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Tesla CEO Says He's Proving Car Maker's Critics Wrong

Discussion in 'News' started by PaulM, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #2 TEG, Aug 4, 2010
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  2. ChargeIt!

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    Mark this Stardate -312408.77860223234 in your calendars.

    Congratulations, TEG! You have reached the mythical 6,831 posts !
     

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  3. edo

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    Quick someone printscreen! ( I can't (easily), I have a mac)
     
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    Here you go ... and the Stardate give us absolute frame of reference.
     

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  5. tdelta1000

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    Very interesting article and interview. Elon and Tesla Motors has a very good plan and the capital in place to reach the mark of bring the Model S to market.

    It seems that the only thing that slow down or kill the Model S are Americans not understanding the product & the potential, Tesla Motors itself and a failure in the supply chain.

    I get more and more excited as the TM moves closer to the launch date.
     
  6. Todd Burch

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    edo...at the risk of getting *WAY* off topic...you can do a printscreen on Macs using Command + Shift + 3 (select area of screen) or Command + Shift + 4. I think there are other key combinations as well :).
     
  7. EVNow

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    What ? Its the customer's fault for not buying ?!
     
  8. tdelta1000

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    EVNow... exactly. I'm sorry if I left a little gray area there.
     
  9. shark2k

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    #10 shark2k, Aug 5, 2010
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    Considering that Tesla has not really done any advertising for the Model S, it is a little ignorant to go blaming the consumer. Yes, in an ideal world consumers should be doing a lot of things differently (one being doing more research than some people do). But still, Tesla has done near nothing advertising wise for the Model S. Hell, I am not even sure how much advertising they have done for the Roadster, I know I have never seen a commercial of ad for it.

    Also, do not take my post as blaming Tesla. They know they have about 1 1/2 to 2 years before the car comes out. They do not want to start advertising and having the general public think that the Model S is going to become vaporware, because consumers will either think that or totally forget about a product with that big of a time frame. They will probably start doing more advertising when they get 6 months to a year out from releasing the car.

    P.S. I mean no offense to you in my post, just stating my opinion. I also could be misinterpreting your response to EVNow.

    -Shark2k
     
  10. tdelta1000

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    Shark2k... its cool because I love what Tesla Motors is doing and I want to see them become successful. Moreso, I want a Model S in my driveway. :)
     
  11. PopSmith

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    @shark2k, the only advertising I've seen for the Roadster is a couple of scans posted here and a few banner ads online. As for the Model S, you are correct. Tesla hasn't advertised the Model S because they currently only make money from the Roadster. Your timeline for advertising the Model S (six to twelve months before it's release) sounds logical and accurate to me.

    I'd bet that Tesla has at least some timeline for advertising the Model S planned out, it's just a matter of hitting a few targets before advertising commences.
     
  12. shark2k

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    Yeah, I am thinking because they are hoping to sell a lot more of the Model S than the Roadster they want to make sure they are less likely to have delays so they do not piss people off. I remember reading on here about the Roadster having some pretty big delays and I am sure they do not want the same things to happen with the Model S after they start advertising it.

    -Shark2k
     

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