Submitted by Teslaguy66 on Mon, 2014-09-15 12:10
I hope Tesla completes the charging stations in the middle of Florida in order to run up the middle of the state by mid 2015 or there are going to be a lot of people taking their deposits back.
While my comment seems personal, it is really a global thought process that I think is shared by many.
I am a Model S owner and I love my car. Aside from having to manually move the seat because you can't sit down if your wife is 5'3" and you can't get in the car to press the uber-sreen. It is a great car. Back to my point.
Who will buy the model X? Mostly families. Families with kids. Where are we going to go? Orlando. Before you get all huffy about sacrifice, I am more than willing to drive up the east coast and shoot across the state. But if your family is like mine, your wife and kids don't want to be "inconvenienced" in any way. After a 4 hour drive, if your kids start acting up in the car and you've taken your precious Tesla another 45 minutes out of the way to the charging stations, your wife is going to be super-pissed and you ain't getting any nookie any time soon. ( "I told you to take the van!")
So... I hope that Elon either gets us our Superchargers along the turnpike and route 75 or convinces the turnpike authority to put chargers at the rest-stops soon.
Otherwise, the new XC 90 plug-in is going to be our new family hauler.