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Why was I born in Canada?

Please, explain to me why this curse fell on me

Your Model 3 Delivery Estimate

Model 3 deliveries are beginning in the US based on whether you are an employee, if you own a Tesla and when you placed your reservation.

RN108121629 made on March 31, 2016

First Production
310 mile range with Rear Wheel Drive
$49,000
Late 2018

Standard Battery
220 mile range with Rear Wheel Drive
$35,000
Late 2018

Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
Choice of 220 or 310 mile range
Late 2018

RN107473488 made on March 31, 2016

First Production
310 mile range with Rear Wheel Drive
$49,000
Late 2018

Standard Battery
220 mile range with Rear Wheel Drive
$35,000
Late 2018

Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
Choice of 220 or 310 mile range
Late 2018

I feel like I have just been cockslapped really, really hard.

Wilber | July 29, 2017

Yikes! that's one hell of a delay! Maybe one more way Tesla is trying to get folks to buy a Model S instead! Maybe it is a computer glitch? If other Canadians chime in and dont have that kind of delay, maybe it is a computer glitch. But if it turns out to be real, if i were you i would phone Tesla or talk to folks in the local showroom to see if there is anyway around this! maybe you can take delivery in the states?

I wish I were Canadian! but if it means a one year delay in my Model 3, then maybe this is the one good thing about remaining in the states all these years!

dchuck | July 29, 2017

Canadian, 03/31 reservation holder, same dates as EVolution.

Two reasons why this might be. One, the US tax credit. two, retooling the model 3 for transport Canada rules.

I know it sucks but take heart, by the end of 2018 you will have your choice of options. AWD, etc.. and all the bugs should be worked out.

Mike83 | July 29, 2017

Doesn't Canada have EV incentives that expire later than the US?

gavinmcc | July 29, 2017

You have a much dreamier leader...so you have that going for you

nicolas-c | July 29, 2017

Reserved on April 1st and have same dates late 2018

Frenchy | July 29, 2017

Canadian
More information on your Model 3 is coming soon
Your Model 3 was reserved on 3/31/2016.

As of yet, I don't have an expectation date or at least none that I can identify

polaris | July 29, 2017

Ya ... and if you live in Ontario, there is a strong possibility that the rebates and other incentives may disappear. The potential good thing is that if those rebates don't disappear, it gives the Feds time to add their plan to accelerate EV adoption.

KdotB | July 29, 2017

Yup same here. Ontarian. Owner. Stood in line on day 1. Have Late 2018 across the board.

Was holding out for AWD anyways...so it sort of is a good thing as it takes the temptation off the table. But still sucks

ReD eXiLe ms us | July 29, 2017

Think of it this way... In Elon Parlance, today is 'Late 2017'. So... can you wait that long?

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bcimae.co.us | July 29, 2017

dear OP
my est date is oct-dec 17. I will trade with you if we include pres/pm!!!

Tesla2018 | July 29, 2017

If 500000 US reservation holders all wrote to congress asking them to extend the $7500 rebate to the first million cars do you think it would make a diiference. More possible sales equals more sales taxes and registration fees. But less future income from gasoline taxes. Same thing with asking Canada lawmakers to do something similar. Elon screwed the pooch by quiting Trumps advisory board over the global warming issue so now he probably doesnt have as much influence with him as he used to.

ReD eXiLe ms us | July 29, 2017

Thomas.Bournique: I think that President Trump may have blown up the bridge, while Elon was standing on it... Not exactly his fault, Man.

"Oh, Ca... na-da..."

TheChad | July 29, 2017

Don't blame yourself......blame your parents.
In all seriousness what I would like to see Tesla do is this.
1. Deliver as many US cars as possible up to 199,999 and then stop delivery until the 1st of the next quarter. I would hope this would be in January/February of 2018.
2. While waiting for the 200,000th US car to be delivered start delivering to our northern neighbors.
If Tesla is at an at least 5K per week production by then it shouldn't be a problem doing something like this. would think/hope a majority of US reservations holders would take a 4-6 week hiatus in deliveries so that others can enjoy the full tax benefits for another full quarter of US deliveries.
Maybe just hopeful thinking on my part. I am sure others have their own opinions so let here them. I am also sure all the Canadians on here will love this idea. One thing that hasn't been discussed with Canadian ship dates is Canadian approval of the Model 3. What is the status of this?

elephant in a bottle | July 29, 2017

Would it be possible for you to take the delivery in Fremont? then "drive off" to your home in Canada?

bernard.holbrook | July 29, 2017

The US version Tesla S does not meet Canadian specs and can not be imported. I would expect that the 3 will be the same based on Elon's comments on the different regulations in different counties.

bernard.holbrook | July 29, 2017

Oh, and I stood in line and I have the same dates as O/P.

mntlvr23 | July 29, 2017

You were born in Canada to ready it for us Americans

w8ng4m3 | July 29, 2017

Canadian, 4/7 reservation holder, same dates as EVolution.

@TheChad: I have been hoping for that delivery scenario too but I suspect the car won't be officially approved for importing into Canada by then as @Bernard noted above.

Earl and Nagin ... | July 30, 2017

Seriously folk, while unfortunate for our northern brethren, what Tesla is doing makes the most sense to get quality cars out faster. There are going to be startup issues with the first Model IIIs delivers - that is a reality of mass production. Therefore, it is best for the first to be with employees for whom it is easiest to fix the problems since they happen to work at the factory or engineering center. Next will be existing customers in CA who already know that any problems will be fixed quickly at their nearby Tesla service center. The number of issues will undoubtedly diminish as deliveries progress so they can venture farther from the mother ship and infrastructure and with those less familiar with Tesla already.
In Canada, there is the additional issue about different requirements for the vehicles so there will be another configuration required. This is essentially another trim level. While no consolation for Canadians, this will require more investment in time and resources by Tesla to meet the special Canadian needs just as with AWD and other trim options that aren't available from the start. It will be more efficient for the Tesla team to focus on the manufacturing hell they will be going through on one trim level without distracting some to address unique Canadian design requirements. As the hell diminishes, Tesla will easily be able to roll their engineers into working on the Canadian design.

Tesla2018 | July 30, 2017

What are the Canadian regulations? As farxas I know daytime running lights and that a car has to have something that if it has a clutch pedal then it has to be depressed for the car to start. Us cars a have side impact beams and windshield angle rules and dont need rear fog lights like European cars. Also the speedos and temperature guages in Canadian cars are metric. Drove a friends car who was visiting and couldnt figure out how fast I was going.

Iwantmy3 | July 30, 2017

Daytime running lights and speedometer in metric are simple software changes. The car being sold in the U.S. could be sold in Canada as is.

My biggest concern comes from the possibility that a change in government in Ontario next spring will result in the loss of the current EV rebate available now. This is worth $14000Ca ($11200 US). Time may be a bigger factor in Ontario than it is in the US.

Iwantmy3 | July 30, 2017

Also,
I ordered on the third week of April 2016. I have the same delivery date options. I suppose that the only benefit is that there is no reason to not wait for AWD.