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[Rumors] Spoke to an Insider Yesterday...

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by MrJones390, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Auzie

    Auzie Tree Hugger Member

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    Same preferences here. I do not really care much about the finish, but I do need leather for the same (health) reasons as you.

    Cloth finish gives me sneeze attacks (dangerous during driving)

    Polyester or similar plastics finish causes allergic reactions
     
  2. WarpedOne

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    A smaller Model S with only 3 doors is my dream car!
    May I pray for a surprise coupe variant? Pretty please with sugar on top?
    please stfu and take my money!
     
  3. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Dog Chauffeur

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    Anything said by a Solar City rep needs to be taken with a very large grain of salt.

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    Are you a DENC member? I wonder if there is any interest in a "Deposit Meetup."
     
  4. Tesloid

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    I got my hands on the Model 3 pic that's been shown to Tesla & Solarcity employees. It looks awesome!

    GM Aero.png

    LOL.
     
  5. ModelNforNerd

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    Saturn coupe prototype?
     
  6. ecarfan

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    I do not for a second believe that a SolarCity employee was given a preview of the appearance of the Model 3. That is completely implausible.
     
  7. Brad_NC

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    While I couldn't imagine a valid reason to show it to someone in a different company that has no influence to the car... Could it happen? Yes. Is it realistic or expected by me? No.
     
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    We can take it with a grain of salt but that's just what he said.
     
  9. CTemp222

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    I think he was joking guys...
     
  10. Max*

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    That's the part you find implausible?
     
  11. Model ☰

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    I know of DENC, but am not sure how one becomes a member.

    The 31st is a work-remote day on my work calendar. I'll have my laptop with me - who knows how the day will unfold. Just like the other showrooms, Park Meadows Tesla has no idea how that day is going to work yet.
     
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    I completely disagree that they wouldn't show them a preview being they're a sister company but that's just me.
     
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    If you were referring to my post, I am not joking about the Solar City employee but if what he said true or not, I have no idea!
     
  14. wallet.dat

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    This jibes with what was said last year when someone from this forum (?) ran into a Tesla exec in some hotel lobby. Wish I could remember the exact thread though. Nevertheless, this is certainly great news since the MS is one of the best looking cars out there right now.
     
  15. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I find it unlikely that Solar City employees would be given a preview of the Model 3, also. No shared facilities, no design/mfg facilities next to each other - the only relationships are 1) the CEO of Tesla is also the chairman of the SCTY board, and 2) they have business contracts in place (or so I assume) between the two companies regarding batteries, superchargers, etc. But they're not 'sister companies' in the sense that there is a parent umbrella company over the two of them.

    To preview the Model 3 to Solar City in advance of the general public could likely be considered an SEC violation.
     
  16. Muaddid

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    The only reason I could see for two(!) Solar City employees to have seen the Model 3 is that they were part of a focus group of some sort to have an "outsiders" look on the current (visual) design. Otherwise, I totaly agree, it would make no sense for them to see it before everyone else.

    Other more plausible reason : a Tesla employee is too excited with the Model 3 and can't wait to show it off and had to talk ;)

     
  17. ecarfan

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    Who was joking? The TMC member who posted about it or the SolarCity employee?
     
  18. ecarfan

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    They are not "sister" companies, the are completely separate entities. The only connection is through Elon being the SolarCity chairman. And if you think that Elon is going to show the Model 3 to low level SolarCity employees before his announced reveal date...that is completely unrealistic.
     
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    #79 MorrisonHiker, Mar 2, 2016
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    Elon is also Lyndon Rive's cousin. Rive is co-founder and CEO of SolarCity.
     
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