[Moderator Note: moved from this thread: Hawaii Tesla Owners ]
I put down a deposit on one and I live in Alaska. I have no idea if there are any other Alaska owners. I have sent emails to Tesla to see if I could be trained as a Ranger to at least do the one year 12000 mile service. To date nothing. It would be around 4000.00 dollars U.S. to have a ranger come up there to do what for service I do not know. I am very mechanical and a licensed aircraft mechanic so do believe I have the skills to learn to service a Tesla. I was told that to be a service person you had to have ASE certifications A1-A8. Several of those pertain to ICE vehicles which will be useless in servicing anEV. I think they will have to come up with a new set of standards for technicians for EV's. All the areas that do apply such as electrical, hydralics such as brakes, electronics, etc are covered in way greater detail at airframe and powerplant mechanic schools. I think they are overlooking a huge trainable market if they just stick with current ASE certified mechanics as one of the criteria for hiring service techs.