1. Tesla Model 3 apparel now available!


    Dismiss Notice

Will RCs end up in T≡SLA Stores? Or elsewhere?

Discussion in 'Rumour Mill' started by InElonWeTrust, Jul 6, 2017.

?

What will happen to all these RCs??

Poll closed Aug 6, 2017.
  1. Demo cars in T≡SLA Stores (w/o test drives)

    27.3%
  2. Demo cars with test drives

    6.1%
  3. Sold to interested parties at special deal prices

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Disassembled & recycled into production cars

    48.5%
  5. Kept aside for Mars colonization

    18.2%
More threads by InElonWeTrust
  1. InElonWeTrust

    Active Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2017
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    City & State/Province:
    CA
    Country:
    Country
    A very reliable source just shared with me that there have already been some Model 3s delivered (not to customers) in the San Diego area. If I can get pics, will share.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • garsh

      Dis Member
      Moderator
      Expand Collapse

      Joined:
      Apr 4, 2016
      Messages:
      2,100
      Likes Received:
      1,145
      Trophy Points:
      113
      Gender:
      Male
      City & State/Province:
      Pittsburgh PA
      Country:
      Country
      If not to customers, then to whom?
      Tesla showrooms?
       
    • InElonWeTrust

      Active Member
      Expand Collapse

      Joined:
      Jan 4, 2017
      Messages:
      155
      Likes Received:
      124
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Gender:
      Male
      City & State/Province:
      CA
      Country:
      Country
      Yes
       
      • Like Like x 3
      • ModFather

        old CARmudgeon
        Expand Collapse

        Joined:
        Apr 3, 2016
        Messages:
        856
        Likes Received:
        419
        Trophy Points:
        63
        Gender:
        Male
        City & State/Province:
        SoCal Inland Empire
        Country:
        Country
        We saw a white model 3 being delivered to the Burbank showroom last week here on M3OC!
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • Agree Agree x 1
        • InElonWeTrust

          Active Member
          Expand Collapse

          Joined:
          Jan 4, 2017
          Messages:
          155
          Likes Received:
          124
          Trophy Points:
          43
          Gender:
          Male
          City & State/Province:
          CA
          Country:
          Country
          Awesome! But no pictures for the group? :(
           
        • Michael Russo

          Top-Contributor
          Moderator
          Expand Collapse

          Joined:
          Oct 15, 2016
          Messages:
          2,974
          Likes Received:
          1,665
          Trophy Points:
          113
          Gender:
          Male
          City & State/Province:
          Belgium now, SW France when my Model ≡ gets here
          Country:
          Country
          So that would mean they would be starting to disseminate RCs we've seen spy shots of during the last couple of months, since SN1 is tomorrow, right? :cool:
           
        • ModFather

          old CARmudgeon
          Expand Collapse

          Joined:
          Apr 3, 2016
          Messages:
          856
          Likes Received:
          419
          Trophy Points:
          63
          Gender:
          Male
          City & State/Province:
          SoCal Inland Empire
          Country:
          Country
          Perhaps. The silver car seen at the Burbank showroom had MFG plates on it, not DLR plates, so that means it's an RC. I presume it's the same in San Diego. Perhaps Tesla is going to use the RCs in some showrooms until they can provide production cars for the showrooms.....which may take a while!
           
          • Agree Agree x 3
          • DaGlot

            Active Member
            Expand Collapse

            Joined:
            Apr 4, 2016
            Messages:
            51
            Likes Received:
            50
            Trophy Points:
            18
            Gender:
            Male
            City & State/Province:
            Blue Ridge Summit, PA
            Might explain distant sightings too. Makes more sense then destroying them.

            ( I guess this is turning into a rumor thread )
             
            • Agree Agree x 1
            • Michael Russo

              Top-Contributor
              Moderator
              Expand Collapse

              Joined:
              Oct 15, 2016
              Messages:
              2,974
              Likes Received:
              1,665
              Trophy Points:
              113
              Gender:
              Male
              City & State/Province:
              Belgium now, SW France when my Model ≡ gets here
              Country:
              Country
              Created this new thread out of developing conversation elsewhere... Good idea, @DaGlot !

