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Tesla adds Titanium Underbody Shield to Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Jgdixon, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Jgdixon

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    Sorry this doesn't look real. Elon would post on the Tesla website not on this blog site.
     
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    It was on the Tesla twitter feed.
     
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    unless their twitter account got hacked, yes it's official.
     
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    I stand corrected. Truly amazing response. I guess the question is when the retrofit will be available.

    I am still surprised the post was not first published on the Tesla site.
     
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    BTW the medium account sig:

    "Tesla Motors
    The official Medium account of Tesla Motors, maker of the Model S sedan and Tesla Roadster. Accelerating the world’s transition to electric mobility."

    there you have it. The internet does not lie. :) lol
     
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    Yes, likewise with the official Tesla Google+ account.

    Larry
     
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    I particularly like the GIF of the concrete block getting smashed. TANK MODE ENABLE!
     
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    I have to say I'm pretty impressed. It's a superman-like shield. Just goes to show you the smart people working at Tesla.

    Any MS owners going to get the upgrade?
     
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    Arguably these modifications were not needed. The fact that Tesla designed them and is making them available to all model S owners free of charge speaks tons about Elon and the company. Great job at turning negative press into a positive opportunity, raising the bar for customer obsession at a time when other manufacturers (Toyota and GM) are doing everything they can to earn back customer trust. Kudos.
     
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    I am calling my service center today since my car is already there. Who wants to take a bet that they don't have the parts there yet and probably don't know what I am talking about? ;)

    in any case, another sign from Tesla that they are a different(read:superior) type of car company. GM- are you watching this???
     
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    I'll assume this will mean an all clear from NHTSA.
     
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    Curious to hear when folks get this added - how is this new plate mounted, and does it affect potential battery swap capability?
     
  17. Johan

    Johan Funds for M3 secured. Contingent on wife aproval.

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    It's on their Facebook account as well so probably real. Strange that they chose to use medium.com instead of their own homepage where all previous blogs/announcements have been made.
     
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    I can't wait to see how the mainstream press distorts this.
     
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    hah, that was my first thought, which I asked them via twitter. We'll see if they respond....Twitter / DDowhy: @TeslaMotors how will these ...
     

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