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Driving the Tesla Roadster - Ben Rosen

Discussion in 'News' started by graham, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. graham

    graham Active Member

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    Ben Rosen received his car:

    Tesla Motors - hear
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    Link to his bigger story

    Note - since Tesla hasn't apparently updated their published power/torque graph (which Mr. Rosen included on his write-up), his description describes 1.5 performance, but apparently with the chart for 1.0 PEM/motor.


    I think the original base price was $92,000 not $100K...
    Also, the Model S has been quoted as estimated $60K base price, not "less than half of $109K".

    By the way, JB used to work for "Rosen Motors" before joining Tesla.
     
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    #3 doug, Nov 5, 2008
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    That's Edison in this photo.
     
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    Technically true but misleads to the extent of the modification.

    Assembly, yes. Made no.
     
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    #5 graham, Nov 6, 2008
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    Tesla emailed all the owners this evening with a link to Ben Rosen blog on the TM site. It was accompanied by a short bio. For those of you not familiar with him:

    His VC company also has a Wikipedia page for those interested: Sevin Rosen Funds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Edit to add: And Signature #007 (a Bondian number...) would make him car #34 I suppose...
     
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    He has Sig#7. So I guess his car has drivetrain 1.0.
     
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    Then why did he say this?:


     
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    The base price may have been $92,000, but the Signature 100 folks, as well as the next group of slightly over 100, had to purchase the fully loaded model, which I believe totaled $100,000. It wasn't until the final group of 2008 sales that owners got to start with the $92,000 base price and choose which upgrades to add on.
     
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    Ah yes, that's right - $92K "base price", but you couldn't order the base model!
    (At least not for a while).

    Still, I think Model S is expected to be more than $54,500...
     
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    Well I doubt he actually made a quantitative measurement. I don't think the cars started getting DT1.5 till about Sig#15 or so.
     

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