In spite of being a technical nincompoop, when it comes to computers:
you see, this car is exactly what was missing from my new approach to life. I am seeing what is happening to the world, to the weather (noticeable even up here in Sweden) and it dawned upon me that, if we have to trust the politicians to do anything, the world will all be destroyed. The best helping hand is at the end of the own arm, so I started researching, planning and building my dream house instead, and a demo house for what can be done. I have spent every farthing I've managed to save in a long life in music (classical music record label) to build this eco-house, on 3 acres by a small lake. The house is about 6'000 sq. feet incl. a concert hall, sprawling. There I have managed to combine several different methods of energy-saving (solar cells, solar panels, geothermal heating, water-mantled fire-places, waste water and air heat extraction, an insulation basically never built before, accumulator tanks for solar-warmed hot water in the size of 6'000 gallons). So the house - even in Stockholm on the 60th lat and with panorama windows galore - actually over the year creates more energy than it wastes. I sell surplus electricity to the grid. Own garden and own composts, own water.
There is no other car than Tesla that belongs to a house like this. It is a lifestyle thing. Of course, the $157'000 the P85 Sig costs in Sweden with all applicable taxes (anyone would believe that the Swedish Government idiots should support this in any way, shape or form - bah - forget it! I'll get a subsidy of $6'000 sometime in the future, that's it - look at the Norwegians - now that's an intelligent country) is daunting, but I had to be consistent - cannot build a house like that and drive a normal car.
So now I am happier than a pig in shit! A dream come true.
Only one thing: Elon Musk doesn't answer letters.
I had a splendid idea for him and Tesla, served up on a platter:
The problem with my house is that I cannot store energy. There are no affordable battery solutions. So the energy I sell at 12 noon I have to buy back (at twice the price) in the evening. I simply suggested that Elon should reshape the Tesla battery for home-storage use, to be charged during the day and delivering the necessary energy during the night. In my humble opinion, this would take the market by storm. In Germany (where they abolished nuclear power) there is a huge research going on in batteries, because they are actively supporting solar power and half of the roofs in Germany is being pasted with solar cells, all having the same problem: storage. The going rate is about $18'000 for a three (3) kWh storage. 85kWh is enough for a long time. There is a HUGE potential demand for a home-based Battery. I even considered buying a spare Tesla 85 battery, but the shape is such that it is difficult to store, and it would have to be reconfigured to give out 230V.
But Elon or his colleagues don't answer repeated mails about this. Pity. Frankly, a Home Battery would have a business potential far in excess of the car itself.
So, someone give him a push. Give me a small commission, and I'll sell that Battery in the thousands.
Robert von Bahr
CEO, BIS Records and eclassical.com (hi-res downloading)