Tesla spreads the electric ranger fleet to the East Coast
Tesla encourages that the majority (up to around 80%) of car repairs can be performed without a visit at the service center.
The service is done at a customer's home or work by Tesla Mobile Service (Ranger), which so far used mostly conventional vans. The ultimate solution will be an all-electric fleet, consisting of Tesla cars. And here is one of the Model S, converted to a Tesla service vehicle, spotted by Kacey Green on the East Coast.
It seems that Tesla is converting its older Model S, coming from trade-ins, which is kind of smart, especially since it helps to keep the used cars price a little bit higher (lower supply for customers).
We believe that the Tesla Model Y and pickup truck will be an even better fit for the Tesla Mobile Service in the future.
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"Tesla has taken a bunch of grief for servicing their customers electric cars with gas and diesel vans, Elon Musk tweeted that they would fix this after some people asked why they don’t use Model S vehicles or even the newly released (at the time) Model X to service their customers. This specimen is an example of what they came up with, take a Model S or Model X, remove the rear seats, install a safety cage and all the gear you would normally find in the service vans. Just like the vans these vehicles have custom racking to hold all the tools a Tesla Mobile Technician or a Tesla Ranger could want to do their job! Now getting your electric car serviced doesn’t have to spew a bunch of gas or diesel exhaust into the air.
It was tweeted that these vehicles would be coming from trade-ins and this one appears to meet that description as well, being one of the older units with the painted black roof, an option that was discontinued rather early, although this could be a black car where they skipped wrapping the roof, but I was lead to believe they start with cars that have white paint.
I cannot wait until my local Tesla Mobile Technician is issued one of these vehicles to work out of. It won’t hold a candle to his personal Tesla but it will beat the van in all the ways that count, hopefully with the extended wait time Charleston, SC has seen, we will be issued a Model X, the greater storage will allow the least disruption in their workflow as the Model X is actually bigger than what they have been issued here today.
That's right your Tesla could be serviced with a Tesla. Your Tesla Model X could be serviced via another Tesla instead of a van that burns fossils. Servicing Teslas with Teslas, what a concept. I spotted this at the Alpharetta Service Center after they had officially closed for the day."