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    Quote Originally Posted by dsm363 View Post
    Can they set up a temporary shop like the did in Colorado (I think it was there to take advantage of a tax break window)? Not sure it could get done that quickly.
    Totally agree. Whatever it takes. This is an opportunity moment. Rent one of the advertising buses/trucks and have a beta Model S driving behind it giving test drives. Get on the BBC news somehow, promoting the new Model S. You're going to get a bunch of sales and get the Tesla name and ideas out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeilow View Post
    They don't even have a London showroom :-/
    I think they class their London showroom as the one in Maidenhead - if that still exists? Not sure if it's a showroom, I thought it was. Now looking at Tesla's site I think it might just be an office!

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    Customer prospects will be disappointed to learn that the RHD version of Model S will come to UK no sooner than mid 2013. So I'm not sure if that will get enthusiasm or frustration for Tesla.
    In a "crisis" situation, people want a solution NOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokolo View Post
    I think they class their London showroom as the one in Maidenhead - if that still exists? Not sure if it's a showroom, I thought it was. Now looking at Tesla's site I think it might just be an office!
    It is just an office really, but is where I got my Roadster test drive and where I picked it up from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolkerP View Post
    Customer prospects will be disappointed to learn that the RHD version of Model S will come to UK no sooner than mid 2013. So I'm not sure if that will get enthusiasm or frustration for Tesla.
    In a "crisis" situation, people want a solution NOW.
    Good point. Maybe they should still rush to set up shop but wait until this initial event has passed. People likely won't forget about this by fall so would be a perfect time to reintroduce people to Tesla and the Model S saying 'remember the gas rush of the spring?'.

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    People have short memories.

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    I wonder what it would take to start such a strike in the U.S.?

    (Funny how multi-millionaire sports stars go on strike but low-paid truck drivers never do?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    I wonder what it would take to start such a strike in the U.S.?

    (Funny how multi-millionaire sports stars go on strike but low-paid truck drivers never do?)
    One beef over here in the UK is that the average union tanker driver apparently earns £45,000 PA = $72,000 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PV4EV View Post
    One beef over here in the UK is that the average union tanker driver apparently earns £45,000 PA = $72,000 ...


    Here's the U.S. rates:

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