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Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 31, 2016 07:32AM
We're #17. The SO got up extra early to go online to do it.

Opps! meant the Model 3 which is $35,000. I WISH we could afford the $70,000 one - test drove it and it was awesome.



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla S?
Posted by: 3d
Date: March 31, 2016 07:46AM
$70,000 base price. Out of my league.
If you can afford it, more electrical power to you.
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla S?
Posted by: billb
Date: March 31, 2016 07:52AM
With electricity at 22 ( and more recently at 27 cents ) and gas at $1.80 ( more recently $1.50 ) even Leafs aren't terribly popular nor financially practical here.



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 31, 2016 08:03AM
If and when electric cars become more mainstream, I don't doubt that the electric companies are going to start playing games with rates.
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla S?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 31, 2016 08:08AM
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billb
With electricity at 22 ( and more recently at 27 cents ) and gas at $1.80 ( more recently $1.50 ) even Leafs aren't terribly popular nor financially practical here.

how does that work out per mile?



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla S?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 31, 2016 08:25AM
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billb
With electricity at 22 ( and more recently at 27 cents ) and gas at $1.80 ( more recently $1.50 ) even Leafs aren't terribly popular nor financially practical here.

how does that work out per mile?

Tesla has a calculator: [www.teslamotors.com]
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 31, 2016 08:27AM
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Lizabeth
If and when electric cars become more mainstream, I don't doubt that the electric companies are going to start playing games with rates.

Good thing we deregulated and privatized all the utilities.



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: March 31, 2016 08:40AM
I'm looking at about 4 years before I would consider a Tesla.
First, we are going to need dealerships in NC.
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: 3d
Date: March 31, 2016 08:44AM
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Lizabeth
Opps! meant the Model 3 which is $35,000. I WISH we could afford the $70,000 one - test drove it and it was awesome.

Dang. I really thought you were going with the Model S sad smiley
Zero to 60mph in 2.8 seconds!!!
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 31, 2016 09:01AM
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rjmacs
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Lizabeth
If and when electric cars become more mainstream, I don't doubt that the electric companies are going to start playing games with rates.

Good thing we deregulated and privatized all the utilities.

Absolutely. Government can't be trusted with looking out for the peoples' best interests in the same way a corporation can.
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 31, 2016 09:18AM
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3d
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Lizabeth
Opps! meant the Model 3 which is $35,000. I WISH we could afford the $70,000 one - test drove it and it was awesome.

Dang. I really thought you were going with the Model S sad smiley
Zero to 60mph in 2.8 seconds!!!

That was the really really cool part when we test drove it last fall smiling smiley

If I EVER win the lottery I'd order the Model S faster than a NY minute.



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 31, 2016 09:20AM
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mrbigstuff
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rjmacs
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Lizabeth
If and when electric cars become more mainstream, I don't doubt that the electric companies are going to start playing games with rates.

Good thing we deregulated and privatized all the utilities.

Absolutely. Government can't be trusted with looking out for the peoples' best interests in the same way a corporation can.

The SO is trying to figure out how to talk the condo board into letting us put solar panels on the garage roof to charge it.
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 31, 2016 09:28AM
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Lizabeth
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mrbigstuff
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Lizabeth
If and when electric cars become more mainstream, I don't doubt that the electric companies are going to start playing games with rates.

Good thing we deregulated and privatized all the utilities.

Absolutely. Government can't be trusted with looking out for the peoples' best interests in the same way a corporation can.

The SO is trying to figure out how to talk the condo board into letting us put solar panels on the garage roof to charge it.

ask your local municipality or planning department (or regional planning agency). there may be enabling legislation that will supersede the condo rules
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 31, 2016 09:33AM
This would be me in the line for affordable electric vehicles.
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: March 31, 2016 09:39AM
Other EVs are likely to be cheaper if you can live without the Tesla label.

In the past there have been some great lease deals on models like the Leaf.

GM seems to be positioning the upcoming Bolt as an urban commuter/ ride-sharing vehicle, so I expect deals there as well.



