Model S

Reservation to delivery time

edited November -1 in Model S
Made a reservation for a Performance S, 85kwh, with all except the rear seats & body armor, Blk/Bld with 21" grays. What has been the time from reservation to delivery?
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  • edited November -1
    If you just reserved you are probably looking at c. 9 months
  • If you are Australian, probably a year plus /:-(
  • edited November -1
    I'm in NY, and hoping for a 2013 late summer/early fall delivery. Wishful thinking? Got my fingers crossed! :)
    Reserved 12/07/12.
  • edited November -1
    I was told by Tesla that they intend to deliver every car reserved by 12/31 and finalized within 4 weeks by the end of summer. I'm not saying it's true, but it's what I was told...
  • edited November -1
    jb;
    What's your res #?
  • edited November -1
    My reservation sequence number is 15,867.
  • edited November -1
    I just reserved yesterday, # 16,155 - wasn't expecting delivery in 2013, but that would be great if so.
  • edited November -1
    If Tesla is telling me that all current reservation holders will be asked to finalize by the end of January, and it appears that at least 3000 will be delivered by end of year, there are maybe 8-10,000 cars ahead of you that won't have canceled or deferred. Even if you assume that Europe and Canada get 25% of all future production, I think you're still looking at 5-7 months.
  • edited November -1
    Also, I was told no matter what I did (in terms of cancel/re-reserve), I'd have my car by end of summer.
  • edited November -1
    @riceuguy...thx so much!!!!
    I started to have doubts about reserving my Tesla. I read a few horror stories about wait times being counted as years (instead of months). I'm an 'immediate gratification' kind of person. But, 5-7 months is ok :) I'll just sit and wait with my face pressed against the glass, waiting.
  • edited November -1
    The ones that had multi-year waits made their deposit when the car was virtually a clay model and concept, or they deposited later when the Model S was an early prototype.

    They are the fearless ones with incredible faith, patience and vision. We could not be here without them.
  • edited November -1
    If you check the Tesla Motor Club forums, people with res #'s approaching 12,000 are being asked to finalize. Depending on what model you want (it seems 85 kwh, air suspension is getting priority now), the wait may not be all that long. Maybe 6 months? Let's hope so!
  • edited November -1
    I reserved at the beginning of October and Tesla just gave me a delivery estimate of Feb/Mar for my finalized car. Even the end of March would be less than 6 months, but we'll see what really happens.
  • edited November -1
    That is possible. Reservations have been growing faster than deliveries, so people reserving now will probably have a longer wait than you.
  • edited November -1
    I reserved mine in late September (#12,550) ans received my invitation to configure yesterday, 12/20/12. Looks they are ramping up!
  • GLOGLO
    edited November -1
    2 years...P3534
  • edited November -1
    I reserved in April '12 (9318) and was told at that time to expect a car in April/May 2013, but I am now told I will have it before then end of January. I think wait times will stay under 6 months and they will build closer to 30k cars in 2013.
  • edited November -1
    <i> nickjhowe | December 21, 2012
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    That is possible. Reservations have been growing faster than deliveries, so people reserving now will probably have a longer wait than you.

    No, that doesn't follow. The production rate divided into the reservation # spread is the relevant number. If, say, 2K cars are being produced a month, the current average range subtracted from the latest #, divided by 2,000 should give the months delay. I doubt that is more than 4 or 5 right now.
  • edited November -1
    I.e., most of his wait since Apr. '12 was during a period of very low or no production, so all that is eliminated for new purchasers.
  • edited November -1
    @Brian H - by definition, as soon as reservations rates are higher than delivery rates then times will extend - excluding very long times that us early reservers had. If I reserve today and it is a 6 month wait, and reservation rates are higher than deliveries then in two months time wait times will increase. (excluding cancelations)
  • KozKoz
    edited November -1
    @nickjhowe

    Your point assumes a static production rate. Future production rates need to stay below net reservation rates for wait times to continue to increase.
  • edited November -1
    Errr, yeah.
  • drpdrp
    edited November -1
    Jrettinger

    I reserved in [email protected] and got an email to configure on Tues the 18th. The note said that I would receive a confirmation email to sign in one business day. Today is Sunday and no email yet. I had been communicating with with someone at Tesla and they said they have a slew of paperwork to respond to with regard to that email and it should be here by the end of the day Friday, two days ago. Likely now delayed due to the holidays. I was #11878 and 85performance, gray with gray wheels, pano, everything but the sound and rear seats. Have you received the email with the finalized paperwork to sign and return?

    John
  • edited November -1
    I am #12136 and I did get the email with the paperwork one day after I finalized my configuration. Are you sure you used your regular email account? There are others on this board who did not have their correct email address when they finalized and they had to chase their paperwork as well.
  • drpdrp
    edited November -1
    Yes I did talk to some one who is a specialist there and he said they were busy but my request was still in my box so I guess they did get it. I just shot him another email just to be sure. I would want to fall behind. On the other hand, it will be nice to keep it out of the first winter!
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