What recall? Tesla recasts Model S problems as mere updates TechHive

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What recall? Tesla Model S problems as mere

DETROIT— Tesla’s booth at the American International Auto (NAIAS) Detroit Auto is small: A tiny corner lot the aisle from German Mercedes-Benz and Audi. Only cars are on display: Two Model S’s sporting a ski rack) and a Model S For the press conference, Tesla has a modest stage and set up two video

It’s nothing like the press conferences, which acrobatic shows, celebrities, and to accommodate the press. But everyone is crowded around, sitting on the and pushing through the throng to see Tesla, the little boutique car start-up from Silicon will announce.

Jerome Guillen, Tesla’s president of worldwide sales and takes the stage. Guillen off praising the Model S. with its safety rating and no serious (no casualties) to date, even Model S drivers have over 168 million miles. He how Model S sales have off: In Q4 of 2013, the company almost 7,000 vehicles, 20 higher than its sales

Guillen also pointed out the for Model S even in colder because people appreciate the to pre-heat the vehicle. He mentions the Model S is the best-selling car in Norway, a that “knows something winter.” This could be an response to last February’s surrounding a New York Times disappointing cold-weather experience a Model S.

Guillen said the company to expand and grow “recklessly” in doubling retail and service worldwide. The company will continue to expand its Supercharger which currently consists of 80 charging stations around the that are free to Tesla “As you can see, we’ve almost the cross-country Supercharger network,” says, motioning to a map that a series of red dots traveling the U.S. “Soon, people be able to drive across the for free.”

Image: Sarah Jacobsson

No big announcements, but still plenty of journalists, at the Tesla booth at

Guillen opens the floor to That’s right: no big announcement, no new concept, no Model X prototype we saw last year. Anyway, wants to ask questions about the recent recall.

Last Tesla announced that it was Model S customers with new and a firmware update to prevent and fire. While Tesla say the word “recall,” the National Traffic Safety Administration called it one. Guillen stumbles over the word. all of the affected cars have the update,” he says. “But is it a if you don’t physically recall

I wouldn’t call it a recall, I call it an over-the-air update.” Tesla, whatever you say.


Jacobsson Purewal. TechHive

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