Submitted by RobPaul on 26. August 2011
Great news! I was driving by the Santana Row (San Jose, CA) store this morning for my Peets Coffee stop - and there were 2 Tesla trailers and about 15 Tesla employees swarming around the latest product install in the little showroom.
Right behind a new Red Roadster they were laboring over the exact, detailed placement of a raw aluminum Model S Chassis! The Tesla rep I chatted with said it was the one that was shown at the Detroit Auto Show. She said that since they get "thousands" of walk-ins in Santana Row, versus "hundreds" in the Menlo Park facility, they thought they would put it on display here.
Needless to say - the car is really striking! And the battery pack is HUGE! Only 4-5" thick, but that's one big holder of laptop batteries!
If you live local to the Bay Area, get down there to see it - and that will get you ready for the October 1 event!