In the latest official Tesla blog post, George Blankenship, Tesla's vice president of worldwide sales and ownership experience has got some fresh Model S numbers for us. Specifically, the company has now made 100 production Model S vehicles, with 74 of those destined for reservation holders. The rest, Blankenship writes, are "being used for test drive cars, in-store displays, engineering tests and for service team training. We plan to continue to increase production in the upcoming weeks."
There is a lot of military logic to getting off oil. Just ask James Woolsey (or many, many others). So, it also makes some sense to have military veterans build electric cars in the U.S., and that's just what Tesla Motors is doing as it staffs up its Fremont, CA plant to produce the Model S.