Top Best a’ Tesla: thank you gifts, swimming, add-ons & up-sells

TopBestaTeslaThe top best stories around Telsa Motors this week are swimmingly good, with thank you gifts arriving, Tesla S’ amphibian qualities, new after market add-ons and new marketing.

Model 3 reservation holders are reporting starting to receive the ‘thank you’ gift which is a thank you note with Tesla 3 design sketches.

Elon Musk Tweeted although it is not recommended a Tesla S can swim through a flooded tunnel. Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time, thrusting via wheel rotation.

Southern California-based Tesla tuner Unplugged Performance has released a new front fascia and spoiler to make the older Model S sedans look a little more like the newer ones for $2,995.

Tesla’s is now selling a Model S Integrated Center Console ($1250) with an optional  Quick Connection Phone Dock as an aftermarket add-on. It features retractable rear cup holders that can hold up to two standard cups. The separate phone dock kit sells for $50. The kit allows you to blind holster your smartphone quickly and securely. The kit contains a universal docking base, both Lightning and Micro-USB cables, and guides for iPhone® 6/6s and 6/6s Plus.

Panasonic is “gearing up for significant growth” at the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada. It will host a special invitation-only hiring event there for “positions in advanced manufacturing”

Tesla will be displaying and selling cars in Nordstrom Stores, starting the store at the Grove in Los Angeles.

Tesla recently achieved a production rate of 2,000 vehicles per week for the first time that equals an annualized rate of 104,000 cars.

“I don’t understand why people attack this car. It is made in America, by Americans. It is built local. You know we are becoming like the British — we like failures more than we reward success,” Jay Leno said to Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money.

Telsa Motors is emailing Telsa 3 reservation holders asking them to test out he lower cost Model S 60.

Hello xxx,

We are thrilled to have just launched the new Model S 60 and as a valued model 3 reservation holder I wanted to personally reach out to invite you to University Town Center Showroom to experience Model S 60 and 60D. It is a wonderful opportunity to get into a custom designed Tesla with payments starting at $667/mth before gas and tax incentive savings. Depending on your current vehicle trade-in value the monthly payment could be even lower.

We know how excited you are to receive your Model 3 and wanted to ensure you had the chance to work with myself and our team to explore the options of getting into a Tesla even sooner. Please let me know if I can arrange a test drive experience for you or answer any questions. We would also be happy to review your current trade-in options as well.

We are here to help you build your dream car and continue our mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport. Please feel free to reach our UTC Showroom Manager, xxx, at xxx or call