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Spurring the Adoption of Sustainable Transport

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Cattledog, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Cattledog

    Cattledog Active Member

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    This evening my wife and I offered to split the cost of the reservation deposit for anyone (excluding other partners) in my office (www.lakeflato.com) who reserves a Model 3 between 3/31 and 4/30. We'll pay $500 and they'll pay $500.

    As our Teslas and TSLA have been very good to us for the last 3+ years, we felt that it would be a great time to contribute more broadly to the adoption of sustainable transport.

    I encourage others considering such a move to do something similar - I was grinning ear to ear as I posted the offer on our company intranet. I have no idea how many people will take us up on it, I assume at least five and perhaps double digits. I'll come back and update this post as numbers change.
     
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    Great, generous idea. Hopefully you don't have folks who try to game the offer if they end up not following through with the purchase.
     
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    I put a stipulation on that they refund our money if they don't purchase. Hopefully everyone will pull the trigger!
     
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    If they don't take you up on the offer, my wife, a15 week old baby in her belly, 3 yo daughter and my self will take you up on it. We just 2 teachers trying to make a difference
     
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    But that is an amazing gesture that you are offering to further EVs.
     
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    Incredible generosity. That might push me over the edge. I want so see the car, options, price etc first.
     
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    Update 3/25: 3 people on board for sure, 2 almost in, others considering.
     
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    Wow, that's very generous of you. I hadn't thought of something like this, but it sounds like a good idea. To promote EV's at our business we have installed charging stations that supply power at no cost. The availability of free power has been a factor in successfully swaying three of the people in our office to purchase EV's.
     
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    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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    Sending you my resume right now :)

    Great idea, and very generous. If I can take a big bite out of the Gulfstream $15,000,000 pick 6 pool today. I will do the same thing in my building (50 units).
     
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    That would be our next step, we have a scenario where our firm's founding partners own the building we're in, so it's an investment that takes more buy-in. Perhaps its time will come.

    Our office is about 75 full-time employees who are not partners, so I'm thinking it lands between 5 and 10, but who knows!
     
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    Well, good luck then!!!
     
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    Update 3/31: 7 on board for sure, at least two others waiting for reveal, others considering. I think we'll crack double digits within the next week!
     
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    Very generous, hats off to you !
     
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    I would love to see companies offer something like this, or offer to put in a wall charger if the employee buys one.

    John
     
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    3 drove to Austin this morning (80 miles from San Antonio) and the rest will reserve tonight. I was going to go with the crew to Austin but we received a late invite to the unveil. Staring at the Pacific Ocean right now, heading to Hawthorne in about an hour.
     
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    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Canadian firm pays $1k deposit for workers
     
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    Update - We've landed 12 reservations out about 75 possible in the office, so that's 16%. If the general driving population matches that, it would be over 34M Model 3s in the US alone (214M drivers)! We originally set a deadline of April 30th to encourage early reservations and maximum tax credit opportunity, but with the news of accelerated production, we might just leave it open. At any rate, it's been a fun promotion, thanks for letting me share it here.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for sharing Cattledog and S'toon! I love reading stuff like this. Great foresight!
     

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