I know a guy who put a deposit on a new Tesla Model S. Well, okay, I know of a guy who put a deposit on a Tesla Model S.
He’s a friend of my mom, actually, and was in a Bellevue, Wash., shopping mall where the sleek electric sedan sat on display. Immediately stricken, the man wrote a $5,000 check and reserved a Model S of his very own.
That’s the kind of effect a truly revolutionary car will have on people. In fact, this friend is only one of about 10,000 people who have ponied up a deposit on what Tesla hopes is the car that will secure its future.
And it’s arriving a month earlier than planned.