After some discussion with my kids I ended up calling the car "Blue Arrow".
And I just realized that the cars status display is interactive. If you turn on the lights they show up on screen and if you step on the breaks or use the turn signals, everything is mirrored in the graphical display - that's just so cool : )
On June 11th I was finally able to pick up my new Model S 85D at the Tesla Service Center in Möhlin, Switzerland. My wife accompanied me and also went through the instructions together which took about an hour.
The car was standing in its own little booth and had a nice red ribbon attached to the windshield : )
Our "delivery specialist" went through all the things that I was expecting, having already watched many Model S delivery videos online as well as the official walkthrough.
I was surprised that this "specialist" was not as knowledgeable as I would have expected. He seemed unsure on several topics and had to go and ask his colleagues in the service center. I did get all my questions answered, but I just would have expected this specialist to know his stuff in and out.
On a couple of delivery videos in the US I saw that people got special Tesla Owners hats. We did not get those. They did promise us some leather key fobs would arrive in the mail in the coming days.
There was a big company event (where people could test drive the Model S) going on outside of the service center and we generated a nice crowd when we finally drove out of the service center in our brand new blue Model S.
The pick up date for my Model S has now finally been confirmed ! So after placing the order on October 23rd that's almost 8 months of waiting - and boy did those 8 months seem loooooong.
Today I installed the KEBA KeContact P 20 wallbox in my garage. As Tesla does not (yet) provide their own Tesla branded wallbox in Switzerland (so no automatic opening of the charge port for us) they point you towards several vendors that provide such solutions.
So obviously it's going to take almost another 3 months until the car arrives. So I went and checked a couple of helpful online resources for Model S accessories. I found these places to be very helpful:
I ended up ordering a nice set of floor mats, a set of coat hangers, some white and blue LED interior lights as well as a LED replacement of the original license plate lights. I will go into details in my next blog entry and I will also review all of these once I've receivd them and have installed them in the car.
I check the status of my order on www.mytesla.com about every two weeks and suddenly this week the delivery status was moved from end of April to end of May. A quick call to the service center revealed that this delay affects not only my order but all orders across the board (or at least that's what my "delivery specialist" told me).
So that's that - one additional month added to the wait ; (
Since I had been driving a Chevrolet Volt for the last three years I've had my eye on the Model S for quite some time. I then decided to go and take a test drive in September 2014.
The Tesla Service Center in Möhlin, Switzerland is situated in an industrial park off on a field somewhere. I first thought I had taken a wrong turn somewhere. But then at the very end of some old warehouses appeared the new service center which indeed looked very nice. The couple of Teslas parked in front of it also made quite an impact : )