This is good news if true!
We can only hope.
I wonder where they got "VIN lookups ... show that sequential VINs up #1134 have been registered with NHTSA so far."
Didn't Elon say 1500 for September before as part of the ramp?
Elon said 1500 produced, not 1500 delivered; big difference.
Vin 1134 = hell, it's just them confirming that it truly is production 1134!
very sharp eye there
If true it would seem they have started the upward part of the curve. Great news. :)
How do you determine how your reservation number compares to VIN/production number. I am a Model S owner, reserved on 3/31/2016, live in Houston Texas and have a reservation number rn107032346
@Joelj, The two are not related, your reservation number is essentially a random number assigned to you when you made you reservation. You won't get a vin number until you configure and confirm your order.
I like to listen to workshops while I drive and have hundreds recorded. Will the Model 3 be able to connect to my iPod, IPad and iPhone? I would like my phone to connect via Bluetooth. Peace, Vince
As an owner, you're almost at the beginning of the line. At one point, Tesla said that 7% of reservations were from owners, so if your reserved just before the reveal (when there were 115,000 reservations), there might be 8000 owners in front of you. If you assume that half those were overseas, there might be 4000 owners in front of you. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of US regional preference going on, but being in Houston you might be in front of a few east coast owners, so guess maybe 500 - putting about 3500 owners in front of you.
Tesla expects to be building 5000 Model 3's a week by the end of the year, and maybe 5000 a month in October. You might expect delivery within a couple of weeks of the beginning of the Owner deliveries, if you want the long-range battery and PUP..
" At one point, Tesla said that 7% of reservations were from owners,"
What they said was that only 7% of reservations came from people who had previously contacted Tesla. Meaning, I am lead to believe, test drivers, mailing lists, forum members, etc. Not all of those get priority.
Thank you kindly.
Actually the quote was (May 4, 2016 earnings call)
" In terms of your first question on whether or not the reservation orders, this was their first interaction with Tesla, just about 93% of the reservation holders, this is their first interaction with Tesla. "
"If 93% are new to Tesla, 7% of the reservation holders are Tesla owners."
Sounds like we're both right...
Re swanson21... this news seems a bit "suspicious" or else a well timed joke (for those who don't get it, key 1134 into an old-fashioned pocket calculator and turn it upside down).
My iPhone 7 is ‘old fashioned’ ?