Invitation to Configure

Invitation to Configure

For those of you keeping track, I got my email today.

Res# RN318184



This happened a little quicker than I thought.

gibren | January 29, 2013

BYT, that Signature sounds sweet. I am sure my wife would be jealous too. She is happy with her Nissan Leaf that she is driving. Once she gets a hold of this Model S then she may want to way! Ha ha.

hsadler | January 29, 2013

@gibren 'I also just calculated that Tesla has invited at least 3000 people to configure their Model S's in just two weeks. That is quick. Make of it what you will.'

If all of them Finalize, that means $15 million in non refundable deposits. Makes for a good financial report.

ghillair | January 29, 2013

The number of invitations to finalize was totally expected. When the US price increase effect Jan 1st was announced. Tesla said that anyone reserving by Dec 31 whould get the 2012 price. However they also said that all 2012 reservations (US) would be invited to finalize by the end of January and would have to finalize within four weeks our they would not get the 2012 price.

Therefor by the end of February all US 2012 will be finalized or subject to the new price.

For the 2013 reservation holders, just because people that reserved a week or two before you are being invited to configure does not mean that your invite will be coming soon. They have the Canadian non Sig to do and the Europeans that will be done at least along with the 2013 US and maybe before they start them.

isom | January 29, 2013

Invited today to finalize at 12:23PM MST. Res #17,434. Reserved Dec. 30. Still debating on Performance or Non.

19" wheels, Grey on Grey, dual chargers, rear seats, HPWC.

Brian H | January 29, 2013

Invite her to share the back seat with you for an hour or two, and she may like it better. ;)

gibren | January 30, 2013

ghillair, I understand your point about Canadian and Euro cars. Or maybe, Tesla is just trying to catch up on all reservations outstanding to see what to build and when. Who knows? Elon! Anyone invited to configure today?

gibren | January 30, 2013

I just read another forum and it seems as though Tesla has invited all 2012 reservation holders to configure by Jan.31 to get the 2012 pricing. I am not sure what they are planning for those that have reserved after the Dec.31 cutoff. If anyone gets a invite to configure who reserved after Dec.31, please let us know. thanks.

sagebrushnw | January 30, 2013

#17,798 Reserved 12/31...invited to finalize @ 1:02 PM PST. Not ready. Whoa!

kback | January 30, 2013

Reservation #17,950 - just received request to configure. I didn't put deposit down till mid-January - missed the price increase:-( Surprising they're asking me to configure already! Can't wait for my Model S, though I'm tempted to delay just to see if an AWD is announced - would definitely prefer that!

eDave | January 30, 2013

Just got my "Invitation to Configure" today as well (RN324328/17,792). Waaaay earlier than I thought. (I just reserved in late December).

Given that I'm +3000 past Stuart and others in the sequence, how is it possible that I get my invitation already?!?!?

gibren | January 30, 2013

Wow, kbackman that was quick for you. I reserved on Jan.21 and #18515. Hoping to hear soon. I don't know how they are picking those to configure. Maybe it has something to do with what is saved in our Garage? IDK

negarholger | January 30, 2013

I am thinking they are just working through the backlog. Best for Tesla would be to invite right after you make your reservation. You can configure any time when you are ready (price increase was a special situation), but Tesla gets the firm orders as soon as possible. Or they even completely go away from reservations for the MS and jump straight to final orders.

gibren | January 31, 2013

Some people have been invited to configure and they reserved after Jan.1. They are probably trying to catch up to all reservation holders at this point.

sshrivas | February 1, 2013

My RN is 18,750 and was really hoping to get caught in this wave of invites. Things seemed to have slowed down in last day or two, haven't seen any updates on new invites.

gibren | February 1, 2013

Has anyone been invited to configure in last two days?

gibren | February 2, 2013

This thread went very quiet in past two days. Any invites?

ghillair | February 2, 2013

Tesla said that any 2012 US reservation would be asked to configured in Jan and had to finalize within four weeks in order to get the 2012 price.

That has been done, they also have start asking the Europeans to configure.

This will likely cause a production backlog well into April or May. So there maybe no more config notices for at least a couple of weeks maybe longer.

Just my guess.

gibren | February 2, 2013

That kinda sucks since my number of 18,515 is only a couple of hundred away from the invite! I will wait. Thanks

Kevin | February 3, 2013

Reservation #18,115

Asked to configure on 1/30/13. After I completed the configuration I went down to the tesla store to schedule a test drive. While there I discussed the production lead times with the sales rep and she said they are filling all the 85kwh battery orders first. That is how the factory is setup at this time. I also called corporate because I wanted to add the panoramic sunroof and it seems once the order is submitted to factory it may be difficult to change or add to the order. They told me to expect my car this month. I am expecting a call tomorrow to see if I can add the sunroof. I will keep you all posted. I'm selling three vehicles just so I can purchase this one.

