grommet wrote:I'm sold simply because of the giant Phallic Tesla Monolith at the launch. The monkeys jumping around were a nice touch, too.
It's not going to actually be that big, there are city sign ordinances... It's just signage to help you locate the SuperCharger site. At this point I'm realy pleased I waited for the Model S, free lifetime charging and enabling cross country travel (for free) is pretty amazing. The solar arrays are always feeding into the grid, so they'll actually be generating more energy than the SC site consumes - of course that will be dependent on how many cars/day use each site... It won't be many for a while, but it will eventually.
It's also brilliant marketing, "buy our car, we give you free energy for life". I don't think any other manufacturer can hope to compete with this model. It's probably has the attention of big oil at this point as well, or it will shortly.