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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 mjv.theory on 4/5/2013 4:19:47 PM , Rating: 2
When saying "the next few years", I had in mind something like, "by the end of the decade". There are enough regular reports of potential improvements in battery tech that the possibility of a 2x increase by 2020 is surely not too fanciful. For a vehicle like the Model S, a 2x improvement in battery capacity might mean a real world 400-500mile range, or 10k off the price. For vehicles that are smaller (and cheaper) than Model S, an improvement in battery capacity is even more significant, since the cost and the weight of the battery pack would be an even greater percentage of the overall price and weight of the vehicle.



RE: The SHOCKING truth about electric cars!!!
By Pneumothorax on 4/5/2013 10:58:20 PM , Rating: 2
Call me pessimistic, but there's just too many 'pop-sic' articles touting some new fancy battery tech that never sees the day of mass production


RE: The SHOCKING truth about electric cars!!!
By lelias2k on 4/6/2013 8:26:17 AM , Rating: 2
You are pessimistic. :p


By topkill on 4/6/2013 3:35:30 PM , Rating: 2
+1 :-)


By 1prophet on 4/6/2013 8:33:25 AM , Rating: 2
It's not pessimism but the instant gratification mentality the corporations have brainwashed most of the public with for consumerism reasons,

and these companies have to announce some sort of breakthrough or progress because of the instant gratification mentality most investors have today.


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