|Artist rendering of the future Tesla Gigafactory|
Last week Tesla Motors delivered the first right hand drive Model S’s in Asia to eight owners at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. Jerome Guillen, Tesla’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Service, also unveiled Hong Kong’s first Superchargers, which allow Model S drivers to charge for free. Please see the YouTube video from Tesla Motors below – and excuse the music which has been getting roasted in the comments.
Founder of Tesla Motors, PayPal and SpaceX Elon Musk appeared on the Cobert Report last night with Stephen Colbert. Apparently Colbert in the past had doubted Elon could make an electric vehicle that people would buy – now he drives a Tesla Model S himself. Colbert said “it’s the best damn golf cart I’ve ever driven, but my golf club won’t let me take it on the links”.
(apologies, but apparently the YouTube video was taken down for copyright infringement).
Apparently yesterday there was a strange crash at the Tesla Motors’ store and delivery center in Fremont California. There have been conflicting reports as to what caused the accident, but as you can see from the photos, it did not end well for the unfortunate Tesla owner.
While some were speculating that the crash was caused by someone celebrating with too much champagne before picking up their new Tesla Model S, there is some evidence that the car was not just being picked up – and that the driver may have simply hit the wrong pedal when attempting to brake.
According to a couple of reports at Jalopnik, a witness reported that the driver did hit the wrong pedal when attempting to brake. They also said that the car already had California HOV lane stickers attached, which would show that the car was at least a couple of months old.
Regardless, it is a shame to crash the best car on the planet – the Tesla Model S has also been called “The Magic Car”.
A BIG THANK YOU to Ginger Keeney of Advanced Brain Technologies for her very generous donation to the I’m Getting a Tesla Project. Although I have not yet had the opportunity to meet Ginger, we became connected via LinkedIn a few days ago and once I started looking into the company that she works for, I got very excited. Advanced Brain Technology develops audio programs and other products that are designed to help make our brains stronger and more active – and help us use more brain power than we ever have before.