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Tesla Group in Cincinnati

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by freudy, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. freudy

    freudy New Member

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    I recently put down my reserve on a Model S and I was wondering if there are any other Roadster owners / future Model S owners in the Cincinnati area?

    I'd like to use this group to convince Tesla to build a service center in Cincinnati (~100 miles from Columbus, Indy, Lexington, Louisville, and Dayton). If not, we could utilize our collective wallets to pay for an annual visit from the Tesla Rangers for servicing our vehicles.

    Lastly, we could setup a local charging network.
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Won't help. They charge the round trip miles regardless of whether they can daisy-chain multiple customers or not.
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Yeah, Doug G is correct. The group effort to install charging stations is a good idea. The problem is finding someone to maintain them and fix them if something happens to them.
     
  4. freudy

    freudy New Member

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    Are you saying they would charge everyone the full amount of the miles, or could we all split the overall mileage? i.e., 500 mile round trip, 5 owners, each pay 100 miles?
     
  5. Doug_G

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    I'm saying they charge the full amount - no splitting. They lose money at $1/mile, so they make it up by daisy-chaining their trips when they can.
     
  6. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    As I have said elsewhere, Tesla really needs to open Rust Belt service centers. The distance to Chicago, New York, or Toronto is too large. :mad:

    I'm in upstate NY (just *barely* within driving distance of the NYC service center in a 300-mile-range model S), and basically anyone west of me and east of South Bend is out of luck right now. The Ranger prices are astronomical at that point, and you can't drive to the service center, because there's a giant void with no level 2 chargers, let alone level 3 -- so you need the Rangers for any repairs whatsoever, even if the car will drive.

    An Ohio service center is a must, and if you want to start a petition, I'll be happy to sign it. Even though it won't help me really (I need an upstate NY service center).
     
  7. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    I am in the Cincinnati Area, and will be making my reservation once the Model X is unveiled (so I can decide if I want to reserve the S or the X). I would love to see a local Tesla Sales / Service Center.
     
  8. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23 8136

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    I highly suggest Columbus. I feel it is centrally located for the state and surrounding areas. Living in (near) Cleveland, I would love to see one here, but with the economy and the fact that you are loosing 50% of your radius to Lake Erie it seems to make more sense to locate in Columbus.

    If anyone needs a charge in Northeast Ohio I am more than willing to share my HPC in Akron. Look me up on Plugshare!
     
  9. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    I agree, as much as I would love to see a service center in Cincinnati, Columbus would probably be a better choice, and since it is still within battery range of even the 160 mile model S, would provide good coverage for the Cincinnati area. Of course, in reality, I would eventually love to see a service center in both cities.
     
  10. lordh

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    How Tesla has progressed. Service Centers in both Cinti and Columbus nowadays
     
  11. Grisik

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    Are there any Tesla owners groups in the Cincinnati or Northern KY area?
     
  12. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    I am not aware of any formal groups, but it would fun to all get together some time. The photo op of a parking lot full of Tesla's would be epic.
     
  13. Grisik

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    Anyone going to the event at the dealer next Saturday?
     

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