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News week of Jan 6?

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by fryfrye, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. fryfrye

    fryfrye Member

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    Seems like there is a lot of rumbling of a big announcement next week... talk of employee all-hands for the 8th for a product update. Feeling that its bigger than supercharger completion, incremental product updates... So what do you think?

    AWD Model S? 110kwh battery option? Model X beta?
     
  2. Discoducky

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    Would be nice to shake off the dust and get the giga-factory announcement cemented. But I'm happy with anything.
     
  3. sranger

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    I have not read or heard anything about an announcement...
     
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    There's already a rumor elsewhere on the forum that AWD for the Model S was going to be announced, perhaps as early as today.
     
  5. SteveG3

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    AWD or battery factory news would be great.

    Suppose it could also be more mundane... with Model X likely to be revealed at Detroit Auto show the next week, a meeting on the 8th could be aimed at getting consistent information to employees days before the Model X questions start mushrooming.
     
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    Hope that the news will concern both the AWD Model S and the battery factory.
     
  7. Benz

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    My guess would be that it has got to do with the Detroit Motor Show.

    More news about the Tesla Model X? That would be great.
     
  8. fryfrye

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    I bet thats it... education session for production targeted Model X.
     
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    A beta Model X is due. They need to begin making them for testing and crashing. If I remember the beta S was shown around this time of the year prior to their debut in June/July.

    Announcing a AWD Model S prior to doing more things with the X strikes me as a mistake.
     
  10. bonnie

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    Only substantiated by people saying 'there is a rumor elsewhere on the forum...'. There is no SOURCE for the rumor. Just sayin'.
     
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    A forum variation on the whispering in one person's ear and having them pass it on. :)
     
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    That's often times how rumors are.:wink:
     
  13. fryfrye

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    I had three different sources -- at three different TELSA locations offer up and then confirm a company wide education session on January 8th -- they assume it will accompany "big news." I don't feel that calling those locations out by name or person would do any good. I can't be the ONLY one who has been told by a local Tesla person that they have big news/training next week thats why I started the thread. Its similar the rumble in the summer before the price list increase and options changes in the USA.
     
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    No need for names - the color (to borrow a word so many analysts are using during the earnings calls, hehe...) in this post is very helpful.

    Since your sources suggest that this would be an education session that supposedly accompany the "big news", could it be related to the publishing of the NHTSA investigation outcome? Any thoughts?
     
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    How much additional you think an AWD Model S would be? 5k? 10K?
     
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    My wish list.... 2 for 1 stock split. Then I can purchase a cup holder.:love:
     
  17. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    With the Model X capabilities, the questions are more likely to towedstool.
     
  18. AlMc

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    IF.....IF, this rumor is true, it makes sense it would be about the model X. Giving TM staff training on the X prior to bringing a more finished version to the Detroit Auto Show would be a good idea so that the staff knows about all the features.

    Can't see it being Giga factory (why would TM staff needs to be educated on it) and NTHSA (TM would want the Government to announce it first and why would you need a training/education session on it?)
     
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    If NHTSA report turns out to be ambiguous, and the management knows this, they would want to set record straight with the employees, as it has potential to impact the morale.

    This, of course, just pure speculation...
     
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    I'd say the highest chances are this, Tesla has a press conference slot for the Detroit Auto Show next Tuesday Jan 14 at 11:40 am... let's hope it's final details on the Model X

    http://naias.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=27789
     

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