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Discussion in 'Texas' started by dsm363, May 8, 2012.

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  1. stephenpace

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    Great story! I haven't seen many Tesla stories yet that don't get some small detail wrong, so no biggie.
     
  2. RobinF

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    Well done Steve! It's nice to see common media reporting on a Tesla capability without complaining about some negative aspect. Thanks for volunteering!
     
  3. stephenpace

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    Tesla is formalizing their relationship with the owner's clubs, and as part of that, I will be building a protected Houston owners group here on TMC like the Florida group has. Because it requires an invitation, it will be an area where owners can be more open about posting get together and contact details without worrying about posting them in an open forum.

    As part of this transition, if you are a local Houston owner, reservation holder, or future owner and you would like an invitation, please PM me your TMC handle and real name. If my TMC mailbox is full, please wait a day or two for me to process the requests and try again. The invite (via TMC) will go to whatever email account you have hooked to your TMC handle.

    Once you receive your invite, you should be able to logon here: Tesla Club of Houston - Tesla Motors Club - Enthusiasts & Owners Forum

    Not required, but if you feel comfortable sharing additional information, it would help me with general club organization. I will not share this information with anyone outside of the immediate officers of the club, and not even them if you prefer only I have that information.

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  4. Hawkeye

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    Anyone have any info on the rumored Clearlake service center?
     
  5. maximus16

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    When I asked the SC if they happen to know plans about increasing the Super Charger infrastructure in Houston are they said I was told that there were plans for Super Chargers in Baytown off I10 and another closer towards Galveston (Clear Lake would make sense), no date was said though.
     
  6. TexasEV

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    Great news. Austin and San Antonio owners have been asking for Baytown for more than two years. It's such an obvious hole on the I-10 route you wonder what's taken so long.
     
  7. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler Your concern. It's noted...

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    Don't pop champagne just yet.
    Dallas Gallery manager and Houston asst. manager had also hinted about Baytown to me, over a year ago.
    That was the origin of the Baytown SC Thread. And repeated scouting runs, which have been reduced since the N Houston center opening.

    Rick
    Still scouting, but focusing more on I-69 S
     
  8. RobinF

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    Last I heard it was about two years off:frown:
     
  9. quantumslip

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    Anyone planning to reserve in-person at the Galleria for the model 3?
     
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    Yes, there are 22 of us (so far) planning to arrive around 8am to line up. Tesla Galleria has stated they expect 400-500 people to show up and they have hired crowd control.
     
  11. quantumslip

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    wow, that's a lot. i was going to roll in closer to 10am but i guess i'll aim for something sooner. is there a particular place to line up in line? i don't know how the galleria operates before operating hours
     
  12. wart

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    I don't know if it's 24/7 but I know you can get into the shopping mall before the stores open. I've used the Galleria for morning walks before business hours several times. Also, they do have an Apple store there so they probably aren't completely unfamiliar with the phenomenon of "camping out."
     
  13. stephenpace

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    We plan to bring chairs and sit outside the Tesla gallery until it opens at 10am.
     
  14. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler Your concern. It's noted...

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    There's a spreadsheet and only the tip of the Houston iceberg is represented... 5 people.
     
  15. maximus16

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    I'm going to the Houston North location
     
  16. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler Your concern. It's noted...

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    I walked in there last weekend, was told it was all gonna be happening at the Galleria. They just don't have enough bodies to spread around... they will focus on the chaos that will be happening at the Galleria.
     
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    The mall is open before the stores to accommodate mall walkers, etc.
     
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    Has anyone started camping out there already? How do they deal with the problem of the mall closing at night...

    Mall opens at 6AM t
     
  20. stephenpace

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    Official from Derek from Tesla Houston: "The line for Model 3 reservations will form at the entrance along West Alabama street. I will have a member of my staff only allowing a select number of customer into our showroom at a time in an effort to provide a very efficient experience. We are not planning to offer any wristbands for this event but we do have line control procedures that we are planning to implement."
     

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