Doctors may not make many house calls anymore, but Tesla Motors
believes an at-home service is just the ticket for its pricey electric cars
. The company recently announced a new Tesla
Mobile Service Rangers
program that makes getting the recommended annual service or any other repairs
taken care of an effortless event. The Rangers (no word on if they wear brightly colored outfits and/or morph) have the ability to diagnose problems remotely before driving their service vehicles to where the Roadsters are. Tesla says that Roadster owners and cues from "pioneering retailers" like Zappos and Geek Squad helped develop the Rangers idea. At some point in the future, the Ranger service will be available wherever Roadsters are sold.
The service isn't cheap – it costs $1 per round-trip mile with a minimum charge of $100 – but if you can afford the car in the first place, then it shouldn't be too big of a hardship. We don't have the heart to calculate the cost for "Roadster owners in Honolulu, Anchorage, Banff and other locations", which Tesla's press release
states can now have peace of mind. It might just be cheaper to buy two Roadsters in case one of them breaks.
[Source: Tesla Motors