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Roadster History North America

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by TEG, May 26, 2012.

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  1. DrivingTheFuture

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    Wow... A post by Martin Eberhard, and to think I was in highschool at the time with not a clue about the car company forming out west that would change my life in so many ways...
     
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    Vern Padgett Proud and Grinning Model S90D owners

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    I am committed to buying the next generation Roadster. I should have bought the last.
     
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    anyone know how many 3.0s there are?
    (or at least an estimate ... and preferably one not based solely on mere speculation)
     
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    DeedWest 2010 Roadster 2.0 - VIN 523

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    I know of at least 28 cars with the R80 battery in my logs. My estimate is that there are at least >100 out there by now, based on sighted serial numbers on batteries (though it’s not 100% confirmed that these serial numbers follow a sequence). Can anyone confirm that they do?
     
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    Vern Padgett Proud and Grinning Model S90D owners

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    #48 Vern Padgett, Nov 28, 2017
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    TEG I was wondering if there were a book on the Roadster, as there are 2 or 3 on the Model S. But I think this thread is that book. Excellent work!

    Might I ask you a couple questions--

    1) the Wikipedia article on the 2008 Roadster-- what do you think of it-- did you author it-- do you know who authored it --- , and

    2) Still, after 11 years, I wonder about Martin. He got me started in all this.

    I tuned out when he was moved out.

    On 31 March of last year I came back. I've bought 2 S90Ds and I will buy 2 Model 3s.

    But I still wonder about Martin. Anything to say on that? A discussion thread to read? A book?

    Thank you
    Vern
     
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    I don't know of any book. I didn't have anything to do with the Wikipedia article, although it is possible some of what I wrote on this forum ended up there. It seems fairly accurate from what I can see. There are ways to see page edit history on Wikipedia to look up who made changes. Generally it is a collaboration among a lot of different people.

    Martin had a certain brand of passion and enthusiasm that is missed. It was sad to see him pushed out of the company he started. Tesla has (from what I can see) managed to deliver on the promises of his business plan and grown to achieve the goals he set out for it. I hope he is proud of what it has become even though others took over and ran it themselves. He has been involved with a number of different companies and projects since Tesla, but none that captivated the world in the same way.

    Currently, I think he is Chief Strategy Officer at SF motors.
    SF Motors Acquires EV Battery Module Startup InEVit - SF Motors
     
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    Thanks for posting those photos, very interesting. And I’m glad that Tesla did not go with the front end look of the model on the left (below): that black section that includes the headlight and connecting area does not look good to me, and there are several extra seams in the front end that aren’t on the production cars. As we learned from the recent Rolling Stone article on Elon, quote “He hates seams”. :D
     
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