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 31, 2016 10:15AM
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Lizabeth
That was the really really cool part when we test drove it last fall smiling smiley

Next time you are in N Cal I'm sure Ken would give you a ride in his.

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Yeah, but have you seen a Leaf? Why did they have to make it so ugly? Might as have put a big piece of masking tape between the headlights...

EDIT: you didnt say where you were?



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 31, 2016 10:15AM
I am holding off on buying a Tesla until the average person can make it from San Francisco to Seattle in under 16 hours. At least there are enough charging stations are in place, but people can't leave I-5. I wonder if Tesla is working on putting Superchargers at Rest Areas...

Can you put tire chains on a Model S?



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 31, 2016 10:15AM
The Chevy Bolt, or the upgraded Volt are probably more cost-effective options.



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: earache
Date: March 31, 2016 10:18AM
#38 of about 120 here in Corte Madera, CA



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 31, 2016 10:31AM
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jdc
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Lizabeth
That was the really really cool part when we test drove it last fall smiling smiley

Next time you are in N Cal I'm sure Ken would give you a ride in his.

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Yeah, but have you seen a Leaf? Why did they have to make it so ugly? Might as have put a big piece of masking tape between the headlights...

EDIT: you didnt say where you were?

NJ
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: michaelb
Date: March 31, 2016 10:31AM
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Lizabeth
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Lizabeth
If and when electric cars become more mainstream, I don't doubt that the electric companies are going to start playing games with rates.

Good thing we deregulated and privatized all the utilities.

Absolutely. Government can't be trusted with looking out for the peoples' best interests in the same way a corporation can.

The SO is trying to figure out how to talk the condo board into letting us put solar panels on the garage roof to charge it.

First, the tesla sounds awesome. I am jealous. Even if they don't make sense financially. But I am not sure putting in solar panels changes the finances, they may actually make it worst. If net metering, the payoff is still a long time, 10-15 years. On a condo, are you committed to staying there 20-30 years to make it worth it? Much of the cost of solar now is the install.
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 31, 2016 10:32AM
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Lizabeth
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Lizabeth
If and when electric cars become more mainstream, I don't doubt that the electric companies are going to start playing games with rates.

Good thing we deregulated and privatized all the utilities.

Absolutely. Government can't be trusted with looking out for the peoples' best interests in the same way a corporation can.

The SO is trying to figure out how to talk the condo board into letting us put solar panels on the garage roof to charge it.

ask your local municipality or planning department (or regional planning agency). there may be enabling legislation that will supersede the condo rules

He'd LOVE that! He's got a history with the @#$% condo board about certain things...
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: March 31, 2016 10:56AM
I'm opting out with buying an EV until they come out with a pickup truck. Then, maybe! I would also need a dealership reasonably close before I would take the plunge.

Living in a very rural, low income area, I don't see that happening any time soon. sad smiley



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: March 31, 2016 11:07AM
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Lizabeth

If I EVER win the lottery I'd order the Model S faster than a NY minute.

when powerball mania was high my brother asked if I would I tell my slacker son if I won. I quipped no, but the new tesla s parked under the carport might be a dead giveaway.

BTW, said bro bought a 2013 Leaf (14k miles) for $8500 a few weeks ago. he LOVES it. he's retired though and has a Honda element and an F150 truck.



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 31, 2016 02:47PM
Might as have put a big piece of masking tape between the headlights...

POMTL!

Yes, it would be the Volt for me, if the budget allowed.


If I EVER win the lottery I'd order the Model S faster than a NY minute.

Preach ON, sister!

I've always liked the S, but when I saw the pearl white P85D close up, I fell in LOVE.

Oh, and if the winnings were big enough, there's be a Maserati Quattroporte, and a DB9 in the garage, too.


The SO is trying to figure out how to talk the condo board into letting us put solar panels on the garage roof to charge it.

Good luck with that. Magic 8 Ball says no way in Hell.


ask your local municipality or planning department (or regional planning agency). there may be enabling legislation that will supersede the condo rules

Like the FCC saying homeowner associations can't prohibit OTA antennas, an exception for solar panels would be awwwwwsome!

