Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register
  • The final cut of the 9th episode of the Tesla Motors Club Podcast, featuring Chad Schwitters, the former president of Plug In America, is now available. You can watch it now on YouTube or listen to it on all major podcast networks.

AWD in time for tax credit?

Do you think AWD will be delivered before the full tax credit runs out?

  • Yes

    Votes: 46 86.8%
  • No

    Votes: 7 13.2%

  • Total voters
    53
I configured on 4/18 and then received the "delayed until June" email this weekend. I am now trying to decide if I want to change to the AWD model, but I do not want to risk losing the full tax credit...

Can all the people who are much smarter than I on this platform please let me know the likelihood on this?

Thank you.
 
The tax credit starts to go down two quarters after the quarter they register the 200k car. Most people think the full credit will be in effect until the end of the year. So hopefully you can get the Awd version delivered in the next 7 months.
I believe that the full credit applies to the quarter that the 200k car is sold, plus one more, then 2Q for 50%, then 2Q for 25%. So Q4 2018 depends on June vs. July...
 
  • Like
Reactions: mongo

boaterva

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
This has been discussed ad infinitum... the closer we get to June 30 and no announcement is made, the more certain it looks like what many of us predicted (with the move of deliveries to Canada) that Tesla is steering (no pun intended..) things for the 200K car to be in July. This will mean that all the rest of 2018 will get the full USA tax credit, and Q1 and 2 of 2019, the 50% and Q3 and 4, the 25%.

If they didn't care about pushing the 200K milestone in the USA to Q3, there would be no reason for a special push of cars to Canada.
 
I just talked to a Tesla sales rep about changing and they said they will let us change, but they are forecasting at least 9 month before the AWD model will be available for those of us changing now...
Really? Wow... will they refund $2.5k meanwhile?

Also, 9mo doesn't make sense, I got no invite and end of 2018 estimate for AWD, that's ~6mo and you're ahead of me...is their delivery estimate incorrect?

Btw, just saw this thread Changes to invite priority, now only effected by date/time of reservation
It says "up to 9", not "at least 9", seems different sales reps contradict each other...so could be a lot sooner than 9.
 
Last edited:
Spoke w Tesla who advised my RWD config can be converted to AWD wo penalty. Delivery ETA would be 4 months taking me to September. . She also mentioned her info is fluid and additional delays could push further. Lastly she advised I can convert just before delivery.

Thus I’ve kept my order and will sit on it and will wait For any additional info on production actuals and delays over the next month to help w my decision.

While I’m not in a hurry, I also don’t want to give up part of the tax credit which I’m betting will reduce after Q4 or potentially be killed by Congress for 2019 deliveries
 
  • Helpful
Reactions: mblakele

Products we're discussing on TMC...

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.


SUPPORT TMC
Top