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When Europe Get Amped ?

Discussion in 'EVents' started by EV_de, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. EV_de

    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    Waiting 3 1/2 year now ... watching all your videos and pictures from the Fremont Event drives me Nuts ....

    Want to "Get Amped" now

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  2. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Not to be mean or anything but hopefully after Atlanta "Gets Amped". :tongue:
     
  3. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    I'm tired of waiting as well :) I'm hoping we get our tour somewhere in September / October?

    Probably somewhere in Germany? But maybe NL as well :)
     
  4. ManuVince

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    If as a start we could at least have some official pricing, that would be a good start.
    US got that 6 month before hand. So I think, July, August the latest would be the right time to address European customers.
    Otherwise pre-orders will stay as low as they are now.
     
  5. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Wrong socket for anywhere in Europe, isn't it?! ;)

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  6. EV_de

    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    I want this Plug ... plenty of power

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  7. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Be careful not to touch both those bollards at the same time!
     
  8. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Nah, that's just the plug end...
     
  9. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    During a search for "giant socket":
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    (looks like they had to put spikes on top of the plug to keep birds from nesting up there!)
     
  10. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I think there will have to be some modification to the air suspension to use that one.
     
  11. ManuVince

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    Coming back on topic...
    We heard from our customer advocate that:
    - European Pricing should be announced end of august or september
    - Test drives should happen in the October/November time frame
     
  12. linaser

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    I always assumed, that they can't offer test drives as long as homologation isn't finished.

    So why would they be able to offer test drives in that time frame, but not be able to deliver Signature Model S to their customers?

    IMO they either will start test drives early next year, after they started delivering the first cars to European customers or they are far ahead of the original homologation timetable.

    As much as I hope that the later is true, I seriously doubt the October/November time frame for European test drives.
     
  13. Adm

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    I am afraid you have a very valid point there. Maybe the car borrow/rent the test track of Daf Trucks not to far from Eindhoven for test driving purposes... (really just wishing here...)
     
  14. LuckyLuke

    LuckyLuke Model S P85DL

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    Wouldn't worry too much about this, Tesla knows the EU rules and regulations so they will incorporate this (if needed) in vehicles they ship here.
    Probably just some administrative process, schould take a couple of weeks max.
    Maybe some of the early EU Roadster owners can comment on this?
     
  15. Yggdrasill

    Yggdrasill Active Member

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    Where do we expect the test drive events to be scheduled?

    My personal thoughts:

    - You need at least one event in Norway, near Oslo. We're the biggest market for Tesla outside the US so it's quite natural. (Arguably you could have an additional event in Stavanger or Bergen.)
    - There should be at least one event in Belgium/Netherlands, maybe near the Eindhoven store.
    - There should be one event in the Zürich area.

    That takes care of the biggest clusters of reservations on the Model S/X reservation map, but where else?
     
  16. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    Iceland. Massive concentration of one hundred cars there!
     
  17. PV4EV

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    I've been told by Tesla UK that theres approx 70 Roadsters in the UK, but does anyone know what the approx distribution of cars is within the EU ?


    Also, if the first Model S did turn up in Oslo, I'd be straight over! Fortunately I have a very hospitable friend there, who might also convert to the Church of EV if he takes a test drive :biggrin:
     
  18. Yggdrasill

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    I considered it - but there's just one customer, right? I figured an invite to Fremont would be more appropriate.
     
  19. Yggdrasill

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    I believe there's around 80 Roadsters over here, but I don't know where the rest of them are. The Roadster distribution is probably distributed more according to population size and GDP than the Model S. I think we can assume there's only a given percentage of a population that can afford a $125k toy. A family car however is easier to spend money on for a larger percentage of the popultation, in places where there is sufficient incentive.

    It would be awesome if we were first, but I think it's too much to hope for. Usually they focus on markets that have bigger potential. Norway simply doesn't have a lot of people, so the potential for sales isn't enormous. I do think we should have a test drive event though, anything else and I would be disappointed.
     
  20. PV4EV

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    #20 PV4EV, Jul 16, 2012
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    Not sure how reliable this is, but wiki states that there is 250 distributed around EU :-

    Tesla Roadster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    That means 1 Roadster for every 1,250,000 other people in the EU !!!




    Also, it mentions the amazing Roadster in Germany that must be heading towards 140,000 mile point by now. Tesla should make more PR noise about that EV achievement :-


    "As of 8 May 2012, Hansjoerg von Gemmingen of Karlsruhe / Germany drove his Tesla Roadster 205,711 kilometers (127,823 miles) in four years, this being the mileage world record for all-electric vehicles.[82] "
     

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