"pick up your car at an event we're having at our Hawthorne Design Studio"

"pick up your car at an event we're having at our Hawthorne Design Studio"

My "Product Specialist" sent me this email today.

Hey Jon,
I just wanted to reach out to let you know all the options for picking up your Model S! It looks like your car will be a member of a big bubble of cars that will be released this weekend. The best way to get your Model S before Thanksgiving would be to pick up your car at an event we're having at our Hawthorne Design Studio. We'll have your car available at the Supercharging station for a 10am delivery, and we will have light snacks and drink available (we've found that people tend to want to jump in their car and go).
Let me know at your earliest convenience!

I misinterpreted this to mean I could pick my car up this weekend. My reply:

Saturday or Sunday? For other deliveries, the delivery specialist has spent an hour or more going over all the features of the car. Would I miss out on that if I pick up the car in Hawthorne?

His reply:

We can arrange for a Saturday or a Sunday delivery to the address of your choosing. If you chose to pick it up in Hawthorne this Wednesday at 10, you would still get extensive training on the car! It's completely up to you how long the tour goes, we just want to ensure that you are totally comfortable with the car.

I will be out of town this Wednesday (day before Thanksgiving), so I'm asking them to schedule delivery to my house the following week.

jbunn | 16 november 2012

A big bubble of model S cars sounds like an exciting thing. It also seems to be a natural new name for this grouping. We have a murder of crows, gang of thieves, gaggle of geese, deck of cards, bevy of quail, etc...

A group of Tesla cars then would be a Bubble of Teslas.

mrspaghetti | 16 november 2012

How about "shock"?

Beaker | 16 november 2012

I received a call with a similar offer, but the event is on Wednesday the 21st at Tesla's HQ in Palo Alto. Getting mine before thanksgiving definitely makes me smile, as much if not more than a home delivery the following week.

Ohms.Law | 16 november 2012

How about a...

Whisper of Teslas

Crow | 16 november 2012

A murder of crows? I don't like the sound of that.

stevenmaifert | 16 november 2012

Maybe a Pride :)

Nick Kordich | 16 november 2012

A coil of Teslas.

mrspaghetti | 16 november 2012

@Ohms.Law, Nick

Good ones!

Nick Kordich | 16 november 2012

Google says "coil of Teslas" has been used before on the TMC forums. Two other options:

A "surge of Teslas" - plays on the electrical term as well as the surge you feel from the electric motor's torque.

A "Flux of Teslas" - a Tesla is the SI unit of measure for magnetic flux. From Latin's "fluxus," meaning to flow, as an English word it refers to a state of change as well as electric flux representing the flow of electricity. Also, the car's aluminum construction makes flux dispersal easier, to allow for smooth passage through the space-time continuum.

Schlermie | 16 november 2012

A current of Teslas

Brian H | 16 november 2012


mbcaffe | 16 november 2012

Charge of the Teslas as in Charge of the Light Brigade

pilotSteve | 16 november 2012

A joule of Teslas

DouglasR | 16 november 2012

A musk of Teslas

jbunn | 17 november 2012

Folks, you are watching history being made here today!

jerry3 | 17 november 2012

An elon of Teslas.

rterry | 17 november 2012

A tide of Teslas...

BYT | 17 november 2012

Positive Charge of Tesla's

BYT | 17 november 2012

sorry, Teslas... fast moving pinky, please beware

pilotSteve | 17 november 2012

+1 DouglasR !!!

Discoducky | 17 november 2012

@Brian H, yes, Torrent of Teslas!

portia | 17 november 2012

+1 jerry3

Vawlkus | 19 november 2012

You guys are making my brain hurt :P

pilotSteve | 19 november 2012

"n-1 Teslas"..... because MINE is not among them! :)

Brian H | 19 november 2012

That's a sign it's attempting to grow -- but failing! ;)

Vawlkus | 20 november 2012

Your head must hurt a lot then Brian :P

Rodolfo Paiz | 20 november 2012

How about a "bolt" of Teslas, as in a bolt of lightning?

I like "charge" too. :-)

mbarontseff | 20 november 2012

I think a coil of Teslas is the best so far. But great ideas. | 20 november 2012

I think the offer of small group introductory sessions at the service centers or design studios would be a good idea. If they are already geographically (sp?) batching you would have the group composition determined. The delivery specialist could schedule these between batches to reduce the education time required for each individual delivery while still keeping it personal.

cerjor | 20 november 2012

I like a joule (sounds like jewel which is also true). After all 85 kwhr ≈ 300 megajoules.

pilotSteve | 20 november 2012

+1 cerjor, my thought exactly.

electricblue0303 | 20 november 2012

A freakin' sh**load of Teslas!

DanielR | 20 november 2012

This is a "Faraday" as any for these Tesla collective names.

pilotSteve | 21 november 2012

Does Faraday come before or after Thursday? Maybe that the day when my car will be delivered :)

ArieK | 21 november 2012

Regardles of the name of this collection of Tesla's, does anyone know how large todays group is? My other question is, will this be a monthly event? Hope someone who attended today can answer these questions. Thanks.

DouglasR | 21 november 2012

Over at TMC, the suggestion was made that people might want to volunteer to have "delivery parties," where several people would pick up their cars at the same time at a service center or store (rather than home delivery). The theory is that this might get the cars delivered sooner and be more efficient/cheaper for TM.

GoTeslaChicago | 21 november 2012

Why not weekly?

Brian H | 22 november 2012

Soon, daily!

Jgdixon | 23 november 2012

They are talking about doing this too for our Canadian Sigs.
In Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Probably in Mid December.