Reservation to delivery time

Reservation to delivery time

Made a reservation for a Performance S, 85kwh, with all except the rear seats & body armor, Blk/Bld with 21" grays. What has been the time from reservation to delivery?

Brian H | 1 janvier 2013

dr p;
It depends on state laws and the circumstances. Sometimes bank drafts, sometimes prewired, sometimes personal cheques made out on the spot .... No credit cards. Someone once paid their $40K Signature reservation in cash, but I don't know if that applies to final payment. ;)

Brian H | 1 janvier 2013

I once suggested TM hook up with Dwolla - $.25 per transaction >$10 (=<$10 is free). New kid on the financial block.

zestychicken | 1 janvier 2013

I just made my reservation yesterday to avoid the $2,500 upcharge. 17,757. That means that from 12/23 - 12/31 they got 5,621 US reservations, so nearly a third of their stock Model S numbers. That's amazing...

They got a lot of people off the fence with that price increase! I know would have continued to procrastinate...

zestychicken | 1 janvier 2013

I'm guessing the end of the year (2013) at best for a 60k?

riceuguy | 1 janvier 2013

@zesty, I was told by Tesla several times that all reservations at the 2012 prices will be delivered by end of summer including 60kwh.

Brian H | 2 janvier 2013

Amazing, but also false. The day before that the P res# was: "P 16,547 (December 22, 2012)" from mm't tally. So 17,757 - 16,547 = 1,210. Average of 151/day. Still pretty good!

Brian H | 2 janvier 2013

typo: mm's tally.

Brian H | 2 janvier 2013

US figures, of course.

zestychicken | 6 janvier 2013

Ah, I must have misunderstood. Someone posted their number in the 12,000s as of 12/23, but likely they made their reservation prior to that day...

toto_48313 | 6 janvier 2013

@ Lazman and iainbarnes,

I'm #5 and made my reservation in Mrch 2009.
Got the configuration email on December 3rd 2012. Got the confirmation for completed paperwork and december 4th 2012...

expecting delivery in Feb or March 2013, so 4 years after putting down the reservation. Hope to have the delivery confirmation soon.

portia | 6 janvier 2013

@toto_48313 did you defer? what's your configuration? surprised that you are #5 and you have a much longer wait than most!

TeslaModelSOwner | 7 janvier 2013

I finalized today and they gave me a February/March delivery window.

When should I reach out to Penfed and others for financing, wait until I have a vin or get pre-approval now? | 9 janvier 2013

I put down 5K Nov of 2011,
My Canadian # 272,
Got my finalize button the 8 th of Jan, 2012.
Finalized last night
60 kw
Standard suspension
Cloth seats for traction in the corners
Maybe April of May? delivery.

toto_48313 | 10 janvier 2013


I didn't defer, and my configuration is a Grey perf.
I think the long wait come from the fact that I'm CAN P#5, and there is no general production car delivered in Canada yet.

I'm expecting it in Feb or March...I can't wait more.

agrawalganesh | 14 janvier 2013

I have my reservation # 13,900 have not heard anything yet from Tesla regarding customization and delivery. I called & was told that I should receive a call for order finalization & customization within a week.

ylyubarsky | 14 janvier 2013

Put a deposit November 20

Finalized Today

Delivery April/May P85 Red/Black Res. # 14,277

jat | 14 janvier 2013

@E60 - I would get everything ready well ahead of time, as long as that doesn't start some clock with the lender. I was told I would get the VIN about 10 days before my car was done and there would be plenty of time to do the paperwork and wire the money. Then I get a call on 12/29 saying they had my VIN, but the car was also ready, and if I could get them the money on 12/31 they could put it on a truck.

Good thing I had already moved the money where I needed it well before then...

YMMV now that the year-end rush is over, but if it doesn't cost you anything to be ready earlier don't wait.

Tylyoung | 21 janvier 2013

Approximately three and a half months.

October's paid RN's are being delivered in February for the 85kw.

gregv64 | 21 janvier 2013

October to February is 4 months. I reserved 10/2 and have a window of 2/2-2/16.

Brian H | 21 janvier 2013

3-4 months is the corporate target.

shaneosullivan1 | 21 janvier 2013

I just finalized my order, which I made in December 2012 (I'm a newbie). However it told me that I can expect to have the car in April/May 2013.

Is this accurate? It seems to be very quick. Have other people found that the estimate given them by Tesla is accurate?

jat | 21 janvier 2013

@shaneosullivan1 - YMMV, but yes. I was given a delivery window of 12/15-12/31, and it shipped on 12/31 (originaly I was told the end of January, then I answered a questionnaire saying I would be willing to take a 2012 model). Most others who have reported it have had a delivery within their window. I would suspect the further out you are the more variability in the estimate, and particularly if you are waiting on something that isn't shipping yet (such as standard suspension, sunset red, etc).

Brian H | 22 janvier 2013

The production and delivery rates are now totally changed from any experience prior to December. TM looks like it is already close to its 3-4 month order-delivery wait.