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A question for UK Model S/X owners only please!

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Tonybvi, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Tonybvi

    Tonybvi Member

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    In mid August I ordered a custom Model X Raven LR for delivery to Edinburgh. A short while later while we were in Edinburgh for the Fringe festival I popped into Multrees Walk (Tesla Edinburgh) to ask about estimated delivery times and was told end October probably. A few days back I received a final invoice in myTesla account, complete with VIN, with the wording “scheduled delivery: 30th October”. Although this gels with what I was told could any of you kind folk comment on the accuracy of the final invoice scheduled date vs actual date for the X or S deliveries please?
    Thanks, Tony
     
  2. LukeT

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    I was given an estimate of delivery date (week commencing... Sort of thing) before final invoice. That estimate remained right. In fact I asked to bring it forward a week and they did. But I didn't have an estimate or invoice as far ahead of estimated delivery as you do. I got my car in early August from an early may order. Almost exactly 3 months all in.
     
  3. WannabeOwner

    WannabeOwner Well-Known Member

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    In my experience it is unusual to get a final invoice more than a month in advance of delivery. Except where the Scottish Government EV Loan is being used, because of the huge lead time for the Red Tape to be completed and the funds release - is that your situation perhaps?
     
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    I've just checked my document copies and the date on the invoice is 3 weeks prior to (planned) delivery. And my actual delivery was 2 working days after that planned date (thanks to Easter getting in the way). It's not massively unreasonable to assume they've streamlined the process somewhat, so a month seems like a long time but it's not beyond the bounds of possibility.

    If I were you I would be prepared for the actual delivery date to differ either way by a couple of days depending on whether the local SC can receive and process the car, and you will want to make sure all the preparation from your side - funds transferred and confirmed, insurance ready, etc etc - are complete at least 48 hours prior to delivery. But there's no reason to doubt that the date they've given you is massively wrong, at this stage.
     
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    I was promised delivery before the end of March and the car was delivered before the end of March so in my limited experience the date is reliable.
     
  6. Tonybvi

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    Thanks all for the replies. I am not getting an EST loan but still useful to have a long lead time to get other matters (insurance, private plate retention, home charge point etc) organised.
    Thanks again
    Tony
     
  7. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    Remember some benefits expire, such as OLEV grant, so be careful ordering things too early.
     
  8. Dickybeau

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    The EST is only available for cars with a list price under £60k. I thought your model was more expensive than that?
     
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  9. Tonybvi

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    Not correct actually although I also read that somewhere. I did apply and get approved for the full EST loan for my X but decided against it for reasons only understood by myself! (Basically I have the cash and psychologically hate owing money!). I spoke to EST to cancel the loan and no problem. Possibly EST Scotland are more generous than EST elsewhere?
     
  10. kevuwk

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    Scotland is the only place you can get the EST loan
     
  11. Dickybeau

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    I read the loan conditions just now and you’re right. I originally placed a deposit on a Hyundai e Kona earlier in the year and I’m sure that the £60k limit was in place then. On checking this year’s loan details it looks like it no longer applies. Interesting
     
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