Lets be honest, the whole thing is silly. Anyone buying a Tesla in Deutschland doesn't need a gubmint subsidy. This is just another of Tesla's PR fights, and one that won't end well for them. Deutschlanders don't want model S strippers. They're arguing themselves into a corner.@ Mister Dave From what the article reveals, Tesla was probably trying to game the system. It will be interesting to see whether or not Tesla does in fact build the Model S stripped of the "Comfort Package" for the German market. If there is no supporting documentation from Tesla, then they deserve what happens. Where are the ethics in this world???