              Also, I added a poll - as much as a personal challenge ... this is my first ! :p - as to add some light fun to the climate of the day! :D
               
              • Like Like x 2
              • TrevP

                M3OC Founder / Administrator
                Staff Member Founder
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                Mar 1, 2016
                Messages:
                2,998
                Likes Received:
                2,336
                Trophy Points:
                113
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                Aurora,Ontario
                Country:
                Country
                Preproduction cars cannot be legally sold to the public. They're generally destroyed, recycled and or used for crash testing.
                 
                • Informative Informative x 3
                • Agree Agree x 1
                • DaGlot

                  Active Member
                  Expand Collapse

                  Joined:
                  Apr 4, 2016
                  Messages:
                  51
                  Likes Received:
                  50
                  Trophy Points:
                  18
                  Gender:
                  Male
                  City & State/Province:
                  Blue Ridge Summit, PA
                  Trev - what about test drive / demo units? Seems like a lot for crash tests although those tests seem more involved every year.

                  Of course the whole of M3OC would be delighted to give them temporary homes as demo units until the real thing arrives.
                  ( .. and then I woke up...)
                   
                  • Funny Funny x 2
                  • garsh

                    Dis Member
                    Moderator
                    Expand Collapse

                    Joined:
                    Apr 4, 2016
                    Messages:
                    2,100
                    Likes Received:
                    1,145
                    Trophy Points:
                    113
                    Gender:
                    Male
                    City & State/Province:
                    Pittsburgh PA
                    Country:
                    Country
                    It's not generally done.

                    Besides, there are probably numerous tweaks being made based on the results of having built the RCs, so the RCs aren't quite representative of the finished product. I'd guess they'd want to use actual production cars for that purpose.
                     
                  • ModFather

                    old CARmudgeon
                    Expand Collapse

                    Joined:
                    Apr 3, 2016
                    Messages:
                    856
                    Likes Received:
                    419
                    Trophy Points:
                    63
                    Gender:
                    Male
                    City & State/Province:
                    SoCal Inland Empire
                    Country:
                    Country
                    #13 ModFather, Jul 7, 2017
                    Last edited: Jul 7, 2017
                    I agree with Trevor and garsh, pre-production cars cannot be sold to anyone. The pre-production cars have MFG plates because they do not meet all the safety standards but are allowed on the road as test vehicles driven by authorized staff. At least, that is the law in California as I understand it.

                    I think the RC cars will be shown in the showrooms with no demo rides until the production models arrive and then the RC cars will be crushed.

                    So, I wish multiple answers were allowed in the poll (Michael you can create the poll with multiple answers) because I think two of those things will happen but not simultaneously. But two thumbs up for Michael for stepping into the brave new world of poll creation. You done good.
                     
                    • Like Like x 2
                    • Agree Agree x 2
                    • Michael Russo

                      Top-Contributor
                      Moderator
                      Expand Collapse

                      Joined:
                      Oct 15, 2016
                      Messages:
                      2,974
                      Likes Received:
                      1,665
                      Trophy Points:
                      113
                      Gender:
                      Male
                      City & State/Province:
                      Belgium now, SW France when my Model ≡ gets here
                      Country:
                      Country
                      Exactly why I included (& voted for option 1). We are all keen to see, touch & feel the car; of course, most if not all of us would also like to drive it, yet that can be a second step.
                      Thanks, @ModFather! Trying to show you can show this 'old' dog new tricks... :D
                      I knew about the multiple choice option yet in this case elected not to use it to force a clearer outcome on the answer to this question.
                      Yet I fully concur the combo of temporary display until the 'real thing' is available followed by disposal in some fashion (I am 'crushed' to think of your suggestion :p) could be the winner!
                       
                      • Like Like x 1
                      • ModFather

                        old CARmudgeon
                        Expand Collapse

                        Joined:
                        Apr 3, 2016
                        Messages:
                        856
                        Likes Received:
                        419
                        Trophy Points:
                        63
                        Gender:
                        Male
                        City & State/Province:
                        SoCal Inland Empire
                        Country:
                        Country
                        I read a study years ago about recycling cars, new and used. It is more expensive to recycle a car than it is to crush it. That's why these test cars are crushed in some manner, whether it be in a crusher or collision testing (which wasn't an option in the poll).
                         
                        • Informative Informative x 1

                        Share This Page

                        Model 3 Owners Club © 2017. All rights reserved.
                        Model 3 Owners Club (M3OC) is an enthusiast club and is not affiliated with Tesla Motors or the Tesla Motors Club Forum (TMC).
                        All Tesla logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors.