Yes, it's REAL! Tesla opened up Model 3 invites to MANY reservation holders in USA and Canada [EDITED]

Yes, it's REAL! Tesla opened up Model 3 invites to MANY reservation holders in USA and Canada [EDITED]

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TODAY: 06/27/2018

Reserved 04/06/2016, Online, San Diego, CA

Configured today, Whooohooo! Now we wait!

I could also configure my 2nd reservation made 06/11/2018, but waiting for SR.

chrisnarez | June 26, 2018

I had the same question. I haven’t received an invite yet.

stevewstr | June 26, 2018

After Tesla receives their $2500

ModelT3 | June 26, 2018

CNET didn't cite a source and no one else is reporting it, but I hope it's true. I keep hitting refresh on my account.

ModelT3 | June 26, 2018

Electrek is now reporting that "we are getting reports of Tesla is sending out a massive new batch of invitations to configure along with those changes."

JAD | June 26, 2018

Just ordered my P3!!!!!!!!!!!!! No email, but was in the configurator.

jjgunn | June 26, 2018

I'm about to pickup my MX tomorrow.

No configurator for me & yes I've had a reservation since Feb 2017.

I guess owners get pushed to the back of the line. That's ok :-)

bgbythsea | June 26, 2018

Just configured, delivery estimate September to November ‘18. Hurray!!!!!
AWD, Red, 18” Aero, EAP.

JAD | June 26, 2018

@jjgunn, I am an owner and in store order in CA, invited to configure late December, ordered one in April and got the AWD option tonight.

CharleyBC | June 26, 2018

Hang on a sec. Are a few of you saying the ability to order has just opened up for you, even without yet getting an invitation email? Or are you folks who’d previously been invited, but were waiting for AWD or something, and those features just now appeared?

Dumb question: what does ability to order look like? Do I go to my Manage page, and there will be a button or link I haven’t seen before?

Bighorn | June 26, 2018

Option to order opened for me without the email invite, but the invite did show up later tonight. I was invited to order RWD months ago and was waiting for the ability to configure AWD. That's what opened up today. It's a new order page that allows you to check options that were previously listed as available in the future.

MalibuRed | June 26, 2018

It appears they are still on day 1and 2 for orders. Performance is now.... depends on day you ordered. Otherwise if you never out a deposit down then it says 4-6 months which is December so what was the point of the $1k

Bighorn | June 26, 2018

Likely--I was a day 1 line stander.

mmmmwick | June 26, 2018

I was an early day 2 reservation and have yet to get an email or gain access to configurator. Still waiting...

ModelT3 | June 26, 2018

Day 2 here. Still waiting for "in a few days.".

TJ1867 | June 26, 2018

Day 2 morning, nothing here.

stevea137 | June 27, 2018

Day 3... Looks like I've been bumped to late this year, early next year for delivery if I just want first production now (if the 3-5 months bit is correct). At this rate I might just pick up an Audi RS3 and wait and see what Tesla's are like in a few years.

neoender | June 27, 2018

Early Day 2 as well. Nothing.

maintreqd | June 27, 2018

@stevea137 I'm a day 7 (or 8? 4/7/16) res and my delivery estimate still says July-Sept '18 for First Production. Where are you seeing that you were bumped to late this year/early next year for first production delivery?

stevea137 | June 27, 2018

@maintreqd - The new configuration screens say 3-5 month delivery time for LR/PUP and AWD (non P). That seems to imply they have shifted all production to performance models (highest profit margin). Make the appropriate "Elon' time adjustment factor to that 3-5 months and we are very close to the end of the year.

maintreqd | June 27, 2018

@ stevea137 my only thought is that we've seen some serious stockpiling of first production model 3s via numerous sightings of packed parking lots, etc. I realize it's not likely they account for all outstanding reservation holders who are looking to configure first production, but last time there was a noted shift to plan/pace, delivery estimate windows were updated.

Mine hasn't changed from the July-Sept mark. Has yours changed from what it stated earlier this week?

Also, are you now able to configure, or still not yet? I'm still not seeing any ability to configure on my account.

stevea137 | June 27, 2018

No, I can't configure yet. My current delivery estimate is Jun-Aug.

And I suspect any changes to the delivery estimate page will only happen after the quarterly results call, as has been the case in the past.

Maybe the Tesla landscape will change again in July, but for now call me disenchanted.

johnse | June 27, 2018

When you go to your account page, there is your reservation(s) each with a “Manage” button.

Click on the Manage button and there will be a “Start Designing” button on that page.

johnse | June 27, 2018

I finally have AWD options. Delivery of either RWD or AWD non-P showing 3-5 months. P Model in 2-4 months.

AWD (non-P) is a $4,000 option! Another Elon promise fulfilled (less than AWD was as an option on Model S—$5,000).

Cyphr1s | June 27, 2018

When do they take the $2,500 to configure? Is that when they accept it or once you are done configuring it? I do not want to drop in 2500 not knowing if I will get delivery this year or next year.

KP in NPT | June 27, 2018

So, is white interior going to be an option for non P cars now, or not? Because now it says “exclusive to performance.” If that is now the case, i’ll Be pretty pissed.

mike_f | June 27, 2018

Two reservations both placed Day 1 (830pm 3.31.16 PST) and both are now active for AWD configuration. Ordered P-AWD with expected delivery Aug-Oct '18, whereas non-P AWD is Sept-Nov. Also noticed that if ordered prior to July 1, free premium connectivity. Blast from the past, home delivery is offered based upon zip code (SF Bay Area) . One big difference from past purchases is the ability to change order once submitted (Edit order button). Previously, any changes whatsoever required a $500 change fee.