Mliss | February 3, 2013

RN322456 (Sequence 16,635) Checking in. Received invite to configure on 1/23/2013 (about 9 months earlier than I expected) completed paperwork within 2 days.

Black Solid Paint
All Glass Panoramic Roof
Carb Fiber Spoiler
21" Silver Wheels
Black Perf Interior
Carbon Fiber Decor
85 kWh Battery
Tech + Sound + Active Air Suspension + Parcel
Twin Charge + High Power Wall Connector + Supercharging Hardware

** Question ** Do they send out the wall charging unit before the vehicle ships?

Brian H | February 3, 2013

The HPWC has been only recently available, and backorders are being filled. Doubtful, but possible, they might be caught up to the point of shipping it early for you. If Solar City is installing it for you, they will set up an interim solution till the unit comes in.

dsm764 | February 4, 2013

Just got my invitation to finalize a few minutes ago

Res Number 18,310

reserved on 1/15/13

wbcereza | February 4, 2013

Just got my invitation to finalize.

Res# 18507

Reserved 1/21/2013

sshrivas | February 4, 2013

@wbcereza, @dsm764 - Congratulations. I'm Res# 18750 and hope I get that magical email soon. Anticipation building up.

EV1 FL | February 4, 2013

18240 finalized I think it helps to have your car configured.
It is odd saying final and not being given a due date.

awaite | February 4, 2013

Reserved on 1/12/13, RN 18,217, invited to finalize today, 2/4 .

kevonandmarion | February 4, 2013

Reserved on 1/21/13, RN 18,503, invited to finalize today.

brianw31 | February 4, 2013

I was reservation #8896 and was asked to confirm the end of November. I was hoping that they would fix the power folding mirror issue and a few other things so I cancelled and re-reserved 12/31. I figured with a reservation almost 9,000 higher, there'd stand a chance of product improvement. Think again. 1 month later and they're asking to confirm. They were quite clear that no further improvements for this year. Seems like they're locking people in (maybe the 85kw models) very early. I don't have a fleet, and my car is getting to the end of my life with it, so I'll have to pick something else... the A7 TDI is looking good. Apparently the tesla is not meant to be.

Brian H | February 4, 2013

High VIN for today: 18,507 - wbcereza.

Brian H | February 4, 2013

Corr: high res. # for today is 18,507, wbcereza.

dave.w.finn | February 5, 2013

Invited to configure last night.

reservation 1/17/2013
reservation sequence # 18,365

gibren | February 5, 2013

Sequence #18,515 and asked to configure last night also. Yay! That only took 2 weeks from reservation to configure. Quicker than anticipated.

Going to pick 85k battery, Grey with black leather, Pano roof, tech., sound, active air suspension, 19" wheels, twin chargers.

sshrivas | February 5, 2013

Just received invitation to configure (2/5) Res #18750, reserved on 1/28.
60k, white, tan leather, Active Air, 19", Tech Package, Obeche Wood Gloss

myc | February 5, 2013

Just received invitation to configure, res# 18767, reserved on 1/29.

kback | February 5, 2013

I'm #17,950 and got my invitation to configure on January 30, so I'm not sure they're strictly following numerical order. I was surprised to get it, and I too am not quite ready. I have a current lease (on an Infiniti M37x for those interested) that's not done till November. I don't know if I can wait that long!

dave.w.finn | February 5, 2013

Sold my MB and ready today for delivery.
85k, blue, tan, active air, 19", tech package.
My wife and I are excited to say the least.
Dave | February 5, 2013

#18197, got my configure email Feb 4.

gregv64 | February 5, 2013

@kbackman: 17,950 on January 30 is right in line with the other reported finalize dates in numerical order.

kback | February 5, 2013


Thanks for the info. Any idea when the actual delivery would be for cars finalized now?

TESLAOWNR | February 5, 2013

Configure email today!! #18751

Brian H | February 5, 2013

Have you explored selling your lease?

joshmaru | February 8, 2013

Reservation #18,974 placed on Feb 5th.
Received email to configure Feb 8th.

3 days?

Does this sound right?

gibren | February 8, 2013

joshmaru, looks like Tesla is almost catching up to all reservation holders now. Now, it depends on what you configure, as to when the car may be built and delivered. I have heard any 85 or 60 battery with air suspension is being built quickly. So go with the air susp. for the quicker build time:). And, congrats by the way to one step closer. I finalized of Feb 5 for 85kwh and air susp. plus other goodies. Can't wait.

kevonandmarion | February 8, 2013

Josh you are one lucky man