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Pictures, videos, and news from the Model S (pre-)event Oct 1, 2011

Discussion in 'News' started by Norbert, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    #1 Norbert, Sep 29, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2011
    [Will use this thread on Saturday to post pictures Nigel sends from his Blackberry, during the event, starting with perhaps a few pics from the TMC pre-event and then at 5 pm from the factory. Except for perhaps a few highlights in this post, pictures will be posted at the end of the thread. Perhaps already on Saturday, but otherwise likely on Sunday, there'll also be link(s) to videos on YouTube ]

    [update 9/29, 8:50 pm: Doug_G offered to send some pics from the 4 pm pre-event ]

    [update 9/30, 1:00 pm: On his Twitter account @NMould, Nigel will try to answer questions on Saturday night; during the event.
    For general tweeting, we suggest using tags #Tesla and #TMC . ]

    Current status [10/01/11, 10:35 pm]: ... Nigel signed off ... silence after the storm ... interesting text info at the end ...

    Saturday events:
    1 pm: TMC pre-pre-event
    4 pm: Tesla pre-event
    5 pm: main Tesla event


    First pictures from Doug, TMC meeting ("Pre-pre-event"):
    photo1.JPG photo2.JPG photo3.JPG

    First pictures from Nigel, TMC meeting ("Pre-pre-event"):
    Fremont-20111001-00087.jpg Fremont-20111001-00088.jpg IMG-20111001-00086.jpg 4-Fremont-20111001-00089.jpg

    Great group shot at the TMC meeting (Nigel):
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    4 pm Tesla pre-event (Doug)
    4photo.JPG 5photo.JPG More are being added at the end of this thread

    (Apparently there is a limit of 10 uploads per post, or so)
     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    *reserved!*
     
  3. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Are we gonna get a live stream?
     
  4. malcolm

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    My towel is on the sunlounger.
     
  5. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Can't manage that; but I'll let Norbert know if I manage to upload any videos to YouTube on the night. I'll definitely try to get some up there on Sunday for you.
     
  6. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Looking forward to it. Most interested to hear people's opinions. And also where that charge port is ;-)
     
  7. Norbert

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    #7 Norbert, Sep 29, 2011
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    Not a live video stream, but I'll post pictures as Nigel sends them from the event, while the event is in progress.

    Starting with [EDIT] perhaps a few pics from the TMC pre-event and then at 5 pm from the factory.

    Moderators, please make sure we have enough bandwidth and disk space on the weekend. :wink:
     
  8. gmontem

    gmontem Model S P01707

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    Are there anyone interested in posting pics via Twitter, and what hashtag can we agree to use? #teslamodelsbeta? #teslabeta?
     
  9. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I can tweet. I also think Tapatalk allows pic uploads, though I'll likely be using my phone so a twitter hashtag might work better
     
  10. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    Anyone interested to send pics from the 4 pm event? Send a PM asking for my email. Emailing should be much easier from a phone than trying to post here.
     
  11. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    Can someone please check if the ground clearance really is a as low as they say on the website? Or if they can change that for markets with snow and ice?

    Cobos
     
  12. slcasner

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    As has been mentioned elsewhere, the car will have adjustable shocks (via air pressure). It is supposed to automatically lower at highway speeds. Thus it seems reasonable that it could be at the highest setting for snow.
     
  13. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    With that in mind, perhaps folks can start posting specific questions and/or pictures they'd like. Once we're there, I doubt anyone will be checking the boards to see any requests
     
  14. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    Yes I've heard that as well, but I thought I'd ask nicely if someone could ask a specific question around clearance. Hopefully the numbers listed are the minimum and not the maximum height. I'd be really interested in how tall they can make the ground clearance and still have speeds upto 40mph.
    While I'm asking questions the final length and width (without and with mirrors) would be nice as well :)

    Cobos
     
  15. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Questions from me:

    1. Charging. I own a roadster, and reserved a model S. How will charging work for both?

    2. Apps on the touch screen car display?

    3. GPS. What system?

    4. AirCon. How does it compare to roadster?

    Thanks.
     
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    I think we should use social networks. Google+, Facebook, Twitter. Would be awesome if we could get Tesla trending on Twitter tomorrow.
     
  17. NigelM

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    #17 NigelM, Sep 30, 2011
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    I have set up a Twitter account @NMould and will try to answer questions there on Saturday night. Also suggest that everyone who Tweets uses # tags: #Tesla and #TMC
     
  18. Norbert

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    Added that to the first post. Will keep updating the first post in this thread with key information.
     
  19. NigelM

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    Model S has an approximate overall length of 16’4" (4973 mm), overall height of 4’8" (1426 mm), and overall width of 7’2" (2189 mm). Model S has an unladen ground clearance of approximately 6" (154mm). Additional dimensions will be released this winter.
     
  20. Cobos

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    Yes I saw that when Tesla updated their website. 6'' is good while the original 4,46 was too low. I'm still curious if you can drive with it even higher than that, for the snowrich days but that is just icing on the cake.

    Cobos
     

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