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Model S Thread on Pistonheads

Discussion in 'Model S' started by dpeilow, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. dpeilow

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    RE: Tesla Model S Revealed

    Still a few troglodytes, but an awful lot more people do seem to be saying, "hang on a minute, I can see how this might work for me". E.g:

     
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    I know we have gone over this many times, but articles continue to quote the $50K price and then talk only of 300 mile range...

    It is fairly clear that the 300 mile range version will cost a lot more than the (160 mile range) base model, right?

    Also that is a UK publication where they quote $50K which takes into account a US specific $7500 incentive program.
     
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    Well, it's more a news blog/forum that just picks up whatever is out there, I wouldn't give it the honour of calling it a publication, as such...
     
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    Yes, I suppose that is part of the modern frustration of companies as they see their press releases butchered by both establishes publications and little blogger sites that both can appear (on the surface) to be equally valid news sites when they show up side by side as the result of a google search.

    Not that the big, established publications always get it right either, but at least they have more fact checkers, and in many cases try harder to uphold a reputation.

    For this reason, I think it is helpful if the original press releases try not to infer too much and lay things out very plainly so they are less subject to misinterpretation.
     

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