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Discussion in 'Tesla' started by Jackl1956, Aug 27, 2014.
Gigabillboard? Tesla proposes enormous sign outside Fremont factory - San Jose Mercury News
Good and cheap PR, but I don't see any connection to the Gigafactory site.
Not their best effort.
I hope they are putting the rear of that to good use with a layer of solar panels.
LOL.. New Zealand Flax. It should not be allowed unless they start selling cars here asap.
Just be thankful that your only BEV choice is no longer a LEAF at Model S prices. :tongue:
Link to PDF of architectural plans from the Freemont Planning website:
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Is Fremont situated in the flight paths of the local airports?
My vote for the first content of the sign.
Not sure how I feel about this, big is not necessarily better and I would rather Tesla be more aware of its environment. Why do they need such a Hugh electrified sign.
Well, at some point they need to start building brand awareness sometime and they will snag a lot of eyeballs on 880 at minimal ongoing cost and it will be good for at least one turn through the news cycle.
Not sure how your question relates to this topic, but the answer is "not in any significant way".
The proposed sign is only 40 ft. high, not tall enough to interfere with planes flying over. The main factory building must be at least 150 ft. tall.
I think the nature of the question is more like "are the prevailing flight paths close enough, and the sign big enough, for business people flying by to read the sign"
What's the possibility the Billboard will have a Model X on it instead of MS? ...
They don't need, they want to promote the brand. That is the whole point of signage.
Tesla is aware of its environment. The proposed signage is not in a National Park nor residential zone. It is in an industrial zone.
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Just for perspective, the "Hollywood Sign" is 45' tall and 350' long.
I would personally prefer to see them promote the brand in a more tasteful way. Low key and subtle.
It was just the other day Elon said that "we can drive up demand at will."
If this is Tesla driving up demand, well, we should worry. This is bone-headed. Tacky. Ugly. Wow, I just can't believe they'd stoop to something like this. Like Merrill just said, low key and subtle is the brand -- quiet and Ninja-like like the car. Not big and obnoxious and blocking views.
Besides, you know what will happen -- you know what will get all over social media the SECOND it happens -- a storm or stiff breeze will come one day and blow the sign right down, and the only thing the media and the pundits and social media will be talking about is the Tesla sign was knocked down...
Has Tesla done anything bone-headed, tacky, and ugly thus far? I will withhold judgement until I see the final design.
How refreshing, a voice of reason. Let's not condemn what we haven't yet seen.