TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Dozens of media outlets misquoting price of the Model X making it seem more expensive

Discussion in 'Model X' started by yobigd20, Sep 2, 2015.

Tags:
  1. Max*

    Max* Charging

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    6,645
    Location:
    NoVa
  2. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2014
    Messages:
    3,367
    Location:
    Hamilton
    Can someone please explain to me what a Carbon Fiber Spoiler option is? From all the design studio images, the spoiler appears to be body colour. So, does the Carbon Fiber Spoiler option mean
    (a) that we will see a checkered retractable spoiler? (I don't think this would look as good)
    (b) the spoiler material will be replaced with lighter carbon fiber, but be painted to match the body
    (c) there will be a second static spoiler, similar to the Model-S (I'm thinking this is highly unlikely)
     
  3. scottf200

    scottf200 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,489
    Location:
    Chicagoland ModelX S603
  4. MonroeSS

    MonroeSS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2014
    Messages:
    63
    Location:
    Reston VA
    They are still at it

    Teslas Model X Will Hit the Streets on September 29

    I guess what we still don't know is if 85 watt is the standard battery size.

    How about this for baseless fud? I was wondering how the falcon wing doors will get the power from. 12v or main pack? If it is the 12v then what are the implications? Raising or lowering such a heavy door will tax the hell out of the 12v leading to dead batteries a lot sooner compared to MS.

    edit : 85 kilowatt
     
  5. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Messages:
    9,454
    I don't really buy that excuse. The news story was not sourced by digging through the Tesla website. Most of them seemed to have a source chain that originates from either this Inside EVs article:
    http://insideevs.com/tesla-model-x-signature-series-240-miles-range-60-3-8-seconds-132000/
    or this Business Insider article:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-has-enabled-the-first-model-x-buyers-to-customize-their-suvs-2015-9

    Both of which source from us:
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/52766-Model-X-Configuration-has-begun!

    The primary source clearly references "Signature" and both of those secondary sources have an explanation of "signature". These secondary sources are an example of what "real" journalists do. All they had to do was Google "signature Tesla" and they can easily see that a signature model has a premium over a regular model.

    I suspect what really happened is third party sources just skimmed the given articles and then left out the "signature". Or by the time it reached the fourth party the "signature" gets left out. I've seen that happen with a lot of news stories, where accuracy degrades rapidly as article writers don't bother to dig through the source chain to find the primary source and the story has been filtered through the interpretation of many different authors. If you ever played "pass the message" the effect is very similar (by the end the message likely has changed to something completely different).
     
  6. Beryl

    Beryl Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Messages:
    655
    Location:
    South of Houston
    The tweets from Musks are great but a press release with prices are required for the media to get closer to the truth.
     
  7. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 100D 2019.24.4

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    6,586
    Location:
    Colorado
  8. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Messages:
    9,454
    Tesla did not issue a press release but they did issue a press statement to Reuters:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/02/tesla-signature-idUSL1N1181L920150902

    Most of the sources linked are not real journalists, so they don't bother asking Tesla for a statement.
     
  9. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2014
    Messages:
    3,367
    Location:
    Hamilton
  10. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,882
    Location:
    Skaneateles, NY
    "The initial vehicles will be Founders Series " well we all knew that since founder's configured in august before the sig's just started configuring, but the question is: how many founders model's are there? 10?

    i find it kind of silly that they say 'Model X will start delivering third quarter" and they wait until the last two days of the quarter to deliver 5 or 10 cars....

    and to those that say "they met their goal" really what this tells me is that they are rushing like hell to get the first cars out so as not to disappoint investors and the end result will probably be a bunch of really poorly put together cars that will have all sorts of weird things wrong with them since they are probably going built by hand lol
     
  11. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    3,424
    Location:
    AB

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC