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Discussion in 'Model X' started by NigelM, Feb 14, 2012.
Just received this e-mail:
On the investor relations page: Model X, Fastest Selling Tesla Ever (NASDAQ:TSLA)
It's interesting to see that the 4.4 0-60 time referenced is clearly for the Performance version of the model x. I went back and watched some of the videos from the release and it seems that Elon's comments about "it not even being the performance version" came in the context of the reporter discussing her ride in the prototype Model X.
Oh, and it looks like there are almost 7000 Model S Production reservations in the US alone! That's pretty unreal. If, world wide, most of those who have reserved an S or X actually end up buying the car when they're finally given the opportunity to do so then Tesla may actually be able to pull off it's Master Plan.
That's step 4.
Step 1: low-volume, high-price Roadster
Step 2: Mid-volume, mid-price: Models S and X
Step 3: High-volume, low-price: Model $ (because if they get it right, it's going to be $)
Great news indeed. Seems the speculation that X brought in S buyers was true. I think 30% increase in reservations probably covered anyone jumping ship from S to X (Bonnie, you're safe )
I also find it interesting they now state it will be priced with other premium SUVs instead of saying priced similar to S. Maybe all the people quoting 50k price led them to clarify a bit.
“We won't stop until every car on the road is electric.” - Elon Musk
BTW, that's an interesting vision when you consider the last time anyone with a comparatively modest company spoke in global terms like that:
"..a computer on every desk and in every home..." - Paul Allen & Bll Gates
I'm more than safe. I'm basking in being RIGHT, since I maintained the X publicity would increase S sales. Theory of Abundance.
It sure gives them lots of pricing wiggle room.
Interesting comparison; I think that you may be on to something. We've seen a huge paradigm shift in how we work, socialize and learn with the adoption of the PC, I think that a similar shift will take place when Elon's dream comes true. I'm not sure that it will be quite as in-your-face as a computer on every desk and an iPhone in every pocket, but I think that the shift away from ICEs will have pretty far-reaching consequences.
Including grumblings from the industries related to ICEs: gas stations and their attendants, parts and supply companies, jiffy lubes etc. they'll have to adapt, die, or lobby.
Did it look like Elon was growing a beard?
Maybe no more oil wars, for example? :smile:
Yes, but not terribly successfully.
Finally got around to watching 'Revenge ..' this evening, and he had a similar amount of bumfluff in some of the scenes of previous launches ..
You think there's a correlation?
Possibly. I think it's being single again and not really caring what his chin looks like.
Hmmm, might all be part of a carefully crafted geek charm offensive. Be very afraid if he shows up with a moustache though ..
Elon got divorced from wife #1 just before the "S" launch. Now wife #2 just before the "X" launch. D'ya think there's a lot of stress, time and energy involved in a new car launch?
$40 million in presales for the Model X in just one or two days? That's amazing. That'd be 8,000 regular reservations or 1,000 signature reservations. I think a fairer assumption would be 300 signature reservations or so, which would require another 5,600 regular reservations. Those are impressive numbers when you consider it took the Model S a couple of years to get to those numbers.