15428 reserved last night. Dec 6...
I convinced my uncle to reserve!
Truly Electric Spaceship-Like Adventure ~ Signature Model Spaceship
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Tesla Model S Reservations Open In U.K.
So, what are the UK numbers from michiganmodels's tally in the first post on this thread?!
Awaiting 85 kWh, Dual Motor AWD, Green, Pano Roof, Textile Seats, Piano Black trim, Tech Package with Autopilot, Dual Chargers, Subzero Package, Active Safety, Smart Air Suspension, 19" Wheels, ETA January 2015
VIN P 3552 - 60 kWh with Supercharging, Green, Black Roof, Black Leather, Piano Black trim, Tech Package, Active Air Suspension, 19" Wheels, 28,343 miles, Delivered January 2013, RIP August, 2014
P01364 delivered 12/1/12
P01364 delivered 12/1/12
Only green known in So Cal, but after finally seeing it in person, I suspect the popularity will increase!
P85, silver 21 wheels, removed the carbon fiber rear wing, twin rechargers.
Tan interior with obeche wood gloss, tech package.
1364th Model S delivery reported on dec.1st
Model S P852/VIN18985 delivered 15 november 12.15uur.
P85, Grey, Tan, Obeche matte, Pano, 21" silver, Perf.Plus, SpoilerT, Tech, Sound, Park, Winter, Security
Former daily driver: Fourdoor Fiat with Trident-logo
85 kWh Silver Tesla Model S, Panoramic Roof, 21" Silver Wheels, Int: Black Leather with (Gloss) Obeche Wood and CCI, Pkgs: Tech, Sound Studio, Air, Parcel Shelf, Twin Chargers
Is the "Reservation Confirmation Number" (RX3xxxxx) a random number? Should I only need to refer to the "Reservation Sequence Number" only?
Tesla still has a lot of retail stores to open, and five months from now there will be 10 times as many cars on the road and 10 times as many owners telling their friends what their impressions of the car are.
Oh, and the U.S. represents perhaps only a quarter of the global market for luxury cars, while also being a clear trendsetter in global popular culture.
But even setting aside the possibility that Tesla might capture a slice of the global market commesurate with the one they are carving out in the U.S., at current rates Tesla will need to push production to ~500 cars per week just to meet existing demand. With a 15,000 car wait list, a 600 car/week production rate would take almost 3 years to whittle that down to zero (assuming constant global demand of ~26,000/year).
Personally, considering where Tesla is, and where they might go, I'd be looking hard at the investments necessary to double the current production goal of 400 cars per week.
15,527 ordered Saturday afternoon, December 8 in Menlo Park.
Since I am not in need of a car, I am OK to wait.....but I came so close to ordering below 2000, then at 8000 and now that I have finally done it - it is at 15,527!
I have wanted to do this for 3 years but always stopped short of doing so because I have never been a 'big sedan' kind of guy. The car is so impressive however that I am willing to change!
They advised me of an approx. 8 month wait. That seems optimistic but time will tell.....
#158- Thunder Gray w/Saddle
S Production 15,527 (12/8/12 order date)
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