Tesla Model 3 Intermission Between Part 1& Part 2 Will Be…

1 year ago by Tesla Mondo 20

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PART II, WHERE ARE YOU?

This long intermission between Part I and Part II of the Tesla Model ☰ reveal promises to be:

1.) Tortuous. Elon is going to tease us all to death with tweets, drip by drip. Who can blame him? He was on the verge of bankruptcy and a nervous breakdown just eight years ago. Now, eight years later, he has the entire auto industry — a cruel industry known for padlocking the back door to newcomers — by the cojones. Can you blame him for exploiting this to the max? Also, he’s a child, and children like to torture you when they know something you don’t.

We Now Have Some Time To Wait For "Part 2" Of The Tesla Model 3 Reveal

We Now Have Some Time To Wait For “Part 2” Of The Tesla Model 3 Reveal

2.) Virtuous. Rest assured Tesla’s HR department has received some very interesting job applications in the past 36 hours, and will receive plenty more in the coming months.

In the ongoing Battle for Brains between Tesla, Google, Apple et al, this is a beautiful thing. Model S and X orders undoubtedly spiked and will see ongoing buoyancy, as will resale values. Anything with the Tesla name now has more cachet. Tesla sells other stuff too, remember? Tesla shirts, Tesla jackets, Tesla thermoses, Tesla toothbrushes, Tesla cotton balls, Tesla bark mulch, Tesla feather dusters. And Tesla Energy, the most forgotten business in the history of journalism, now has more leverage in its budding industry. Listing Tesla as a supplier now means a little more for your business reputation.

Last but not least, the ongoing legal fights between Tesla and a posse of greasy street thugs (dealer groups, politicians and General Motors) now looks like a futile attempt to hold back a tsunami with a row of sand bags.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Mention Part 1 And Part 2

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Mention Part 1 And Part 2

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20 responses to "Tesla Model 3 Intermission Between Part 1& Part 2 Will Be…"

  1. TomArt says:

    Brutally funny. Love the cover pic!

  2. HVACman says:

    This is not an intermission. This is the long , long, long wait between the first short “tease” trailer and the more-detailed movie preview trailer. Popcorn not required. Save the popcorn for 2018, after retail orders are taken, purchase contracts signed, and all the base-model purchasers have a few months intermission while they watch the premium model orders hit the road and they wait, oh so patiently, for their units to make it to the production floor. They snack on popcorn as they continue to think, “I coulda had a Bolt and been driving it the past year”.

    1. przemo_li says:

      LOL.

      That unfailing assumption that LG that is 50% of Panasonic and have 10x tiemes more clients for EV batteries can outproduce company that is building just single battery factory twice as big as LG right now.

      And even more infallible assumption that smaller and purer and with less proven demand LG will be able to expand 3 times faster faster nding moneys under each rock…. While Tesla will go bankrupt before they even finish gigafactory.

      Bolt will be production limited more then Model 3.

      Car body is easy! Batteries are not!!!

  3. Brave Lil' Toaster says:

    Written like a true fanboy.

    You ah, know that it’s going to be 18 months before the car is released, right? A week and a half is nothing.

    1. Zwalderon says:

      You say fanboy like something’s wrong with that.

      1. ffbj says:

        No, that would be a fanboi. A subtle distinction.

  4. Rick (no, not that Rick) says:

    This reminds me of that Samsung Galaxy commercial where all the iPhone fanboys were waiting in line for the newest iPhone, when somebody with a Galaxy did some cool whizbang thing on their phone that wasn’t yet available on the new iPhone, and the iPhone fanboys said “Well, maybe on the next one?”

    1. sven says:

      LOL! That was the Samsung Galaxy “The Next Big Thing” ad. It’s a very funny commercial. My favorite part is when the Apple fanboy waiting in an iPhone line dismissively says: “I could never get a Samsung. I’m creative.” Then the guy standing next to him says: “Dude, you’re a barista.”

  5. Priusmaniac says:

    This is super fun free brainstorming time between part 1 and part 2.
    We can talk of all kind of potential systems and in the same time perhaps create new ideas.
    That will be great for exchanges and great for Tesla as a probe on public ideas and potential wishes.
    Let it start with a few themes like HUD, automatic home charger, magnetic suspension, electrochrome glass, photovoltaic glass, automatic brake, self driving, thermoacoustic heat pump, megacharger, full car airbag…and of course any other topic one may propose or that may comes up in bits and tweets till part 2 reveal.

    1. Storky says:

      It doesn’t have a display anywhere in front of the driver, so I agree, a Heads Up Display is in the offing.

      1. Daniel says:

        There have been other cars without a central display in front of the driver. Saturn being one, I think the Prius uses a central display as well. I don’t know that that’s an issue considering the advances Tesla is making with autonomous driving, it may not be necessary. You know kind of like the lack of a traditional Grille on the front of the car like many are clamoring for and against, there is much discussion about, which for the most part is no longer needed

        1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

          Yes, the Prius has a centrally located instrument panel. And from what’s been widely reported, drivers can get used to that.

          But that in no way changes the fact that such a bizarre interior layout will be quite off-putting for a large number of would-be Model ≡ buyers. Tesla would be well advised to go back the drawing board and put in a real dashboard and an actual instrument panel. Tesla can offer it as an option, so they don’t have to raise the entry level price.

          1. Storky says:

            Being a current 1st generation Prius Owner, I can attest to getting used to the centrally located instrument cluster. After viewing several videos of Tesla 3 test drives, the upper left-hand corner of the head unit serves as the Instrument cluster. I still think the interior begs for a HUD.

    2. Scramjett says:

      I want a HUD with cross-hairs so I can target diesel rollers, slow moving drivers and slow moving drivers that cut you off…

      1. Stephen Hodges says:

        Like a starwars spacecraft, with the trigger button on the steering handles….

    3. Daniel says:

      Right. And all for $35,000. Good luck with that

  6. Bll Howland says:

    I disagree. Mr. Musk is not a child.

    However, seeing as ‘Part 2’ is ‘closer to the release date’, which is ‘late next year’ or, effectively 2018, that means this ‘intermission’ is going to be in Glacial time periods.

  7. Lou Patrick says:

    I think it is a certainty that we won’t be 18 months between updates from Elon Musk. May not be all we are waiting to learn, but since he has to parse out the details and such, things will come out.

    1. mr. M says:

      yes, i think it will be only 16 months or so. Presenting the car 2 months before production starts will hurt no one.