Tesla is at an incredibly important juncture in its development. They have designed, engineered and begun to deliver an almost universally praised, revolutionary, landmark vehicle-- the first no-compromise EV. They have overcome manufacturing, supplier, and quality ramp-up issues, and bravely faced up the the self-serving and anti-competitive NADA.
What is the biggest thing they need to be concerned about now? Cash. Cold, hard cash. Cash to buy parts, pay their heroically hard-working people, complete the Model X, and research and develop the Gen III. Cash to repay the DOE loan, EARLY, and silent the carping critics.
All of us in this community have a huge stake in this enterprise, not just because we want to own great cars, but because we want to move our world forward to sustainable personal transportation. We are pioneers, early adopters, even zealots. Many of us are also shareholders in TSLA. But what more could we do to dramatically enhance Tesla Motor's security and momentum?
We can pay it forward.
If ten thousand of us Model S and Model X reservation holders simply sent Tesla an average of $10,000 of our due balance on our cars NOW, we would improve Tesla's cash position by ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS immediately!
I have $25,000 of our Model S due balance sitting in a bank account that I will send to Tesla without any pre-condition or quid pro quo, as soon as someone from Tesla contacts me to accept my offer and tells me how and where to send it.
I hasten to clarify that this is my own idea, not suggested, prompted, or encouraged by anyone else, especially not at Tesla. This is an attempt at grass-roots vote of confidence for a team of humans I believe are doing something critical for humanity.
Who is with me?
Salt Spring Island, BC
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