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Finally did it! I've placed my reservation for a Model S. Test driving the Roadster was the final straw...these cars are amazing. Oh, and I got a jacket to go with my reservation...

That makes over 140 US reservations in January and the month is not over yet. That is over twice the average monthly rate of 2010. Looks like the Alpha Model S video has done its job, its going to be a good Model S year. Go Tesla.

P.S. @Rich S, I'm glad you had a good Tesla Custmor Service experience like the rest of us and welcome to the club.

Nearly 4000 reservations and there isn't even beta prototype in the roads yet. I bet the numbers go to the roof when we start to get actual data about what this car can or cannot do. I hope we get an update to specs based on alpha model. Some rough estimation about dimensions and so on.

I'm a bit concerned about the ground clearance of the car, especially because it places the battery pack in vulnerable position. I hope alpha model tests include driving a terrain where that bottom gets scraped by rocks and/or ice and maybe even deliberately getting stuck from bottom just to see if the battery can handle that kind of stress.

I'm a bit concerned that it sounds like europe gets it's car half a year after the factory is opened no matter what number you have... that sux

Here is an updated collection of the numbers posted by people, so take it with a grain of salt.

US
S208 (Dec 7, 2010)
R166 (2010)
P2963 (Jan 26, 2011)

Canada
R10 (Dec 2010)
P132 (Jan 24, 2011)

Europe/Asia
S55 (Jan 18, 2011)
R?
P405 (Jan 26, 2011)

Australia
P17 (January 21, 2011)

Timo, ICE cars have the gas tank or oil pan in a similarly exposed position under the car. Protecting the underside of the car is an incredibly well understood issue. If you're concerned about whether Tesla can do that right, I'm honestly baffled how you'd have faith in any aspect of the car...

Gas tank is not at the same position. It is well protected higher up between rear tires, not the lowest point of the car and not the middle of the car nearly scraping the ground. It also isn't the single most expensive part of the car. It's pretty difficult to get that part of the car hit anything before that something has hit something else in the car first.

Oil pan is usually well armored and it also is between tires where it is less likely to hit anything. Not as well as gas tank, but well.

So, basically, you're saying you don't think Tesla can do for the battery what every single other manufacturer can do for oil pans? And "not the most expensive part of the car"...uh, you lose the oil in your oil pan and your engine is seriously toasted.

I'm also puzzled why you think between the tires is less vulnerable to something large lying in the road and scraping along the bottom.

And "nearly scraping the ground"? Seriously? Talk about hyperbole. The Model S will have the _highest_ ground clearance of any car I've ever owned.

I'm sure I sound hostile, but the complaints are hyperbole bordering on fear mongering.

Ever run over a very steep speed bump? Guess which part of the car is best protected hitting the ground? I'm guessing you live in very flat place. I need some ground clearance, and center of the car is the most vulnerable barring low-hanging front spoiler. I'm worried because I don't know how well it is protected, that's all.

"The Model S will have the _highest_ ground clearance of any car I've ever owned.". If 6 inches is highest ground clearance then you have had very low cars, and probably never run them in any other surface than smooth tarmac in flat plains. Your loss.

This is wrong topic for this thread. I'll stop now.

You realize Timo the model S is not an off road car? A quick Google search shows your concerns are unfounded. This link, as just one example:

http://www.cars101.com/subaru_comparisons.html

Shows the average clearance for regular cars of less than 6". For cars touted as off road, it's about 8". If you need an off road vehicle, that's fine, go buy one. Calling the Model S ground clearance "low" for it's class is just completely, blatantly, provably false.

I ordered my Model S last Tuesday (January 25.) and wire transferred the money. The money arrived at Tesla yesterday (Thursday) and today I got my reservation number P 412 (January 28.)

@Perbakken: Is that another Model S going to Norway?

@Ad van der Meer - Yes, I live in Norway. I am quite new to this forum and I have no idea about how many other Norwegians have made a reservation. Does anyone know?

@Perbakken: I've counted 8 so far, 9 incl. you. There could be more of course, but that's all I've kept track of.

