There's been a lot of excitement over the new dual-motor version of the Model S (especially the P85D which goes 0-60mph in a lightning 3.2 seconds). However, some Model S owners are unhappy they they took delivery just a few weeks ago without the Autopilot sensors and it appears like it's not retrofittable.
From Slashgear: "Tesla will open its first battery-swap station within the next few months, the electric car company has confirmed to SlashGear, offering drivers of the Model S a ninety second way to 'refuel' their cars."
IHS technology is in the process of tearing apart a Model S to do a complete cost analysis (see article link for more details). They state "The cost structure of the electronics, the use of large displays in the cabin, the touch-screen-based controls, the mobile microchips—everything in this design makes the Tesla experience more like a media tablet or high-end smartphone than a traditional automobile. It’s like looking at the components from the latest mobile device from an Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy product. When it comes to the user-facing segment of the Model S’s electronics, the company has radically departed from business-as-usual in the automotive market."
Telsa could face ban on vehicle sales in Michigan.