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Anybody going to the Next Billion Tour? (Austin & Southlake)

Discussion in 'Texas' started by JMG, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. JMG

    JMG Member

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    Billion Miles | Tesla Motors

    Together, Model S owners have driven over one billion miles. To get us on the road to our next billion, we invite you to join us for a unique event experience in Austin where we’ll show you just how easy it is to start your own electric mile count.
    When you arrive, you’ll explore how easy Model S is to charge, how safe it is to drive, and how owning a Tesla fits seamlessly into your lifestyle.
    Then, you’ll get behind the wheel to see exactly why the award winning Model S, with Autopilot features, redefines automobile engineering.
    Please plan to spend about an hour with us. You’re welcome to bring guests to enjoy the event with you, please feel free to share this page with other interested drivers.

    Start your count on August 21st, 2015. Spaces are limited. Register today.
    August 21st: 12pm-6pm
    August 22nd: 10am-6pm
    August 23rd: 12pm-5pm

    • Appointments will be confirmed by a Tesla representative. appointments are available to prospective customers.
    • A Tesla Product Specialist will accompany all drives to ensure you optimize your time in Model S.
    This drive demonstration is coordinated, sponsored, and operated by Tesla Motors, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, CA
    Tesla Motors Inc. | 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 | (650) 681-5000
    This event will take place at the following location:


    Hyatt Regency Austin
    208 Barton Springs

    Austin
    TX
    78704
    United States

    Here is their announcement on their Facebook page: We’ve kicked off The Next Billion Tour to bring you the Tesla Experience: test Model S’s exhilarating performance and hear from owners in your area about life owning and driving a Tesla.
    Join us as we add another billion electric miles to the odometer (emphasis mine).

    I'm going to be in Austin that weekend for something else, and I thought I might stop by. Do you know if you need to be invited by Tesla to come as an owner?
     
  2. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Since I live in Southlake, I ought to go -- but no, I haven't been contacted as a local owner.
     
  3. gizmoboy

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    Ditto (living there) but not an owner (yet), so I am keeping an eye on this.
     
  4. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Southlake's already booked full according to Tesla.
     
  6. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    They're in Southlake every other month, so that's not a huge deal. They're still working on how they intend to involve owners with the event.
     
  7. bollar

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    zwede 2013 P85+

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    I got an invite just now, but I don't understand what's in it for us owners. I don't need another test drive and that seems to be the main point of the event???
     
  9. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    The original intent appears to have been to have owners share how much they love their cars with perspective owners, but that has gone by the wayside.

    Since you don't have a D, I think you're an appropriate target for a demo drive. ;)

    In any event, come join us at Cars at the Club at Texas Motor Speedway instead (see link above)!
     
  10. purplewalt

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    I had previously RSVP'd for this event, and was told the event was already full via a telephone call from Palo Alto.

    Then the invitation shows up in my email today....

    So I RSVP'd a second time for this event this evening, plan to be going to Southlake Sunday morning whether I hear back from them or not.
    (8 am is a much better starting time than the local Dallas/Plano C&C where you arrive @ 5:30 am and wait in line for an hour before they even open the gates, lucky if you can get two parking spots together).

    I do wish TM would be more clear and consistent with their communication.
     
  11. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    I wonder how they decided which owners to invite? It seems many of us have not yet received an invitation of any sort.
     
  12. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Is it this weekend or next? The website says it is next weekend.
     
  13. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    The email we didn't receive follows:

     
  14. TSchaefer

    TSchaefer ~~~Model S Owner~~~ Model 3 Reservation Holder

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    Who knows how they select who gets invites. I would think that D owners might be off the list and they would target owners who might upgrade. But obviously, that was not the criteria. :confused:
     
  15. bollar

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    You've bought two. Maybe they think a third one is too much to hope for. ;)
     
  16. bollar

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    Fyi, if you're feeling left out.

     
  17. redi

    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    I got the invite yesterday for the one in $outhlake. My spouse doesn't think we need another Tesla as we have not worn this one out yet.
     
  18. TexasEV

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    That must just be for the Southlake event. Austin owners haven't received an email yet.
     
  19. bollar

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    Most North Texas owners also didn't receive an invite to Southlake. That's the amusing part, no?
     
  20. TSchaefer

    TSchaefer ~~~Model S Owner~~~ Model 3 Reservation Holder

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    Did you get the invite for the drive event or for the coffee reception from 8a-10a? The owner reception is supposed to be to promote owner enthusiasm....not necessarily
    to sell cars
     

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