Sales rep for Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg just started a facebook group, maybe that's a good idea for other regions as well.

http://www.facebook.com/teslaclubbenelux

Hi perbakken

at least 100 and Denmark has made 40 according to this article
http://ekstrabladet.dk/biler/bil_nyheder/article1495372.ece
so scandinavia probably account for half of the european reservations

Ad and Mark
Thanks for great information. I think that one reason for making Model S a very interesting car for Norwegians is that in Norway there are no taxes at all for EVs. All other cars have an almost "astronomical" tax level. This makes Model S a pretty "cheap" car here in Norway compared to a lot of other cars. But we never know for how long the taxes will stay as they are today. This could change in just a few months. Therefore I really hope to get this car as soon as possible - and I really hope to get it sometimes in 2013...

I am in at #2971 for model S
I can not wait to never set foot in a petrol station again!

Here is an updated collection of the numbers posted by people, so take it with a grain of salt.

US
S208 (Dec 7, 2010)
R166 (2010)
P2971 (Jan 28, 2011)

Canada
R10 (Dec 2010)
P132 (Jan 24, 2011)

Europe/Asia
S55 (Jan 18, 2011)
R?
P412 (Jan 28, 2011)

Australia
P17 (January 21, 2011)

can anyone explain to me what the letter before the reservation number is? i assumed S is for signature S but what about R and P?

P=Production, R=Roadster owner, S=Signature, both S and R take priority over General Production delivery.

Mehdi is exactly right. R can also be for Roadster owner's friends and family I believe when they can bump family members up to the R list.

Just placed our order and we are 2982.

That's great, that is over 180 us production reservations in January, add others and January reservations are over 200 Model S'. Over three times the monthly average of 2010. Must be a new years resolution thing not to use gasoline.
Welcome Capt601.

Here is an updated collection of the numbers posted by people, so take it with a grain of salt.

US
S208 (Dec 7, 2010)
R166 (2010)
P2982 (Feb 1, 2011)

Canada
R10 (Dec 2010)
P132 (Jan 24, 2011)

Europe/Asia
S55 (Jan 18, 2011)
P412 (Jan 28, 2011)

Australia
P17 (January 21, 2011)

Just reserved my Production Model S Canada #137. It's going to be a long wait, (Tesla is saying end of 2012) but then again, it's been a long time since I've been this excited about buying a car!!

Here is an updated collection of the numbers posted by people, so take it with a grain of salt.

US
S208 (Dec 7, 2010)
P2982 (Feb 1, 2011)
R166 (2010)

Canada
P137 (Feb 1, 2011)
R10 (Dec 2010)

Europe/Asia
S55 (Jan 18, 2011)
P412 (Jan 28, 2011)

Australia
P17 (January 21, 2011)

I just put my reservation in! Its number 2984!! YAY!
I'm so excited.

Here is an updated collection of the numbers posted by people, so take it with a grain of salt.

US
S208 (Dec 7, 2010)
P2984 (Feb 1, 2011)
R166 (2010)

Canada
P137 (Feb 1, 2011)
R10 (Dec 2010)

Europe/Asia
S55 (Jan 18, 2011)
P412 (Jan 28, 2011)

Australia
P17 (January 21, 2011)

Here is an updated collection of the numbers posted by people, so take it with a grain of salt.

US
S208 (Dec 7, 2010)
P2984 (Feb 1, 2011)
R166 (2010)

Canada
P137 (Feb 1, 2011)
R10 (Dec 2010)

Europe/Asia
S55 (Jan 18, 2011)
P412 (Jan 28, 2011)

Australia
P17 (January 21, 2011)

S = Signature Series (Model S)
P = General Production (Model S)
R = Roadster

Here is an updated collection of the numbers posted by people, so take it with a grain of salt.

US
S 208 (Dec 7, 2010)
P 3,014 (Feb 8, 2011)
R 166 (2010)

Canada
P 137 (Feb 1, 2011)
R 10 (Dec 2010)

Europe/Asia
S 55 (Jan 18, 2011)
P 412 (Jan 28, 2011)

Australia
P 17 (January 21, 2011)

S = Signature Series (Model S)
P = General Production (Model S)
R = Roadster

I got EU P410 on 27th january


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