Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 101 Crawfords Corner Rd. Holmdel NJ 07733


  • Bringing a Model 3
  • Bringing a 2012-2014 Model S
  • Bringing a 2015-2020 Model S
  • Bringing a Model X
  • Bringing a Model Y
  • Bringing a refreshed Model S or X

Registration is closed

Bring your car to show first responders at our  "Tesla Crash Course" workshop in honor of Drive Electric Earth Day 2023!

As the number of Tesla vehicles on the roads grows, so does the chance that a first responder will need to interact with a Tesla in some capacity. Recognizing the need for first responders to safely operate and handle Tesla vehicles in emergency situations, DVTOC created "Tesla Crash Course" to provide first responders the opportunity to be exposed to Tesla vehicles first hand. 

Service to our community is an important part of the Tesla Owner's Club mission. That is why we are inviting enthusiastic and experienced Tesla owners to participate in our "Tesla Crash Course" and maybe also learn a thing or two about what to do in emergency situations.

The first part of the workshop is a PowerPoint presentation given by club leaders in a classroom setting followed by Q&A. Then we all go outside to interact with the vehicles and first responders (police, fire, EMS). Ideally we try to have at least 2 of each model. That is why we have limited spots for each Tesla model. Note -- we are expecting upwards of about 150 first responders at this workshop so we need as many volunteers as possible.

The workshop begins at 10:00 am. Participants can attend the presentation, or arrive around 11:00 am just for the hands-on portion. If you arrive late, find where the Teslas are parked and leave space between vehices. Registrants will be provided instructions in advance. This is rain or shine -- instructions in case of rain will be provided if needed. New participants will receive an 11x17 laminated emergency response guide for their model to keep.

A club sponsored lunch for volunteers will follow the event at a nearby restaurant.

NEW BENEFIT: starting in 2023, all participants in Crash Course will receive one free month of DVTOC club membership at their existing membership level. Free tier members will get one month of Standard membership. You must pre-register and attend in order to receive this benefit.

Check out pictures from recent Crash Course workshops in Millburn NJ and Belmar, NJ.


What do I need to do to participate?

  • Register with the model you will bring.
  • Most importantly, if you register, please attend. We are counting on you.
  • If anything comes up, that would prevent you from attending, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a replacement for your model.
  • If all slots are full, register for the waiting list. If someone cancels, we will contact you.
Do I need to have any specialized knowledge or experience?
  • No, but participants should be comfortable with the operation and features of their vehicle and willing to review the relevant first responder guide (click link).

What time should I arrive and how long will it last?

  • Participants should park in the designated area. Details to be provided in the reminder email.
  • If you arrive late that is fine, park near the other Teslas and join us inside for the classroom part or for the hands-on portion of the workshop.
  • The full workshop is expected to last about about 2-3 hours depending on how many attendees there are and how much interest there is in the vehicles.
  • You'll be invited to join the club members for a free lunch after the workshop. Location will be announced prior to the event.

What parts of the workshop will I participate in?

  • Attend the presentation if you would like
  • Opportunity to participate in the Q&A if you are comfortable answering
  • Interact with first responders during hands-on demo to point out things like how to open doors, operate the vehicle, use the key card, etc. Remember, they may need to move an operational vehicle off the road.
  • Some owners like to offer test rides in their cars; but that is optional, not an official part of the workshop.

What should I wear?

  • DVTO Club T-shirt, official Tesla T-shirt, or first responder shirt
  • The hands-on portion will be outdoors, wear weather appropriate clothing or layers

What is the plan in case of rain?

  • The event is rain or shine. 

Any other questions, please email us at

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