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Comments made by Elon Musk at opening of London UK Store

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by hileyms, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. hileyms

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    Elon started talking in London Store at 20:08 local time. Comments he made are below

    We’re taking the UK market very serious. First UK RHD car due to be delivered in March. It’ll go to a “fairly high profile person.

    We’re going to establish the supercharger network thorough the UK. You’ll be able to travel anywhere in the UK by Supercharger network. First UK Superchargers due next quarter. Will have the whole country covered by the end of next year.

    At 20:13 he is taking questions.

    More to follow if anything relevant
     
  2. DaveT

    DaveT Searcher of green pastures

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    Did anybody take video of Elon talking at this event?
     
  3. Discoducky

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    Can't wait to watch this. Post, post, post!
     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Grumble @ the underlined qualifier.

    Ah. If that's the needle he's threading, got it. Thanks, Elon. Carry on. :)
     
  6. medved

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    Tesla London store and reception (sorry, my cellphone camera is not that great)
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  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Your cellphone pics are great. Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. Discoducky

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    Thx! Need to follow transportevolved.
     
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    #9 medved, Oct 24, 2013
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    And the video even worse. But at least something till somebody posts a better quality. Few minutes missing at the end, battery died.
     
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    Thanks for posting, but need to share it with everyone :)
     
  11. Citizen-T

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    Yeah, video is private. Please change sharing settings.
     
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    Nooooo! Video ends just as he starts to answer the interesting question about Roadster and superchargers.

    What did he say? Obviously no DC superchargers, but what about 70A AC?
     
  14. brianman

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    My psychic powers tell me it's the same thing he usually says:

    TLDR version: Tech challenges. No.
     
  15. Alan

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    Correct - no for Roadster supercharging due to lack of internal circuits to by pass the onboard charger
     
  16. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    True, but a 70A HPC for a Roadster at every SuperCharger would be very nice for Roadster owners.
     
  17. J1mbo

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    Was an interesting night. Started off with me following a carbon fibre and gold Bugatti into the car park. Lovely car, but way too much bling on that one.

    Very happy with the answer to my question about factory production capacity constraints. Happy because I know that, as waiting times increase due to higher demand and the Model X launch taking away MS capacity, my car will increase in value rather than depreciate. If Tesla are going to go mass market, they need to be thinking now about adding capacity into the empty factory space they are not using so that it is ready in time for the launch of the MX.

    Elon mentioned that they are planning to build around 50 RHD cars a month after launch, that he'd driven the prototype and was in the process of tweaking things like the pedal positions.

    He did NOT mention the 135Kw superchargers being part of the UK rollout. Can't see why they wouldn't put them in, but it would suck if they didn't!

    Finally, he confirmed that MX will be slightly more expensive than MS.
     
  18. Alan

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    He also hinted that the model S production was limited more by Panasonic cell production than the factory capacity or did I hear that wrong?
     
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    #19 medved, Nov 2, 2013
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