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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.
     
  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:
     

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