There's no doubt that Tesla is delighted with the interest, but the data also raises a few questions. How long will it take for Tesla to fulfill all those extra orders? And will demand keep up when the US' $7,500 EV tax credit (which only applies to the first 200,000 qualifying cars from a brand) runs out? As much as Tesla will likely enjoy having this problem, it won't be so hot if it means that drivers wait months longer and pay more.
@34thrain Maybe 1/4 to 1/2 of what happened. No one at Tesla thought it would be this high before part 2 of the unveil.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 2, 2016
Token of appreciation for those who lined up coming via mail. Thought maybe 20-30 people per store would line up, not 800. Gifts on order.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 2, 2016
This article by Jon Fingas originally ran on Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.