TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Any risk that 5-seater will be delayed so long and not be eligible for tax credit?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by fbitz777, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. fbitz777

    fbitz777 Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Wexford, PA
    I am still sticking to my plan to get the 5-seater that I ordered in April but today I got an email from my Sales Advisor asking me to upgrade to 6 or 7 seat to push my delivery to Fall 2016. He was nice enough to mention that they'd wave the $500 change fee. He was also nice enough to mention that no 5 seaters will be delivered in 2016. I am totally not in a hurry to get my X sot that is not an issue.

    Anyhow I am wondering if Tesla will have produced 200k Teslas (S,X, 3's) by the time my 5-seater is delivered and then
    the Fed tax credits are phased out.

    That would be a major issue also for people who lease the car and lease payments would jump when tax credits go away..

    My neighbor reserved a Model 3 last week and was surprised to hear he would not likely get the tax credit. However in the case of Model 3 Tesla is not making a representation on the reservation site as they do for the Model X.
  2. CmdrThor

    CmdrThor Active Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Marietta, GA
    This would be highly unlikely. The 5 seat Model X will certainly be delivered before Model 3. At the earliest it is estimated Tesla might hit 200,000 cars in Q4 2017. All deliveries through the end of Q1 2018 would be eligible for the tax credit.
    • Helpful x 1
  3. mikeash

    mikeash Active Member

    Oct 26, 2014
    Fairfax, VA, USA
    Remember that the relevant number for the US Federal tax credit is cars sold in the US, not all Teslas sold everywhere. Their total US sales are only around 70,000 so far, so they have a very long way to go.

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.