Originally Posted by cgalpin
Gigafactory for batteries, Ex Toyota plant (bought for pennies on the dollar) for the cars. They have been planning of this, but I think the pre-orders are way more than they expected so I am sure it will be slow. I don;t think they have delivered anything on time yet either. Funny story - I have neighbor who bought a model S last year, and about a week ago I saw had an X in the driveway. My wife told me he won it for having the most sales at his work (or that's what I heard her say) but finally caught up with him today to chat. It turns out he won it for having the most model S referrals in NA - 96 of them. So he has a free founders edition X with the dual motor! Bloody hell, time for a test drive! Oh yeah, he also got to go to the unveiling, and put in an order for a model 3 too. I guess I'll be seeing a model 3 sooner than I thought. lol
Yea for the referrals, typically it meant $1k for the referrer and $1k to the referee - in Virginia their state laws couldn't allow the referrer to keep the $1k so your buddy and others in VA used that to get a lot of referrals as the referee got $2k off instead of $1k. More than you all wanted to know probably but cool to know the lead referrer for NA - a free loaded X is a sweet prize.