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    Arizona - Phoenix and Tucson Corridor

    I am surpised there isn't an Arizona thread yet.

    I am in Scottdale and I have Reservation P#3872. I have so far met Mark who has S1312.
    Anyone else in the Scottsdale/Phoenix Area who would like to get into contact? PM me.

    And in case you haven't seen it: Tesla filled for a Use Permit for a 3000 Sqft store in Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale

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    Metro Phoenix represents a population of 4.1 million people or about 1.31% of the U.S. population. If there are approximately ten thousand Model S reservation holders in the country, that would estimate 131 reservation holders around Phoenix. Where are you guys (and ladies)?
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    And given the level of affluence of the area, I would have thought there would be more. Maybe they just don't hang out here. Also, aren't there tax benefits and carpool access for EVs? My friend in Scottsdale got a prius several years ago just for carpool access

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    Yeah, I've got a Prius and can use the HOV lane on the freeway. Arizona EVs pay a fraction for yearly car registration fees. I was also thinking that Scottsdale's affluence was apt to increase Tesla ownership. It looks like we've got a Tesla store coming to Scottsdale so that ought to help.
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    Also, talk about your car when the topic of cars or oil/energy independence comes up. A little free advertising for Tesla. Also, when your car arrives you'll be a mobile advertisement. Once people can actually see that the car is real, that will help sales.

    Also, check out this thread
    World Map of Model S Reservation Holders

    Doesn't look like anyone from Arizona has added their pin to the map yet.
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    It looks to me like 7 Arizonans have a pin on the map, but that is far fewer than my estimate of the number of probable reservation holders given the state's population of 6 million. dsm363 is right that we'll be an advertisement on wheels once the car arrives. I'd thought about placing a description of Model S's characteristics in the window just so I won't have to answer too many questions when I return to my parked car. I assume that your Roadster gets some attention.
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    Yeah, Roadster does get attention. People walk up to you in parking lots asking questions all the time. I'd imagine the Model S will be similar.

    Thanks for putting the pins on Robert's map. I was mistaken about there being no pins there before. Thanks.

    Someone had something like 'quicker than a Ferrari, greener than a Prius' along the top of their Roadster's front windshield which I thought was cool. If you get the performance Model S, it will be quicker or as quick as all 911s except the Turbo, Turbo S and GT 2 RS. Probably easier to say 'quicker than a stock 911'.

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    The Phoenix Electric Automobile Association is fairly active in the valley and there is a fledgling Tesla Roadster Club being formed/named for the some 18 or so valley roadsters. Anyone who's interested in further information can PM me and I'll give you contact names and addresses.

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    Does it count if I test drove a Roadster in Tucson?
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    I'd love to be able to have dsm363's comment on my windshield, but it will probably have to be, "Greener than my old Prius . . . A lot faster than my old Prius." A performance Model S isn't in the cards.
    "If this is the future, I'm not that worried." Jay Leno (after driving a Tesla)
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