Reading the VIN

Reading the VIN

So I've got my VIN and my Model S is waiting for me to pick up.

I saw at some point on here someone define the VINs. I tried to volkerize it but had no luck.

Anybody know how to read the VIN to confirm like Performance, Battery size etc?


nickjhowe | February 22, 2013
james | February 22, 2013

Thanks heaps!!!!

bsimoes | February 22, 2013

Very timely post! I, too, would like to know this! I was promised by my latest DS that my car would not be entering production until at least March. On a whim, I called anyway. Turns out that the car is built and being shipped to Boston. There has been no contact by this particular DS except when I called to see if I could be switched back to my original one who was so proactive and helpful. Like so many others, I am not pleased with "the personal delivery experience" so far.

I do want to make sure that the VIN matches what I ordered. There have been some disasterous tales on this forum. Being I live so far from any service, it's not like I can just drop it by if there are issues.

As an up-side, I just called my insurance that I have a VIN. She told me that my insurance would only be

bsimoes | February 22, 2013

Somehow the last part got cut off. The difference in insurance from my 2011 Prius to the 2013 Tesla will be less than eight dollars every six months. I was pleasantly shocked. I just checked out the VIN and everything there is accurate. Holy moly, this is really gonna happen! After so many years, it doesn't even feel real.

nickjhowe | February 22, 2013

@bsimoes - welcome to the ranks of the excited!

Brian H | February 23, 2013

So what's your pick up date? (Geez, that sounds risqué!)

bsimoes | February 23, 2013

Funny! I don't know the delivery date; I have yet to be contacted by my DS. If I hadn't have called, I wouldn't have even known that the car was built and ready. They, I assume, are honoring my request to hold off as long as possible--I still have gotten nowhere with the install on the outdoor plug (I started that process before Christmas), say nothing of the power company stringing new lines to the house. I did, however, just realize that there is a 110 plug in the barn that I think will reach and I could attach to through a window. This will be less than ideal, but if they need to deliver it, it is comforting to think that there is some way to get electricity to the car. I hadn't previously considered this as I NEVER park there. The barn has a beautiful slate roof, and when snow lets go, it sounds and looks like an avalanche! With a glass makes me shudder!