Just got word from my DES (Delivery Experience Specialist) that my Model S is on board a ship bound for Melbourne, due around the end of September.
My Tesla Wall Connector arrived today and I've booked in a sparky to install it.
Logging on to the portal this morning I found that production is complete and the next part of its journey begins ...
Now to see if I can track the ship. A possible of the 11 ships that transport from California to Australia and is currently anchored in San Francisco is the ANL BARWON. I shall track this to see when it arrives in Long Beach. If this isn't the one, then the next possibility is the CAP PASADO.
I'm fascinated by the construction of the Model S. Its probably not much different to other car manufacturing plants, but this was the plant I was drawn to because it produces the car I was most interested in. It fits my view of where we should be headed.
So if you are interested, here are some short clips on the building of this Electric car.
Had a good experience (so far) in selling my Holden Volt on Carsales.com.au
8 interested buyers for the week and did a deal on the 12th August.
Of course a deal's not done until the money is in the bank :)
Hopefully next Tuesday ...
The launch of the dual motor Tesla Model S was held on Tuesday 11th August, Alan & Frank joined me as we traveled to Avalon Airport where the function was held.
We stopped off at the Hobby shop in Geelong before arriving just before the scheduled start of 6PM. There were over 100 attendees and we all participated in the rides that had been arranged. There were 3 different events demonstrating slalom, auto pilot stopping and 'Insane' mode in the P85D - 0-100km/hr in 3.3sec, it was INSANE. The instant torque of the electric motor was something else believe me.
'Ludicrous' mode is a further upgrade that gets you to 0-100 in 3 seconds flat at greater than 1.1g!!
My web portal was updated on the 11th August that my Model S had gone into production. Yipee!
The progress from my confirmed order on the 21st April to allocation of a VIN on the 8th June and now production start has been excruciating. Daily checking of the portal has become a ritual. The next update, hopefully in a week or two should show me the car is in transit from the Fremont factory in California to Australia. The planned handover should occur in October.
Before this I will need to install the home charger from Tesla.