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The Wayback Machine: TeslaMotors.com, when you first discovered Tesla/reserved your S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by TheAustin, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. TheAustin

    TheAustin Model S: P2009 P85

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    So, this is kind of fun...The Wayback Machine A.K.A. Internet Archive project was created to archive everything on the web, to essentially capture snapshots of every website throughout time. So I thought it would be fun to remind myself exactly what I saw when I first found out about Tesla, and the Model S.

    Now, as I've mentioned elsewhere on here, I first heard about Telsa after seeing a Roadster on an episode of the TV show Chuck, which aired on March 29th, 2012. This is what the Tesla website looked like around that date:

    Tesla Motors - High performance electric vehicles. Available now.

    Way down there, under Noteworthy, is the link to: The Tesla Model S, now taking reservation...Which brings us to the first look at the Model S:

    Tesla Motors - Model S

    Ladies and gentleman, for me, it was love at first sight...

    A couple of months later, I put my reservation down...By that time, the Model S was being featured in the main page:

    Tesla Motors - High performance electric vehicles. Available now.

    And the rest, as they say, is history...Just over 1 1/2 years later, my Model S was delivered :)

    What about you? You can use this calender link below to pinpoint a specific year and date to see what the Tesla Motors website looked like, for when you first learned of Tesla:

    Internet Archive Wayback Machine
     
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    That is pretty slick..
     
  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I don't remember when I originally looked at the web site, but I do remember these numbers...
    ... with the $6,000 being the non-charter-city "tax".

    Tesla Motors

    After a few days of drooling, I mused "if they ever get a business man in there to make an electric Taurus, they'll take over the world."

    They ended up going after the BMW/Lexus/Mercedes market first, and Bluestar will likely be somewhat smaller than a Taurus.
     

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