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Arizona - Phoenix and Tucson Corridor

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by gjunky, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    I am surpised there isn't an Arizona thread yet.

    I am in Scottdale and I have Reservation P#3872. I have so far met Mark who has S1312.
    Anyone else in the Scottsdale/Phoenix Area who would like to get into contact? PM me.

    And in case you haven't seen it: Tesla filled for a Use Permit for a 3000 Sqft store in Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale
     
  2. MarkR

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    #2 MarkR, Apr 21, 2012
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    Metro Phoenix represents a population of 4.1 million people or about 1.31% of the U.S. population. If there are approximately ten thousand Model S reservation holders in the country, that would estimate 131 reservation holders around Phoenix. Where are you guys (and ladies)?
     
  3. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    And given the level of affluence of the area, I would have thought there would be more. Maybe they just don't hang out here. Also, aren't there tax benefits and carpool access for EVs? My friend in Scottsdale got a prius several years ago just for carpool access
     
  4. MarkR

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    #4 MarkR, Apr 21, 2012
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    Yeah, I've got a Prius and can use the HOV lane on the freeway. Arizona EVs pay a fraction for yearly car registration fees. I was also thinking that Scottsdale's affluence was apt to increase Tesla ownership. It looks like we've got a Tesla store coming to Scottsdale so that ought to help.
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #5 dsm363, Apr 21, 2012
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    Also, talk about your car when the topic of cars or oil/energy independence comes up. A little free advertising for Tesla. Also, when your car arrives you'll be a mobile advertisement. Once people can actually see that the car is real, that will help sales.

    Also, check out this thread
    World Map of Model S Reservation Holders

    Doesn't look like anyone from Arizona has added their pin to the map yet.
     
  6. MarkR

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    It looks to me like 7 Arizonans have a pin on the map, but that is far fewer than my estimate of the number of probable reservation holders given the state's population of 6 million. dsm363 is right that we'll be an advertisement on wheels once the car arrives. I'd thought about placing a description of Model S's characteristics in the window just so I won't have to answer too many questions when I return to my parked car. I assume that your Roadster gets some attention.
     
  7. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Yeah, Roadster does get attention. People walk up to you in parking lots asking questions all the time. I'd imagine the Model S will be similar.

    Thanks for putting the pins on Robert's map. I was mistaken about there being no pins there before. Thanks.

    Someone had something like 'quicker than a Ferrari, greener than a Prius' along the top of their Roadster's front windshield which I thought was cool. If you get the performance Model S, it will be quicker or as quick as all 911s except the Turbo, Turbo S and GT 2 RS. Probably easier to say 'quicker than a stock 911'.

    Dave
     
  8. rsquared99

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    The Phoenix Electric Automobile Association is fairly active in the valley and there is a fledgling Tesla Roadster Club being formed/named for the some 18 or so valley roadsters. Anyone who's interested in further information can PM me and I'll give you contact names and addresses.
     
  9. Odenator

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    Does it count if I test drove a Roadster in Tucson?
     
  10. MarkR

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    I'd love to be able to have dsm363's comment on my windshield, but it will probably have to be, "Greener than my old Prius . . . A lot faster than my old Prius." A performance Model S isn't in the cards.
     
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    On the TMC website, under the "Careers" section, there is a Tesla location designated as "US-AZ-Scottsdale-Fashion Square-Store" Looks like the store is going to happen, but can't find anything else in the news since March 24. There was not a listing, however, for a service location that most AZ rez holders would probably prefer. Yeah . . . I know . . . sales will drive the need for service.
     
  12. TEG

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    That would be Dr.Taras
     
  13. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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  14. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    Looks like the the Tesla "dealership" was approved according to http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Assets/Public+Website/council/Council+Documents/2012+Agendas/05-08-12_Regular_Agenda.pdf :

    1. Tesla Retail/Fashion Square Mall Conditional Use Permit (6-UP-2012) – Approved on ConsentRequest: Adopt Resolution No. 9038 approving a Conditional Use Permit for vehicle leasing, rental,and sales in a 3,100± square-foot space located in Fashion Square Mall and six display/storageparking spaces included in a parking garage at Fashion Square Mall, with Downtown, RegionalCommercial Office Type 2, Planned Block Development, Downtown Overlay (D/RCO-2 PBD DO)zoning, and finding that the conditional use permit criteria have been met.
      Location: 7014 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1210, and six parking spaces in the parking garageStaff Contact(s): Connie Padian, Planning, Neighborhood, and Transportation Administrator, 480-312-2664, [COLOR=rgb(0.000000%, 0.000000%, 100.000000%)][email protected] [/COLOR]
     
  15. MarkR

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    At the May 8 meeting, Scottsdale City Council DID approve Tesla's request for a permit to open a store in Scottsdale Fashion Square.

    More Good News: Within the staff recommendation to the council was a statement referencing a service center - "Delivery of the vehicles will be either to the client's home or the off-site service center."

    Looks like Arizona will have a store AND service center. Nice to see 9 Phoenix area model S pins on the map and a new rez holder in Tucson!
     
  16. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    I'm the one in Tucson with the reservation. For a look at what the plans for the store at Fashion Square Mall look like, take a look at http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/asset43979.aspx
     
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    Welcome araxara! Thanks for the council document. Please consider joining the AZ 'group' to stay in touch with other AZ TMC members - go to Community and click on Groups.
     
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    Several Arizona Tesla enthusiasts are planning a meet up at the site of the planned store at Scottsdale Fashion Square on Sunday, June 24 at 3pm. PM me if you might be interested in joining us. Mark
     
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  20. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    Anyone know of a place in Flagstaff to charge and eat lunch? Would be needed for a 60kWh car driving from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. Recargo only had some battery store in Flagstaff.

    Also, I tried to ask the operator of the Grand Canyon hotels if they have any charging but haven't heard back. Does anyone else have experience charging at the south rim?

    Thanks
     

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