Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    12:54 PM

GasBuddy News Article

42
votes
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


Read the Full Article

Submitted Aug 03, 2012 By: GasPasserAB
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Tesla Makes First 50 Model S Cars Ahead of Output Ramp Up Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
SkooterG
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:3,057
Points:828,950
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 3:39:46 AM

I wish the best of luck to Tesla. Rooting for them to make it.
Profile Pic
BburgCW
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:3,050
Points:1,573,865
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 3:21:02 PM

Glad to see Tesla production up and running! Very cool cars!
Profile Pic
CocoPaz
Champion Author Santa Barbara

Posts:6,225
Points:873,605
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:31:45 PM

How many miles does it get on 1 charge?
Profile Pic
Prius_III
Sophomore Author Philadelphia

Posts:145
Points:51,800
Joined:May 2012
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?
Profile Pic
A2J
Champion Author Richmond

Posts:5,400
Points:1,125,900
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 8:30:24 AM

Tesla ?
Profile Pic
Agarre
Champion Author Richmond

Posts:1,785
Points:375,915
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 8:16:44 AM

Lets see them on roads if so
Profile Pic
Norm10
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:4,973
Points:241,760
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 8:09:48 AM

They are doomed to failure!
Profile Pic
shstew
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:1,012
Points:729,740
Joined:Nov 2011
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.
Profile Pic
sljbc475
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:6,618
Points:1,418,800
Joined:Dec 2010
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.
Profile Pic
HorizonChaser
Champion Author Montgomery

Posts:3,820
Points:925,235
Joined:Dec 2011
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.
Profile Pic
Buckeyee
Champion Author Maine

Posts:7,586
Points:1,410,830
Joined:May 2010
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.
Profile Pic
rbrk02
Champion Author Rhode Island

Posts:8,451
Points:1,367,505
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 7:19:11 AM

Sounds nice, but I'll pass on ev's.
Profile Pic
lcleveland
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:3,759
Points:1,127,875
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:33:54 AM

ok
Profile Pic
bluestang96
Veteran Author Ohio

Posts:268
Points:107,965
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:33:11 AM

Good looking car
Profile Pic
BEGTWO
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:4,003
Points:1,235,495
Joined:Sep 2010
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:22:56 AM

The price needs to come down!!!
Profile Pic
335d1
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:4,806
Points:1,282,595
Joined:Feb 2011
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.
Profile Pic
amoshins
Champion Author Trenton

Posts:3,809
Points:1,130,795
Joined:Apr 2011
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.
Profile Pic
gs7101
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:7,855
Points:535,470
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:09:05 AM

You have to pay a premium price for luxury.
Profile Pic
doeslayersr
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:12,081
Points:1,421,830
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:00:38 AM

No thanks.
Profile Pic
ReddevilNO
Champion Author New Orleans

Posts:3,481
Points:600,090
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:57:07 AM

Ok!
Profile Pic
dave27johnson
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:2,290
Points:895,845
Joined:Feb 2012
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.
Profile Pic
matman01
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:17,561
Points:2,499,960
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:51:11 AM

We need more development in this technology so we can get off the gasoline prices.
Profile Pic
Joeski1
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:13,153
Points:2,292,110
Joined:Dec 2004
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:37:13 AM

Both the market and consumers are aching for change.

Good luck!
Profile Pic
wrunner
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:6,923
Points:1,685,665
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:26:29 AM

One small step for Tesla, one oh so small step for their cars.
Profile Pic
tgusa
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:2,476
Points:439,875
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:07:59 AM

good luck
Profile Pic
yardslave
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:5,009
Points:1,146,570
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:01:45 AM

Hope they can bring it down to MY price range...
Profile Pic
humblepie
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:55,831
Points:2,922,765
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 4:56:30 AM

big bucks, but a super nice ride............
Profile Pic
farmboyTN
Champion Author Tennessee

Posts:2,497
Points:876,695
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 4:32:51 AM

OK
Profile Pic
bisonjim
Champion Author Florida

Posts:1,455
Points:303,580
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 3:19:58 AM

Too expensive
Profile Pic
nfldude
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:8,459
Points:982,570
Joined:Dec 2011
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?
Profile Pic
runner74
Champion Author Washington

Posts:5,169
Points:1,119,515
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 2:21:23 AM

ok
Profile Pic
NavyEOD
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:12,291
Points:2,534,200
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 2:16:16 AM

gO TESLA...
Profile Pic
Bruno44
Champion Author Texas

Posts:9,427
Points:2,300,600
Joined:Sep 2007
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:35:24 AM

I agree with captain013.
Profile Pic
OHMS
Champion Author Orange County

Posts:16,310
Points:2,233,345
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:35:11 AM

captain013 is on the right course....
Profile Pic
captain013
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:4,685
Points:1,005,535
Joined:Sep 2011
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
Profile Pic
Buddy2264
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:14,135
Points:2,910,245
Joined:Oct 2005
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.
Profile Pic
12766
Champion Author New York

Posts:4,789
Points:2,007,290
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:32:51 AM

OK
Profile Pic
djgunrunner
Champion Author Salt Lake City

Posts:12,675
Points:2,892,510
Joined:Apr 2005
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.
Profile Pic
Gas Thirsty
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:6,216
Points:3,741,280
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:27:58 AM

Not for me.
Profile Pic
gas4433
Champion Author Houston

Posts:3,299
Points:1,021,535
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:26:14 AM

Ok
Profile Pic
Tigercat88
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:5,625
Points:1,167,140
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:15:22 AM

Obama Garbage.
Profile Pic
TXryder
Champion Author Texas

Posts:5,574
Points:970,750
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:14:40 AM

never heard of em and no need to. just a passing failure be like Obama.
Profile Pic
Retowered
Champion Author Colorado

Posts:11,006
Points:3,235,590
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:14:30 AM

Can't afford one.
Profile Pic
kd5kpd
Champion Author Texas

Posts:5,923
Points:1,931,430
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:12:53 AM

Only the rich & possibly famous can afford one.
Profile Pic
rcornel
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:1,822
Points:637,205
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:10:28 AM

Ok
Profile Pic
southrob
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:5,931
Points:1,203,725
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:10:04 AM

thas nice... now please lower the gas
Profile Pic
Matt G
Champion Author Boston

Posts:6,963
Points:3,322,550
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:06:26 AM

Ok
Profile Pic
Jeannemarie
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:31,257
Points:2,396,445
Joined:Aug 2005
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.
Profile Pic
ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:12,151
Points:2,321,690
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:05:12 AM

ok
Profile Pic
GAS1251
Champion Author Texas

Posts:7,585
Points:2,176,400
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:01:44 AM

They were given up for dead earlier this year
Post a reply Back to Topics