It seems an appropriate metaphor for the recent developments at Tesla, ironically, as the company seems unable to just pick a direction and stick to it.
When I posted my previous missive re: Tesla's sudden store closures and price cuts, I thought we'd end up revisiting the topic at some point... I just didn't realize it would come so soon. But it didn't take long for reality to cause whiplash in Elon's abrupt decision to leave retail.
as was widely reported and expected. Tesla, seemingly oblivious to this séquelle, then just as abruptly was like, "Oh hey, yeah... uh... nevermind, for now."
Are there any adults still working at the company?
So it appears that -- FOR NOW -- the Ross Park Mall location will remain open.
Visit it while you can and please don't provoke the staff with questions about their jobs and what the company is doing. They don't need to be reminded of the stress and it's not like anyone knows anyway!
Tesla's latest blog post suggests that some locations will remain open longer than other, depending on how effective they are... whatever that means. And they've halved the recent price cuts to fund the stores.
Simon Property Group (the owners of the mall) are planning an extensive renovation of that entire chunk of the property. They have made several proposals to Ross Township and all of them would require the removal of the current chargers, as I interpret the site plan. Whether or not those chargers are reinstalled... well.. no idea.
Maybe we'll get some clarification of what the hell is going on in Elon's head later this week at the Model Y unveiling. Speaking of which-- I'm still excited about what the Model Y will bring, but I'm certainly not sending any money to Tesla to get in line when they're operating so erratically. I mean, I think the 3 rollout demonstrates that reservations are completely useless anyway-- but that's another conversation entirely.
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