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It's Time to Build Your Model S

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  • edited November -1
    Any news for the European reservation holders?
    I got the #691 number...
  • edited November -1
    @Peter Spirgel is there a place on-line you are checking? I only have the paperwork and last I checked, Tesla doesn't have access to my desk drawer to change it. Can you share were you are finding it if you are looking on-line?
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    Peter Spirgel | AUGUST 16, 2012
    I just checked my MVPA and my estimated delivery date now says Nov 2012 - Dec 2012! When I locked in my configuration, it said Sept. 2012. I'm S620. This is not a good sign that things are on schedule or that Tesla will deliver anywhere near 5,000 cars this year.

    I am P600 and signed my MVPA on 8/3/12. That MVPA showed a Nov 2012 delivery. Today I added Sound Studio Pkg. and had to redo the MVPA. Now I show a Nov/Dec 2012 delivery. I was assured by the Tesla advisor that my place in line had not changed and the delay in delivery is due to a slow down in production for quality control.
  • edited November -1
    When Tesla recently disclosed to the financial community that their initial production rates will be slower than expected, I read an article said Tesla plans to ramp up production more than expected to compensate so they can achieve the 5000 units committed for the year. One article even stated the assembly line is capable of producing 30,000 units per year. If they feel confident about hitting the 30,000/yr switch in November, they can produce 5,000 units in two months.
  • edited November -1
    <a href="http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1078033_strong-demand-may-see-tesla-model-s-production-rise-to-30000-units-annually">Strong Demand May See Tesla Model S Production Rise To 30,000 Units Annually</a>
  • edited November -1
    I am P3030 and got my 'Time to Build' email on 8/14. Submitted my MVPA today. Expected delivery date Dec/Jan! I ordered a Model S Performance w/black exterior, black leather, silver 21 inch wheels, and all the options except child seat. Also plan to get snow tires on factory 19 inch wheels to drive year-round here in Minnesota!
  • edited November -1
    <i> Schlermie | August 16, 2012
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    If they feel confident about hitting the 30,000/yr switch in November, they can produce 5,000 units in two months.

    Assuming the Sigs and SSLs and Founders and demos done by Nov. 1, that would leave about 3600 to do in 2 months, not 5,000.
  • edited November -1
    <i>Any news for the European reservation holders? I got the #691 number...</i> (vermaut_xavier)

    This is the latest info we have:
    http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/european-delivery-when-how
  • edited November -1
    @Volker.Berlin : Access denied for me... :(

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    >Thanks

    But the link to submit the error (http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/contact) is not working either... :(
  • edited November -1
    @vermaut_xavier
    ask Tesla to unlock you for privat marked fora
    they are only open for reservation holders
  • edited November -1
    @Norbert.Vienna
    Thanks, Norbert!
    Any idea to which email address this request may be sent?
    I can't find an appropriate one on the Tesla website...
  • edited November -1
    I think in the long run, I'd rather have them take their time and get things right rather than rush and have problems down the road. If I were in the position of having to wait another month or two from what I was initially expecting, I guess I'd be relieved to know that they want to deliver the best possible product. I don't know how far people need to travel in order to get the car serviced/fixed/updated, but for me, that is a huge incentive for Tesla to get it right the first time.
  • edited November -1
    @vermaut_xavier
    just take the address from european sales
    in UK they are very helpfull
  • edited November -1
    <i>But the link to submit the error (http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/contact) is not working either...</i> (vermaut_xavier)

    It has been like this for months now. Priority is on the cars, and rightfully so, but it's still a shame that they can't even fix the links that are supposed to help when everything else fails.
  • edited November -1
    @vermaut_xavier

    Try the TMC site you may find more info there.


    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/forumdisplay.php/73-Model-S
  • edited November -1
    We are P7351 and when I told the TM guy at the the evnet in Austin on Thursday that I was hoping for an April delevery he told me I was being too conservative and that it was probably more like end of February. Dont want to get my hopes up but that would be great by us.
  • edited November -1
    I hope that's not because people are dropping their reservations in huge numbers such taht P7351 is really the 2000th car.

    Actually, I hope they don't rush and then end up having to do a massive recall. There's a balance to be struck on ramping production on such a new vehicle, from a new company. I trust the drive train to have been figured out, but the basic body panel, framing, and interior stuff I do worry about. I don't want to be chasing squeaks and leaks two years after delivery! I'm P3883.
  • edited November -1
    I'm just hoping that the body panel gap & flush have been sorted out, since I ordered a white car. The betas have had really poor gap consistency and some issues with flush fit, and that's still in evidence on some of the Founders cars I've seen in photos and in person. On the other hand, the two recent-production cars that were at the Palo Alto event recently seemed to be much better in this regard. I did spot a flush issue with the trunk, but that was on one of the two black cars, and I'm not sure if it was the newer one or the older one.

    One of the Tesla folks said that the cars coming off the line at the time were even better than the ones that were at the event, which were by then a week old.

    I almost ordered the dark blue because it hides these issues well. I'm taking it on faith that Tesla will not deliver an ill-fitting car after Elon's comments on the conference call about wanting the car to be so precise that you could use it as a measurement reference.
  • edited November -1
    I didn't see any major problems with fit and finish in the Dallas event. They looked much better than some of the earlier pictures.
  • edited November -1
    Does that mean they will modify the fit of cars that were already delivered? Seems like a lot of work!
  • edited November -1
    Sounds unlikely. Which would mean that in a few months the Founders' Series will be the MSes with the poorest fit'n'finish on the road. A noble sacrifice!
  • edited November -1
    Anyone who is a founder and is unhappy with the fit and finish will just sell the current one and purchase a new one. None of them are short of cash.
  • edited November -1
    <i>Anyone who is a founder and is unhappy with the fit and finish will just sell the current one and purchase a new one. None of them are short of cash.</i> (jerry3)

    Even if they were. There is a certain possibility that a founder's model would sell for more than a new one, regardless of fit and finish.
  • edited November -1
    I'm #3995.

    Just got my "It's Time to Build Your Model S" email. I'm #3995.

    Based on all the chatter on this site on production pace, I'm a bit nervous that Tesla is just moving up the "finalize your order" email, but not stepping up production at relative rate. That would be a tad consumer unfriendly.

    I could have sworn the previous time from "build yours" email to delivery expectation was 2 months; it now appears closer to 4-5 months (forum members quote a Dec/Jan delivery date after having finalized orders in the last wek). That feels a bit as though Tesla is driving people to commit now, without more confidence on delivery.... perhaps doing so to ensure that people don't cancel?

    I hope not.
  • edited November -1
    Doogue,

    More likely it's so that they can have the correct mix of components on hand when it comes time to build.
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