Buying an electric car to save money on gas may or may not be financially realistic, but just not having to go to a gas pump ever again makes it so attractive to me. Pull into a Supercharge station, read a book for awhile, take a little walk, grab something to eat, and one is on their way.

Plug it in when you get home, 110 or 220, and get up in the morning to a full tank.

So much more pleasant than standing at a stinkin' gas station.

#17.

Congratulations!

You should have t-shirts, runner's style, made!




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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: March 31, 2016 06:12PM
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I'm looking at about 4 years before I would consider a Tesla.
First, we are going to need dealerships in NC.

I hope not. One of the advantages of Tesla's business model is that it doesn't use stealerships.
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: March 31, 2016 06:13PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
I am holding off on buying a Tesla until the average person can make it from San Francisco to Seattle in under 16 hours. At least there are enough charging stations are in place, but people can't leave I-5. I wonder if Tesla is working on putting Superchargers at Rest Areas...

Can you put tire chains on a Model S?

With winter tires on the 4 wheel drive version, it's unlikely you'd ever need chains…
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 31, 2016 07:01PM
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I am holding off on buying a Tesla until the average person can make it from San Francisco to Seattle in under 16 hours. At least there are enough charging stations are in place, but people can't leave I-5. I wonder if Tesla is working on putting Superchargers at Rest Areas...

Can you put tire chains on a Model S?

With winter tires on the 4 wheel drive version, it's unlikely you'd ever need chains…

Have you ever tried to say that to the Highway Patrol officer manning the chain control checkpoint?



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: davester
Date: March 31, 2016 07:11PM
I'll have my name on the waiting list as soon as the convertible version is out.

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I am holding off on buying a Tesla until the average person can make it from San Francisco to Seattle in under 16 hours. At least there are enough charging stations are in place, but people can't leave I-5. I wonder if Tesla is working on putting Superchargers at Rest Areas...

Can you put tire chains on a Model S?

With winter tires on the 4 wheel drive version, it's unlikely you'd ever need chains…

Have you ever tried to say that to the Highway Patrol officer manning the chain control checkpoint?

Yep. No way can you legally drive in the snow in California without carrying chains with you. Also, here's the link to snow chains made specifically for the Tesla: [shop.teslamotors.com]



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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: April 01, 2016 06:35PM
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jdc
Yeah, but have you seen a Leaf? Why did they have to make it so ugly? Might as have put a big piece of masking tape between the headlights...

I think the Leaf looks nice enough. $8500 with only 14k on it? Why not?
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: April 01, 2016 06:36PM
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BTW, said bro bought a 2013 Leaf (14k miles) for $8500 a few weeks ago. he LOVES it.

Seems like a great price. Considering one.
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Re: Where are you in line for a Tesla 3?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: April 02, 2016 06:03AM
I'm a little late to this thread, because I was a little busy on the reservation day.

The local group of Tesla owners got together to help out in disseminating information, line control and general chaos aversion, so the staff at the store could concentrate on reservations. There were seven people from Tesla taking everyone's information as they came up, and the total time was averaging between two and three minutes. There were no server failures, and everything went much smoother than any of us anticipated.

Even though I currently have a model S, I knew this car would be special, so I made sure I was in line, I was #7.

We were at the Rocklin California store. Our group was anticipating maybe there would be 100 to 200 people. When the doors opened at 10 AM there were 600 people in line. Overall, over 700 people came through the door and there were over 1000 reservations. It was a wonderful experience, everyone was calm, cool, and collected. Don't mine was over at about 3:30 PM. The people that walked in after that breezed right in. They had no idea how lucky they were they didn't have to wait 2 1/2 hours in line. When you think about the response that Tesla has garnered from this, it is amazing. People line up for an iPhone, and we get instant gratification because we actually walked out with something. These people waited in line, to simply get a reservation, so they could wait to get a car. This is very telling for a promising future!

It was a pleasure and I was overwhelmed by the response.

Do you have a remarkable thing was watching the presentation that evening. Elon Musk, never starts on time, unlike Apple. They actually started the presentation with in five minutes of the scheduled time, it was quick and it went off without a hitch. Hopefully this is "the new Elon"



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