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Tesla Makes First 50 Model S Cars Ahead of Output Ramp Up

Bloomberg -- Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), the electric-car company led by Elon Musk, said it has produced its first 50 Model S luxury sedans and will accelerate output on a weekly basis to meet a target of delivering 5,000 this year.

Since starting production in Fremont, California, on June 22, Tesla has made 29 customer cars and 21 vehicles for its stores for use as loaners and for test drives, Christina Ra, a Tesla spokeswoman, said in an interview. Some 50 more are to be built in the next two to three weeks, and the daily production pace is to expand every two to three weeks after that, she said.

“The ramp up is continuing and we are getting a lot of invaluable information from having all these cars on the road,” George Blankenship, Tesla’s vice president of sales, said in a company blog post yeste


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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 3:39:46 AM

I wish the best of luck to Tesla. Rooting for them to make it.
BburgCW
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 3:21:02 PM

Glad to see Tesla production up and running! Very cool cars!
CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:31:45 PM

How many miles does it get on 1 charge?
Prius_III
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:30:56 AM

Our Federal government has granted Tesla a $465 Million loan guarantee to produce vehicles that the vast majority of Americans cannot afford. Adding insult to injury, the Federal government will also provide a $7500 tax credit to anyone who is both wealthy enough and inclined to buy one of these vehicles. Obama has proposed raising that tax credit to $10,000. Is it just me, or does this smell of welfare for the wealthy?
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 8:30:24 AM

Tesla ?
Agarre
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 8:16:44 AM

Lets see them on roads if so
Norm10
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 8:09:48 AM

They are doomed to failure!
shstew
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 7:44:43 AM

Not a bad little car but it's far from mainstream and expensive for what it is.
sljbc475
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 7:44:42 AM

This car will not appeal to the ones that need it, but only the rich can afford it.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 7:44:26 AM

I want one even in spite of the bricking issue. I hope the Tesla Model S is a success and the company starts to become very profitable. I think Tesla has more practical cars than Arcimoto.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 7:19:50 AM

A car for the middle class Obama all ways harps about, made with tax payer money. It is only $57,000, but I could never afford one, but the wealthy can, like Obama and friends.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 7:19:11 AM

Sounds nice, but I'll pass on ev's.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:33:54 AM

ok
bluestang96
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:33:11 AM

Good looking car
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:22:56 AM

The price needs to come down!!!
335d1
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:18:16 AM

It will be interesting to check back in 6 months and see how the cars are holding up.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:14:04 AM

Not surprised the stock is rated 'sell'...Will this action change the analysts mind? I think it will take a bit more.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:09:05 AM

You have to pay a premium price for luxury.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:00:38 AM

No thanks.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:57:07 AM

Ok!
dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:52:08 AM

Great news. They expect to sell them all. It has 12,200 orders for Model S, starting at $57,400.
matman01
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:51:11 AM

We need more development in this technology so we can get off the gasoline prices.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:37:13 AM

Both the market and consumers are aching for change.

Good luck!
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:26:29 AM

One small step for Tesla, one oh so small step for their cars.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:07:59 AM

good luck
yardslave
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:01:45 AM

Hope they can bring it down to MY price range...
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 4:56:30 AM

big bucks, but a super nice ride............
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 4:32:51 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 3:19:58 AM

Too expensive
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 3:15:13 AM

wonder if Tesla is one of those dirty manufacturers that get to pay cap and trade penalties later this year?
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 2:21:23 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 2:16:16 AM

gO TESLA...
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:35:24 AM

I agree with captain013.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:35:11 AM

captain013 is on the right course....
captain013
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:33:05 AM

Call me when range is 450-500 miles and can keep me cool while accelerating onto the interstate
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:33:01 AM

I guess a company to watch and see what it does in the future, and with new ideas.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:32:51 AM

OK
djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:30:11 AM

At this time the car has a "Wow" factor. Give it time and let the newness wear off.
Gas Thirsty
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:27:58 AM

Not for me.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:26:14 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:15:22 AM

Obama Garbage.
TXryder
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:14:40 AM

never heard of em and no need to. just a passing failure be like Obama.
Retowered
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:14:30 AM

Can't afford one.
kd5kpd
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:12:53 AM

Only the rich & possibly famous can afford one.
rcornel
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:10:28 AM

Ok
southrob
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:10:04 AM

thas nice... now please lower the gas
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:06:26 AM

Ok
Jeannemarie
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:06:09 AM

Those are pretty good looking cars. I saw one recently and was impressed. Next car? not sure.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:05:12 AM

ok
GAS1251
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:01:44 AM

They were given up for dead earlier this year
101Speedster
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:56:32 AM

If not for Tesla Motors, there would not be any electric cars for sell by major automakers.
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