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Buying USA Model S and importing into Canada - complications?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Gethin T Evans, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Gethin T Evans

    Gethin T Evans New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm considering sourcing a used Model S and importing into Canada.

    Are there any complications?

    What about servicing and warranty work?

    Many thanks,

    Gethin.
     
  2. DGates

    DGates Member

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    According to the list here, Model S and X are inadmissible to import from USA to Canada.

    TESLA MOTORS

    Note-2: Tesla Motors has informed Transport Canada that Tesla service centers are currently not in a position to support the substantial modifications required to bring U.S.Model S and Model X vehicles into compliance with Canadian requirements. Contact the manufacturer for further details.
     
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  3. Gethin T Evans

    Gethin T Evans New Member

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    Yikes! Well that scuppers that idea then !
     
  4. Gethin T Evans

    Gethin T Evans New Member

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    DRL's and Odometer......grrrrr
     
  5. Edmond

    Edmond Permanon

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    How would you charge it? There's no electricity yet in Canada, and your car wheels are square.
     
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  6. Gethin T Evans

    Gethin T Evans New Member

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    Good point. I really haven't thought this one through, have I ?

    :)
     
  7. 3s-a-charm

    3s-a-charm Active Member

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    Exchange rate...?
     
  8. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I would have thought that the US would be worse than Canada on regs. My sympathy.
     
  9. Canuck

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    It's not a regulation issue -- it's strictly a Tesla issue. My Leaf is from the States, when our exchange rate was at par, and the DLR issue was an easy fix. The odometer is just a change in the user control settings - same as with the S. So this has nothing to do with why we can't import. In fact, Tesla allows the Roadster but not the S or the X, and the speculation is for two reasons: (1) service centers are busy enough with Canadian sold vehicles and don't want to start doing DLR fixes let alone warranty repairs; and (2) cost control given fluctuation in the dollar. There's little doubt that at some time down the line Tesla will lift the import restrictions of the S. The X lift will probably come a lot later.
     
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  10. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    We burn a new fangled product they call "coal", don't you just shovel it into the frunk? :rolleyes:
     
  11. evotorentals

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    What if we want to buy a model 3 and bring it into Canada?
    Its not on the inadmissible list. . . yet its not on the admissible list either.
     
  12. mrElbe

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    Not admissible unless stated as admissible on the RIV site.
     
  13. evotorentals

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    Thank you for letting us know. We wanted to get it earlier than everyone in Canada (pay extra off sticker price) and offer it to our renting customers early. We will have to just find a seller in Vancouver then
     

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