Wormtown Kris | June 27, 2018

My only thought on this is- if the new configurations have a 2-4 month delivery window for the new AWD configs, then what is Fremont going to be doing for the next 2 months? If they were churning out nothing but AWD from now on, surely CA AWD configs wouldn't be waiting till late August for the first ones to hit the delivery centers.
So that is what my Day 2 "in a few days" self is going to cling to for now.

@KP- it could be that White Interior is an exclusive for P Models "at this time", and will eventually roll out beyond. Since P configs have been "unbundled" and can be bought piecemeal, it seems they are creating more options, not less. Hopefully soon you will be given a concrete answer so you know the best way to proceed. Seems that info will trickle out to the store employees and call centers soon...........

Mathias8337 | June 27, 2018

Day 2, 630 am on 4/1/16...still no invite. May-July 1st production

borodinj | June 27, 2018

Never got the invite, but checked my page today and AWD finally available to order. So, order 1 AWD, 19' wheels, AP, FSD.

wiboater4 | June 27, 2018

Ordered last night. online reservation before reveal as soon as possible to click. Was invited to configre 4/13 but waited for AWD.

curious | June 27, 2018

I was finally able to order last night, but delivery in October! Ouch.

curious | June 27, 2018

Excited though!

jedijill | June 27, 2018

4/1 invite yet.

djharrington | June 27, 2018

I’ve had my first production since early Feb. Reserved a second one late January so I could get a P model. That reservation opened up for configuring first production within a week or two. Yesterday, no email but P/AWD models configurable, so I configured a P with white interior. 2-4mo they say :)

I had been starting to think I’d be way in the back of the line on that second reservation based on some threads here.

gbb0131 | June 27, 2018

I was invited for 1st production on April 13th, but am waiting for white interior. Checked this morning after I heard they were opening for all reservations to see what changes were made and am now able to configure AWD & Performance.

I didn't receive an email like a lot have that they can configure AWD or Performance.

bj | June 27, 2018

@Bullet - you need to update your heading to read this:

“Tesla opens up Model 3 invites to all remaining reservation holders in USA and Canada”.

A rather important caveat to omit. Last I looked, there are places in the world other than USA and Canada, so therefore not “all” remaining reservation holders are being invited (yet).

WardT | June 27, 2018

It occurs to me they opened up the configure to get a little cash. It may also help them plan construction out a little farther. Hope it works out great!

sbeggs | June 27, 2018

...from the first day of orders, that is...

M3NOICE | June 27, 2018

@bj, @sbeggs

Yeah. I was excited at first and believed it. Now not so much. Updated.

scherer326 | June 27, 2018

Are non first week reservation holders seeing the ability to configure yet?

scherer326 | June 27, 2018

I forgot to ask, also if you can configure today. Does RWD now say deliver in 3-5 months instead of 3-6 weeks previously.

jbilgihan | June 27, 2018

It appears from the anecdotes above that the AWD option is now available to everyone who previously was able to configure and chose to wait or chose the AWD option initially but reserved on reveal day.

If you are a day 2 reservation (or three or four) and you haven't been invited to configure you still cannot access the configurator.

Yesterday's pricing change and opening up of configurations for AWD and P are designed to get as many fence sitters as possible to commit to the higher price config before end of Q2.


Pstorost | June 27, 2018

Just to clarify the 3-5 month delivery window for LR RWD is for new reservations only, correct? If I'm a 4/1/16 reservation with a May-July delivery window, I'm still looking at 3-6 weeks, right?

jbilgihan | June 27, 2018

As of now, yes. Don't be surprised if they pivot to AWD and P for day 1 fence sitters and you get bumped to late Q3 or Q4. As long as the US federal rebate will apply through the end of 2018 they have no reason to keep the estimates for RWD LR PUP.


Pstorost | June 27, 2018

That seems like a bad move to me. I've been obsessed with this car and a delay that long would be a deal breaker for me. I'm sure I'm not the only one either. I reserved at 7:00 am on 4/1 and to delay me another 6 months would be a slap in the face. Really hope that they keep their word and at least make an attempt to deliver within my window. A few extra weeks is one thing 3-5 months is entirely different.

Wormtown Kris | June 27, 2018

@Pstorost: The concerning thing is that the folks who ordered AWD last night/this morning report that the timelines on their configurator say 3-5 months for RWD. It is very possible that 4/1 reservation timelines might soon update to match that.
I think our remaining hope is in the fact that AWD orders are getting a 2 to 4 month delivery window. So that seems to mean they won't be churning out AWD at a good clip until early/mid August. So if there are, say, 50,000 US 4/1 reservations, and say, 15k to 20k take RWD, Tesla *should* be building (and may already be stockpiling) RWDs for another 5-6 weeks or so at volume. I doubt they miss -figured the "take rate" so bad that those would all be filling April invites. So that might get us in under the wire.
I just wish we knew! Getting so close to the front of the line, the uncertainty is nerve-wracking!

nrechtman | June 27, 2018

Ive had a reservation for 208 days and still haven't received squat, and my page still hasn't changed, and when you try to call, Tesla isn't taking any calls, it gives you a recording and hangs up and tells you to post here.

AJPHL | June 27, 2018

@nrechtman lol...I’ve had a reservation for 818 days and haven’t been invited to configure yet. Slow your roll.

Tuning In | June 27, 2018

If you are a Day 3 or later (perhaps even Day 2), and want a First Production, the issue is that Day 1 will have priority for their AWD over your First Production. A lot of Day 1 deferred configuring because they wanted AWD. Remember that the estimator has to date been “optimistic” and has so far been missed.

mjs5498 | June 27, 2018

@nrechtman there are a lot of people in line ahead of you. Some people, like me, have been waiting for 2 years now.