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Tesla exhibits at the Paris Motor Show 2008 Oct 4-19

Discussion in 'News' started by Finkenbusch, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. dpeilow

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    I'd go with "borderline fatal".

    Having done Goodwood and the British Motor Show, you book a weekend for two in Paris only to end up looking at the SAME cars??

    She's going to kill you on the grounds of extreme provocation.
     
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    lol

    Who said it was a weekend for two? :smile:

    Besides, Venturi were not at the British shows...
     
  4. malcolm

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    Nor crime passionnel.

    Both are quick, costly and French.
     
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    :biggrin:

    There is no point trying to top that.
     
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    AirFrance offers reduced air fares for Paris auto show visitors

    There are reductions applicable to a large range of fares on all AirFrance flights from all over the world.

    Special Offer Code: 03949AF
    Valid from 27 September to 24 October 2008

    Starting from 10% off public fares without restrictions to 47% on unrestricted public fares on all French domestic flights.

    This offer is bookable via the website of the motor show
    Mondial de l'Automobile (anglais) > Home or directly via
    Welcome to Air France
    or from any agency - quote as reference: GGIRAFEVENTNEGO
     
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    Finkenbusch, you should go down there yourself, check the car out and maybe put your concerns about the battery choices to them.
     
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    #9 Finkenbusch, Aug 12, 2008
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    Today I received my official press accreditation for the fair.
    So rest assured - I will indeed have a good, long and hard look & talk.

    There will be enough time as two days before the public opening there are two exclusive press days giving enough room for pros to engage in personal contact.

    The fair is certainly one of the most important in the world of cars and THE fair to attend nowadays.
     
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    Cool. In that case, I look forward to reading your thoughts on the car, the company and other interesting exhibits when you get back :smile:
     
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    #11 Finkenbusch, Aug 12, 2008
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    Tesla is not the ultimate navel of the EV universe - there many suns

    Me too - but not the plain vanilla things we know already.
    A Tesla looks pretty the same in Houston, Berlin or in Paris
    Certainly a brave concept to try to drive a car build on mobile phone batteries.
    But a two seater company with five cars produced and out on the street (quote by Tesla founder: 120 miles per load expected average - no trunk) will not really rock a sober lady off the chair.

    New and invigorating concepts in the EV world / energy systems is the hope to see.

    Things which we dont dare to expect to be presented, are not so sure about or really new concepts or breakthroughs.

    Like a full electric Mercedes A1 for the international market starting in broad supply 2009. A Mercedes Smart EV not only in London in homeopathic doses of 100 as test fleet - as today.
    A Fisker or a stunning Toyota Volta electric (both concept cars from renown and seasoned companies - and not in a backdoor / boutique slashed together product), stunning styled Lightning with inwheel motors and (if the timeline internally advertised becomes true sensationally) a brand new / as internally very elegant styled EV resurrected legendary Fiat 500 already end of 2008 on the European mass-market.

    We shall certainly find out if also Tesla brings announces something new.
     
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    Finkenbusch,

    Thanks for the post, and all of the info on the Air France discount. I'd love to fly Air France, stay in Paris, and see the show. Unfortunately, I don't have the time or money. I hope you will leave a post here with your impressions on the Tesla and the other EVs at the show. Espically Daimler. Th!nk, and Renault.

    "Tesla is not the ultimate navel of the EV universe - there many suns" - True enough, but this is TeslaMotorsClub.com, not EVworld.com after all! :)

    GSP
     
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    My "beef" with Fikenbusch's assessment is he talks about all these other EVs on the market. Where the hell are they because I'd sure like to buy one. Where are the test drives, specs, prices, reviews, fans, etc.? For all the props given to Daimler, Renault and even Th!nk, they don't have one that can get you ten miles from my house to work on the freeway. Can they Finkenbusch?
     
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    Think might not have something for you right away in the US DDB, but they do in Norway. I see them a lot now, especially since either there are around 6 persons with new-gen Thinks in my neighbourhood or someone working at Think and swapping colors every other day parks right around the corner.

    Think is currently closed for the summer, but they are producing in similar numbers as Tesla right now, and I got more trust in their ramp-up plan than Teslas as their factories are a lot smaller.
    The other ones you sure got a point.

    Cobos
     
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    #15 doug, Sep 25, 2008
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    Tesla Motors exhibits at this year’s Paris Auto Show

     
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    And Pininfarina + Bollore are in Hall 1, Stand 160
     
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    Anyone know which car they're using for the show? Did hey repaint VP4?

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    Not sure, but I was told at the London event that they hoped to have some more marketing cars available about now, so it could be a new one.
     
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    Paris Motor Show, 2008

    Hi gang

    Grabbed the TGV from Zürich for the day. A few pics inside and outside:

    Founder series #27 (apologies for the fuzzy photo, I thought the color was the important point)

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    VP 18

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    VP 21

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    VP21, is that a new one?

    Also, what's that on the pillar in the top picture - some yellow hatchback?
     

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