Articles Tagged Events
Articles tagged "Events"
On Friday, February 1, 2008 at 12:56 P.M., an email was sent to all San Carlos based employees of Tesla Motors: “P1 Arriving Now! :).”
This simple email signified the moment we had been working toward for the last few years. You see, “P1” is the internal designation for the first production unit to be produced by Tesla Motors. This is the anticipated ‘first car’ that was built for Chairman, Elon Musk. So what was it like to be a part of the arrival of P1?
You can tell a full year has passed since we announced the Tesla Roadster because we’re starting to repeat annual events. Last weekend we participated in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the second time. This is a terrific event held on the grounds of the Pebble Beach golf course each year.
You may not be aware, but for the past six months Tesla Motors has been very busy in Washington, D.C. As with our consumer marketing efforts, we’ve been trying to get the word out to key influencers in the nation’s capital that there is a company in California that’s applying good-old-American ingenuity to address the twin crises of global warming and foreign oil dependence.
The Tesla Motors Team is on the road to the Midwest and East Coast for our 2007 Spring Tour. While we will not have an official Tesla Tour T-Shirt (as good as that sounds, it has probably been done before by some folks that don’t look much like us), we can offer something a bit different: a day-by-day account of the trials and tribulations of life on the road and a companion photo album. In this travel diary of sorts, you’ll hear the good, bad, and ugly as the Tesla Motors Team embarks on our most ambitious customer outreach effort to date – hitting four major metropolitan markets in the span of just a few short weeks. So tune in and see the drama unfold here.
You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been away from the blog for a while. I’ve been a bit busy lately, but I knew you would enjoy reading other perspectives from the Tesla Motors staff.
Tesla Motors is definitely a cast of characters – passionate about our mission, strong opinions, interesting backgrounds. I have never before worked with such an amazing team. I hope you enjoyed meeting a few of them – you will meet more in later blogs.
Alternative fueled vehicles were definitely the hot topic at both the L.A. Auto Show and the Detroit Auto Show. Every major manufacturer was bragging about their newest direction for alternative fueled vehicles, and the governors of both California and Michigan already knew all about Tesla Motors when I met them.
Tesla Motors wasn't planning to attend an auto show this year. We had a simple marketing plan: viral marketing, public relations, and a great website. But a sequence of extraordinary events changed everything.
I know, I know. There are at least a dozen good topics from all your responses for this week’s blog. But I can’t help it – we had such a great time at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach this weekend that I have to tell you about it.