I live in NY also and asked Tesla rep whenI test drove M Y that I could pick it up @ factory.I live in NY and i'd for sure consider flying in to Austin and driving back to NY. Would end up being cheaper than delivery, and obviously more fun.
Irrelevant. You aren't going to Texas to buy the truck. You will have bought the truck already.
Your a stick in the mud and no fun, You shouldn't be allowed to own a CT until u prove you can have fun.I hope that whoever decides won't say this, but if I were them, my position would be:
"The plant is for building Teslas. It is not for entertainment, increasing loyalty, saving the customers money, showing how they're built, or whatever reason they have for plant-side pickup.
It would take resources to manage the process. We'd need a transporter to convey them through the plant, and this could disrupt our employees. What if a kid jumps off and gets hurt? What if someone claims lung damage from battery fumes? How do I know one of the riders won't be an industrial spy? If the truck isn't ready for a week what would be my obligation to transport, house, and feed the buyer and family? Conversely, if it is ready but the customer's arrival is delayed, we'd have to look after the vehicle. If buyers insist we adjust the doors or fix a scratch, we'd need a sub-factory just for that. If somebody gets sick on the tour, how would we handle it? If the new vehicle has trouble on the drive home, what if the customer insists we come and fix it?
Handling groups of people can be problematical, and that's not what we're here for. It's a car factory, not Disneyland."
When we visited Hershey PA, we wanted to tour the candy factory. There was a special facility for tours only -- a fake mini-factory set up to show how the real one works. No outsiders ever got into the actual factory.
It is like that part of the movie when the assassin finds out he has not been working for the good guys and getting his homicidal fix can only be OK if he is taking out his employer. I think the main reason he put it there is to get some drama out of it and to imply no matter how much good you do, as long as the bad guy is there, you never know who you are working for so the only way to be sure is to take out the bad guy. The problem is until we get fusion, battery tech/supply,..... sorted out, we still need the bad guy. The longer we give him protection money (subsidies), the longer it takes to sort out those other things. I still use fuel for my ICE (which I drive very little) and natural gas at home so being part of the problem, I can’t really point a finger at anyone (yet). But I am working on it."This solar array powers a fracking field!"
Uhh... Why did you have to write that three times? What was the point? It's plugged into the grid, not specifically any wells. It powers everything. Literally the solar array has no input on who uses power from the grid. That's how it works.
Texas is known for being corrupt. There was some hard core lobbying...…. bribes, to keep it off the legislative agenda no doubt.If you think, after picking up your pick up from Texas, you will have a special glow, you could be right. This may be old news for some of you but I just learned Australians have been dumping radioactive waste in Texas:
Interesting article. Thanks.Texas is known for being corrupt. There was some hard core lobbying...…. bribes, to keep it off the legislative agenda no doubt.