Tesla Motors to Announce New Dealer Service, Supercharger Updates
April 4, 2013 7:38 PM
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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).
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RE: The SHOCKING truth about electric cars!!!
4/5/2013 9:02:42 AM
And once those 26,000 people get their cars, who will buy one then?
Somewhere out there in distant lands beyond the borders of the continental US, there are over 6.5 billion people.
The present premium prices of EVs is genuine cause for concern, but is only a bump on the road toward improvements from economies of scale provided by an increasing market.
The present scepticism of EVs motivated by range anxiety is genuine cause for concern, but incremental improvements in battery tech and a gradual increase in fast charging station infrastructure will eliminate this worry over the next few years.
The electric motor is already far superior to internal combustion engines. Everybody wants an electric car, it's just that some are so afraid of change that they are not yet aware of it.
P.S. Did you read the article on Volt drivers - a tank of fuel lasts many of them thousands of miles.
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