Delivery fees for Model 3

Delivery fees for Model 3

$1200 delivery fees for S/X
I met with a couple DS's (delivery specialists) that the process for delivery is half the time for Model 3 compare to higher end S/X.
Therefore, is the delivery half the price or somewhat less expensive??

mntlvr23 | 03. Juli 2017

I think that the charge is more for freight and manpower to move the cars - and not for the hand-off to the buyer. Therefore it should be a bit less expensive (lighter, smaller, more M3 fit on the trains and trucks, etc), but certainly not 1/2.

I would guess that it will be $950

jordanrichard | 04. Juli 2017

Mapowing, I think you don't understand how the fees are determined. It has nothing to do with the length of the process of showing you your car at delivery. A large part of it is shipping and even if one lives just outside the factory, the shipping charge is the same as it is for us on the East coast.

WormtownKris | 04. Juli 2017

Speaking of deliveries, I've been wondering about this topic. Many (most?) automakers send their cars via rail into their destination region, and off-load at large, regional intermodal depots (non-dealer affiliated). From there cars are sometimes detailed and then loaded onto car haulers for the final trek to the auto dealer. Does/will Tesla use these same depot facilities, or are they doing this completely on their own?
In other words, from when the car leaves Fremont till when it arrives at the mall in Wisconsin or Massachusetts or South Carolina, how exactly does it get there? Anyone know?

hsadler | 04. Juli 2017


' A large part of it is shipping and even if one lives just outside the factory, the shipping charge is the same as it is for us on the East coast.'

You forgot to add 'by law'

alphacompton | 05. Juli 2017

Hi can someone clarify for me, I understand there is an additional charge for having a Tesla delivered to you on a flatbed. What I'd like to know is if I'm paying for a delivery charge if I want to pick it up at a Tesla Store/service center? Any experience related to a Model S or Model X is appreciated.

PhillyGal | 05. Juli 2017

Destination charges are charged for new cars by every manufacturer that sells in the US if I'm not mistaken.
It's just that Tesla is very transparent you happen to notice it.

ckharrison10 | 05. Juli 2017

I can't wait for full self-driving to be allowed, and the car can deliver itself from the end of the assembly line to your driveway

dsvick | 05. Juli 2017

@hsadlet - "You forgot to add 'by law'"

There is no legal requirement that delivery fees be the same for everyone. The only thing specified, at least on the federal level, is that the fees be listed as a separate line item on the invoice.

gar1116 | 05. Juli 2017

I think the Tesla 18 wheeler will be Beta tested delivering the M3s across the country.
I really have no idea, but that would be cool.

stevenmaifert | 05. Juli 2017

Delivery fees (destination charges) are not set by law. Many years ago, the auto industry adopted equalized freight charges. What Federal law requires is they be itemized separately on the window sticker (Monroney label). Ref:

ReD eXiLe ms us | 08. Juli 2017

I checked all the likely suspects among direct competitors to the Model ☰ sometime last year. I think only two of them had a Destination Charge/Delivery Fee over $1,000. The most expensive of those was the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, I believe.