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Tracking Tesla's Quiet Changes To the Model S 106

Posted by timothy
from the silent-upgrades dept.
cartechboy (2660665) writes "Tesla won't reveal its production figures every quarter, but it has now likely built about 50,000 all-electric Model S luxury sport sedans. Unlike other automakers, Tesla doesn't group its changes to a model year, rather it makes running changes to cars whenever updates are tested, validated, and ready to roll out. Which raises the question, are model year 2012 Model S sedans already outdated? The answer is it depends how you look at it. From a powertrain perspective, no. There are still two battery-size options and the shape is still the same. But under the surface of the car there are a surprising number of updates and new options. Not including software changes (of which there are dozens already pushed to the car), changes range from power folding mirrors and a new cold-weather package (which cannot be retrofitted) to a new ultra-high-fidelity sound package and three-zone, three-mode rear seat heaters. It's worth noting that none of these are mandatory changes — there are merely options that have been added to the roster of available equipment."
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Tracking Tesla's Quiet Changes To the Model S

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  • by Thanshin (1188877) on Tuesday June 03, 2014 @08:32AM (#47154427)

    Upon reading this article I miss:
    - More information on which are those options.
    - Whether there are packages that already include these options.
    - A comprehensive "where to buy" list. Ideally, with a price reference.
    - Financing offers. In case I can't buy it today but want to add it to my mortgage.
    - More pictures. For reference, the traditional "Shiny car with bikini models." can suffice.
    - A video where a pro pilot drives the car while describing why it is the best feeling he's ever had since he won the world cup, or something.

    And, finally, a big yellow "ADD TO CART" button.

    Optionally, there could also be a "Direct CHECKOUT" button that charges the cost to my google wallet and gets me the car by the time I get home from work.

  • by michelcolman (1208008) on Tuesday June 03, 2014 @10:04AM (#47155425)

    Why does the sound of a Tesla employee farting make a frontpage splash in this site?

    What? Did a Tesla employee fart? Where did you read that? I just googled it and couldn't find anything.

    Are you just spreading FUD to discredit Tesla? Post a link to a story confirming the fart, or stop spreading these false rumors.

    Tesla's stock is slightly up today, by the way, so I assume there's absolutely no truth to what you were saying.

  • by mspohr (589790) on Tuesday June 03, 2014 @12:11PM (#47157195)

    Rich people's problems.
    Dude, it's an expensive car.
    Bend over and take it like a man.
    You are overpaying for an expensive status symbol. So, the more you overpay, the more status. You can complain to all of your other rich friends how much you overpaid for the car. Just think, you'll be the envy of your friends when they find out that you paid $108,000 for a $90,000 car. Dude, you the man.

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