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Timeline Musings

Discussion in 'Model S' started by AnOutsider, Jan 4, 2012.

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  1. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    Where did the extra 500 sigs come from?
     
  2. spatterso911

    spatterso911 P100DL - Raven

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    I thought there were only 1000 sigs being produced in the first run, but I'm not sure. Also, are roadsters being produced in Fremont as well??
     
  3. Doug_G

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    1200 sigs including the Canadian models. I don't know if they are launching in some other countries simultaneously; that could possibley add more sigs.

    No, the Roadsters are not built in Fremont. The bodies have always been built at Lotus in the UK, and the North American Roadsters used to get their drive trains installed and final assembly done at Menlo Park.
     
  4. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Roadsters were built by Lotus in the UK with no motor or batteries. The gliders were delivered to Palo Alto for installation of drivetrain and PEM. I may be wrong but the current Roadster is nearing the end of production by Lotus. New Roadsters are not scheduled to be built for another 1-2 years. It is my understanding they will be built in Freemont.
     
  5. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    I stand corrected. As Doug_G noted it is Menlo Park.
     
  6. richkae

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    I think the "250 roadster" means Roadster owners who have reserved a Model S, and are ahead of the general production line but after the signature line.
    Has Tesla said something about the timing of Canadian cars relative to US ones?
     
  7. Doug_G

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    Last I heard Canadian cars would be three months behind American cars.
     
  8. spatterso911

    spatterso911 P100DL - Raven

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    Ah... Makes sense now. So, at P7577 (US), I wouldn't really see mine until the summer by latest estimates?
     
  9. TEG

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    Wasn't the first Founders' Roadster referred to as "P1" ?
    To some, Founders' cars are "production" cars since they aren't VPs, RCs, beta, alphas, etc...
    I feel like we never got a proper one letter designation sorted out there.
    Part of me wants to call the first Founders' car "F1", the first Sig as "S1", and the first regular production as "P1", but I don't think they do it that way.
     
  10. richkae

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    So probably between 1000 and 2500 cars.
     
  11. vfx

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    Exactly what they did with Roadster P1. Huge launch EVent lots of fanfare as Elon took delivery, and then it was quiet for a while.
     
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    #112 ahimberg, Mar 8, 2012
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    I stopped in at the Tesla store today, the info I received didn't seem super accurate, but anyway ...
    >> They're expecting an updated car to replace the beta they have on show there, in a couple weeks which would have the real interior feel [ seems sooner than I'd expect ]
    >> I asked about when we'll start locking in options, they thought some early customers already have
    >> Test drives in May


    They didn't know that you couldn't get heated seats without the full leather seat upgrade, and asked me if any cars without leather have heated seats... (my Subaru does, leaf does, ...)
    Not the longer time sales staff I've talked to before and usually see there...
     
  13. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    @ahimberg: we're hearing from multiple angles that Founder Series owners have indeed began picking their options. I doubt they would hop on TMC to disseminate this info though, so it's not unusual that we haven't heard it first hand.
     
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    Another Sept. 5th bday, but guessing my P2747 will arrive closer to my wife's bday just after Thanksgiving...
     
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    I'm P1838, and hopefully I'll have the 85 kwhr pack by Oct 12th (my birthday), not my big concern, but really want to put in the Moorestown auto show Oct 13th
     
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    From the TMC Tally:

    US S 1,024 + SSL 221
    Canada S 104
    Europe/Asia S 182
    Switzerland S 14
    UK S 13 (May 21, 2011)
    Hong Kong S 2 (April 27, 2011)
    Australia S 9

    Are all of the world-wide Sigs going to be produced before any of the non-Sigs get produced? With the rumor that Canada is 3 months behind US, it would seem likely then that some US GP cars get produced before Canadian Sigs get produced. I don't know if it's easier for them to produce all the Sigs at once and then all the rest, or if they're able to mix and match (including left-hand and right-hand drive) along the way. If some Canadians get their GP cars this year, that reduces the number of Americans that get their GP cars this year, making many of our earlier calculations even more optimistic.
     
  17. richkae

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    I don't see how that is even remotely possible. European pricing has not even been announced - I would not be surprised if Europe doesn't get any cars at all til 2013.
     
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    New thread over here:

    Plenty to "muse" on.....
     
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    Quick question: Which ones are the Founder series? I know about the Sigs, and Special Sigs (friends and family right?).. Are the founder series for folks that work at Tesla? Are they counted in the MichiganModelS counts?
     
  20. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    The Founder's series are cars before the Signature series and are for investors and other important people like Elon Musk...etc
     

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