Experienced car companies spend over $1 billion to develop a new platform. Tesla tried to do it for $400 million.
1.) Kwality problems, safety recalls, failed production launch.
2.) In the end they will spend MORE than a billion. Tesla is planning to spend over $200 million CAPEX in 2013 most of it to tool the model S. The car is in production but it costs too much to build.
This is a scam. Elon is on an ego trip. Tesla is selling cars below total cost and posting losses.
(( $755 per tyre according to the Tesla forum ))
1.) I heard $375 per tire, so I assume your price is for a pair of rear tires.
2.) This problem is showing up on the 21" wheels. Tesla charges $4,500 for the upgrade to 21" tires, that is almost pure profit (*). So far Tesla has shurgged off the tire problem and that might convince people to save the $4,500 and avoid the tire wear issue.
(*) Telsa longs are so rabid that they think my observation about selling highly profitable wheels is a slight against Tesla. The fact is that selling a wheel upgrade for 4,500 is great for tesla at least until they have to buy the car back.
"Kwality problems, safety recalls, failed production launch" is the Volt car( and soon to be ELR); you are on the wrong message board.
A tire alignment is nothing; try fixing a sub par 34 mile range, that oil leak in the driveway, and Akerson's stupid vision of what an EV should be.
I really fell bad for you. I totally understand your constant loathing of Tesla and actually think the stock is quite "Pricey" at these levels. I even think Elon talks alot of junk at times and says stuff that i just shake my head at, but.........
Your constant reaching for issues that are not issues is just crazy. Model S's tire wear issue is identical to Porsche, BMW, Audi. They ALL put way more camber/toe in the rear to give the cars superior handling in the corners. That is one of my biggest complaints about my BMW.
They even do it in their stations wagons. I recently helped a lady on the interstate with her BMW Wagon that had totally worn out the inside of the rear tires and I laughed because she said the BMW Dealer told her that was the way they are set up. A Station Wagon with 2% camber.... It's crazy.
Easy go read the Edmond blog on the tire issue and look at the pictures. these guys are experts with all types of cars and they say they have not seen anything like this. Then go to the Tesla forums and read all the other stories of the tire issue. If you still think this normal than go buy a Tesla and and a tire tread guage and be prepared to shell out for tires.