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Model S on display in Palo Alto shopping center

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Trnsl8r, Sep 15, 2011.

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  1. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    Guessing this is the prototype? Maybe they're raffling and entry to the 10/1 event.
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    Thanks for spotting this, Trnsl8r. Will check it out by this weekend if not today itself (have to pickup the kid from a Palo Alto school anyway so, there's an excuse to venture that way :wink:)!
     
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    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    Cool. Report back please. :) Was thinking about heading over there, but it's not that close for me and I'm thinking about savoring the moment on Oct 2 instead...
     
  5. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Well it was on my way biking back after donating blood, so I stopped in. Bit of an odd display. They have the White "roller" with extra tinted windows there amongst some mannequins.

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  6. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Is that a charge port I see?
     
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    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    I believe we should move this thread to "Where's the Charge Port" thread
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Not until you manipulate the photo so that the port is on the other side.
     
  9. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    Thanks, Doug; saved me the trip. Bah... Oct 2nd for the real deal then!
     
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    Looks pretty desolate. Were there any patrons coming up to see it?

    The pic matches where Franz said it would be.
     
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    I have it on good authority that the charge port is hidden behind the taillight....
     
  12. W.Petefish

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    Says Whom? All I've gotten out of them is they will be announcing the location and type in a few weeks.
     
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    I'm sworn to secrecy, but it came from CA.
     
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    That could work I guess. You could always back into a charging spot too.
     
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    #15 Larry Chanin, Sep 16, 2011
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    Hi,

    It's in the general location, but Franz said it would be hidden. So I don't think this car represents the final production version.

    Where's the charging port?

    Larry
     
  16. Hache

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    They must be laughing like crazy at Tesla, if they follow the charging port location topic. :tongue:
     
  17. doug

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    Guys, this white car is just body panels on a wooden frame. It's been around since the unveiling some years ago. It has a "charge port" there because that's where it is on the "prototype" which is a rebodied CLS with a Roadster drivetrain.

    See the white car in the background here:
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    and in this set of photos I took back then:
    Tesla Model S Unveiling at SpaceX - a set on Flickr
     
  18. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I can't see the charge port anymore (mockup or not) when I'm blinded by that glorious cargo space.
     
  19. ckessel

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    You could practically fit a Karma in there ;)
     
  20. AnOutsider

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    :biggrin:

    I'm actually anticipating more space than that though
     

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