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March 1st: Austin Capitol Day 1-5PM

Discussion in 'Texas' started by dsm363, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #1 dsm363, Feb 15, 2013
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    Trying to get a head count (preliminary) so know how many parking spaces to ask for. Plan is to invite staff members down to check out cars and talk about dealership laws. Can visit with actual representatives in their home district.
    This will likely be a tough law to change but think we should set things in motion.

    Still trying to get assistance from Tesla on this.

    Note: This is an owner organized event only. Tesla has no part in this. It will likely be to raise awareness of this issue among a few offices with the hopes of something getting introduced this session. More than likely, it will take at least the next two years of working on this and many thousand more owners getting involved to bring this up as an issue for next session. Just wanted to make sure expectations were appropriate but people driving all the way from Houston or Dallas since it's such a long drive with no Superchargers. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and we'll try to make this as productive and worthwhile as possible.
     
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    Put me down for probable, but I'm likely going to need a charge so I can get back for Coffee and Cars in Houston the next morning. If I can, I'll come down on Thursday and try to charge overnight.
     
  3. dsm363

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    Great. There are a number of owners how might be able to help you out. There are also a few hotels (Hilton) which should allow charging. Driving up Friday morning should give you enough time if we can find an owner with an HPC willing to help out too.
     
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    I'm still not sure if I can make it but Coffee and Cars in Houston is definitely a priority for me after what I experienced last month. I'm confident that I contributed to at least one reservation while I was there.
     
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    If this is happening, I'll find a way to make it.
     
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    Does anyone have the graphic design skills to make a one page flyer introducting Tesla, the Model S, push the American made angle and also list problems Texas dealership laws creates for customers and what we want done about it? I'm working on something but it won't be fancy. Thanks.
     
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    Yes, Dave. I do. Between my 'postcard' and some previous poster suggestions, we could definitely do it.
     
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    It's definitely happening. I've been on the phone all morning speaking with various offices and getting them to e-mail other house members offices too. The exact location of the parking is being worked on so stay tuned.
     
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    Just checking in. Is this still planned? If so, how many folk will be in attendance and do we have an exact location?
     
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    It's still planned. We have about 5 cars now but they won't reserve parking for us. Working on that though.
     

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