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See Model S Beta Prototype in Boston

Discussion in 'News' started by peletourneau, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. peletourneau

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    Just received in my inbox. I will finally get to see a Model S in person for the first time! Looking forward to the event. I will bring my checkbook.

    See the Model S Beta on display February 25 - March 2.
    The Beta version is a 90% production intent prototype of Model S. Guests will be able to sit in the vehicle while viewing a brief demonstration of the 17" touchscreen.

    Larz Anderson Auto Museum
    15 Newton Street
    Brookline, MA 02445
    Display Hours:
    10AM - 4PM
     
  2. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight _____ P85 #549 _____ Sig Red / Sig White

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    This is actually quite significant because it sounds like the Betas are now visiting cities that do not have stores BUT are slated for stores in 2012.

    Next Stop :: ATLANTA!
     
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    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Happy lad here, too! We'll get to see how SWMBO reacts.
     
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    I got the invite for Houston and set an appointment for 2/19 ... stoked.
     
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    #6 tdelta1000, Feb 16, 2012
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    That's true. I think Atlanta could be a huge market for Tesla Motors. A thread here on this forum shows a good number of Model S' that will find their home in Atlanta. Here a link to the map: Model S Reservations Map
     
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    #7 JRod0802, Feb 25, 2012
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    I went to this this morning. It was good. I uploaded my pictures from the event, here:

    Tesla Model S Beta in Boston - a set on Flickr

    We were allowed to sit in the car, and we got a speech about the car. I videoed the speech, here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYcqVkoG1Ao


    I also noticed what I believe are roof rack mounts on the top of the car. I was under the impression that we didn't know how (or if) a roof rack would be mounted yet, so this might be new information to us. Anyway, I took a video, here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A_kaJ_P8aQ


    The charge port door didn't seem too flimsy to me. I don't really think catching a jacket on it will be a problem.

    I was also allowed to fold in the side mirrors. They're manual, not electric.
     
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    I also noticed what I believe are roof rack mounts on the top of the car. I was under the impression that we didn't know how (or if) a roof rack would be mounted yet, so this might be new information to us. Anyway, I took a video, here:

    Those don't look like any roof rack mounts I've ever seen.
     
  9. AnOutsider

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    My jetta had similar, as does my Q5. So I assumed that was the norm.
     
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    very nice photos in a very nice place!
    It was beautifully chosen!
    the slogan "the old is new again" applies very well here!
    nice pics of those old ev's
     
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  12. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    The 1905 Electromobile and the 1906 Bailey Electric Phaeton Victoria are bricked for sure! :wink:

    The amazing thing is that this huge building was built as the Anderson's carriage house. This picture gives you a sense of scale (note the tiny people standing about near the building, on the lawn):
    visit.jpg
     

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