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Elon Musk  (Source: blogcdn.com)
Tesla will make the announcements next week

Tesla Motors plans to reveal some news about its updated dealer service and the company's Supercharger network next week. 
 
While the details of these announcements are unclear right now, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made it clear that service will be completely revamped and made a top priority.
 
"I'm an engineer, so service is not something that I naturally do," Musk said. "But it's the right thing for the company and I think we have the opportunity to re-engineer service."
 
As for the Superchargers, it’s likely that the company will be adding more in certain areas as more Model S’ are hitting the roads (and customers would enjoy driving longer distances knowing that Superchargers are plentiful along the way).
 
Tesla made another announcement earlier this week pertaining to financing. The automaker is partnering with Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank to offer customers more financing options for Tesla’s vehicles.
 
Tesla has had a pleasant 2013 so far, as the company recently announced that it is shipping over 500 Model S EVs weekly.
 
It also reported that the company is now profitable thanks to the Model S exceeding sales targets. Tesla Model S sales reached 4,750, which topped the sales outlook of 4,500 posted in the February shareholder letter.
 
Tesla recently shared another bit of Model S news, this time concerning the battery. The automaker decided not to produce the 40 kWh battery pack because only 5 percent of customers chose that option. Instead, customers will receive a 60 kWh pack.
 
The only small hiccup in Tesla’s schedule is the delay to production of the Model X. Tesla had hoped to begin production of the vehicle this year, but those plans have been put off until late 2014 (meaning deliveries will likely be pushed to 2015). 

Source: Reuters



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RE: The SHOCKING truth about electric cars!!!
By piroroadkill on 4/5/2013 4:09:55 AM , Rating: 2
Eh, not true. I'd take a free Model S. Lovely looking thing.


RE: The SHOCKING truth about electric cars!!!
By FITCamaro on 4/5/2013 7:45:40 AM , Rating: 3
I think anyone would take a free car. Doesn't mean there's demand for them though.


RE: The SHOCKING truth about electric cars!!!
By BRB29 on 4/5/2013 1:15:21 PM , Rating: 5
That must be why they're selling 500 of these expensive things every week....cause there's no demand for them at all.


RE: The SHOCKING truth about electric cars!!!
By Spuke on 4/5/2013 2:02:03 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think you understand the car market. 500 cars a week IS low demand. Peruse the following link for medium and high demand cars. Cars that the vast majority of people buy and drive.

http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3022-autos...


RE: The SHOCKING truth about electric cars!!!
By SPOOFE on 4/5/2013 3:03:32 PM , Rating: 2
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500 cars a week IS low demand.


Compared to the hurdles of ownership, such as price and the notably reduced convenience? I don't think you really understand supply/demand relationships.


RE: The SHOCKING truth about electric cars!!!
By Spuke on 4/5/2013 6:17:43 PM , Rating: 3
So supply and demand have everything to with low volume sales but nothing to do with high volume? Who doesn't understand supply and demand again?


By headbox on 4/7/2013 7:43:48 PM , Rating: 2
They are selling 500 a week because of limited supply, not because of low demand. This is a premium sports car, not your Kia


RE: The SHOCKING truth about electric cars!!!
By lelias2k on 4/6/2013 8:05:28 AM , Rating: 5
For a luxury vehicle with a technology that people has been reluctant to accept, I think those are great numbers.

The luxury segment sold 100k vehicles in March, according to your link. If they are selling 2000 vehicles, that's a 2% market share for a company with no previous experience in that segment, competing against the status quo.

Call me crazy, but I'd call it a success.


By Mint on 4/7/2013 11:16:15 AM , Rating: 2
Just to put it in perspective, Tesla is outselling all of Porsche's car models combined. Only when you add in the Cayenne do they go ahead.


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