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As I just posted on TMC: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/show...-low-cost-ESS-repairs-etc?p=834372#post834372

Basically: for ANY roadster battery repairs, they don't even open the battery pack, but drop it and return it to California to be repaired by a specialist team .. this appears to be on a global scale, Roadster batteries from Europe will take longer to fix due to shipping time - aircargo is not an option.

He said "Tesla want to support loyal Roadster owners" and he has noticed a significant reduction in the cost of ESS repairs to under $2000 normally, often less (and much lower than when repaired locally at normal labour rates).

In 3 weeks in Florida, mainly Miami area, the most EV's spotted were by far Tesla Model S (I gave up mentally counting (as yerdo :) after 60+ but other EV's / Hybrids spotted on a totally unscientific basis (as we mainly cycled around Miami beach area).
2. Prius: ~ 50
3. Volts: ~ 20
4. (Big surprise) Fisker karma's: 3 !! .. these look better in the flesh than pictures, low long and actually very cool
5. i3's: 3 (2 as part of BMW sponsored 'Design Miami' )
6. i8's: 2 as part of BMW sponsored 'Design Miami'
7. Tesla Roadsters: Disappointingly , 1 (and that was a PX at the Tesla centre)
8. Leaf: Disappointingly , 0 .. no idea why, maybe no leaf dealer in Miami-dade ?

I stress this is a totally unscientific EV spot (amongst the other 99% of heavy metal).
 

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I'll be in the Miami area in late January and I don't even count Prius...

I'll have to remember to reply to this thread with a count when I get there.

@Mark Sanders were you predominantly in Miami or Miami Beach?

Also, just realized that I did a Model S test drive from that location when I visited my sister (same January visit next year) two years ago,
 

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Miami is hosting an Art and design festival ATM, BMW are major sponsors (eased out Audi).
From a European perspective, these shows are amazingly well sponsored and promoted (but content is rather weak :rolleyes: )
 
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