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September announcement?

September was billed as the month when we would get much more information about Supercharging and other details. Does anyone have information about a date of release, or when Elon will share his secrets? I feel that we all have been quite patient, but now that it's September, I need another "dose!"

In last weeks web interview Elon still gave a time horizon of a few months on supercharging.

I put in my paperwork for our S on Saturday at the Tesla store in Bellevue. They said they'd be announcing the superchargers in a month or so. This was the same time frame as their client service guy on the phone said as well.

All I car about is that there are a couple between Seattle and Spokane, and one in Vancouver WA and Portland (though that's probably asking for too much). Eventually, I think they'll be several per metropolitan area... Some 'sponsored', some which will charge on a per charge basis.

Kevin

I don't expect superchargers to be in cities, in general. When you really need them is road trips. I would expect the prime locations to be adjacent to interstate highways where an existing attraction or batch of restaurants gives you something to do besides watch the lights dim in a 10 mile radius as you supercharge.

Lights dim.... It's a joke!,

Slurp!

I don't expect superchargers to be in cities, in general

I do. To make really working infrastructure you need chargers at midpoints and endpoints of the journey.

If you put charger at 150 mile radius from the city then round trip from that charger to back to that charger is 300 miles if there is no charger also in that city. That's too long trip if you are just visiting the city in quick work-related meeting or the like.

At start and end points you have time to recharge regularly. There will be no urban Superchangers.

I don't agree that you have time to recharge regularly at end point. Start point probably if that is your home (you start with full charge). Saying that you never need fast charging at city is just plain false, and would result only partially working charger infrastructure.

SEPTEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT: I'll go for the European prices and delivery dates....

It's the second business day of the month and people are ALREADY griping about news for the month? Good lord, give Tesla a week at least! Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was the Model S!

Amen Vawlkus. Some of us have been waiting for over 3 years. What's another couple months??

When ramp ups hit full swing, they will build more then just 1 Model S per day! :)

BYT;
About 1 every 5-6 minutes, to be (overly) precise. ;)

Hi Kevin,

Hey, I did mine two days later in Bellevue. The person I talked to indicated that they have one or two deployed, but not available in the Bay to LA route that Elon is using. Take that with a grain of salt, but he does seem to like to test things for himself. I keep hearing Harris Ranch, which is a good place to stop in for a steak and a cold one on the drive. While looking, I found an interesting photo of a very very old S concept vehicle that was fun to look at. http://www.greenpacks.org/2008/10/29/tesla-model-s-the-all-electric-4-do...

"It's the second business day of the month and people are ALREADY griping about news for the month? Good lord, give Tesla a week at least! Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was the Model S!"

Who's griping? At his last press conference/shareholder's meeting, Elon stated that September was when we'd find out much more information. I just don't want to miss the date of the next one. Lighten up!

"Amen Vawlkus. Some of us have been waiting for over 3 years. What's another couple months??" --You and me both.

For those of you who don't live in this area, here's a little Silicon Valley dictionary...

When someone says...
...it translates to...

2013,
December 31, 2013.

Fall 2012,
March 19, 2012.

early 2012,
June 30, 2012.

November - December,
December 31.

September,
September 31.

(Make that September 30.)

Schlermie, very funny and much appreciated. Thanks.

After listening to some of the recent interviews, I'm very willing to wait a few extra months to have tolerances on my car down to one tenth of a millimeter. I'm thrilled to death that Elon wants to build these cars in a similar manner to his rockets. One of my favorite lines: "Each car should be able to used as a calibration tool".
If you're a GM executive you just stained your seat.

Correction: "be used"

"[...] but questions about Tesla's upcoming Supercharger network of fast chargers, which can deliver so much more juice per minute than any other plug-in vehicle charger on the market, were deflected, since the company is planning a big announcement at the end of this month or early October [...]" (emphasis mine)
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/07/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-q-and-a/

On a side-note to VB's comment, I like Elon's t-shirt in the article - Occupy Mars. :)


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