Tesla Model S to be delivered sooner and with longer driving range than expected
According to a post today on the Tesla Motors blog, the Tesla Model S will begin shipping to customers on June 22, 2012, ahead of the previously expected date in July 2012. A special celebration is planned, including a webcast of the first delivery on teslamotors.com. Todays blog post also commences a series on the company's blog titled "Inside Tesla", to show the "cool activities" happening at the Tesla factory in Fremont, as well at the corporate headquarters in Palo Alto.
As part of the promotional effort, Tesla Motors has held a couple "Signature - Four Color" events, to show off the Model S Beta's in the four Signature series colors. They have been held at the Tesla Stores in Santana Row (San Jose) and Fashion Island (Newport Beach). The next event is planned on the East Coast to coincide with the opening of the new Tesla Store at The Westchester (White Plains, NY). The company will bring four Model S Beta's to the grand opening, making it the first appearance of four Beta's on the East Coast.
Last week the company launched a Model S Beta tour across Canada, stopping first in Ottawa and Laval, Quebec. A Signature Red Model S Beta has taken up "temporary residence" in Etobicoke, Ontario and will be moving on to Calgary and Vancouver in June. The actual schedule is: May 23 - May 27 Sherway Gardens Etobicoke, Ontario; June 6 - June 10 Chinook Centre, Calgary, Alberta; and June 13 - June 17 Pacific Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
The blog post also contains a few updates about features in the Tesla Model S.