I spent a good half hour with the salesperson on the Tesla S. She tells me they are planning to come out with a lease option soon, early 2013. She also told me the batteries carry an 8 year warranty. She claimed that the even after many years of use, the batteries will retain 95% of their charge so the range will not be compromised.
Now if all this is indeed tru then the car is an easy dcision. If there is a lease offered, the residual % will be very telling.
I liked the outside of the car more than the inside. I think that huge screen in the middle of the dash is distracting. Shutting the door on the Tesla does not make as satisfying a noise as the F10. Maybe it was the color scheme or the materials used but I could not warm up to the interior of the car.
Btw, if anyone cares, they hand out the coolest crayon to the kids....