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San Antonio Experience Center

Cattledog

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Feb 9, 2012
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Tesla has set up their Experience Center at La Cantera and it looks like it will be there a couple months - until December 27th. I'll wander by and check it out this weekend (after the deluge), but I believe it's their mobile store that looks like this:
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Tesla Hits San Antonio | Tesla Motors

Also, it's the last week to take advantage of the referral program discount. If anyone in San Antonio is interested in buying a Model S before October 31st, please feel free to use the discount I can offer.

Model S Design Studio | Tesla Motors
 

SW2Fiddler

We Are Cognitive Dissidents
Mar 19, 2014
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Houston TX
...but during the deluge you might get a much better chance to talk to them...
Enjoy and report back! These shadowbox stores look cool.
 

Cattledog

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Feb 9, 2012
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San Antonio, TX
Well, it was pretty underwhelming - just a car and a couple of banners. No one seemed to be there. perhaps the mobile store was elsewhere, but I walked around for a bit and saw nothing.
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wart

Less Cowbell
Jun 1, 2014
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DFW
Yes, that's what I saw the first Saturday it was open. I thought it was a Titanium colored car though. They must have several and switch them out. When I was there, there were 2 Tesla product specialists answering questions, and they had a laptop or tablet they could use to sign people up for mailing list and test drives.

It's a little odd having the Porsche CPO banner right there, but I suspect that was there before the Tesla display.
 

Jagwease

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Dec 12, 2014
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Talking to the salesman at the center, he said that the location for the Service Center will be at 1604 and 281 and will be available "before I need Service on my Model S" (I am ordering around the first of the year). He also said if they get enough interest from the experience center, it may become a Showroom/Service Center/Super Charger like the new Houston location.

I take all of this with a health dose of salt, but the main takeaway I have is the it will be a new build in the 1604/281 area.
 

wart

Less Cowbell
Jun 1, 2014
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DFW
Welcome Jagwease!

We're watching for the new San Antonio location in the San Antonio Service Center thread. Long story short, you are wise to take the news with a dose of salt.

The first location we were watching was in the 1604/281 area, but that one fell through. Next was further west, near 1604 and I-10, on the other side of I-10 from La Cantera. So either things have changed again, or your salesman had very out-of-date info. I'm really not sure which.

But for what it's worth, the Tesla Jobs page still has listings for "San Antonio, La Cantera."
 

Cattledog

Active Member
Feb 9, 2012
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San Antonio, TX
He also said if they get enough interest from the experience center, it may become a Showroom/Service Center/Super Charger like the new Houston location.
They'd get a lot more interest if they put up more than two banners and a cocktail table. The actual mobile experience center would attract a lot more attention and be more legit. A guy at a table with a car nearby feels a little like the timeshare operations you see in malls. If what the guy said is true, they already have the plans for the space - they can't be ready early next year and be expecting to change the layout of the store in the next couple months. Still wistfully recalling when Jerome Guillen e-mailed me in late 2013 (not a typo) and said there'd be a showroom/service center in San Antonio in early 2014 (not a typo). My prediction is nothing will be open before Q3 2016.
 

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